Total Credits: 6.5 MCLE, 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - 08:30a to 03:40p CDT - Kansas City, Missouri
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Moderator: Joseph R. Ebbert, Mullins & McMillan, P.A., Overland Park, KS
8:00 – 8:30 AM | Registration
8:30 – 9:20 AM | Update from the Division
A review of current administrative and adjudicatory procedures and practices . This discussion will include consideration of the differing practices and customs of each adjudication office.
Speakers: Hon. Mark S. Siedlik, ALJ, Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation, Kansas City and Hon. Ryan S. Asbridge, ALJ, Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation, St. Joseph
9:20 – 10:10 AM | On Issues of Bias, Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Competency (pre-recorded)
A comparison of Missouri Rule 4-8.4(g) and the ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) & COMMENT  of both and the implications for their differences, and an overview of general explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, or cultural competency awareness issues and resources.
Speaker: Christian A. Stiegemeyer, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis
10:10 – 10:20 AM | Break
10:20 – 11:35 AM | Case Law Update
Speakers: Kevin M. Johnson, Wallace Saunders, Overland Park, KS, William G. Manson, Adler & Manson, Kansas City and Alexandra E. Wilson, Missouri Attorney General's Office, Kansas City
11:35 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch | on your own
1:00 – 1:50 PM | How to Conduct a Psych IME
This session will give a behind the scenes look at the psych IME process. The doctors will walk you through the evaluation process including testing, and the importance of each step. The session will conclude with an open question and answer session.
Speaker: Dr. Guillermo R. Ibarra, MD, Lenexa, KS
1:50 – 2:40 PM | Post Cosby & 2014 PTD Amendment
This session will address the impact on workers’ compensation procedure and ligation involving the Second Injury Fund in the aftermath of the 2014 Amendments and the recent Cosby v. Treasurer Missouri Supreme Court decision.
Speaker: Kimberley C. Fournier, Missouri Attorney General's Office, Kansas City
2:40 – 2:50 PM | Break
2:50 – 3:40 PM | A Conversation with Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel: Relevant Issues in Legal Ethics
An analysis and review of recent decisions and relevant issues in Legal Ethics facing the practitioner from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Speaker: TBA, Representative from the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
3:40 PM | Adjourn
Joe Ebbert’s practice is focused primarily on defense of Workers' Compensation claims in both Kansas and Missouri. Joe has appeared at all levels of Workers’ Compensation in Kansas and Missouri. Joe is also a frequent speaker and participant at continuing legal education seminars on Workers’ Compensation issues. He has recently served as Chair of the Missouri Bar Workers' Compensation Law Committee from 2013 until 2016 and is a member of the MoBar’s Worker’s Compensation CLE sub-committee.
Kim Fournier graduated in 1995 with her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She began her career as the law clerk for the Honorable Jack Gant in the Jackson County Circuit Court, Division 5. She then practiced as the eminent domain attorney for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Kim joined the Missouri Attorney General's Office, Labor Division in 2001. She was named Unit Leader for the Kansas City Labor Division in 2008. In December 2014 Kim was named the Deputy Chief of the Labor Division Kim is very active in the legal community currently and has served on numerous other Bar, school district, church and civic boards and committees.
Christian A. Stiegemeyer, Director of Risk Management, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, received his B.A. in Communications from Southeast Missouri State University and his J.D. from The Saint Louis University School of Law. Prior to joining The Bar Plan, Chris was in private practice concentrating in the areas of domestic relations, criminal law, and appellate practice.
Colleen Joern Vetter earned her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law and her B.A. from Webster University.
After law school, Colleen served as a law clerk for the Honorable John C. Holstein at the Missouri Supreme Court. She spent many years in private practice representing insurers, employers, and claimants before Missouri’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. Most recently, Colleen served as an Assistant Attorney General.
2020 Annual Workers' Compensation Institute - St. Louis
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 - 08:30a to 03:40p CDT
St. Louis, Missouri
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