WCI 2023 Sneak Peek: Legal, Judicial, and Regulatory Breakouts

A staple within the conference’s educational offerings are sessions and events involving the legal, judicial, and regulatory aspects of workers’ compensation. The depth of litigation and regulation run deep, despite having the term “self-execution” ubiquitously used when describing workers’ compensation systems. Stakeholders need to keep up with the latest judicial rulings, and statutory and regulatory changes. The legal profession also continues its need for meaningful learning opportunities to advance its knowledge and skills.

Attendees at this year’s conference have a chance to satisfy all these objectives with the following offerings:

– Attorney Breakout

  • Hot Topics for Attorneys
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Evidence and the Use of Technology in Presenting Evidence

– Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Breakout

  • Division Awards for Audit Excellence
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update
  • Factors Affecting Your Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Medical Billing and Reimbursement Disputes

– Florida Case Law Update
– 12th Annual National Regulators Roundtable
– Presented by the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators
– Live Oral Argument
– Presided Over by the Florida First District Court of Appeal
– E. Earle Zehmer National Moot Court Competition
– Professional Mediation Conference


“The Breakout for Attorneys will be extremely special this year with at least one Florida Supreme Court Justice and at least one First DCA judge speaking as part of a panel discussion. The subjects addressed this year include “Hot Topics,” Professional and Ethics, and Evidence and the Use of Technology in Presenting Evidence with incredible speakers.”
– Glen Wieland, Breakout Organizer

“The Regulators Roundtable, hosted by SAWCA, is the perfect opportunity to hear regulators from around the country discuss hot topics in 2023 – everything from the latest legislation to developments in the medical field, presumptions, the changing workforce and workplace, violence in the workplace and more. Audience participation is welcome so bring your questions and join us for an informative and entertaining presentation.”
– Honorable Melodie Belcher, Roundtable Moderator

PMI provides educational tools every mediation participant needs to get the most out of the process. 86% of all cases are resolved in mediation. Mediation is about having the information and motivation to work out mutually acceptable solutions, not about winning or losing. It’s about planning tomorrow, not punishing yesterday.”
– Robin Caral Shaw, PMI Conference Organizer

For more detailed information about this breakout or to view the full WCI 2023 Conference Program, click here.