Workers' Compensation Section

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Upcoming Webinars

Constitutional Remedies in Workers' Compensation

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

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.

Are you thinking of raising a constitutional issue in your workers’ compensation case?  Not sure how to approach the issue?  A former Deputy Attorney General and current Applicant’s attorney, will discuss how to properly frame and litigate constitutional issues in workers’ compensation.    He will explain the multiple avenues for addressing constitutional issues including declaratory judgments and writs of mandate. 

Speaker: Greg Gomez

Utilizing the MTUS to Get Medical Treatment Approved

Friday, January 30, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

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 MTUS is the instruction book for medical treatment authorization.  Every workers’ compensation doctor and attorney must know how to use it.  However, often the doctor does not address the MTUS when requesting authorization.  Then, the attorney does not address the MTUS when appealing the UR denial.  These problems combine and result in the denial of treatment.  It doesn’t have to be that way,

Speaker: Hon. Noah Tempkin, Sacramento, WCAB

The Dirty Dozen – A Rogue’s Gallery of Labor Code Section 5813 Violators

Friday, February 27, 2015, 12 noon- 1 p.m.

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

PJ McGill presents this entertaining look at sanction cases and provides insight to how you can avoid becoming a member of this notorious group!

2014 Steve Jiminez Award Recipients

The 2014 Honorees:

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Lifetime Achievement: Jack Koszdin (pictured left) 

Judge of the Year: Thomas E.Clarke (pictured right)

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Applicant Attorney of the Year: Alex Wong (pictured left)

Defense Attorney of the Year: Barry Lesch (pictured right)

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Zachary Frost

Young Lawyer: Lindsay Wagenman (pictured left)


For more information, including bios of each recipient, see 2014 Steve Jiminez Awards.

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.

The Section thanks you for your membership!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 .

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

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