Readying Strong LHWCA or DBA Hearings

Published by Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group and New Hampshire Association for Justice


A successful LHWCA/DBA trial involves strong discovery and pre-trial planning. In this webinar, you will learn what goes into LHWCA/DBA discovery and how to set the stage for a successful trial. This webinar will not address trial techniques, and is instead focused on the steps up to trial. We will explore these basic questions:

  1. How to do discovery in LHWCA or DBA cases?
    1. Developing a discovery plan: a checklist.
    2. Initial disclosures.
    3. Basic Rog and RFP questions.
    4. Setting the stage for the motions to compel/exclude.
  2. How do I get evidence ready before the hearing?
    1. Using the pretrial order to plan.
    2. Putting together the LHWCA or DBA trial notebook.
    3. Pretrial statement & exhibits.
    4. Getting witnesses to the court on time & prepared.

Amie C. Peters
Amie C. Peters helps workers understand and litigate workplace injuries, with an emphasis on Longshore, Defense Base and Jones Act cases. Amie leads a committed legal team at her law firm, Blue Water Legal PLLC, in beautiful Edmonds, Washington. When not working on individual workers’ cases, she is helping improve the legal community. She is the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group’s 2017-2018 President, and was previously its longtime Longshore/DBA Section co-chair. She also sits on the...More

Originally Published

November 20, 2014

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Readying Strong LHWCA or DBA Hearings - Audio
  • Readying Strong LHWCA or DBA Hearings - Paper
  • Readying Strong LHWCA or DBA Hearings - Video

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction.

Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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