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Index to Past WAWCA Presentations

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

  • What Lawyers Would Like to See From Administrative Law Judges, by Dennis H. Wicht and William R. Sachse Jr., 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • The Work of the Advisory Council, by James A. Buchen and Ronald C. Kent, 5th Annual WC Seminar, June 28, 2007
  • The Work of The Advisory Council, by James A. Buchen and David Newby, 2006 Fall Seminar, November 3, 2006

APPEALS

  • Appeals to LIRC - What the Commission is Looking For, by Jeffrey J. Shampo, 1st Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2003
  • Briefing In High-Volume Courts: Skeptical Judges and Death to Puzzles, by The Hon. Paul Lundsten, 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006

ATTORNEY FEES

  • Attorney's Fees Update, by John Edmondson, 5th Annual WC Seminar, June 28, 2007
  • Fees Update, by John Edmondson, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008
  • Lawyers' Fees and Fee Agreements, by Timothy Pierce, 2007 Fall Seminar, November 2, 2007

AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE

  • Case Law & Practical Application of the Maximum Wage Presumption for Worker's Under Age 27 to PPD, Disfigurement, Death Benefits & LOEC/PTD Claims, by Mark P. McGilllis and Bruce Schuyler, 10th Annual WC Seminar, July 26, 2012

BAD FAITH

  • Brown v. LIRC - A New Look at Bad Faith Penalty Claims, by John A. Becker, 2d Annual WC Seminar, July 15, 2004

CALCULATION OF BENEFITS

  • WC Math: Beyond 20%, By David A. Piehler & Strande, SC, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013

CAUSATION

  • What Is and Is Not a Work-Related Injury?, by Christine K. Nelson and David Piehler, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008

COST

  • What Is and Is Not a Work-Related Injury?, by Christine K. Nelson and David Piehler, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008
  • An Overview and Update on Cost Disputes, By ALJ Mary Lynn Endter, JD, DWD, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013

CLAIMS - PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  • Effect of the Economy on Worker's Compensation Claims, by David L. Weber and Douglas M. Feldman, 8th Annual WC Seminar, July 22, 2010
  • Evaluating New Cases, by Thomas Domer, 1st Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2003
  • The Most Common Mistakes on Worker's Compensation Claims, and How to Avoid Them, by the Hon. Nancy Schneiders and the Hon. Joseph P. Schaeve

DEPARTMENT - PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  • Hearing Backlog: Update on Dale Cattanach's Report, by the Hon. Cathy Lake, 2007 Fall Seminar, November 2, 2007
  • Time for Change….A Role for WAWCA in Developing Policies & Procedures in the Division, by Bill Sachse and John Edmondson, 6th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 17, 2008
  • Update from the Department, by the Hon. Janell M. Knutson, 1st Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2003
  • Update from the Worker's Compensation Division, by Frances Huntley-Cooper and the Hon. Janell M. Knutson, 8th Annual WC Seminar, July 22, 2010
  • Updates: Process Improvement Team and 2006 Statutory Changes, by Paul Riegel, 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006
  • Worker's Compensation Administrative Rules Update, New Policies & Procedures, and All That You Want to Know About the Bureau of Legal Services, but Were Afraid to Ask, By ALJ Hamdy Ezalarab, JD, Section Chief, DWD; ALJ Janine M. Smiley, JD, DWD; and Mary Lynn Endter, JD, DWD, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013

DISCOVERY

  • Penalty Claims and Discovery, by Raymond G. Clausen, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008

ETHICS

  • A Brief Overview of Ethics in Worker's Compensation, by the Hon. Edward J. Falkner, 1st Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2003
  • An ALJ's Perspective on Ethics, by the Hon. Edward Falkner, 2006 Fall Seminar, November 3, 2006
  • An Attorney's Perspective on Ethics and WC, by Kenneth Baumgart, 2006 Fall Seminar, November 3, 2006
  • Applying the New Rules of Professional Conduct: How Will The New Rules Affect Your Practice, by Dean Dietrich, 2007 Fall Seminar, November 2, 2007
  • Ethics and the Worker's Compensation Practitioner, by Patricia A. Chucka, 10th Annual WC Seminar, July 26, 2012
  • Ethics and the Worker's Compensation Practitioner, by Patricia A. Chucka, 8th Annual WC Seminar, July 22, 2010
  • Ethics in Worker's Compensation, by the Hon. Edward J. Falkner, 2012 Spring Seminar, April 12, 2012
  • Ethics Update, by Timothy J. Peirce, 2013 Spring Seminar, February 21, 2013
  • OLR - The What, How and Who - and WC, Too, by Bill Weigel, 2006 Fall Seminar, November 3, 2006
  • Ethics Update, By Timothy Pierce, JD, State Bar of Wisconsin, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013
  • Ethics and the New ALJ Code of Conduct: A Panel Discussion, By William R. Sachse, Jr., JD, Peterson, Johnson, & Murray -moderator; and Panelists: Donald J. Doody, JD; DWD, ALJ Mary Lynn Endter, JD, DWD; ALJ Janine M. Smiley, JD, DWD; William J. Weigel, JD, OLR, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014

GOVERNMENT LIENS

  • Medical Assistance/Medicaid Liens - A Square Peg?, by Jesus G Q. Garza and Chad R. Gendreau, 10th Annual WC Seminar, July 26, 2012
  • Revisiting Medicaid, By Jesus G.Q. Garza, JD, WI Department of Health Services; Chad R. Gendreau, JD, WI Department of Justice; and Charles E. Hanson, JD, Hale,  Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014 

HEARINGS - PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  • ALJ Panel Discussion - Issues as to Evidence at Hearings, the Hon. Thomas J. McSweeney, the Hon. Neil L. Krueger, and the Hon. Mary Jo Schiavoni, 1st Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2003
  • The Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure on Worker's Compensation Claims, by Richard A. Fortune, 2d Annual WC Seminar, July 15, 2004
  • What Lawyers Would Like to See From Administrative Law Judges, by Dennis H. Wicht and William R. Sachse, Jr., 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006
  • Trial Strategies -- How to Deal with Unexpected Evidence at Hearing, by Rolland C. Cafaro, JD, Cafaro Law Office, SC, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014 
  • Practical Aspects of a Hearing, By David Turim, JD, Hickey & Turim, S.C.; Scott E. Wade, JD, Peterson, Johnson & Murray, SC; and ALJ Cathy Lake, JD, DWD, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014

LABOR AND INDUSTRY REVIEW COMMISSION

  • LIRC Commentary and Panel Forum, by Commissioners James Flynn, Robert Glaser and David Falstad, 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006
  • LIRC Appeals by Jeff Shampoo, LIRC Staff Attorney, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013

LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT

  • New Trust Account Rules, by Timothy Pierce, 2007 Fall Seminar, November 2, 2007

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

  • Worker's Compensation Legislative Update, by Mark McGillis, 10th Annual WC Seminar, July 26, 2012

LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY CLAIMS

  • Vocational Judgment & Decision Making in LOEC, by Mary O'Connor Drout, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008
  • Vocational Expert Analysis in LOEC Claims, by Michael Guckenberg and John Meltzer, 2012 Spring Seminar, April 12, 2012

MEDIATION

  • Worker's Compensation - What Changes are in Store for Practitioners?, by Douglas M. Feldman, Michael Gillick, James A. Meier and Paul R. Riegal, 5th Annual WC Seminar, June 28, 2007

MEDICAL ABSTRACTS

  • Bedrock Spinal Principles, by Dr. Richard K. Karr, MD., 2d Annual WC Seminar, July 15, 2004
  • Medical Conditions Manifesting in the Workplace, by Dr. Randal F. Wojciehoski, 2007 Fall Seminar, November 2, 2007

MEDICAL EVIDENCE

  • Medical Records - What to Look For, by Laura Sinclair, RN, 2006 Fall Seminar, November 3, 2006
  • Point-Counterpoint: "Can a Respondent Compel an Applicant to Undergo an FCE as Part of a Wis. Stat. 102.13(1)(a) Medical Exam?, By William R. Sachse, Jr., JD, Peterson, Johnson & Murray; Richard A. Fortune, JD, Fortune & McGillis, SC; and ALJ Cathy A. Lake, JD, DWD, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013

MEDICAL EXPENSES

  • Resolving Health Cost Disputes, by Michael Topp, 5th Annual WC Seminar, June 28, 2007
  • Prospective Medical Treatment, by Richard A. Fortune, 2013 Spring Seminar, February 21, 2013
  • What Does the Future Hold for Medical Expenses in WI WC Claims?, By Paul R. Riegel, JD, Riegel Law, SC, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014

MEDICARE SET-ASIDES

  • Panel Discussion: Medicare Set-Aside Agreements-Experience To-date, by the Hon. Thomas M. Landowski, Michael H. Gillick, and Timothy J. Schumann, 2d Annual WC Seminar, July 15, 2004
  • Considering Medicare's Interests - A Panel Discussion of Solutions, by William R. Sachse, Jr., Cherie A. Gon, John A. Griner, Robert T. Ward, 10th Annual WC Seminar, July 26, 2013
  • Case Law Update: How the MSP Affects Your Practice, by Aaron P. Frederickson, 2011 Spring Seminar, March 10, 2011
  • Checklist for Dealing With Medicare Issues from an Applicant's Attorney's Perspective, by Charles F. Domer, 2011 Spring Seminar, March 10, 2011
  • Negotiating Conditional Payments, by Melissa A. Kirschner, 2011 Spring Seminar, March 10, 2011
  • Checklist for Dealing With Medicare Issues from a Defense Attorney's Perspective, by Timothy J. Schumann and Rebecca A. Kellner, 2011 Spring Seminar, March 10, 2011
  • Panel Discussion: Strategies for Developing Medicare Set-Asides & Gaining Approval, by Chelsie Allan, Cherie A. Gon, Robert L. Sagrillo, and Teresa Lynn, 2011 Spring Seminar, March 10, 2011

PENALTY CLAIMS

  • Penalty Claims and Discovery, by Raymond G. Clausen, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008

PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY

  • Calculating Permanent Partial Disability, by the Hon. Mary Lynn Endter, 6th Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2008
  • Permanency Ratings for Multiple Repairs During One Procedure, by Jeffrey J. Welch, MD., Thomas M. Domer, and Timothy J. Vanacheck, 8th Annual WC Seminar, July 22, 2010
  • Stacking, Subtracting and Suffering: Calculating PPD, by Charles F. Domer, 2013 Spring Seminar, February 21, 2013
  • WC Math: Beyond 20%, By David A. Piehler & Strande, SC, 11th Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar, July 25, 2013
  • Prosthetics: Stacking for PPD Purposes, by Chad R. Gendreau, JD, WI Department of Justice, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014 
  • Eight Things You Should Know About Worker's Compensation -- But Probably Don't, By Mark P. McGillis, JD, Fortune & McGillis, SC, 2014 Spring Seminar, February 27, 2014

PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILTY

  • Computing the Value of PTD Claims, by James A. Pitts, 2d Annual WC Seminar, July 15, 2004
  • Mireles v. LIRC, by John A. Becker, 2d Annual WC Seminar, July 15, 2004

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES

  • Settlement Conferences: DWD's Pilot Project, by Walter D. Thurow, 5th Annual WC Seminar, June 28, 2007

SUBROGATION CLAIMS

  • Handling Subrogation Claims of Health Insurance Carriers, by John A. Griner, IV, and James L. Bar tells, 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006

SURVEILLANCE

  • Effective Use of Surveillance, by John A. Griner IV, 2013 Spring Seminar, February 21, 2013

TECHNOLOGY & THE LAW OFFICE

  • Now and I am Going Mobile! Smartphones, Tablets, Wireless Broadband, Ultrabooks, Netbooks, and Laptops, Oh, My!, by Ross Kodner, 2012 Spring Seminar, April 12, 2012
  • How not to Commit Malpractice with Your Computer/iPad, by Ross Kodner and Timothy J. Pierce, 2012 Spring Seminar, April 12, 2012

TEMPORARY DISABILITY

  • The Enforcement of Arrest, Conviction and Drug Policies and the Employee's Eligibility to Receive Temporary Disability, by the Hon. Hamdy Ezalarab, 4th Annual WC Seminar, July 20, 2006

UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

  • Undocumented Workers and WC Claims, by Joseph P. Danas, Jr., 8th Annual WC Seminar, July 22, 2010
  • Undocumented Workers and the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act, by Aaron N. Halstead, 2013 Spring Seminar, February 21, 2013

UNINSURED EMPLOYERS FUND

  • The Uninsured Employer's Fund's (UEF) Role in Worker's Compensation, by Theola Carter and Joseph P. Danas, Jr., 5th Annual WC Seminar, June 28, 2007

UNREASONABLE REFUSAL TO REHIRE

  • Prosecuting and Defending Unreasonable Refusal to Rehire Claims, by Sam Bomier and Courtney Heeren, 2012 Spring Seminar, April 12, 2012

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

  • Defenses to a DVR-Sponsored Vocational Retraining Program, by William R. Sachse, Jr., 1st Annual WC Seminar, July 17, 2003
  • Vocational Retraining Update, by William R. Sachse, Jr., 2013 Spring Seminar, February 21, 2013