Workers' Compensation

Friday, November 16, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Meadowlands Hotel
East Rutherford, NJ


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Program Co-Chairs:

Ricky E. Bagolie, Esq.
Bagolie-Friedman, LLC
Jersey City, NJ
Steven H. Cohen, Esq.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Teaneck, NJ
Joyce A. Parisi, Esq.
Parisi & Gerlanc, P.A.
Hackensack, NJ
John M. Pinho, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Springfield, NJ


6:30 am - 8:30 am 
Litigation at Sunrise

8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Case Law Updates: Newest Cases You Need to Know
Steven H. Cohen, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Psychological Impact of Traumatic Injuries
Helene Miller, M.D. • Family Psychiatry of North Jersey • Paramus, NJ

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

10:30 am - 12:10 pm
Practical Tips For The Practitioner

Medicaid Reporting
Christopher T. DiGirolamo, Esq. • Fort Lee, NJ

Section 40 Liens
Carlos H. Acosta, Esq. • West Orange, NJ 

Temporary Disability Liens
Luis A. Martinez, Esq. • North Bergen, NJ

Reconstructing Wages
Randy Grossman, Esq. • West New York, NJ

Opioids & Pain Management
Giovanni B. Ramundo, M.D. • Pain Medicine Physicians • Millburn, NJ

Arthritis & Degenerative Disease
Gerardo Goldberger, DO, FAOAO • Medico-Legal Evaluations • Morganville, NJ

A National Perspective - Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)
Michael Gruber, Esq. • Brooklyn, NY 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
How to Try Orthopedic Occupational Cases
Joyce A. Parisi, Esq. • Hackensack, NJ

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
How to Deal with Ethical Issues in:
1. Representing the undocumented worker;
2. Dealing with a client that is uncooperative or is MIA;
3. The practice of using the attorney fee in Med/Temp Motions to negotiate permanency;
4. Protecting a client’s interest when arguing bona fide vs non-bona fide voluntary tenders (VTs);
5. Ex Parte Communication with the Court;
6. Communication with medical personal and authorized treating physicians;
7. Hiring experts for your case when the cost may exceed the statutory allowances

Ricky E. Bagolie, Esq. • Jersey, City, NJ
Steven H. Cohen, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
April M. Gilmore, Esq. • Rochelle Park, NJ 
Joyce A. Parisi, Esq. • Hackensack, NJ
John M. Pinho, Esq. • Springfield, NJ

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A View from the Bench
Hon. Kenneth A. Kovalcik, J.W.C. (ret.) • Paterson, NJ 
Alan T. Friedman, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Meadowlands Seminar 2018 features 19 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Meadowlands Seminar 2018 you will receive the Member registration fee ($200 less than the non-member rate) and as a part of this special offer you will receive an additional $100 off of the registration fee. Join NJAJ.

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members
Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 6.60 Credits/1.50 Ethics)
New York - (Earn 6.60 Credits/1.50 Ethics)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 5.0 Credits/1.0 Ethics - pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.60 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 1.50 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 5.10 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in workers' compensation law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on November 9, 2018.

Onsite Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, November 9th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or an on-demand seminar at


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