Workers’ Compensation Comparative Law Panel

12:50 – 1:50 pm

Grand Ballrooms 4 – 6
Convention Level

A perennial NAWCJ favorite, the Comparative Law Panel offers assembled adjudicators a view of some of the substantive and procedural similarities and differences in states’ workers’ compensation laws. Moderated by Judge Knowrasa Patrick, the panel will address the different approaches states take in addressing common issues confronted by workers’ compensation adjudicators. Audience participation expands the scope of the panelists’ perspectives.

Honorable Knowrasa Patrick
Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Olympia, WA

Honorable Douglas Gott
Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims Chief Administrative Law Judge
London, KY

Honorable Jennifer Hopens
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Austin, TX

Honorable Ali N. Marchant
Kansas Department of Labor, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Wichita, KS

Honorable Margaret Sojourner
Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims
Orlando, FL


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