2018 Annual Longshore Conference

2018 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 2018 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 to properly adjust claims; interplay among the Act, union contracts, and policies; sequential injuries and the Section 20(a) presumption; a discussion on Section 10(i), delayed onset, traumatic injuries and occupational diseases; and are Article I Judges Constitutional?

Thursday afternoon will be spent delving into emerging trends in the medical field. Discussion points include administering medical care through the OWCP, "tele-medicine" and the future of health care, the rise of compound medications and increasing medical costs, and the legal and practical impact on claims handling and litigation of medical issues.

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 15, 2018 - Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Where

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

CLE Credits and Printed Materials

CLE Credit 
Approval granted - 11.5 hours credit (including 1.5 hour of ethics) in Alabama
Approval granted - 11.5 hours credit (including 3.0 hours of ethics) in Mississippi
Approval pending - 11.5 hours credit (including 1.0 hour of ethics) in Texas
Approval granted of 11.5 hours credit, including 1.5 hour of ethics and 1.0 hour of professionalism in Louisiana.
Approval pending of 11.5 hours credit in Georgia. 
Approval granted of 14.0 general hours credit, including 3.0 ethics 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 - approval granted 14.0 hours
Louisiana Insurance - approval granted 12.0 hours general, 1.0 hour ethics 

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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