Tuesday, August 29

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 Comp Summit outstanding. Below is information from the completed event. Check back in the spring for 2018 information!


 

7:00     Registration Re-Opens

Registration remains open throughout the day.              


7:00 - 8:30     Breakfast is Served

Comp Summit EXPO Re-Opens

Join us for breakfast and morning conversations.

Special thanks to our Lead Sponsor:   Concentra


8:15 - 9:15     The Ethics of Comp 2017

The Big Picture. Our annual dive into ethics and the law of workers' compensation challenges attorneys and the entire workers' compensation community to uphold best practices in the service of their clients. We'll consider scenarios based on ethics decisions from the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Among the topics on the table are: contact with experts, meeting deadlines, the mood in Maine among the Bar, and broader, related matters such as stress, collegiality, and fairness.

Faculty: Aria Eee (Staff attorney, Board of Overseers of the Bar), Kate Gatti (Injured Workers' Legal Center), and Steve Hessert (Norman, Hanson, & DeTroy in Portland).

Approved for: 
1 CLE Credit for Maine Attorneys 
1 Credit for Case Managers (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), and Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)


9:30 - 10:30     LIVE Appellate Division Argument

Fourth annual edition, as the law unfolds before your eyes. Comp Summit attendees will gain instruction by witnessing a live Appellate Division case. The appeal will be heard en banc (meaning with the full array of workers' compensation administrative law judges, except for the original presiding judge who heard the case). This is designed to provide the audience with a good look at the appellate process and a discrete legal issue at the same time.

Case: Henderson v. Town of Winslow, WCB App. Div. No. 17-09

Issue: This case addresses how the Workers’ Compensation Act compensates employees for mental stress injuries, including whether it is lawful to treat mental stress and physical injuries differently.   

Administrative Law Judges: Tim Collier, Glen Goodnough, David Hirtle, Sue Jerome, Evelyn Knopf, Tom Pelletier, and Mike Stovall.

Attorneys: Ben Grant for the appellant, Ms. Henderson, and Steve Moriarty for the appellee Town of Winslow.

Approved for: 
1 CLE Credit for Maine Attorneys 
1 Credit for SHRM-PDC and HRCI General Credits 
1 Credit for Case Managers (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), and Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)


10:45 - 12:00    Comp Summit Think Tank 2017

Our experts look to the future of workers' compensation in Maine. The Think Tank remains the perfect Comp Summit closing session. It is a great vehicle for gazing into the future, looking to innovations occurring around the country, and getting beyond some of the ministerial issues that often leave the workers’ comp system bound. So join us again for a look at the big picture, the original bargain for workers’ compensation systems, the direction of comp in Maine, and the trends elsewhere, such as tele-medicine and constitutional challenges to the workers' compensation bargain in other states. Executive Director Paul Sighinolfi is shaping the issues for this closing session. Jon Oxman (Linnell, Choate & Webber in Auburn), Alison Denham (Douglas, Denham, Buccina & Ernst in Portland), Phil Bartlett (Scaccia, Bartlett & Chabot in Sanford), Lindsey Morrill Sands (Norman, Hanson & DeTroy in Portland), and Kate Gatti (Injured Workers' Legal Center) round out the panel.

Approved for: 
1.25 CLE Credit for Maine Attorneys 
1.25 Credit for SHRM-PDC and HRCI General Credits 
1.25 Credit for Case Managers (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), and Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)


See Schedule for SUNDAY, August 27    |    See Schedule for MONDAY, August 28