Each September, F&P attorneys participate in the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association’s (MWCEA) Annual Conference. This year’s event will take place September 23 -26, 2018 at the Clarion Resort in Ocean City, MD. Franklin & Prokopik is sponsoring the Conference’s opening reception on Sunday, September 23, which is open to all attendees. Highlighted by a game show theme, the conference is geared toward all levels of practitioners in all fields related to workers’ compensation. The sessions will address hot topics in WC such as the opioid epidemic, medical marijuana and dos and don’ts for handling workers’ compensation claims. The firm has been very active with MWCEA for years. We sponsor multiple programs, attorneys Maija Jackson and Angela Garcia Kozlowski sit on the Board of Directors, and Maija previously served as the organization’s president.
In addition to attending and sponsoring, multiple F&P attorneys will have conference speaking roles. On September 25, Angela Garcia Kozlowski will moderate “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,” a simulated mediation. Bert Randall and John Handscomb will also both be presenting on September 25. Bert will be speaking during the lunch and learn session about medical marijuana entitled, “The Joker’s Wild: Medical Marijuana in the Workers’ Comp Arena – The Jury is Still Out!” and John will sit on the panel, “Improve Your Game! Top Mistakes You Should Avoid,” highlighting common mistakes made during a workers’ compensation claim.
For more information about the MWCEA, or this year’s conference, please visit the website at http://www.mwcea.org/.