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12 — Workers’ Compensation 101
Friday, September 14 — 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Are you new to the practice of law? Or perhaps you’re thinking of expanding your practice to include workers’ compensation hearings? If you want to learn the basics of a workers’ compensation case from start to finish, this is the panel for you! Three expert litigators, including a retired workers’ compensation judge, will impart a lifetime of experience and present a complete outline of a workers’ compensation case.
CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation
16 — Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update - 2018
Friday, September 14 — 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A perennial favorite, speakers Judge Sharon Velzy and attorney David Skaggs will offer a detailed analysis of the hottest workers’ compensation cases that affect the way you practice. From published DCA opinions to interesting WCAB panel decisions interpreting SB 863, this presentation can’t be missed!
CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law
20 — Practical Tips for Petitions for Reconsideration
Friday, September 14 — 3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
The Petition for Reconsideration is perhaps the most important brief a workers’ compensation litigator writes. The petition should concisely state the issue on appeal, outline the facts and evidence, explain the law and draw a clear conclusion. Join us as Commissioner Jose Razo shares his experience reviewing petitions for reconsideration at the Office of the Commissioners and provides practical tips for putting your best case forward.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
The Workers’ Compensation Section is gearing up for our 7th annual Rating Extravaganza at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505) on Saturday October 20, 2018.
Here are the top three reasons to attend:
This year’s program will feature popular keynote speakers, including WCAB Commissioner Jose Razo, Presiding Judge Jamie Spitzer of Anaheim, Ray Correio, the Hon. Robert Rassp (Los Angeles) and the Hon. Eric Ledger (Oakland) as well as some surprise guest stars, you won’t want to miss.
Hot topic discussions will leave you simmering with new ideas. For example, what exactly is the interplay between Labor Code sections 4660, 4660.1, and 4662 and what is the status of vocational rehabilitation evaluations post-SB863? How do you prove permanent total disability in accordance with the fact? How do you avoid common pitfalls when rating cases? No topic is off the table.
Rating permanent disability is perhaps the most important skill in the workers’ compensation litigator’s toolbox. Of all the CLE events in all the State, the Workers’ Compensation Ratings Extravaganza is the most significant must-see event of the year. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Clearly, this must be puffery.” Maybe you’re right, but what if you’re wrong? I dare say you cannot afford to take that chance.
What: Workers’ Compensation Section - 7th Annual Rating Extravaganza
When: Saturday October 20, 2018
Where: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)
SAVE THE DATE! Registration email to follow in the coming weeks.
The Workers’ Compensation Section of the California Lawyers Association was previously known as the Workers’ Compensation Section of The State Bar of California. The Workers’ Compensation Section is a non-profit and non-partisan, and continues to bring you some of the greatest MCLE programs in the State.
By Julius Young
RAND has now delivered to CHSWC a draft report on the California Return to Work Supplement Program. The report (see the bottom of this post) on the RTWSP has now been uploaded to the CHSWC website, with public comments due by May 7, 2018. RAND’s Michael Dworsky presented slides and a summary of the draft report at the April 5, 2018 CHSWC meeting. The RTWSP is commonly referred to by some in the industry as the $120 million fund. It was established during the 2012 negotiations regarding SB 863 and is intended to provide some extra compensation to workers with disproportionately high earnings losses.
On March 6, 2018, in County of San Diego v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Pike), the Court of Appeals filed a published opinion, holding that, under Labor Code section 4656(c)(2), an injured worker is not entitled to either temporary disability benefits or full salary benefits under Labor Code section 4850—more than five years from the date of injury. This decision reversed the decisions of the WCJ and WCAB, which held that, under Labor Code section 4656 (c)(2), an injured employee was entitled to temporary disability benefits and full salary benefits under Labor Code section 4850 for up to 104 weeks within a five-year period and unlimited benefits thereafter. Read More
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Workers' Compensation Section
California Lawyers Association
180 Howard Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94105