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PSBA Spring Legal Roundup

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) recently presented its Spring Legal Roundup in Greensburg, PA, and Attorney Joyce Novotny-Prettiman, who is an associate at Quatrini Rafferty, was a co-presenter again in 2015. This continuing legal education seminar is presented yearly in an effort to keep local educators up to date on recent legal developments in the school law area. Since there were many developments in the law this year, the information presented included amendments in the Child Protective Services Law, a Right-to-Know update, and lessons from recent decisions from First Amendment speech and Transfer of Entities cases.

Legislative Alert: Strong Supporters of The ABLE Act

The ABLE Act, short for the Achieving a Better Life Experience, would allow people with long-term disabilities like those on the autism spectrum or Down syndrome to save money in a tax shelter solely for important costs like housing and education, while still qualifying for Medicaid and government services.

Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr. speaks at UPMC Forum for Occupational Medicine

QR attorney Vince Quatrini was the lead presenter for injured workers at the UPMC presentation, "Achieving Excellence in Workers' Compensation: Strategies from Medical and Legal Professionals," alongside Workers' Compensation Judge David B. Torrey, Valerie S. Faeth, defense attorney for Cohen & Grigsby, and a host of UPMC physicians. Mr. Quatrini provided the injured worker perspective on the practical and procedural complexities of handling a workers' compensation case, including the pitfalls of pre-existing conditions, work aggravation of pre-existing conditions, chronic opioid therapy, occupational back pain and the pitfalls of rotator cuff surgery.

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