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    Administrative Law Judge Joe Walsh -

    Date: October 3, 2012, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Great River Health Systems, Blackhawk Room (lower level Rehab Center)
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    Administrative Law Judge Joe Walsh will provide information regarding how the Unemployement Appeals process works, including a big picture overview of the unemployment insurance system in the United States.  He will provide guidance and practice tips for how parties to an unemployment case can present their best case.  Joe focuses on learning from the mistakes of other parties in unemployment cases.  Joe will also provide information regarding substantive legal standards in unemployment insurance cases, including defining misconduct and quits for “good cause attributable to the employer.  Joe can provide more in-depth analysis of legal issues on all areas of unemployment insurance law, upon request.

    Joe Walsh graduated from Drake University Law School with Honors in 1996.  He worked in private practice from 1996-2007 for a premier labor law firm in Des Moines.  He practiced primarily in labor and employment law and workers’ compensation litigation and earned the position of partner.  In 2007 Joe was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Iowa Workforce Development where he served from 2007 to 2010 where he earned the honor of Administrator of the Year.  In January 2011, Joe accepted the position of Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Unemployment Appeals Bureau where he has focused on improving case processing times.