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Welcome to the Workers' Compensation Section Home Page.

Your Executive Council has created this site in an effort to encourage and facilitate communication and exchange of ideas among the members of our Section. Enjoy! The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.

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Richard J Manno, Esq.
1099 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, FL., 32789
(321) 214-1249

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2019 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

April 11-12, 2019
Omni Orlando Resort @ChampionsGate

Join The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP)

Our two day program is delivered across two educational tracks centered around the Florida Bar’s traditional Certification Review Course and attended by members of the Florida Bar, board certified workers’ compensation adjusters seeking to earn or maintain their advanced board certification, and other members of Florida’s workers’ compensation claims community.

Arrive early for a welcome cocktail in David’s Club on Wednesday evening at 7:00p.m. On Thursday, following Oral Arguments with the First DCA, our Law Firm Sponsors invite you to join them for a cocktail reception, allowing the opportunity to network with an elite group of Workers’ Compensation legal and claims professionals from technicians to decision-makers.

New for 2019: Oral Arguments with the First DCA!

Lecture Program
Including the First DCA Arguments click here
Registration Form
click here for form, OR online registration
Hotel Accommodations
Deadline March 13th, click here
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By: Todd J. Sanders, Esq.

The arrival of the New Year just celebrated brought a number of changes to the rules of judicial administration and appellate procedure that significantly impact appellate practice, with some of particular interest to workers’ compensation practitioners who find themselves in the appellate arena. The amendments (effective at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2019) that will have the most immediate effect concern the timing of events in the appellate process, and this article will address those changes as well as other noteworthy amendments. The article is not meant to be an exhaustive review of all amendments to the rules; rather, it is limited to those substantive amendments that are likely to affect lawyers tasked with pursuing a workers’ compensation appeal.

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