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2023 Annual Workers' Compensation Institute

Total Credits: 7.0 MCLE, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias

Practice Area:
Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Workers' Comp



(Exact times may change)

8:30-9:20 a.m. | State of the division/department        
Speaker: Rodney J. Campbell, Jr.
, Missouri Labor & Industrial Relations Commission, Jefferson City 
9:20-10:10 a.m. | The brave new world of trying a PTD case in 2023
10:10-10:25 a.m. | Break
10:25-11:40 a.m. | Second injury fund liability
Speaker: Keyla S. Rhoades
, Missouri Attorney General's Office, Cape Girardeau
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Lunch  

12:30-1:20 p.m. | Case law update panel         
Speakers: Kevin M. Johnson
, Wallace Saunders, Overland Park, KS; Patrick J. Platter, The Law Firm of Neale & Newman LLP, Springfield

1:20-1:30 p.m. | Break 

1:30-2:45 p.m. | Medical 

2:45-3 p.m. | Break  

3-3:50 p.m. | Elimination of bias 
Speaker: Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr.
, The Chapel Law Group, LLC, Jefferson City


Rodney Campbell Related seminars and products

MO Labor & Industrial Relations Commission

Nimrod Chapel's Profile

Nimrod Chapel Related seminars and products

The Chapel Law Group, LLC

Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr., is a Missouri trial lawyer and former Commissioner of the Administrative Hearing Commission who has dedicated his professional and private life to helping people stand up for their rights.

Rod founded The Chapel Law Group, LLC, to create a vehicle for the protection of workers and their families through not only the court system, but also administrative and legislative avenues and venues.  Chapel’s advocacy has protected the rights of workers in Missouri, impacted multi-million dollar settlements, and helped to make Missouri a safer place to live and work for everyone.

Most recently though, Rod served as a Commissioner on the Administrative Hearing Commission.  The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent, administrative tribunal.  Rod also served as General Counsel/Director of Legal Services for the Missouri Department of Revenue. 

The Chapel Law Group, LLC, has a practice restricted to the representation of people and families injured in any way, deprived of wages due for their labor, and consumer issues that affect working families. 

He is married to Denise Chapel and has 2 young sons. Rod is active in his community and believes strongly in community service.  Currently, he serves as President of the Jefferson City, MO, NAACP as a member of The Board of Governors for The Missouri Bar and he is on a number of other boards including the Missouri Kid’s First, YMCA, Crimestoppers, Boy Scouts of America, St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, United Way and Rotary.

Kevin Johnson's Profile

Kevin Johnson Related seminars and products

Wallace Saunders

Kevin M. Johnson is a Practicing Partner with the firm, and he has practiced with Wallace Saunders since 2002. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1998 from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and his law degree in 2001 from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, and his practice focus is on workers’ compensation and employment litigation.

Patrick Platter's Profile

Patrick Platter Related seminars and products

The Law Firm of Neale & Newman LLP

Patrick J. Platter is a partner with the law firm of Neale & Newman, L.L.P. of Springfield, Missouri. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with undergraduate and law degrees. He specializes in workers’ compensation law, local government law, administrative law, and employment law. He has tried hundreds of workers’ compensation claims before the Division of Workers’ Compensation and appeals before the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and appellate courts. His appeals in workers’ compensation claims have spanned a wide range of subject in The Workers’ Compensation Law. Mr. Platter is a certified mediator under Rule 17. He is a member of the Mo Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. He is published in the Journal of the Missouri Bar and speaks to many professional and trade organizations in workers’ compensation and employment law. He is recognized in Super Lawyers® in workers’ compensation law and The Best Lawyers of America© in local government law.  

Keyla Rhoades Related seminars and products

Missouri Attorney General's Office

Keyla Rhoades serves as Office Manager of the Cape Girardeau location of the Missouri Attorney General's Office. She also is the Unit Leader for the Cape Labor Division. She has been with the office for five years.


Fri, May 19, 2023 - 08:30am to 03:50pm CDT
Fri, Jun 02, 2023 - 08:30am to 03:50pm CDT

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