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July 5, 2018


California Applicants' Attorneys Association


Almaraz-Guzman Ratings, AMA Guides, Apportionment, CAAAU UCLA, Cumulative Trauma, Depositions, MPNs, New Client Intakes, Trial Skills, Workers' Compensation


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The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is excited to reintroduce our highly regarded Californian Applicants' Attorneys University (aka CAAAU). This program is a tradition for our organization which teaches the basics to the most complicated of legal issues in workers' compensation. CAAAU has been one of our most popular programs over the years and after much anticipation we are launching it again in 2018. This program was offered in-class at UCLA early 2018.

If you are new to workers' compensation or maybe need a refresher in some of the topics we are offering, watch now!

- Session One: History, employment relationship, employee vs. employer - establishing employment
- Session Two: Earnings, statute of limitations
- Session Three: Injury AOE/COE, specific, CT, occupational disease, psyche, personal comfort doctrine, going and coming rule, bunkhouse rule, commercial travel rule
- Session Four: Benefits- medical, types of care, TTD, PD - how to calculate; life pension, death cases, COLA
- Session Five: Indemnity, TD, PD, death benefits, completion of the basics
- Session Six: The client, applicant, defendant, EAMS filing, when to file a specific, CT and parts of the body
- Session Seven: MPNs, navigating obtaining treatment and care, UR, IMR
- Session Eight: Pre-trial and trial, preparing for MSCs, Trial Procedure, depositions, EDD liens, witnesses, exhibits. A view from the bench.
- Session Nine: Penalties, 5813/5814, S&W and 132a
- Session Ten: Understanding medical/AMA Guides from a doctor's perspective, Orthopedic, internal, psychiatric and neurologic analysis
- Session Eleven: AMA Guides from a legal perspective, Almaraz/Guzman, Chapter 1 of the guides, and peripheral issues
- Session Twelve: Apportionment, LC 4663/4664 from LeBoeuf to Ogilivie to Dahl and Hikida
- Session Thirteen: When to cross-examine doctors, how, where and why
- Session Fourteen: Appellate work, trial brief, the recon, removal, writ, appeals, Supreme Court

The activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 28 hours as appropriate to the content of the activities and CAAA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Provider #1279. CAAA has been approved for 28 hours of Legal Specialization credit. Provider #1279.

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Ronald Feenberg, Esq.

Elliot Berkowitz, Esq.

Jeff Stern, Esq.

Barry Hinden, Esq.

Steve Hinden, Esq.

Erica Vargas, Esq.

Juliana Guerriero, Esq.

Christel Schoenfelder, Esq.

Jack Breslavsky, Esq.

Richard Fulton, Esq.

Hon. Ivy Mi

Hon. Lisa Sussman

Sheldon Cohen, Esq.

Scott Ford, Esq.

Alan Gurvey, Esq.

Peter Newton, MD

Dr. Timothy Reynolds

David Freidman, MD

Lawrence Richman, MD

Sherry Grant, Esq.

Adam Dombchik, Esq.

Jason Marcus, Esq.

Marcus, Regalado & Marcus

Thomas Martin, Esq.

Charles Rondeau, Esq.

Judge Cirina Rose

Larry Silver, Esq.

Brad Wixen, Esq.

Carl Jacobs, Esq.

Ron Gurvitz, Esq.

Joseph Capurro, Esq.

Justin Sonnicksen, Esq.

William Herreras, Esq.

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following titles and components:

Session One - Video
Syllabus Part One - Paper
Syllabus Part Two - Paper
Session Two - Video
Session Three - Video
Session Four - Video
Session Five - Video
Session Six - Video
Session Seven - Video
Session Eight - Video
Session Nine - Video
Session Ten - Video
Session Eleven - Video
Session Twelve - Video
Session Thirteen - Video
Session Fourteen - Video
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
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