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Congratulations to 2018 Mock Trial Winners!

The 2018 Mock Trial Program

At LOIS we encourage and foster an atmosphere of career-long learning and training. Our workplace encourages collaboration between attorneys in an informal sense – discussing cases and clients and trading “best practices” among colleagues. The Firm also facilitates formal training programs such as our Mock Trial Program. This Program, chaired by Partner Christian Sison, took place over six month, beginning in February 2018 and culminating in a awards ceremony on September 21, 2018.

Each team and attorney prepared six trial-related events and presented to their peers and the partners. This included cross-examination of hostile witnesses and preparation of trial briefs. The events were graded on several factors, such as issue spotting, knowledge of the issue(s), persuasiveness, tone, grammar, and professionalism. While teams rotated during the competition, individual scores were tallied from month to month.

Our 2018 Winners are:

TOP LEFT: The 2018 Mock Trial overall attorney winner, Associate Attorney Joseph Melchionne (left) pictured with Program Chair Christian Sison.

TOP RIGHT: The 2018 Mock Trial first runner up (attorney) Christopher Major, pictured with Program Chair Christian Sison.

BOTTOM LEFT: The 2018 Mock Trial overall paralegal winner, Ashlee Allgayer (left) pictured with Program Chair Christian Sison.

BOTTOM RIGHT: The 2018 Mock Trial first runner up (paralegal) Amy Figueroa.

Congratulations to the winners and all who participated in this year’s program!

LOIS LLC Welcomes Andrea Abudayeh to New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Today the Firm welcomes attorney Andrea Abudayeh who joins the New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice at Lois LLC.

Associate attorney Andrea Abudayeh concentrates her practice at LOIS on defending employers and carriers in New York workers’ compensation claims. Andrea’s prior experience includes years as Supervising Attorney for a well-regarded claimant’s practice, representing claimants before the Board, where she handled all aspects of workers’ compensation cases from start to finish. This includes hearings, trials, depositions, client intakes, appointments, appeals and settlement negotiations. A true litigator, Andrea regularly appears in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.. Continue reading LOIS LLC Welcomes Andrea Abudayeh to New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

LOIS Attorney Appointed to Board of Directors of New York Women’s Bar Association

Attorney Nidhi Shetye joins LOIS.
Attorney Nidhi Shetye joins LOIS.
Nidhi Shetye, an associate in the New York workers’ compensation defense practice at LOIS, was recently appointed to the  Board of Directors for the New York Women’s Bar Association. The New York Women’s Bar Association is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the status of women in society, educating women lawyers and assisting them in professional development and advancement, and promoting the fair and equal administration of justice. 

Lois Law Firm Welcomes Chris Diaz to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Lois Law Firm welcomes New Jersey trial attorney Chris Diaz to the Firm’s New Jersey workers’ compensation defense practice. For nearly 20 years Chris Diaz has represented employers and carriers in New Jersey workers’ compensation cases. Chris was formerly house counsel for both AIG and Zurich Insurance. In these roles Chris has forged a reputation as an aggressive defender of the employers and carriers he represents.

Chris is a veteran New Jersey trial attorney who has handled thousands of workers’ compensation defense cases over nearly two decades of practice. His clients include insurance carriers, Fortune 500 companies along with mid-size and small businesses. Continue reading Lois Law Firm Welcomes Chris Diaz to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Lois LLC Welcomes Nidhi Shetye to New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Today the Firm welcomes attorney Nidhi Shetye who joins the New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice at Lois LLC.

Attorney Nidhi Shetye joins LOIS.
Nidhi Shetye, Esq.

Nidhi focuses on representing insurance companies and self-insured employers before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. Nidhi’s prior experience includes representing business clients by drafting answers to complaints, motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, writing appeals to District Court, performing discovery functions including depositions, drafting production requests and responses and representing clients in court and at status conferences. Continue reading Lois LLC Welcomes Nidhi Shetye to New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Download Kindle edition of 2018 New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

New Jersey Workers' Compensation 2018 HandbookThis is the Kindle (“.mobi” file, compatible with amazon Kindle devices) version of “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure.  This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

A comprehensive description, including a list of what was updated since the last (2017) edition and complete chapter list is here.

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Looking for a different version or more information about this book? The book is also available in PDF format and an iBooks edition (compatible with Apple devices, like iPads).

Need multiple copies for your team? Contact Greg.