Workers' Compensation

Spotlight on CLA WC Section Technology, Social Media, and Website Subcommittee

By Elizabeth Furlow, Esq. Hartsuyker, Stratman & Williams-Abrego, San Francisco; Chair, Technology, Social Media and Website Subcommittee

The goal of the Technology, Social Media and Website subcommittee is to recognize changes in technology relevant to the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law, provide practical resources for our members about emerging technology tips that are foundational for today’s legal market, and connect and communicate with our members on multiple technology platforms. This article provides several examples of those resources and instructions on how to access them.

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If you joined a new section of the CLA, be sure to log into your CLA member account overview to verify that your new section has been added to your account and that you are on the CLA distribution list for all section communications and publications. Email with any questions or for assistance.

Another great and possibly less well-known benefit of membership in the CLA Sections, including the Workers’ Compensation Section, is access to Bill Tracking by the CLA to assist our members in following new legislation.  The CLA provides bill monitoring and tracking services to its sections.  Bills of potential interest can be accessed at  About CLA →  . . .  → Bill Tracking → Workers’ Compensation Matrix.

Also available to section members are oral arguments in various workers’ compensation cases that were heard in the California Courts of Appeal. We just added two new oral arguments available for our section members: Rodriguez v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, 39 Cal. App. 5th195 and Skelton v. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Bd., 39 Cal. App. 5th 1098 that can be accessed at CLA Workers’ Compensation account overview→Publications→Listen to oral arguments made in Workers’ Compensation cases at various districts of the California Courts of Appeal. We have a third new oral argument on order, County of Santa Clara v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Justice), the latest opinion on apportionment that will be posted soon.

Another resource for section members is the Workers’ Compensation Quarterly Cumulative Index updated annually and available at CLA Workers’ Compensation section member’s account overview→Publications→Workers’ Compensation Quarterly→Access the PDF version of Cumulative Index.

We also encourage our members to make your State Bar profile email address public to facilitate the practice of law in the new entirely electronic environment.

Finally, I encourage our members to follow the CLA Workers’ Compensation Section on our following social media accounts:  Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Please go like the social media pages so you can stay in the loop!

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