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Impressive List of Legal Presentations

Janece Valentine of Valentine Law Office, P.C. has been practicing law in Fort Dodge since 1992. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of workers’ compensation and personal injury law for groups that include attorneys, insurance companies, and other legal staff.

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List of Topics

  • Managing Workers’ Compensation, Hospital, State, and Other Liens, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Pleadings & Practice Seminar, August 11, 1995
  • What to Do When a Work Comp Case Walks in Your Door, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 5th Annual Work Comp Seminar, March 7-8, 1996
  • Second Injury Fund v. Nelson: Apportionment, Odd-Lot, and Industrial Disability Entitlement, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, Inc, 34th Annual Symposium, June 13-14, 1996
  • Industrial Disability: The Tough Cases, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 6th Annual Work Comp Seminar, February 13-14, 1997
  • Full Responsibility versus Apportionment, Iowa State Bar Association, Annual Work Comp Seminar, March 14, 1997
  • Work Comp 101: Getting Started, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 7th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 19-20, 1998
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 20th Annual Seminar, October 15-16, 1998
  • Quick Tips to Improve Your Practice, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 8th Annual Work Comp Seminar, February 18-19, 1999
  • Work Comp Update, Iowa State Bar Association, 126th Annual Meeting, June 18, 1999
  • Getting Off On the Right Foot: Considerations for the Initial Contact with Your Client, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Personal Injury / Auto Seminar, September 10, 1999
  • Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 21st Annual Seminar, October 14-15, 1999
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 26th Annual Convention, November 4-5, 1999
  • Cooperation Between the Doctor, the Employer & the Employee, Iowa State Bar Association, Annual Work Comp Seminar, April 13, 2000
  • Work Comp: Back to Basics, Iowa State Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, April 27, 2000
  • Annual Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Convention, November 2-3, 2000
  • A Review of Death & Penalty Benefits, Iowa State Bar Association, 2001 Work Comp Seminar, April 24, 2001
  • Deposition Techniques, Iowa State Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, May 3, 2001
  • All You Need to Know About Work Comp You Learned in Kindergarten, Trinity Occupational Health Seminar, 2001
  • Preparing Your Client for Depositions, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 28th Annual Convention, November 1-2, 2001
  • Work Comp 101, Iowa State Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, May 2, 2002
  • Work Comp Case Law Update: What a Year It’s Been, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 29th Annual Convention, November 7-8, 2002
  • Trends in the Agency & Appellate Courts: An Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 12th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 20-21, 2003
  • Stumbling Blocks in Taking a Work Comp Case: Subtitled Why I Don’t Do Family, Estate, or Tax Law, Iowa State Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, May 2, 2003
  • Going Beyond the Medical Summary to Pinpoint Potential Problems and Sail on to Success, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Assistant Seminar, 2003
  • Job Descriptions in the Workplace: Getting the Most out of a Piece of Paper, Trinity Occupational Health Seminar, 2003
  • Success in Getting the Full Amount of Medical Bills at Trial, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Rapid Fire Seminar, August 1, 2003
  • Care & Feeding of Expert Witnesses, Moderator for Panel Discussion, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 30th Annual Convention, November 6-7, 2003
  • Managing the Mentally Unstable Client: A Discussion in Ethics & Humanity, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 13th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 19-20, 2004
  • Work Comp Rapid Fire, Iowa State Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, May 3, 2004
  • Permanent and Total Disability Today, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 26th Annual Seminar, October 14-15, 2004
  • Work Comp Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 31st Annual Convention, November 4-5, 2004
  • Concerns in Representing Claimants with Mental Health Issues: Limitations of Your Role as Counselor, Iowa State Bar Association, 2005 Annual Work Comp Seminar, April 22, 2005
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Eastern Iowa Work Comp Update Seminar, August 18, 2005
  • Negotiating Settlements & Ethics: When Deals & Steals Fall Off the Wheels, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 27th Annual Seminar, October 13-14, 2005
  • Brotherly & Sisterly Advice: A Defense Roundtable Discussion, served as Moderator, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 32nd Annual Convention, November 2005
  • Work Comp Rapid Fire, Iowa State Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, May 4, 2006
  • Work Comp Update, Iowa State Bar Association, 133rd Annual Meeting, June 22, 2006
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 16th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 15-16, 2007
  • Where the Roads Collide: The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Claims, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Auto / Personal Injury Seminar, May 18, 2007
  • WC & PI Intersection – Who Has the Right of Way?, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Past Presidents Seminar, August 3, 2007
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Western Iowa Workers’ Compensation Seminar, September 20, 2007
  • Top 10 Ways to Get a Certified Letter Only YOU Can Pick Up, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 29th Annual Seminar, October 11-12, 2007
  • Things Learned on the Farm That Will Get You Through Your First 5 Years of Practice and Beyond, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 34th Annual Convention, November 8-9, 2007
  • Future Ethics Issues: Difficult Litigants, Unbundled Services, Stress Management, Iowa State Bar Association, 2008 Bench-Bar Conference, May 15-17, 2008
  • Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 30th Annual Seminar, October 16-17, 2008
  • New Frontiers in the Quest for Justice: Access to Justice and Justice for All, Iowa Association for Justice, 35th Annual Convention, November 6-7, 2008
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, 36th Annual Convention, November 2009
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, 37th Annual Convention, November 2010
  • Recent Statutory Amendments: How Will Penalty Benefit Litigation Change?, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 32nd Annual Seminar, October 2010
  • Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 2011
  • Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 2012
  • Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, Eastern Iowa Workers’ Compensation Seminar, September 2012
  • Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc, 34th Annual Seminar, October 2012
  • Civil Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, 42nd Annual Convention, November 2015
  • Getting Your Case from File to Trial, Iowa Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Seminar, February 2016
  • Getting Your Case from File to Trial, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc., 38th Annual Seminar, October 2016
  • Workers' Compensation Appellate Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Seminar, February 2017
  • Panel Discussion on 2017 Legislative Changes, Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, 55th Symposium, June 2017
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