Category Archives: Third Fridays Podcast

The Erosion of Labor Market Attachment: Third Fridays Podcast

Podcast host Christian Sison welcomes Addison O’Donnell to discuss the legal implications of labor market attachment and the changing landscape for this once-trusty defense. The two discuss the history and legal standards of the labor market attachment defense, the disruptions that rippled through the New York Workers’ Compensation system since March, and the path to restore the defense for a post-pandemic world.

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Mock Trial Trivia!: Third Fridays Podcast

In this episode following the annual Mock Trial competition, chaired by podcast host Christian Sison, reaches its final stage. Finalists compete for this year’s crown by answering trivia questions related to the hypothetical case and making an oral argument to a Mock Board Panel. Christian welcomes Christopher Major and Bailey Ott to this episode, as the three discuss the progress made during the competition. Christian is also joined by Nicholas Fortino, last year’s competition winner for Paralegals. The competition, in its third annual iteration, is a demonstration of the cohesiveness and team-based structure that clients have come to know and expect in real cases; take a listen to see how Lois attorneys hone their skills in a mock environment.

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The Future is Now: Third Fridays Podcast

The future is NOW at Lois Law Firm. While COVID-19 has certainly slowed down some businesses, the pandemic has not resulted in fewer great results for our clients. To demonstrate the growth and continued success of the firm, Christian Sison welcomes attorneys Vandana Saunders, Connor Wetherington, Bailey Ott, and Steve McLinden to this month’s episode for a panel discussion. The five attorneys chat about successful wins at the trial and appellate levels, while understanding that there are always a few takeaways that our clients can use for the future.

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Back on Track: Third Fridays Podcast

Christian Sison welcomes Lois Law Firm Partner and Construction Practice Group Leader Tashia Rasul back to the Third Fridays podcast. Together, Christian and Tashia learn about “Back on Track,” a new initiative from Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broker, and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. David Barry, National Director of Casualty Risk Control, and Brian Palmer, Northeast Construction Claims Area Practice Leader, introduce a playbook designed for businesses to safely reopen and mitigate risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel of four try to predict how Workers’ Compensation defense will adapt to new types of claims associated with COVID-19 and remote employees

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More Covid-19 Claims: Third Fridays Podcast

We live in a COVID-19 quarantine world now, so host Christian Sison is taking a “business as usual” approach with the second iteration of the Third Fridays podcast using remote appearances from guests. This month, Jeremy Janis and Adam Lowenstein discuss their recent litigation wins at the Appellate Division level. With practical advice to use in an impractical world, Christian can’t help but call foul on a new Board Panel Decision refuting the need for work search during the quarantine restrictions. discuss practical aspects of defending COVID-19 claims before the Workers’ Compensation Board in New York.

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