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Hawaii Seminar - April 2015


 

 

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 9.0 MCLE
 9.0 Legal Specialization
 6.0 DWC

  • How do you establish "thresholds" for SIF?
  • How do you spot and recognize a SIF case?
  • How do you file a SIF case?
  • How do you collect the medical evidence necessary to prove up an SIF case?
  • How do you try your SIF case?
  • When do you try your SIF case?
  • Do you try your SIF case with the basic case, the industrial case or afterwards?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bodam & Beyond - March 2015

 

 


 

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  4.0 MCLE
  4.0 Legal Specialization
  4.0 DWC

  • Using evidence based medicine to support your client’s RFA and prove your case at EXPEDITED HEARING
  • Securing home health care
  • Labor Code §4600 requests not subject to UR/IMR
  • Case Law Update (Bodam, Shanley, etc)
  • Consequences of forced detox
  • Defense considerations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter Convention - January 2015

   

 

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 16.0 MCLE (1.25 Ethics)
 16.0 Legal Specialization
 5.75 DWC

 

  • How to Ensure that the Extent of Actual Impairment (and Disability) is Documented
  • What Now? UR Appeals, IMR Appeals and the Dubon Case 
  • MPN Update: What ALl Lawyers and Doctors Need to Know
  • Obtaining a Medical Evaluation for an Injured Worker Post SB863
  • Commissioners' Panel
  • Marvin Shapiro Memorial: Most Important Cases
  • Ethics Redux
  • The Great Debate
  • Back to Basics: The Masters Share Their Secrets
  • The Presiding Judges Speak Out
  • What Are COnsidered Treatment Requests Under Code §4610
  • Is There Really Such Thing as an Expedited Hearing?

 

 

 

 

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Annual Rating Seminar - December 2014

 

 

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    6.0 MCLE
    6.0 Legal Specialization
    6.0 DWC

North:

  • Obtaining Medical-Legal Reports, Accurate ADL Impacts and Ratings
  • Assuring Comprehensive Exams are Conducted
  • How Counsel Assure Physicians Have the Information they need
  • What Makes a Good A/G Analysis
  • Getting the Doctor to Address Work Limitations, ADL Loss and Effects of Pain on Functionality
  • How and when to get an FCE
  • The Role of the Vocational Evaluator 

South:

  • What Constitutes an Accurate Medical Examination?
  • What to Look for in a Medical Report
  • Substantial Medial Evidence
  • New Approaches to Psychological Injuries
  • Mock QME Cross-Examination by Experts
  • Upper and Lower Extremities, Neck and Back Evaluation, Chronic Pain and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • AMA Compliance
  • Work Capacity and Work Restrictions

 

 

 

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The Domino Effect - September 2014

   

 

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    4.0 MCLE
    4.0 Legal Specialization
    3.0 DWC

 

  • Can a worker be MMI if needed treatment is denied?
  • Does a Refusal to Authorize Treatment increase Permanent Disability?
  • Tolling the 104 TTD Cap during illegal treatment delay?
  • Return to work issues raised by Denial of Treatment
  • Obtaining an Accurate MSA in the face of Treatment Denials
  • Quality of Evidence Supporting Treatment Requests
  • Invalid UR and Insurance Bad Faith
  • Medical Board Jurisdiction over UR Reviewers
  • Invalid UR and Loss of Medical Control

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Convention - June 2014

 

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  16.5 MCLE
  1.25 Ethics
  1.25 Bias
  15.25 Legal Specialization
  6.0 DWC

 

  • Is the California Workers’ Compensation System Losing its Mind?
  • Trends in Apportionment
  • Accurate Permanent Disability Ratings
  • The Galaxy of Technology: May the Force Be With You Advocating for Your Clients
  • The Commissioners & Friends Discuss the Hot Issues of the Day
  • Marvin Shapiro Memorial Most Important Cases
  • Gender Equity in Workers' Compensation Law
  • Current Ethical Issues in CA and Around the Nation
  • Regulations Update
  • UR/IMR Update
  • Medicare Set Asides
  • A View from the Other Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Navigating the Maze of WC - May 2014


 

 

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  4.0 MCLE
  4.0 Legal Specialization
  4.0 DWC
 

  • Dubon case / UR
  • Getting medical care for our clients
  • The QME quagmire - how to keep your case moving
  • The L.C. Section 139.48 Return to Work Fund
  • The Cannon Case - Guzman update
  • The new SJDV regulations - What you need to know so that you can advise your clients
  • Permanent Disability Advance Requirement the rules have changed
  • LeBouef Lives - discussion of recent cases 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to Basics - March 2014

 

 

  
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  4.0 MCLE
  4.0 Legal Specialization
 

  • The Benefits, AOE/COE, TD, Earnings, Wage Loss
  • Medical Basics (The spine, Knees and how to get a decent rating, Upper extremities)
  • New Technologies (Using computers and iPads at the WCAB, EAMS, Paperless Offices, Client privacy)
  • Preparing for Trial
    • Where to sit, what to say; etiquette at the WCAB
    • Preparing witnesses
    • Preparing trial documents
    • Direct vs. cross examination
    • Offers of proof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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