Vocational Experts in Workers' Compensation Cases


Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111


Jean Stevens

(617) 338-0641

The use of vocational experts by employees and insurers in contested workers’ compensation cases has increased in the last decade. This seminar will be an opportunity to hear directly from leading vocational experts and an administrative judge regarding the effective use of vocational reports and testimony from conference through hearing. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

  • Use of vocational expert evidence at conference and hearing
  • The “Nuts and Bolts’ of the expert opinion report
  • Role of counsel in the process
  • Preparation of direct and cross examination of the vocational expert
  • Definitions of sedentary, light work
  • Scheffler factors
  • A view from the bench

Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with experts and to network with practitioners.


  • Hon. Sabina Herlihy, administrative judge
  • Rhonda Jellenik, MA, CRC, LRC
  • Nancy Segreve, MA, CRC

Sponsoring Section:

Workers' Compensation Section

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