Florida Workers’ Advocates Educational Conference

Representing Florida’s Workers for Over 30 Years

FWA 33rd Annual Educational Conference
June 8-9, 2023
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

Conference Managed by:

RMR Events

3837 Salmon Drive

Orlando, FL  32835

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SPONSORSHIP

FWA appreciates the generous support of their numerous sponsors.  Many sponsorship opportunities for FWA and the FWA Educational Conference are available.  Information is available below.

VENUE

The 2023 conference will be held in the beautiful Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort.

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REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2023 Conference is NOW OPEN!

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AGENDA

See 2023 Agenda posted below

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

Information regarding room reservations will be posted early in 2023.
An email will be sent to the FWA mailing list and to the FWA list-serv when reservations are open.

Florida Workers’Advocates – 2023 Agenda
June 8-9, 2023
Fundamentals of WC Litigation (Start to Finish)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

7:00am-8:15am
Registration

8:15-8:30am
Introduction and Opening Remarks

– Michael Horowitz, Esq. (Immediate Past President
– Eric Sandler, Esq. (Incoming President)

8:30-9:20am
Analyzing & Assessing WC Cases & Other Related Matters

– Lou Pfeffer, Esq.

9:20-9:30am
Platinum Sponsor Presentation

9:30-10:20am
Preparing for Discovery Pretrial Stips & Fraud Defenses

– Olivia Demonville, Esq.
– Eric Christiansen, Esq.

10:20-10:30am – Break

10:30-11:20
Successful Trial Tips and Strategies

– Richard Berman, Esq.
– Brian Sutter, esq.

11:20-11:30am
Platinum Sponsor Presentation

11:30am-1:50pm
Lunch, Recognition and Presentations

1:50–2:40pm
Mediation Approaches Tips/Pitfalls                                                    

– Dennis Smejkal, Esq.
– Manny Franco, Esq.
– Ken Schwartz, Esq.            

2:40–3:00pm
Diamond Sponsor Presentation

3:00–3:50pm
Caselaw Update

– Holley Akers, Esq.
– Brian Greenberg, Esq.
– Jeff Friedman, Esq.

3:50–4:00pm – Break

4:00-5:00pm
Legal Ethics and Professionalism

– Mark Touby, Esq. (Moderator)
– 3 judge panel-TBD

Friday, June 9, 2023

8:30-9:20am
Medical Topic: “Objectifying Pain Complaints”

Dr. Albert Ray

9:20-10:10am
Legislative Update

– Richard Chait, Esq.
– Jonathan Kilman, Esq.

10:10-10:20am – Break

10:20-11:10am
Practical Guidance on Managing Catastrophic Cases

– Rosemary Eure, Esq.
– Ray Malca, Esq.

 11:10am-12:00pm
Attorney Fees/Trying Attorney Fee Cases

– Mike Winer
– Martha Fornaris

About the FWA Educational Conference

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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: admin@fwaconference.org

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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.