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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
REGISTER ONLINE

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.

Rating Extravaganza

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Westin Long Beach
333 E. Ocean Blvd.
 Long Beach, CA 90802

Earn 6.0 Hours CLE Credit.

6.0 hours of this program meets the specialization requirement of “mechanics of rating permanent disability requirement” for the certified workers’ compensation specialty.

Lunch is provided. You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Online registration will remain open until the pre-registration deadline/

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With sessions on:

  • Apportionment from the Pro
  • A Medical Perspective on Unique Issue for Rating Ortho Injuries
  • Practice Tips from the PJ and Preparing Your Case for Trial So You Can Resolve Without One
  • Most Common Rating Errors and How to Fix Them
  • AMA Guides Case Law Update and Doctor's Depositions

 For the full program schedule and registratiom information, see 4th Annual Rating Extravaganza.

Upcoming Webinars

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 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in the area of 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: Workers' Compensation Specialization Exam Essay (1-4) Prep Series: Part 1 of 3

Friday, August 21, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in the area of Workers' Compensation Law.. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Are you taking the workers' compensation specialization exam this year? Has it been awhile since you've taken a timed essay? Do you think IRAC is a foreign country? If so, this webinar is a must have for your exam preparation. Each week, a certified workers' compensation specialist will cover four of the twelve essays contained in the examination preparation packet released by the specialization committee. The presenters will go over the essay question and present a model answer to the question. They will cover issue spotting for the essay exam as well as the basic substantive law behind each question.

A copy of the practice exam can be found at this link

Week 1 (Aug. 21) will cover essays 1 through 4.
Week 2 (Sep. 4) will cover essays 5 through 8.
Week 3 (Sep. 11) will cover essays 9 through 12.

Attendees are encouraged to complete the essays on their own, under test conditions, prior to each webinar.

Speaker: Jay Shergill

Webinar: Syncope vs Seizure in the Workplace

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

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in the area of 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

Webinar: Workers' Compensation Specialization Exam Essay (5-8) Prep Series: Part 2 of 3

Friday, September 4, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Are you taking the workers' compensation specialization exam this year? Has it been awhile since you've taken a timed essay? Do you think IRAC is a foreign country? If so, this webinar is a must have for your exam preparation. Each week, a certified workers' compensation specialist will cover four of the twelve essays contained in the examination preparation packet released by the specialization committee. The presenters will go over the essay question and present a model answer to the question. They will cover issue spotting for the essay exam as well as the basic substantive law behind each question.

A copy of the practice exam can be found at this link

Week 1 (Aug. 21) will cover essays 1 through 4.
Week 2 (Sep. 4) will cover essays 5 through 8.
Week 3 (Sep. 11) will cover essays 9 through 12.

Attendees are encouraged to complete the essays on their own, under test conditions, prior to each webinar.

Speaker: David Skaggs

Webinar: Workers' Compensation Specialization Exam Essay (9-12) Prep Series: Part 3 of 3

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Are you taking the workers' compensation specialization exam this year? Has it been awhile since you've taken a timed essay? Do you think IRAC is a foreign country? If so, this webinar is a must have for your exam preparation. Each week, a certified workers' compensation specialist will cover four of the twelve essays contained in the examination preparation packet released by the specialization committee. The presenters will go over the essay question and present a model answer to the question. They will cover issue spotting for the essay exam as well as the basic substantive law behind each question.

A copy of the practice exam can be found at this link

Week 1 (Aug. 21) will cover essays 1 through 4.
Week 2 (Sep. 4) will cover essays 5 through 8.
Week 3 (Sep. 11) will cover essays 9 through 12.

Attendees are encouraged to complete the essays on their own, under test conditions, prior to each webinar.

Speaker: Yvonne Lang, Pearlman, Borska & Wax

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

As a 2015 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.

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