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CLE Seminar: Ugliest Seminar of the Year


Andrew S. Groher, Esq. (Co-Chair)
RisCassi & Davis, PC

D. Lincoln Woodard, Esq. (Co-Chair)
Walsh Woodard LLC

Brett Newman
The Lien Resolution Group

William J. Sweeney, Jr., Esq.
Law Offices of William J. Sweeney Jr, LLC


Ugliest Seminar of the Year
Friday, December 7, 2012

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange

Register online at www.cttriallawyers.org or call (860) 522-4345

D. Lincoln Woodard, Esq., Moukawsher & Walsh, LLC, Hartford
Andrew S. Groher, Esq., RisCassi & Davis, PC, Hartford


Recognizing Valid Liens
D. Lincoln Woodard, Esq., Moukawsher & Walsh, LLC, Hartford

  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Federal Employee Health Benefits Liens
  • Medicaid, Husky, and Charter Oak Health Plans
  • Incarceration and Unrelated State Liens
  • Workers Comp Liens

ERISA - Just Because They Say It Doesn't Mean You Pay It
William J. Sweeney, Jr., Esq., Sweeney & Griffen, New Britain

  • Step by Step Approach to Verifying and Challenging ERISA Claims
  • Interpreting the Form 5500
  • Case law update

Medicare - Where Do We Stand?
Brett Newman,
The Lien Resolution Group, Bardonia, NY  

  • Medicare - Update on Nuts and Bolts
  • Waivers and Compromises
  • Set Asides in Personal Injury Cases
    • When You Need Them and When You Don't
    • How to Set Up and Manage the Medicare Set Aside in Small Cases When Required
  • Why all the Fuss? How Best to Deal with Defendant's and Insurers Concerns Regarding Medicare's "Super Lien" Rights

The Ethics of Lien Claims
Andrew S. Groher, Esq., RisCassi & Davis, PC, Hartford

  • Hospital Liens
  • Attorneys Signing Indemnification Clauses - Don't Do It!  (Ethical Decision 2012-06)
  • Attorneys' Obligations:  No Notice of Lien Yet You Know There Should Be One
  • Calling their bluff: When an ERISA lien does not constitute a "valid lien interest" under Rule 1.15(f)

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This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 4.5 credit hours, of which 4 credit hours can be applied towards the Skills requirement and .5 can be applied towards the Ethics requirement.

The Civil Justice Foundation offers adjusted seminar registration fees for members who require financial assistance. Discounts will be granted on an individual, case by case basis. Please contact Executive Director Neil Ferstand for a confidential discussion.

Hard copies of the materials will not be provided at the program. Registrants will be able to access the materials via web link prior to the seminar, allowing you to print the materials in advance of the program.  We encourage attendees to go green by either downloading the materials to your laptop or using the CD-ROM which will be provided at the program.

Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the link to the materials has been sent.





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