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Register for all 11 programs from our 2019 Winter Convention and save! Earn 13.5 General credits and 1.25 Ethics Credits. Legal Specialization also applies for most courses in the bundle.

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2019 Winter Convention: Addition According to Kite

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• Why add impairments?
• AMA Guides, pages 9-10, Section 1.4
• Can Kite be applied utilizing different medical specialties?
• Is a "synergistic effect" required?
• The De La Cerda and Taina cases


Panel: Justin Sonnicksen, Esq. (Moderator); Bert Arnold, Esq.; Jack Goldfarb, Esq.; Mark Hyman, M.D.

Credit: 1.25 MCLE, 1.25 Legal Specialization, 1.0 QME

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2019 Winter Convention: Benson - How and Why Exceptions Apply

Date Published: January 24, 2019

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Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• Is there one continuous trauma injury, multiple specific and CT injuries, or are the injuries “inextricably intertwined?” • Evidence needed to prove separate injuries • Does Wilkinson still exist? • The Herrera case

Panel: Elliot Berkowitz, Esq. (Moderator); Dirk Stemerman, Esq.; Erika Vargas, Esq.; Rosanne Wong, Esq.; Rosabel Young, M.D.

Credit: 1.25 MCLE, 1.25 Legal Specialization, 1.0 QME

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2019 Winter Convention: Strategies to Challenge and Rebut Panel QME Reports

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• Procedural Grounds
• PQME reporting requirements
• Substantial medical evidence: Improper causation and apportionment
• Cross-examination of PQME doctors
• Using trater reports to rebut PQME


Panel: Rick Wooley, Esq. (Moderator); Keith More, Esq.; Julie Hirsch, Esq.; Steven Feinberg, M.D.

Credit: 1.5 MCLE, 1.5 Legal Specialization, 1.0 QME

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2019 Winter Convention: The Third Party Credit/Employer Negligence Trial - Everything you need to know to Litigate a Case

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• A case study from start to finish will be presented
• Sample correspondence, affidavits, briefs
• Time for trial! How to get your case tried to submission with witness and admissible evidence

Panel: Adam Dombchik, Esq. (Moderator); Eustace de Saint Phalle, Esq.; Honorable Craig Glass

Credit: 1.0 MCLE

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2019 Winter Convention: The Dynamex Case - Employee v. Independent Contractor

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• Does Dynamex apply to workers' compensation law?
• Borello and The ABC test
• Uber, Lyft cases
• The impact on the workers' compensation system and on workers' compensation insurance
• How to litigate a Dynamex issue

Panel: Larry Stern, Esq. (Moderator); Russell Ghitterman, Esq.; Aaron Kaufman, Esq.

Credit: 1.25 MCLE, 1.25 Legal Specialization

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2019 Winter Convention: Commissioners’ Panel

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

The WCAB Commissioners discuss recent board panel decisions and the state of the WCAB.

Panel: Chairperson Katherine Zalewski; Commissioner Deidra Lowe; Commissioner Marguerite Sweeney; Commissioner Jose Razo; Commissioner Anne Schmitz; Commissioner Craig Snellings

Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 Legal Specialization

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2019 Winter Convention: Marvin Shapiro Memorial - Most Important Cases

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

The esteemed panel provides a critical review of the significant cases from the last 6 months

Panel: Megan Ruble, Esq. (Moderator); Joe Capurro, Esq.; William Herreras, Esq.; Ronald Feenberg, Esq.; Honorable Colleen Casey

Credit: 2.0 MCLE, 2.0 Legal Specialization

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2019 Winter Convention: How to Work with the Medicare Set-Aside that Lands on Your Desk

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• What do you do when the amount of the set-aside created by the defendant's vendor is too low? Too high?
• How and when do you communicate with the set-aside vendor?
• How do you challenge the set-aside with the vendor? With CMS?
• Structuring the set-aside
• Administering the set-aside

Panel: Bret Graham, Esq. (Moderator); Dennis Thomas, Esq.; Tiffany Speers, Esq.; Steve Chapman

Credit: 1.25 MCLE, 1.25 Legal Specialization

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2019 Winter Convention: Understanding Vocational Apportionment v. Medical Apportionment

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• Understanding causation of "disability" (as contrasted with causation of injury or causation of impairment)
• Distinctions between vocational apportionment and medical apportionment
• Estrada and Ramirez cases
• Deposing vocational consultants

Panel: Art Johnson, Esq. (Moderator); Barry Gorelick, Esq.; Honorable Clint Feddersen; Honorable Eric Ledger

Credit: 1.5 MCLE, 1.5 Legal Specialization

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2019 Winter Convention: Tips for Ensuring Ethical Representation at the WCAB

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• "This isn't my file"
• Ex-parte communication
• 8 CCR 1056; LC§5813
•Modifying boilerplate language on Compromise & Release
• Professional demeanor and decorum

Panel: Christel Schoenfelder, Esq. (Moderator); David Dugan, Esq.; Edvin Minassian, Esq.; Matthew Gale, Esq.; Honorable Ivy Mi

Credit: 1.25 Ethics, 1.25 Legal Specialization

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2019 Winter Convention: Who's Got the Ball? The Burden of Proof

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Summary

Recorded at our 2019 Winter Convention.

• Whose burden is it?
• How to develop the record
• Substantial medical evidence
• Apportionment

Panel: Bernie Baltaxe, Esq. (Moderator); James Yoro, Esq.; Adam Turner, Esq.; Honorable Linda Atcherley

Credit: 1.5 MCLE, 1.5 Legal Specialization

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