The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has announced it will conduct a one-day case law seminar in May in both Long Beach and San Francisco. The program will examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation, and discuss appropriate negotiation and defense strategies for attorneys, claims personnel, hearing reps, case managers, and others with negotiating authority.
This is the 16th year that CWCI has conducted its case law update seminar, and CWCI General Counsel Mike McClain has moderated the seminars since their inception. McClain notes, “With the passage of SB 863 in 2012, which called for the most significant overhaul of the system in nearly a decade, the courts have been handed a number of issues to sort out in key areas, including liens, medical treatment disputes, PD rating and apportionment. Given the growing volume and complexity of litigation in California workers’ compensation, it is critical that those responsible for delivering benefits and defending claims stay on top of the changes and understand current case law. These seminars will include an update on recent rulings, with a focus on the practical impact of case law for those with negotiating authority. Our faculty includes attorneys Michael Marks and Saul Allweiss of the Offices of Allweiss & McMurtry, and Richard Jacobsmeyer of Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & Claffey, all of whom have both applicant and defense experience. We use a debate-style format to present alternate views on recent decisions and insights into what they mean for those trying to deliver benefits or defend claims.”
CWCI will present the seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12 at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach, and repeat the program on Wednesday, May 14 at the Wyndham Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. Tuition is $375, with a $100 discount available to CWCI member company employees. The fee includes a syllabus with summaries of significant decisions and full citations, Continental breakfast and lunch. Preregistration and prepayment are required. For details or to register online, click the “Seminar” button at www.cwci.org, or if you have questions or need accommodation of special needs, call 510-251-9470.
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