The Annual DOL-Joint Bar Association Meeting was held on October 19th in Washington, D.C. Member Patrick Babin, President of the DOL-Joint Bar Association, led the meeting which brought together plaintiff and defense attorneys committed to improving the legal process in claims arising through the United States Department of Labor.
About the DOL-Joint Bar Association
The DOL – Joint Bar Association, Inc. is a national not for profit membership organization for plaintiff and defense attorneys who represent parties in cases administrated by the U.S. Department of Labor. The primary focus of the Association is:
- To promote and improve the efficient handling of claims and cases administered and adjudicated by the U.S. Department of Labor for all parties involved in those claims, including injured workers, their employers, and insurance carriers.
- To create an unbiased resource for policy makers and the public on issues of importance related to the representation of individuals and companies involved in claims administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- To defend the honor of the legal profession and promote the highest standards of professional conduct for attorneys practicing before the U.S. Department of Labor.
- To provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Labor in administering laws and regulations within its jurisdiction throughout the United States and abroad.
Membership is open to any attorney who represents parties in cases administrated by the U.S. Department of Labor. This includes, but is not limited to, those attorneys representing parties in cases arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or its extensions, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, and the Black Lung Benefits Act.