Any attorney who is a member of the State Bar of California in good standing and of good moral character and represents injured workers before the WCAB is eligible for regular membership upon approval by the Board of Governors; providing such attorney is currently a nonrepresentative of insurance companies or self-insured employers in the defense of workers’ compensation cases.
Individuals (and groups) not eligible for regular membership of the Association may become eligible for associate membership if they meet one of the following requirements for associate membership:
- Active member of the State Bar of California, in good standing, ineligible for regular membership in the Association;
- Physicians, as defined in Labor Code Section 3209.3, in good standing with their respective regulatory bodies, and who, whether or not are Qualified Medical Examiners, adhere to and comply with the requirements of Labor Code Sections 139.3, 139.4, 139.43, 139.45, and 4628;
- Other individuals or organizations who do not represent or appear on behalf of injured workers before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and who adhere to the objectives and purposes of our organization and who comply with all laws in an ethical manner.
Non-attorney associate members of CAAA include doctors, chiropractors, medical therapists, rehabilitation, and vocational specialists and counselors, all of whom are specifically trained in the tasks necessary to assist the injured or disabled worker to regain their rightful place in the work force. The associate membership also consists of med-legal vendors and specialized office services vendors.
*Law Student Membership
The Law Student Membership fee is $100 per year, proof of enrollment is required. Please contact Andrea Robertson at the state office, (916) 444-5155, for more information.
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