Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Committee’s annual “Workers’ Compensation Bench and Bar Best Practices 2021,” being held virtually this year through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and co-sponsored with the PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section, of which Barbara formerly chaired.
This half-day “Best Practices” forum features a distinguished panel of workers’ compensation judges and attorneys to address ways to improve practice before the Court, offer practical solutions to common problems, and share strategies for side-stepping ethical traps that could damage a case. Attendees will receive the coursebook as a digital download, but a printed copy is available at a discount to attendees for $40.
Barbara will cover mediation preparation, memos, requests, and what does and doesn’t work, as well as best practices in procedures, attorney communication, hearing conduct, handling exhibits, C&R hearings, and the advantages and disadvantages of video versus telephone hearings. Other discussion topics include:
When: Thursday, April 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Barbara focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, products liability, and general litigation. Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products. Barbara also represents a variety of professionals, including psychiatrists and veterinarians, as well as clients in will contest actions, including allegations of undue influence and lack of mental capacity.
Barbara was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association. She has been 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. In 2013, Barbara was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. She has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for several years, most recently in 2020. Barbara has co-authored and co-presented the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000.