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Workers’ Compensation Section: Virtual Salishan 2020

October 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:50 pm


Dear Workers’ Compensation Section members:

I want to personally invite you to this CLE seminar webcast on Friday, October 30, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Although we are not able to meet at Salishan in person this year due to COVID-19, we are excited to be able to present this information via webcast. This year’s virtual seminar will cover workers’ compensation topics essential to your practice. You’ll learn about the importance of timeliness for injuries and occupational disease claims. Your requirements with respect to child and elder abuse reporting will also be reviewed. Receive a cross examination and deposition refresher as well as an update on recent workers’ compensation case law and the impact it may have with trending issues.

Click here to view the full brochure. Workers’ Compensation Section members receive a $10 section discount, enter coupon code WCOMP20SM at checkout to receive discount. Click here to register for the live webcast. Registration includes access to the recorded seminar for 60 days after the live event.

I hope you will join us for this informative CLE program.

With regards,

Bruce Smith
2020 Chair
Workers’ Compensation Section



CLE Schedule


8:30 AM – It’s About Time: Timeliness for Injuries and Occupational Diseases
• Timeliness of injury claims
• Notice/Knowledge (What is it? Who can receive it? Who can provide it?)
• Requirement for a filing/making a claim
• Timeliness of OD claims
• Timeframe for filing an OD claim
• What is required to start the clock

Presenters:   Melissa Douglas, Goehler & Associates, Lake Oswego
                    Theodore Heus, Preston Bunnell LLC, Portland


9:30 AM – Transition


9:35 AM – Child and Elder Abuse Reporting
• Identifying abuse
• Triggering the duty to report
• How to report
• Why it matters and the impact it has on the vulnerable in our community

Presenter:    Amber Kinney, Multnomah County DA’s Office, Portland


10:35 AM – Break/Transition Time


10:45 AM – Cross Examination/Deposition Refresher Course
• Cross examination in depositions and at trial
• Defining your goal for each deposition, and how to reach those goals
• Defining “rules” of cases
• Deposition techniques to get opposing party to adopt your position

Presenter:    Thomas D’Amore, D’Amore Law Group, Lake Oswego


11:45 AM – Break/Transition Time


11:50 AM – Periodic Pandemic (once every 100 years) Legal Update for 2020
• Review of recent workers’ compensation case law
• Impact it may have with trending issues/future litigation

Presenters:    John Oswald, Bottini Bottini & Oswald PC, Portland
                     Larry D. Schucht, SAIF Corporation, Salem


12:50 Adjourn


October 30, 2020
8:30 am - 12:50 pm


OSB Workers’ Compensation Section


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