Las Vegas Seminar: Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys

Charles Spann of Beckett, Yott, McCarty & Spann is speaking in a seminar held by the National Business Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28th. The seminar, Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, will run from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, and is taking place in the Gold Coast Hotel at 400 W Flamingo Rd. For more information on attending, follow the link to the National Business Insitute.

Program Description

You know the law to a tee, but when it comes to the medical aspects of injuries and treatment, are you at a loss? Don’t miss this opportunity to augment your legal knowledge with an anatomy primer straight from medical professionals. Focusing on the body parts that bring the most injury claims each year, we’ll examine each part’s anatomy, common injuries sustained, what to look for in medical records and diagnostic test results, and common treatment options. You’ll be surprised at the added insight you’ll gain on your injury cases.

Who Should Attend

This basic level course is designed for attorneys (personal injury, insurance, workers’ compensation, disability) and other legal professionals who would like a better understanding of their cases’ medical aspects. Others who may benefit include: insurance claims managers, workers’ compensation managers and human resource managers.

Riley Beckett Awarded for University Service by Nevada Alumni Association – UNR

Reno Personal Injury Attorney Riley BeckettRiley Beckett is being awarded for University Service at the University of Nevada-Reno’s Homecoming Gala on October 13, 2011, presented by the Nevada Alumni Association. The attorneys & staff of Beckett, Yott, McCarty & Spann would like to congratulate Riley on this impressive achievement, and invite everyone to join us on this special night.

From the University’s website:

This year the Nevada Alumni Association will recognize some of the best and brightest Nevada alumni during the 2011 Homecoming Gala, October 13 at the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom.

Tickets and tables are available for purchase. Tickets are $70 per person. Please contact Hope at 775-784-6620 for more information.

In receiving this award, Riley is among Milton Glick, William Pennington, and Jack Reviglio. Click for more information on this year’s award recipients at the University of Nevada Reno’s Homecoming Gala.

Nevada Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice Seminar

Laurie Yott and Jim McCarty of Beckett, Yott, McCarty & Spann will be giving a workers’ compensation law & practice seminar on September 22 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The seminar will run from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. For more information on attending the seminar, follow the link to Sterling Education Services.

Program Highlights:

  • Know the basic definitions and concepts
  • Practice pointers for practitioners-DLIR Appeals
  • Implications of recent developments in the law
  • Incorporate new developments into your practice
  • Settlements and negotiation strategies
  • Avoid the social security offset minefield
  • Correctly handle return to work situations before and after MMI
  • IME-Your friend or foe

Who Should Attend:

  • Attorneys – Workers’ Compensation
  • Attorneys – Non-subscriber Litigator
  • Attorneys – Insurance
  • Attorneys – Health Care
  • Attorneys – Employee Benefits
  • Attorneys – Employment
  • Attorneys – Civil Litigation
  • Attorneys – Litigation
  • Attorneys – Personal Injury
  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Insurance Claims/Risk Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Workers’ Compensation Administrators
  • Business Managers
  • Safety Directors
  • Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Benefits Professionals
  • Anyone involved in the WC process

About Laurie Yott & Jim McCarty:

LAURIE A. YOTT, a partner in Beckett, Yott, McCarty & Spann, Chtd. in Reno, has been an attorney for more than twenty-five years, successfully handling thousands of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and subrogation cases. Ms. Yott and Mr. Riley M. Beckett are Nevada’s leading experts in the subrogation field. Ms. Yott is frequently retained to handle workers’ compensation cases at the upper appellate levels, and she is currently handling numerous cases before the Nevada Supreme Court.

Ms. Yott successfully defended a Nevada workers’ compensation decision at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2002. Ms. Yott is licensed to practice in Nevada and California and has significant litigation experience in their state and federal courts. Ms. Yott received her B.A., with honors, from the University of California at San Diego, and her J.D. from the University of California School of Law.

JAMES A. McCARTY, a partner in Beckett, Yott, McCarty & Spann, Chtd. in Reno, is one of the preeminent workers’ compensation professionals in the State of Nevada. Mr. McCarty has tried thousands of workers’ compensation appeals, and he is one of very few attorneys in the state to have represented the interests of injured workers as well as employers, third-party administrators, and insurance companies. Mr. McCarty is also one of the few lawyers in Nevada with extensive experience in employer account issues, and he holds a unique record of successes in subsequent injury fund matters. Mr. McCarty began training as a trial attorney by working as the assistant county attorney and as the part time county coroner, in Dodge County, Nebraska.

Mr. McCarty later moved to Nevada and worked for the Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers. He then worked for the State Industrial Insurance System before going into private practice, where he represented injured workers, insurers, and employers in workers’ compensation matters. Mr. McCarty is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the Nebraska State Bar. Mr. McCarty earned his B.A. from Creighton University and his J.D. from the Creighton School of Law.

Bail Out Stacey for the Muscular Dystrophy Association!

That’s right, Stacey Sampson, one of our firm’s excellent paralegals, is going behind bars on May 4, 2011. Beckett, Yott, McCarty and Spann and Stacey have agreed to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association! In order for Stacey to be released on good behavior, we have to raise bail and our Reno law firm needs your help!

The easiest way to help is to go to to make a secure, online donation right away to help Stacey get bailed out of jail! Your donation will help families living in the Reno community and help guarantee me an early release. I can’t wait to add you to my list of contributors!

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a non-profit health agency that is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases. It is through your support and kindness that the Association will be able to provide services to over 800 Reno Area families affected by muscular dystrophy.  These services include free clinic visits , support group sessions, summer activities for kids, assisting with medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, leg braces, communication devices) repairs, and funding innovative research.  We are specifically trying to raise money to send two (2) kids to the local summer camp!

Thanks in advance for your help. Don’t hesitate to call or email the attorneys and staff of Beckett, Yott, McCarty & Spann with any questions.

Together we’ll make a difference,

Any donation/contribution would be greatly appreciated!

Meet the Reno Family Law Attorneys of Surratt Law Practice

Reno Family Law Attorneys
From left to right: Melissa Exline, Kim Surratt, Rayna Brachmann

Meet the Reno family law attorneys of Surratt Law Practice!

Surratt Law Practice, PC of Reno, Nevada was designed to promote healthy families in Nevada whether it is in the context of divorce, mediation, collaborative practice, estate planning, guardianships, or assisted reproductive technology. Ms. Surratt is a highly respected attorney in the Northern Nevada community and her interests are in the areas of amicable divorce with integrity through alternative dispute resolution and family planning. Ms. Surratt opened Surratt Law Practice, PC to assist people at their most difficult times in life. Despite Ms. Surratt’s skills in mediation and collaborative practice, Ms. Surratt’s distinct talents can be used in litigation, as well as mediation and collaborative practice. Ms. Surratt’s goal is litigation with integrity and exploring options for out-of-court handling of family law matters at all opportunities. Ms. Surratt has learned that when her client’s are informed and invloved in the process of their conflict that they make better decisoins for themselves and their children than a judge or lawyer would.

Surratt Law Practice provides services in all areas of family law and estate planning throughout Nevada, including but not limited to the following:

  • Divorce, Legal Separations, Domestic Partnerships
  • Child Custody/Visitation, Child Support
  • Unmarried Parents
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