Firm partner Roger Moore is serving as the Vice Chairman for the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA) Workers’ Compensation Section for 2013.
“My responsibilities are to assist the chair in scheduling and recruiting speakers for the annual WC seminar, and this year in helping to facilitate the development of a workers’ compensation manual, which hasn’t been done in about 20 years,” he said. “Typically, we have over 100 attendees to the annual seminar.”
Moore is in his third year of serving a four-year rotation of leadership positions within the Section, which started when he was nominated for and elected to the treasurer position two years ago. He then became secretary of the group last year. If he progresses as expected, Moore will be the third member of the firm to serve as chairman of the NSBA Workers’ Compensation Section. Partner Todd Bennett and I are past chairmen. Moore has participated as a member of the WC Section for the last 13 years, he said. And he is admitted to practice in both Nebraska and Iowa.
“I chose to be a candidate in an effort to help educate my peers about workers’ compensation issues in general, which hopefully will lead to higher integrity, better education about important issues in this area, and in an effort to represent my clients by arguing for plaintiff-friendly positions. As I am the only purely plaintiff’s attorney executive, this is challenging at times. This section has done a great job in educating its members and fostering cooperation over the years, something I hope to continue in the last two years of my executive position.”
There are currently 9,300 attorneys and judges in the NSBA, according to its website. And there are more than 50 sections in the NSBA. Each section is made up of a group of attorneys who share similar interests and voluntarily join that section. Attorneys can belong to more than one section.
Currently, 207 members comprise the Workers’ Compensation Section. The Section’s goals, according to Moore, are similar to the NSBA’s mission, which can be found here. Some of the priorities that Moore highlights include “to foster and maintain integrity, professionalism, civility and high standards of conduct by NSBA members,” and to help “provide quality support and services for NSBA members.”
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