Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has announced that for this year only it will present its annual California Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update Seminar as a live, on-line broadcast rather than as an off-site seminar. The decision to broadcast the seminar was made in light of the ongoing health concerns and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The full-day program, scheduled for Thursday, May 7, will examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation and discuss appropriate negotiation and defense strategies for claims personnel, attorneys, hearing reps, and others with negotiating authority.
This is the 22nd year that CWCI has conducted the case law seminar, which will be presented by a panel of legal experts from Northern and Southern California, and moderated by the Institute’s General Counsel Ellen Sims Langille, who is overseeing the development of the program. Ms. Langille notes, “We are so fortunate to share the expertise of veteran defense attorneys Saul Allweiss and Richard Jacobsmeyer, as well as applicants’ attorney Elizabeth Hudson. Our panelists will provide real-world, practical insight from both sides of the courtroom in an entertaining and enlightening way that only these attorneys can deliver.” In addition to providing updates on recent rulings, the speakers will identify issues related to recent statutory and regulatory changes, examine old case law to see what still applies and what does not, and offer workers’ compensation claims and legal professionals a fresh look at the impact of case law.
The program will utilize a full audio-visual presentation to provide important case details, factual backgrounds, and other highlights for every case on the agenda. All registered attendees will be provided with a link to the complete electronic version of the course materials (including hyperlinks to the actual decisions) one week prior to the seminar, to be downloaded to a laptop or printed out in advance. Attendees also will have the option to pre-order a bound copy of the course materials at a nominal cost.
CWCI’s 2020 Case Law Seminar will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, May 7. The cost, including the link to the course materials, is $349, with a $100 discount available to CWCI member company employees. CWCI has received certification to offer 5.0 hours of MCLE credits (including 5.0 hours of specialization credits in Workers’ Compensation) from the State Bar of California for this program. In addition, the Institute will provide certificates of attendance upon completion of the program for submission to the Association of Hearing Representatives of California and for the verification of hours for those in need of credit for the California Department of Insurance workers’ compensation claims adjuster certification requirements. Attendees must be fully registered at least two days prior to the session in order to receive MCLE / CE credits.
To register online or to download the seminar flyer, click www.cwci.org/conferences.html and scroll down to the Case Law Seminar 2020 Update, or call Mel Long at CWCI, 510-251-9470.