Workers' Compensation Section

News from the Section

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/

Schedule of Events | Essential Information
Printable Brochure | Print Mail/Fax Reg. Form

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.

Workers' Compensation Section 2015 Fall Education Conference

Fall Education Conference, October 24, 2015, San DiegoSaturday, October 24, 2015
Westin San Diego
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA

Earn 6 Hours MCLE Credit.

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Please note: online registration will close after the pre-registration deadline.

Schedule of Events | Essential Information
Printable Brochure | Mail / Fax Reg. Form

Program package includes 6 hours of MCLE and Legal Specialization credits, program materials on a USB drive, continental breakfast and lunch. Featuring panels on:

  • The Dawn of the Digital PQME Panel -- UR/IMR ISSUES
  • DWC Update
  • Litigation Roundtable
  • WCAB Update
  • The Magnificent Five: Top Tips to Know
  • Presumption Junction, What's Your Function?
  • PJ Update

For the full program schedule and registration information, see 2015 Fall Conference.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Workers' Compensation Specialization Exam Essay Prep Series: Part 1 - 3

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 HERE.

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

All three programs offer 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in the area of Workers' Compensation.

  • Part 1: Friday, August 21, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
    Week 1 will cover essays 1 through 4.
    -- Register in advance
    Speaker: Jay Shergill

  • Part 2: Friday, September 4, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m. |
    Week 2 will cover essays 5 through 8.
    -- Register in advance
    Speaker: David Skaggs

  • Friday, September 11, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
    Week 3 will cover essays 9 through 12.
    -- Register in advance
    Speaker: Yvonne Lang, Pearlman, Borska & Wax

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

State Bar of California Annual Meeting

My Annual MeetingThe State Bar of California 88th Annual Meeting
October 8-11, 2015
Anaheim, California

The State Bar of California returns to sunny Anaheim for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is a multiday showcase of continuing legal education courses, celebrity speakers, and noted legal scholars. Each day gives you several choices of courses and special events.

The Annual Meeting registration fee is structured to make it more affordable to attend. You can select either a Full Meeting Pass or a 2-Day Pass. Special fees are available for Young Lawyers and New Admittees. September 14 is the deadline for the lowest fee.

More than 100 programs are planned for the Annual Meeting, including these from the Workers' Compensation Section:

Program 35

Advanced Neurological Issues in Workers’ Compensation

Program 46

Workers’ Compensation Trial Practice: Putting Forth Your Best Case

Program 57 

Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment Update

For more information, see The State Bar of California Annual Meeting.

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

Thank you to members of the Workers' Compensation Section.  A member benefit of 6 hours MCLE credit, including in the subfields.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