SMART-Transportation Division held its Western Regional Meeting in San Antonio, Texas and Eastern Regional Meeting in New York City in the summer of 2017.
The law firm of Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd. was represented at the both meetings with attorneys and investigators who remained present throughout the duration of the week’s activities.
Robert E. Harrington, III presented at the Designated Legal Counsel ninety minute educational seminar to all SMART-TD members Monday morning in both Texas and New York. This presentation was designed to further educate SMART-TD officers to the rights of railroad employees subsequent to on-duty injury under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and how to contact a FELA lawyer in the event of personal injury. In addition, the seminar also focused on railroad employee rights under the whistle-blower protections of the Federal Rail Safety Act. Attendance at the event was high and the questions posed during the question and answer session were pointed and highly relevant to today’s railroad work climate.
The law firm hosted networking and informational events for attendees on the Monday nights of both meetings. Patrick Harrington, Robert Thompson and Robert E. Harrington, III attended to educate members as to their legal rights as well as provide a forum for SMART-TD local representatives to network amongst other leaders in various locals throughout Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. The feedback from both events in San Antonio and New York were all positive.
The attorneys at Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd. are proud to have been active participants in both the 2017 Eastern and Western Regional Meetings and look forward to the announcement of the location of the 2018 events.