Catherine Shiels, a Shareholder at GRSLBG&B, is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee. The Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee operates with the mission to study and develop beneficial changes in the administration and procedures pertaining to Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey. Currently, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Courts are shutdown through April 3, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; however, the Courts are hearing Emergent Motions for Medical benefits telephonically. As a member of the Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, Ms. Shiels has been involved in the Committee’s efforts to urge the Division of Workers’ Compensation to safely re-open all court operations through the use of videoconferencing and telephonic conferences. The Committee’s proposals are pending review by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. As soon as a response is received from the Division of Workers’ Compensation, GRSLBG&B will provide updated information on the process to be used in future court proceedings. If you have any questions, you can reach Cathy here.