Our Next Meeting


May 15, 2018
- NJ RIMS Meeting Notice 

The Evolution of NJ Workers’ Compensation set in Historical Context

Field trip to:  Thomas Edison National Historical Park


8:30 am - 9:00 am: Registration, light breakfast and networking

9:00 am - 11:00 am: Program & guided tours



Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052


Program Description

Join us, as New Jersey RIMS steps back in to the early 20th century, an entrepreneurial era which forever changed industry and the lives of the workers that supported it.   It’s known as the Second Industrial Revolution, driven by the advent of electricity and it’s where Workers’ Compensation began.  Our speaker will explain New Jersey’s leading role in the evolution of Workers’ Compensation.  We will then have a private tour through Thomas Edison’s laboratory and manufacturing complex, which will put us in to the historical context of the times. 


Introductory Remarks

Ike Jenkins, Director of Risk Management, University of Delaware and President of NJ RIMS
Laurie Erickson, Director of Risk Management, Zoetis and Vice President of NJ RIMS

Program Speaker

Thomas E. Miller, Counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance

Admitted to the NJ Bar in 1981, Mr. Miller has practiced exclusively in the area of Workers’ Compensation, for the past thirty-five years as house counsel for Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. He is certified by the Supreme Court of NJ in the area of Workers Compensation, is a member of the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development’s Advisory Council for Workers Compensation, and a member of the NJSBA Executive Committee for Workers Compensation


Guided Tours provided by

National Park Service, Thomas Edison National Historical Park


Location: Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052


Fee: No charge for Members, Non-members: $25


Non-Members may pay through Pay Pal after registering or via credit card/check on-site.

(Note: please register even if paying at the door.)



The winner of the Year-end MEMBERSHIP RAFFLE will be drawn in December. To qualify for the Raffle, you must attend five (5) Chapter Meetings in 2018. NJ RIMS will reimburse the cost of the winner’s registration fee, airfare and hotel for the 2019 RIMS Conference.