Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

May 25, 2022 Press Releases

May 25, 2022 - Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith has been elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers was established to ‘honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation.’

Induction into the College requires candidates to be nominated by a current member based on the ‘outstanding traits they have developed in their practice of twenty years or longer, representing plaintiffs and defendants, serving as judges, or acting for the benefit of all in education, overseeing agencies, and developing legislation.’ Members must possess the highest level of professional qualifications, ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise, and leadership. Smith was inducted as Fellow into the College in 2014 and has remained a Fellow since that time. Her election to the Board of Governors of the College will allow her to more actively shape education, policy and dialogue on topics relevant to all workers’ compensation stakeholders.

Also currently Vice President of the Board of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), and the Chair of the ABA’s Trial and Insurance Practice Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee, Smith has a wealth of experience and knowledge in workers’ compensation law. Over her nearly 29-year practice, she has advised numerous clients, served on various Boards both state and nation-wide, and litigated diverse labor and employment law matters. Smith is a regular speaker and author on workers’ compensation issues, including for Verrill’s labor and employment blog, Taking Care of HR Business.

Firm Highlights


Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Injury in the Workplace: Paths to Recovery in and Outside of Workers’ Compensation

Verrill counsel Elizabeth Connellan Smith recently co-authored “ Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault Injury In The Workplace: Paths To Recovery In And Outside Of Workers’ Compensation ” for the American Bar Association Law Journal...


NLRB's Ruling On BLM Buttons Holds Employer Lessons

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Johnston recently authored an article for Law360 entitled, NLRB’s Ruling on BLM Buttons Holds Employer Lessons . In it she discusses a recent ruling from a National Labor Relations Board judge...


Time to Update Your Handbooks

Employers – a recent decision by an administrative agency you have likely never heard of will likely require you to revise your employment policies and handbooks. Some background: the National Labor Relations Act is...


DEI Efforts in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s College Admissions Decision

Last week the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision ending a four-decade precedent which had allowed universities and colleges to consider the race of applicants during the admissions process. What, if anything...


Conducting Workplace Investigations

Join Verrill’s Erik Peters and Elizabeth Johnston on Wednesday, October 18, for Conducting Workplace Investigations. When and why should you open an investigation? Who is the best person to conduct it? Should you handle...


82 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024, Including 10 Named Lawyers of the Year


Verrill Attorney Jonathan Dunitz Appointed Member of the State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Access to Justice Tax Credit Committee


Annual Update: The Legal Year in Review

More details coming soon!


Connecticut Supreme Court Opinion Sheds Light on Quasi-Judicial Standard in Context of University Disciplinary Proceeding

Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court analyzed the availability of absolute immunity for participants in quasi-judicial proceedings, specifically in relation to the dismissal of a complaint by a Yale University student stemming from sexual assault...


How to avoid employee wage and hour pitfalls during tourist season

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Johnston recently authored an article for MaineBiz entitled, How to avoid employee wage and hour pitfalls during tourist season . In the article she discusses five ways to help businesses stay...

Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700