At Harris Federal, our team is actively involved in several organizations. We frequently travel to attend and present at conferences for federal workers, trial lawyers associations, attorneys and unions across the country. We love meeting and interacting with new people, and we’ve found that these conferences allow us to not only serve as a resource for government workers with regards to their federal employee benefits, but to also meet and help other attorneys who may not be as familiar with the federal system.
Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group: Committed to Injured Workers
One legal association we are particularly excited to be involved with is the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), an organization, which makes up an extensive community of workers’ compensation attorneys. Workers’ compensation law is a practice area that needs committed practitioners — attorneys who are vigilant and devoted to their mission of helping injured workers. The people who make up the WILG community certainly fit this description, and whenever we attend WILG events we always leave feeling invigorated.
Harris Federal Feature
Last Fall, our team was honored to attend and present at the organization’s national conference in Chicago. This Winter, the honor was extended. Both Senior Attorney Brad Harris and Associate Attorney Leah Bachmeyer-Kille were featured in the organization’s Workers’ First Watch magazine. Brad contributed an article titled “Watch Out For the Federal Workers’ Comp Lien Against Your PI Case,” which outlined the intricacies involved when personal injury claims overlap with federal workers’ compensation. The magazine also highlighted how he was awarded the “Rising Star” leadership award at the organization’s annual conference.
Leah, who was awarded a scholarship to attend the convention as a presenter and participate in professional trainings, was also featured in Workers First Watch. Her article discussed her appreciation for being involved with the WILG community, and expressed her gratitude for being selected as a scholarship recipient.
WILG is a wonderful organization with an admirable goal of representing the interests of the millions of injured workers and their families who suffer work-related injuries and need legal assistance with obtaining medical care and relief under workers’ compensation programs. Our team is proud to be a part of such a great community of like-minded advocates.
To quote Leah’s article:
“The members of WILG form a community for workers’ compensation attorneys — a community that is willing and eager to accept new members and broaden the influence of those who stand up for injured workers’ rights. In attending the conference, I was inspired by the passion that members have for the shared mission of helping injured workers. […] I left the conference with the comforting overall message of “You’re not alone — we are here to help.”
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