Wednesday, March 22, 2017

39 N.J. Prac., Workers' Compensation Law § 34.9 (3d ed.)

Was greatly flattered by a recent contact from workers' compensation guru Jon Gelman. Mr. Gelman is an attorney, author, blogger and advocate in New Jersey. He "wrote the book" up there, New Jersey Practice Series, Workers' Compensation Law. In the February 2017 update to the section above (39 N.J. Prac., Workers' Compensation Law § 34.9 (3d ed.)), he quoted a blog post from last July. 

I feel just like Navin Johnson (Steve Martin) in The Jerk (1979). 

A big thanks to Mr. Gelman for the reference. It is good to know that the blog gets read!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Port St. Lucie temporary procedures.

On Monday, March 13, 2017 we temporarily closed the Port St. Lucie office premises. There are some structure issues that we are dealing with and the office will remain temporarily closed for a short period as we assess how best to move forward. In the meantime:

Mediations will resume the week of March 20, 2017. Mediator Paul Harwood will be mediating as scheduled, but they will be telephonic mediations for the time being.

Rescheduling and scheduling calls may be directed to the PSL district number. You will be relayed to staff elsewhere that can assist you. It may be necessary for staff to call you back to make changes. Or, you may call Lyna Hickman in Panama City 850.872.7774 for the time being and she will work with you to make calendar changes.

Hearings will also resume the week of March 20, 2017. The OJCC will be in touch to advise of location changes. Some hearings may be moved to facilities in the local area or to other OJCC offices.

More will be posted here as more information becomes available. Email questions or concerns to