Workers' Compensation Section
News from the Section
Save the date! Workers' Compensation Boot Camp
July 13-14 in Concord (Hilton)
July 27-28 in LA (Sheraton Gateway LAX)
This program offers up to 8.25 hours MCLE and Legal Specialization Credit.
Webinar: 2013 Case Law Update -- Post SB863
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour Participatory MCLE Credit and 1 hour Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.
Detailed discussion of the most recent case law in the field of workers' compensation, with tips on how to apply key holdings to real life litigation. Added bonus: What impact has SB863 had on developing case law. With speakers Barry Lesch and James Pettibone.
Webinar: Underutilized Rating Issues
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Pacific)
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour Legal Specialization credit in Workers' Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.
The program will include a number of issues that both applicant and defense attorneys will find helpful. These include using Chapter 13 to achieve a higher rating for carpal tunnel syndrome, why physicians should not apportion to degenerative disc disease when using the DRE tables and using Chapter 13 as an alternative to Chapter 18, why the Guides permits fibromyalgia to be ratable in Chapter 18, rating strength loss in Chapter 16 if it rates higher than another method, rating both station and gait and radiculopathy using Chapter 13, and why after 1/1/13, parties are no longer limited to the four corners of the Guides when rebutting the rating schedule.
Also, with the change in the definition of permanent disability, is the use of a vocational expert under LeBoeuf or section 4662 still valid for proving up a 100% case.
Speaker: Ken Klingdon
Webinar: Preparing for Doctor's Depositions Post SB863
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Pacific)
This program offers 1 hour Participatory MCLE Credit and 1 hour Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance to participate.
Post SB863 new issues will become important at cross examination of the medical experts. This seminar will address such issues including but not limited to: psychiatric, sleep, sexual and neuro-cognitive impairment; incorporation of the MTUS pain guidelines, and discerning when the Almaraz Guzman justification is adequate. With speaker Brad Wixen.
See Online CLE and click on Workers' Compensation to find out how you can get online participatory MCLE credit for Workers' Compensation programs at your convenience. Choose from a wide selection of State Bar of California MCLE programs at both modem and broadband connection speeds. For information about other options for CLE credit, see Education .
Save Money with CEB
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Workers' Compensation Section, you're eligible for:
- 10% off selected CEB print or online books
- A rebate on your section dues that can be applied to the cost of a CEB Gold CLE Passport or a CLE program ticket
A complete list of the products eligible for a discount is available on a CEB web page accessible through our Members Only Area . Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site .
Workers' Compensation Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639