The American Bar Association 2019 Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference is scheduled for March 14 thru 16, at the beautiful and historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. As usual this law focused event offers something for everyone. Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, the agenda this year features a heavier than usual focus on social media, technology and the law, reflecting some of the more prescient issues of our day. The conference will also cover the latest on subrogation, OSHA and interplay with workers’ comp, alternatives in pain management, jurisdictional issues and more. 

There will even be a special breakfast discussion over “Litigation Privilege” with Florida Judge David Langham.

As with recent mid-winter seminars, a Saturday “Workers’ Compensation Symposium” will be offered by the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. I will be speaking briefly that morning on one of my favorite topics, Kids’ Chance.

I’ve attended these events now for many years. The ABA Conferences are a bit different than others I participate in. They are very collegial in their feel, and the focus on legal perspectives in many sessions is a useful strength for these programs. While the program is always strong, this year’s agenda looks exceptionally relevant for the times. If you review it, you’ll see that they really are hitting on many major points and challenges that the industry currently is dealing with. 

Not to mention that the average temperature in Miami in March is 75 degrees. That doesn’t hurt, either. So, if it is -50 degrees wherever you are, and the thought of learning new and useful info in a nice warm climate appeals to you, check it out. You can learn more and register here.

See you in Miami.



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