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May, 2016

The National Business Institute, an organization offering continuing legal education for professionals, is offering a course entitled "Workers' Compensation: Critical Essentials from Both Sides of the Aisle" in Harrisburg, PA. This seminar will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

As a former Workers' Compensation Judge and because of her experience as a Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Katherine L. Niven has been asked to present a portion of this education.

Her portion of the education will concentrate on using evidence to the advantage of workers' compensation clients. Specificially she'll be speaking on strategies involving medical records, second medical opinions, documentation of the recovery period, accident reports, employment records, witness statements expert witnesses, doctor competencies and social media landmines.

For more information on this seminar, visit the National Business Institute or view the Workers' Compensation: Critical Essentials from Both Sides of the Aisle course brochure.


May, 2016

Adam N. Crosier & Scott A. Fleischauer of Harrisburg, PA Earn Workers' Compensation Law Specialty Certification

Harrisburg, PA - Adam N. Crosier and Scott A. Fleischauer of Katherine L. Niven & Associates in Harrisburg, PA have been certified as specialists in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section.

Crosier and Fleischauer successfully completed the 2016 certification process by submitting a variety of documents showing that at least 50 percent of their legal practice is in the specialty field of workers' compensation, that they have practiced in the field for more than five years, and that they actively participate in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in workers' compensation law and related fields. Crosier and Fleischauer also passed the certification examination that focuses on workers' compensation law and rules and leading case law.

In 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section as the first bar association entity in Pennsylvania to certify lawyers in the area of workers' compensation law. Certification was granted to 149 lawyers who took the exam in 2013, 32 lawyers who took the exam in 2014, 20 lawyers who took the exam in 2015, and 18 who took the exam earlier this year.

Because of their successful completion of the certification process, Crosier and Fleischauer will be permitted to use the following language when communicating about their certification to clients and to the public: "Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court."

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 27,000 lawyers who are members of the association.