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Disbursements 2022: Back in the Saddle (Virtual)

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DISBURSEMENTS 2022 : Back in the Saddle (virtual option)

February 25, 2022
6.0 CLE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics)

Program Chairs Julie Bell and Santiago Arroba Rodriguez have put together a spectacular seminar that covers the timeliest and most relevant topics facing attorneys who handle disbursements today. No matter what your level of knowledge and expertise, it's never too late to learn even MORE about the complexities of disbursements.  The speakers will explore the latest in the world of ERISA, wrongful death disbursements, Medicare, medical provider billing issues, and much, much more. Attend and get the latest and greatest. You simply cannot afford to miss this seminar!

Topics & Speakers

8:55 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks – Program Chairs

  • Julie L. Bell, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem
  • Santiago Arroba-Rodriguez, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh

9:00 a.m. | ERISA

  • Lauren Newton, Charles G. Monnett, III & Associates, Charlotte

9:45 a.m. | Lien Priority Pitfalls with Federal, State & Local: Getting Everyone Back in Line

  • Courtney Mann, Law Offices of W. Daniel Grist, PLLC, Charlotte

10:15 a.m. | Break


10:30 a.m. | Third Party Claims 

  • Matthew Bissette, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh

11:00 a.m. | Settlement, Death, Disbursement: What Happens When Your Client Dies Before Disbursement? 

  • Santiago Arroba-Rodriguez, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh

11:30 a.m. | A Matter of Life and Death: Mistakes Not to Make in a Wrongful Death Case

  • Nichad Davis, Ward Black Law, Greensboro
  • Gabriel Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro 

12:00 p.m. | Lunch  


1:00 p.m. | Medicaid 

  • Huntington Willis, Martin & Jones, PLLC, Raleigh

1:30 p.m. | Medical Provider Liens and Billing Issues

  • Jeffrey Maggs, The Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn, P.A., Winston-Salem

 2:10 p.m. | Medicare: Staying on Track When Medicare is Involved

  • Julie L. Bell, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem

2:45 p.m. | Break


3:00 p.m. | Minor Settlements

  • Elizabeth Ray, Crumley Roberts LLP, Greensboro

3:30 p.m. | Ethics

  • Mark Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Co, Cary

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

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