Schedule Released for Loyola’s Annual Longshore Conference on April 4-5, 2013

Every year the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in connection with the United States Department of Labor, puts on the Annual Longshore Conference.  In my opinion–and I may be biased because my alma mater hosts conference just a few blocks from my building–this is the best conference devoted to longshore-related workers’ compensation topics.  Now that the schedule has been released for the conference scheduled for April 4-5, 2013, it is clear that Loyola wants this conference to remain the best.

Head over to Loyola’s Continuing Legal Education website for a .pdf of the schedule.  Also, you can register online and check out the new location for the conference: the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.  Finally, consider making a donation to the Richard “Dick” Mills Memorial Scholarship, which was started in honor of a terrific administrative law judge and mediator.

The schedule is:

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Announcements

María Pabón López, Dean
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Lana A. Corll, Director of Continuing Legal Education
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Alan G. Brackett, Esq., Advisory Board Chair
Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Significant Judicial Decisions Impacting Claims Under the Act

Billy J. Frey
Tucker & Associates
Dallas, Texas

Brian C. Karsen
Barnett & Lerner
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Jurisdictional Scope of the LHWCA

Eric R. Gotwalt
Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais
Savannah, Georgia

Monica F. Markovich
Brown Sims, P.C.
Houston, Texas

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. What is a “Vessel?”

John F. Karpousis
Freehill, Hogan & Mahar, LLP
New York, New York

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Explosion of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Related Psychological Claims

Lori R. Cohen, Ph.D.
Independent Claim Consultants Network, LLP
Haydenville, Massachusetts

Richard L. Garelick
Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP
New York, New York

Hon. Clement J. Kennington
Office of Administrative Law Judges
Covington, Louisiana

Gary B. Pitts
Pitts & Mills
Houston, Texas

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Practice and Procedure Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges

David A. Duhon
District Director, Seventh Compensation District
New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert N. Popich
Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC
New Orleans, Louisana

Hon. Patrick Rosenow
Office of Administrative Law Judges
Covington, Louisiana

Steven C. Schletker
Attorney at Law
Covington, Kentucky

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Longshore Jeopardy!

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Friday, April 5, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Professional Ethics Across Jurisdictions

Patricia A. Krebs
King, Krebs & Jurgens
New Orleans, Louisiana

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. In This Economy, Can An Injured Worker Really Find A Job?

Shaun M. Aulita
SMA Case Management
Margate, Florida

Amie C. Peters
Blue Water Legal PLLC
Edmonds, Washington

Lawrence P. Postal
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Washington, D.C.

Hon. Lee J. Romero, Chief Judge
Office of Administrative Law Judges
Covington, Louisiana

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. An Update of Average Weekly Wage Litigation

Christopher M. Galichon
Galichon & MacInnes
San Diego, California

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. HIPAA, the Privacy Act, and Their Implications Under the Act

David A. Duhon
District Director, Seventh Compensation District
New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert A. McLaughlin
McLaughlin & Associates
San Diego, California

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Issues in Medical Case Management

Arthur J. Brewster
Attorney at Law
Metairie, Louisiana

Kay McLaughlin
Review Med, L.P.
Dallas, Texas

Jon Robinson
As a Member at Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, Jon Robinson focuses his practice on the representation of employers and carriers in matters arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, and the War Hazards Compensation Act. He can be contacted at (504) 595-3000 or by e-mail at jrobinson@mblb.com. Follow Jon on Twitter: @MrJonRobinson
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