PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section to Honor Department of Labor & Industry’s Crum

HARRISBURG (Aug. 9, 2017) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers’ Compensation Law Section will present its Irvin Stander Memorial Award to Elizabeth A. Crum, director, Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication, Department of Labor and Industry, during the section’s 33rd annual fall meeting on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey.

The award is named in honor of the late Judge Irvin Stander and is presented to an attorney whose dedication to the administration of workers’ compensation law, and whose professionalism and regard for clients and colleagues serves as an example to others.

Since 2013, Crum has managed a statewide program of adjudication and mediation of disputed workers’ compensation matters, overseeing workers’ compensation judges, judge managers and staff in 22 offices throughout the commonwealth. With experience in all facets of workers’ compensation and insurance law, she has developed and implemented procedural and policy changes to the adjudication system resulting in greater overall efficiencies in the workers’ compensation system.

Crum also served as the Department of Labor and Industry’s deputy secretary for Compensation and Insurance for 11 years, where she provided oversight, policy making and executive management for the Pennsylvania State Workers’ Insurance Fund (SWIF), the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, the Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication and the Bureau of Disability Determination.

In addition, Crum held the positions of judge manager for the Eastern District of the Office of Adjudication and a judge in Philadelphia. Prior to her judge appointment, she was an attorney and chief of the Compliance Division with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor in Pittsburgh.

Crum is a council member of the PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section and a fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.

She is a frequent speaker and faculty member on workers’ compensation issues at state, national and international seminars.

Crum is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

More information about the PBA Workers’ Compensation Section’s meeting is available on the PBI website: http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=96870

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 26,000 lawyers who are members of the association.