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Verrill Attorney Elected Secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Executive Board

November 13, 2019 Press Releases

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). Smith has been a member of the NWCDN since 2006, and was first elected to the Executive Board in 2018.

“It is an exciting time to be an officer on the NWCDN Executive Board,” explained Smith. “As a group we are exploring changes to grow and strengthen this unique and important organization.”

NWCDN includes a network of law firms covering 45 states. The attorney members collaborate regularly not only for educational and networking opportunities, but also to serve the needs of large clients.

Also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Workers’ Compensation Standing Committee and an ABA College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers fellow, Smith has a wealth of experience in workers’ compensation law. Over the course of her 25 years of practice, she has litigated numerous labor and employment law matters, primarily defending claims brought against Maine employers. Smith is a regular speaker and author on workers’ compensation issues, including for Verrill’s labor and employment blog, Taking Care of HR Business.

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