Monday, August 21, 2023

2023 Statewide Hearing Officer Training Agenda Now Available

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Industrial Commission announced today the agenda for the Fall 2023 Statewide Hearing Officer Training that will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023 at the William Green Building, BWC Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio.

Below is the draft agenda for the event:

Fall 2023 Statewide Hearing Officer Meeting
Monday, October 23, 2023
William Green Building, BWC Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio


8:30 - 9:00

Registration (Refreshments and Snacks)

9:00 - 9:30

Industrial Commission Update: Jim Hughes, Esq., Chairman; Daniel Massey, Esq., Commissioner; Cheri Hottinger, Commissioner

9:30 - 10:30

Ethics and Professional Conduct: Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission; Jim Burkart, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel, Ohio Industrial Commission

10:30 - 11:00

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Update: John Logue, Administrator

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:45

Industrial Commission Medical Services Update: Terrence Welsh, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor; Sara Castle, M.Ed., Director

11:45 - 1:00

Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 - 1:45

Industrial Commission Hearing Services Update: Tom Connor, Esq., Director of Adjudication; Rupi Singh, Esq., Hearing Officer Trainer

1:45 - 2:45

Case Law and Legal Update: Jim Burkart, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel; Amanda Brown, Esq., Deputy Chief Legal Counsel

2:45 - 3:00


3:00 - 4:00

Rotator Cuff Injuries:: Kenneth Westerheide, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic ONE, Columbus, Ohio


Click HERE to view the PDF of the agenda.

Please note: *This program is pending approval by the Ohio Supreme Court for a total of 5.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours including 1.0 Hour of Professional Conduct and 4.25 General Hours.

If you are an attorney that registered to attend the 2023 Statewide Hearing Officer Training, please submit your payment of $150 to the attention of Barb Beasy, Ohio Industrial Commission Administration at:

Attn: Barb Beasy
Industrial Commission Administration
30 W. Spring St.
30th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215