California Lawyers Association

Workers’ Compensation

Updates and events from the Workers’ Compensation Section

Join us for the Workers' Compensation Section Spring Conference on April 17! Read more
Purchase all 5 courses and save 25%! Offer ends 04/20/2021. Part 1: Substantial Medical Evidence... Read more
Even before the applicant is seen by the PQME, a lot can be litigated about the PQME. This presentation addresses the most frequent issues that arise before the PQME evaluation, including how the WCAB addresses disputes about the medical specialty, timing of the PQME request, cancellation of the PQME evaluation, replacement panels and timeliness of the reports, and more. Read more
Did you know that as a member of the California Lawyers Association, Workers’ Compensation Section your annual membership dues includes a subscription to one of the fastest growing online research tools—Fastcase? It’s true! Read more
At the end of 2020, it’s time to take stock of what transpired in the California workers’ comp world. As you may guess, it was mostly COVID, COVID COVID. Read more
Notice and an opportunity to be heard are vital hallmarks of due process. In the context of litigation, throughout the history of the United States, these cherished rights, and values, have classically included an opportunity to cross examine witnesses, and, in normal times (such as times without a pandemic), to do so in person. The intrinsic value of such an in-person opportunity is not easily measured, but typically, both litigants and the courts have identified that the ability to assess the credibility of witnesses by seeing them face to face is an essential benefit to reaching a just result in the case. Read more
Recently, a highly respected long-term interpreter who regularly appears on cases at the WCAB Los Angeles District Office shared information that was provided at a continuing education seminar on remote interpreting depositions and trials. Read more
An Interview with Presiding Judge Kathleen Ortega—Redding District Office of the WCAB by Judge Therese DaSilva, Oakland District Office of the WCAB Read more
Happy New Year! WOW! While I presume that after an extremely stressful 2020, we all looked forward to and hoped for a less stressful 2021, what we have been experiencing instead is an extreme surge in COVID-19, a political mess and an unprecedented attack on our Capitol and our democratic system of government. I am not a psychic, but my intuition tells me that we are in for another very stressful year as we deal with all that has led us to this point. Read more
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Rolda? If you thought of a quirky 70’s sitcom starring Valerie Harper, you owe it to yourself to come to the CLA Workers’ Compensation Spring Conference. Read more

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