Third year student James Milner won first place in the 2013 College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers Student Writing Competition. Mr. Milner's paper, "Facing a Fear of Forfeiture: Workplace Equipment, Successor Liability, and the Dual Persona Doctrine as an Exception to the Exclusive Remedy of Workers' Compensation," was judged on organization, quality of research, depth, originality of analysis, clarity of style and readability. As the winner of the competition, he will receive a $1,500 cash award plus an expenses-paid trip to the College Annual Induction Dinner March 15 at the Conrad Chicago Hotel, where the award will be presented. Mercer Law School's scholarship fund will also receive $1,000 from the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers in honor of the achievement.
Torts Professor Dick Creswell says, "Milner worked hard to develop his thoughts about a cutting-edge issue in the Workers' Comp field. His work on this paper is typical of his steady dedication as a law student. I have no doubt that his perseverance will make him a very successful advocate for his clients."
The College honors workers' compensation attorneys who have been practicing for over twenty years and demonstrate outstanding traits in representing injured workers, serving as judges, overseeing agencies, developing legislation, and more. The organization sponsors the writing competition annually.