The 2022 North Carolina Public Risk Management Association’s Annual Educational Conference will be held in Wrightsville Beach, September 11, 2022 through September 14, 2022. Attorney Frances M. Clement, along with Henry Smith of Fayetteville Public Works Commission, will speak before other professionals on “Drugs, Lies & Dollar Bills: A Breakdown of the Intoxication Defense, Misrepresentation Defense, and Penalties for Safety Violations”.
The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys 45th Annual Meeting and 12th Biennial Judicial Candidates’ Forum will be held in Wilmington, June 16, 2022 through June 19, 2022. Attorney Kristine L. Prati, 2021-2022 Vice-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation practice group of the NCADA, will speak before other professionals on “Futility” Cases In Workers’ Compensation. Her session will provide a history of “futility” cases, the issues related to such cases, and lessons learned.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission recently issued decisions in the first round of extended benefits cases, in which claimants are arguing entitlement to temporary total disability benefits past the 500-week cap. On May 19, 2022, Attorneys Paul F. Toland and Kristine L. Prati attended the joint seminar offered by the NCADA and NCASI to learn more about the history of the legislation, analyze the cases decided to date, and explore strategies moving forward. If you have questions about how this may impact your claim, or wish to discuss extended TTD benefits in North Carolina, contact them today to learn more!
James E.R. Ratledge, Reginald B. Gillespie, Jr., and Daniel C. Pope, Jr. have been named North Carolina 2022 Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine! Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in North Carolina via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. Congratulations!
Daniel C. Pope, Jr. will be speaking on February 5, 2021, for the course “COVID, COVID, Go Away, Workers’ Comp. Is Here to Stay” (2021 Workers’ Compensation Winter Program). Should you Become a Workers’ Compensation Specialist? Mr. Pope will analyze what it means to be a certified workers’ compensation specialist and why you may want to become a specialist. Determine if you’re eligible to become a certified specialist, what steps to take — including the specialization exam — and the timeline for becoming a specialist in 2021.
Wilson Ratledge is excited to announce that Scott H. Dunnagan has joined the firm and will collaborate with the litigation and workers’ compensation sections.