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WILG is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and other relief under workers’ compensation programs. WILG is a network of like-minded advocates for workers’ rights, sharing information and knowledge, a sense of commitment and kinship, and networking to help each other and our clients.
WILG® Provides practical services that increase your revenue and lowers your overhead.
WILG® will improve your ability to represent injured workers.
WILG® ensures that your practice will continue.
WILG® has developed relationships with distinguished business partners that will offer discounts to WILG® members only. These partners offer services in health insurance, payroll, benefits, client intake and communication services, customized client newsletters, online review services, professional disability insurance and merchant services.
NETWORKING & INFORMATION EXCHANGE
WILG® provides unparalleled opportunities for workers’ compensation attorneys to network and share information through events such as the annual convention, regional events and sections. It provides access for referrals as well as experts and the sharing of trends from state to state. The one-on-one communication with your colleagues is critical to your success and the success of the profession.
Through our professional lobbying firm and with staff and our legislative committee, WILG® initiates, monitors and acts on legislation as it best serves the interests of workers’ compensation attorneys and their clients both on Capitol Hill and in the states. Members are kept up-to-date on legislative and regulatory information on all fronts.
Access over 1,100 of your colleagues in an instant and put their insights and knowledge to work for you! With the click of the mouse, you can have an extended law firm at your fingertips to help you with a legal question, find an expert, share an experience or find a referral instantly. By sharing information on a nationwide basis, attorneys receive timely information and expert assistance.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
WILG® offers specialized workers’ compensation continuing legal education seminars including our annual convention, regional events, live streaming and SeminarWeb. WILG®’s seminars will give you the competitive edge in the area of workers’ compensation. The speakers are the best in the field. SeminarWeb offers online CLE in the convenience of your home or office.
WILG®’s website provides a wealth of information for you as a member of WILG®. It provides the basics such as the calendar of events, contact information, leadership, find an attorney, but it also provide you with access to listservs, the brief/deposition bank, CLE’s, legislative information, the association plan sign up, case law research, WILG®’s social media, and a variety of resources and tools that will be continually updated and added to just for you!
Workers’ First Watch is an invaluable publication for the workers’ compensation attorney. It provides a wealth of information on a variety of topics related to the practice of workers’ compensation law from the industry leaders. WILG® also produces periodic E-newsletters and legislative updates. Additionally E-clips is sent out daily to members which provides them with abstracts of breaking workers’ comp and trial bar news stories. You & the Law is a quarterly, auto customizable direct newsletter purchased through WILG® offered by LAJ designed to provide plaintiff law firms an effective and tasteful way to keep in touch with existing clients.
WILG® has several practice options including: Longshore/ DBA, FECA, Veterans Representation, Wage & Hour, Social Security, Occupational Exposure, and Paralegal. These sections have their own listserv, CLEs, and section chairs in order to network and share information about their specific practice areas or issues specific to practicing workers’ compensation and serving their clients.
PUBLIC EDUCATION & MEDIA
WILG® focuses its efforts on improving the image of workers’ in America and on illustrating the need for increasing workers’ safety.
Members have access to an online, plaintiff’s only, deposition bank with over 600,000 depositions.
WILG® members and coalition groups can request that an amicus curiae be filed in support of their case in their state or in the U.S. Supreme Court.
COALITION BUILDING & STATE SUPPORT
WILG® also actively provides support for state trial lawyer associations as well as workers’ rights groups and other state, local and federal organizations. There is a widespread effort to reduce or eliminate benefits for injured workers’ at the state and federal level. WILG® is the central clearing house for information sharing and the key coalition builder in the effort to ensure that workers’ rights are preserved.
ADVOCATES OF WILG®
WILG® has entered into several agreements with vendors to provide you with a variety of services pertinent to your profession. These partners are the best in their field and are not only offering WILG® members a valuable service but are going an extra step and supporting WILG®, the organization that supports you!