Florida Workers’ Advocates Educational Conference
June 6-7, 2024
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
FWA appreciates the generous support of their numerous sponsors. Many sponsorship opportunities for FWA and the FWA Educational Conference are available.
The 2023 conference will be held in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando
Registration for the 2024 Conference will open in January 2024
2024 Conference Agenda is posted below
“Back to the Future”: Examine the Past. Shape the Future.
2024 Conference – General Agenda
Thursday Agenda (June 6) FULL DAY
7:45-8:15am – Registration
“Then who’s vice president? Jerry Lewis?” – Marty McFly
Introduction, Opening Remarks
Eric Sandler, Esq. (Immediate Past President)
Holley Akers, Esq. (Incoming President)
Manny Franco, Esq. (Incoming Vice President)
“Doc, you’re my only hope.” – Marty McFly
Manuel Franco, Esq.
Joaquin Jiron, Esq.
9:20-9:30am – SPONSOR Presentation
“If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” – Dr. Emmett Brown
Practical Tips for Owning and operating a Small/Solo Law Firm – Staffing/Technology/Marketing/Trust Accounting
Kenneth Hesser, Esq.
Catherine Agacinski, Esq.
10:20-10:30am – BREAK/Sponsor Announcements
“Maybe you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it” – Marty McFly
Medicaid/Medicare Liens, Trusts and Other Issues to Consider.
Jason Neufeld, Esq.
Kimberly Syfrett, Esq.
11:20-11:30am – SPONSOR Presentation
11:30-1:50pm – LUNCH, Recognitions & Awards
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Dr. Emmett Brown
Christopher Mossallatti, Esq.
Michael Srebnick, Esq
Holley Akers, Esq.
2:40-2:50pm – SPONSOR presentation
“1.21 gigawatts” – Dr. Emmett Brown
3:40-4:00pm – SPONSOR presentation
4:00-4:10pm – BREAK
“Great Scott!” – Doc
Legal Ethics & Professionalism with JCCs
Moderator – Mark Touby, Esq.
Hon. Barbara Case, West Palm Beach
Hon. Thomas A. Hedler, West Palm Beach
Hon. Lourdes Sancerni, Orlando
5:00pm – Cocktail Reception
Friday Agenda [June 7] HALF DAY
“This is heavy.” – Marty McFly
Case Law Deep Dive Strategy
Marko Crespo, Esq.
Bryan Greenberg, Esq.
“Why don’t you make like a tree and get outta here?” – Biff Tannen
Workers’ Compensation Legislation/Opt-Out/Rate Making
Rosemary Eure, Esq.
Jim Fee, Esq.
Ricardo Morales, Esq.
Chris Smith, Esq.
10:10-10:20am – BREAK/Sponsorship Announcements
“I’m your density. I mean your destiny.” – George McFly
Richard Chait, Esq.
Jonathan Kilman, Esq.
Marty: “Give me a Pepsi Free.” Waiter: “You Want a Pepsi, Pal, you’re gonna pay for it.”
Michael Winer, Esq.
Eric Christiansen, Esq.
12:00PM – Conference Ends
The registration table will open at 7:45am on June 6 to pick up badges and other registration materials.
If you have not pre-registered, you may register onsite. Please allow enough time to complete your registration prior to the start of the sessions.
This event is NOT open to the public – a badge is required for entrance into every session.
The agenda has been submitted to the Florida Bar for CLE credit approval.
All sessions will be held in the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort – Windsong Ballroom. The registration area will be immediately outside that ballroom.
Agenda for Download
A downloadable version of the 2024 agenda will be posted soon.
About the FWA Educational Conference
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Florida Workers’ Advocates has always valued its partnerships with numerous loyal companies that assist in the fight for Florida’s injured workers. There are multiple opportunities to support this organization including sponsorship of the Annual Educational Conference. If you have other questions, email us at: email@example.com
Countdown to 2024 Conference
Florida Workers’ Advocates Mission
The purpose of the FWA is to protect and defend the workforce of Florida and particularly the rights of Florida‘s injured workers by providing a medium for cooperation and continuing education among lawyers representing the interests of injured and disabled workers and other persons interested in promoting injured workers and providing fair and just treatment to those workers who suffer workplace injuries and those who are dependent upon them.
To achieve this purpose, the FWA seeks to attract and promote the involvement of compassionate, dedicated individuals and organizations committed to the highest degree of professionalism and the protection of the rights of injured workers, and may take such action and engage in such activities, or assist other persons or organizations in such action or activities, as are consistent with the overall purpose and goals of the organization, including, but not limited to reaching out to and working with groups interested in providing fair and just treatment of Florida’s injured workers and their families encouraging active citizenship of its members through personal involvement and financial participation in the state elective process at the state and local level; assisting candidates for elective public office; educating and informing government officials and other organizations; striving to influence the passage or defeat of legislation to create fairness for injured workers, require benefits be furnished in a timely manner, and insure access to the courts; and participating in appropriate legal or administrative actions.
In support of this purpose, the FWA may also through a political action committee seek voluntary contributions from individuals and entities for the purpose of influencing the selection, nomination, election or appointment of any individual to any state or local public office and to foster positive legislation to promote a fair balance for all stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system.