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Barbara L. Hollenbach

  • Apr 07, 2021Workers’ Compensation Bench and Bar Best Practices 2021

    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.

    Workers’ Compensation Bench and Bar Best Practices

    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:

    • Technology in Virtual Litigation
    • Virtual Hearings, Depositions, and Mediations
    • Professionalism, Ethics, Conduct, and Civility in Virtual Litigation

    When: Thursday, April 15, 2021

    9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    • Regular Pricing is $249.00
    • New Attorneys Pay $125.00
    • Free for PBI Subscribers

    About Barbara Hollenbach

    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.

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  • Jul 30, 2020Barbara Hollenbach Speaks on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedure

    Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin P.A., was a member of the faculty that presented the July 9 Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) webinar, “Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure,” which was attended by over 640 viewers.

    “It is always my pleasure to participate in the PBI Workers’ Comp Practice and Procedure presentation. While this year’s implementation was a little different, we were able to provide topical information of the same quality as in past years,” said Hollenbach.

    About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedure

    The “Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure” book, of which Hollenbach is an author, is published once every two years in conjunction with the seminar. The seminar features information designed to bring the audience up to date on recent developments and topics and tips of interest to all practitioners and judges in a fast-paced, focused, and thought-provoking way. Discussion topics that were addressed include recent case law developments, Medicare Set-Asides, IREs including Act 111 issues, UEGF legislation, ethical considerations, litigation strategies, COVID-19 considerations, EDI updates, and Utilization Review issues. Registrants now have access to the recording as well as the PBI book. For more information, the “Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedure 2020 Edition” is available for $139 to download.

    About Barbara Hollenbach

    A resident of Bethlehem, Hollenbach focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, product liability, and general litigation. Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products, as well as professionals including psychiatrists and veterinarians. She also represents clients in a variety of Orphans’ Court matters, including will contest and actions involving claims of undue influence and lack of mental capacity.

    Hollenbach is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association and is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section. From 2011 – 2016, Hollenbach served on the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee. A Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, she has co-authored and co-presented the PBI Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000. Hollenbach has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for several years, most recently in 2020.

    An active community volunteer, Hollenbach is a past Chair and current member of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Board of Trustees. She is also active in Cops ‘n” Kids of the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Hollenbach has served on the boards and has been president of numerous charitable organizations, including Quota International of Bethlehem and the YWCA of Bethlehem. She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 from Dickinson School of Law and her B.A., with highest distinction, in 1975 from Pennsylvania State University.

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  • May 28, 2020Barbara Hollenbach Named Among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Again in 2020

    Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin P.A., has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. She has been selected for inclusion for over twelve years. Only five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers are given this honor.

    “Each year, I am humbled to see my name among the list of Super Lawyers and grateful that my peers think so highly of me,” said Hollenbach.

    Graham Simmons, III, Administrative Partner of the firm’s Pennsylvania office added, “Barbara is a key player in our firm’s success, and we appreciate all she does not only through her work but also for the community. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for all she has achieved.”

    About Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in the Super Lawyers Magazine and Philadelphia magazine. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

    About Barbara Hollenbach

    A resident of Bethlehem, Hollenbach focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, product liability, and general litigation.  Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products, as well as professionals including psychiatrists and veterinarians. She also represents clients in a variety of Orphans’ Court matters, including will contest and actions involving claims of undue influence and lack of mental capacity.

    Hollenbach is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association and is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section. From 2011 – 2016, Hollenbach served on the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee. A Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, she has co-authored and co-presented the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000.

    An active community volunteer, Hollenbach is a past Chair and current member of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Board of Trustees. She is also active in Cops ‘n” Kids of the Lehigh Valley. In addition, she has served on the boards and has been president of numerous charitable organizations, including Quota International of Bethlehem and the YWCA of Bethlehem. Hollenbach earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 from Dickinson School of Law and her B.A., with highest distinction, in 1975 from Pennsylvania State University.

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