2017 Annual Longshore Conference

2017 Annual Longshore Conference

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, is proud to present the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference, a two-day program for maritime practitioners and industry professionals seeking proficiency in the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), Defense Base Act (DBA), and other “extension” acts. Topics include recent judicial decisions under the Act, how other benefit schemes impact LHWCA benefits, trends in DBA claims, and section 22 modifications and trends. Additionally, there are two sessions dedicated to the medical field – managing pain and the opioid crisis and issues in medical care and causation.

The program offers an opportunity to meet the new Associate Chief Judge for Longshore and hear from a number of District Chief Judges of the OALJ on case assignments and allotments. This topic will also give audience members a chance to ask questions of the panel participants.

A panel of District Directors of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs will discuss practicing before the OWCP, how the various district offices operate, and provide guidance in claim handling. There is also a session designated to a mock oral argument before the Benefits Review Board.

This year’s program will address several other timely topics of interest to Longshore and DBA practitioners. Novices will have the chance to seek a better understanding of the Acts and seasoned practitioners will benefit from more advanced presentations. This conference provides both a great learning platform and networking opportunity for both attorneys and claims professionals.



  • When

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Where

  • InterContinental New Orleans
    444 St. Charles Avenue
    La Salle Ballroom, 3rd Floor
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

CLE Credits and Printed Materials

CLE Credit 
Approved 11.5 hours credit (including 1.0 hour of ethics) in Alabama
Approved 11.5 hours credit (including 2.0 hours of ethics) in Mississippi
Approved 11.5 hours credit (including 1.0 hour of ethics) in Texas 

Approval pending of 11.5 hours credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics and 1.0 hour of professionalism in Louisiana.

Approval pending of 14.0 hours credit in Florida.

Loyola is an ABA Accredited law school and presumptively approved as a CLE provider in most states. 

CE Credit
CE Credit will be applied for as follows:
Texas Insurance
Mississippi Insurance (approved - 12.0 hours)
Louisiana Insurance (approved - 13.0 hours)

Attendance certificates will be issued upon completion to those seeking CE credits in other professions. 

Regarding the purchase of Printed Course Materials 
Printed materials need only be purchased if you want them in addition to those sent electronically. 

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