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Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialization Boot Camp 2015

Legal Specialization Boot CampPresented by The State Bar of California Workers' Compensation Section

 

July 18-19, 2015
Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520
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July 25-26, 2015
Marina del Rey Marriott

4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Earn 9 Hours MCLE (including 1 Hour Legal Ethics) & Legal Specialization Credit

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Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialization Boot Camp is a comprehensive review of workers’ compensation law designed to prepare practitioners for the 2015 workers’ compensation legal specialization examination. The program is tailored to help future specialists spot and analyze workers’ compensation issues and other essential skills needed for successfully passing the certification exam. There will be special emphasis on recent reform law under SB863 and newly enacted companion regulations.

Boot Camp is also a must have program for those who are just starting out in workers’ compensation. In two days all essential workers’ compensation subjects will be covered, including checklists and citations to key case law and relevant code sections and regulations. For more information, please see Legal Specialization Boot Camp 2015.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Advanced Issues with Workers’ Compensation Fraud / RICO

Friday, May 29, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE Credit and 1 Legal Specialization credit in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Workers’ compensation fraud can grind a case to a halt and impact liability. The attorney must consider a multitude of ethical and legal factors to position his client with the best outcome. Perpetration of fraud can result in massive sanctions and/or RICO lawsuits, dismissal of a claim and/or criminal prosecution. An applicant attorney and a defense attorney discuss factors to consider in representing a client charged with fraud, obligations in reporting or pursuing a person or entity suspected of committing fraud. Topics covered will include petitions for stay, discovery, protective orders, 132a retaliation claims, dismissals, RICO liability, and more. With speakers Eric Ledger and Larry Sager.

Webinar: The AMA Guides: Application of the AMA Guides Using the Correct Medical Lingo

Friday, June 12, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE Credit and 1 Legal Specialization credit in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Do you allege "back, upper extremity, internal" in your cases? Wrong! This seminar will show how to provide all interested parties from claims administrator to judge proper parts of body injured in pleadings, pre-trial conference statements that are consistent with the AMA Guides.

Speaker: Robert Rassp

Webinar: The AMA Guides: Quirky Apportionment Issues and the AMA Guides

Friday, July 10, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE Credit and 1 Legal Specialization credit in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

An applicant's attorney teaching about apportionment of permanent disability? You bet! This webinar will explore old and new issues of apportionment using the AMA Guides and how you can and cannot apportion. Can you apportion a current lumbar spine injury that is based on ROM when a prior lumbar spine injury was based on DRE?

Speaker: Robert Rassp

Webinar: The AMA Guides: Can You Use the AMA Guides to Rebut a GAF/WPI Rating? If So, How?

Friday, August 14, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE Credit and 1 Legal Specialization credit in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Category: Workers' Compensation Law The DSM-5 was implemented by the American Psychiatric Association on May 10, 2013 which eliminated the GAF score. Permanent disability WPI ratings are still based on a GAF score. Can you rebut a WPI based on a GAF score using the AMA Guides or other methods?

Speaker: Robert Rassp

Webinar: Syncope vs Seizure in the Workplace

Friday, August 28, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE Credit and 1 Legal Specialization credit in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Definitions and medical analysis of seizure, syncope, migraine, psyche issues, etc presenting in or relevant to workers and the workplace.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Bronshvag

Now accepting Nominations for the 2015 Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition awards. See Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition Awards for more information. Deadline: March 2, 2015.

6 Hours of Self-Study CLE in the Specialty Areas -- Complimentary for Members of the Workers' Compensation Section!

As a 2014 benefit of Section membership, we are pleased to offer six hours of MCLE credit, offering credit in all of the MCLE subfields.

If you were purchasing these courses individually in our Online Catalog, they would cost $210 -- so that's your Section membership more than paid for, and then some!

Just watch these programs, and keep a record of having done so in the event you're audited for MCLE compliance.

You can access these programs and the accompanying written materials any time this year in the Members Only Area.

Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Navigating Diversity
Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Emotional Distress
  • Coping with the Unique Challenges of Legal Practice
Legal Ethics
  • Avoiding the State Bar Disciplinary System
  • Client Trust Accounting Fundamentals
  • Ethical Implications for Lawyers in Cyberspace and Social Media
  • Ethics and Civility: Want an Extension? Forget about It!

Online CLE

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

CEB Discount Program for Section MembersContinuing 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 .

Contact Us

Workers' Compensation Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2256
FAX 415-538-2368