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WCLP Required Materials

WCLP reading assignments are hosted on Sullivan on Comp and are an integral and required component of your program.

Use coupon code SOC4IEA to receive $50 off an annual subscription, or the first month of a monthly subscription at no cost.

Already a Sullivan on Comp subscriber?
Once you’ve purchased the WCLP from IEA, Sullivan on Comp will be notified and your access to the required materials will be enabled within one business day, OR, you can submit a request to info@ieatraining.org

WCLP Full Designation

Purchase the entire series all at once. Build momentum, progress through your program faster, and save on your overall training costs. Expand your professional knowledge and skills with the optimal expediency.

All 3 certificates (26 lessons) are included.
$4,750

WCLP Level 1 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Fundamentals certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

WCLP Level 2 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Core Concepts certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

WCLP Level 3 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Mastery certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Earn WCLP Designation
3 Certificates
9 Lessons Each

WCLP Required Materials

WCLP reading assignments are hosted on Sullivan on Comp and are an integral and required component of your program.

Use coupon code SOC4IEA to receive $50 off an annual subscription, or the first month of a monthly subscription at no cost.

Already a Sullivan on Comp subscriber?
Once you’ve purchased the WCLP from IEA, Sullivan on Comp will be notified and your access to the required materials will be enabled within one business day, OR, you can submit a request to info@ieatraining.org

WCLP Full Designation

Purchase the entire series all at once. Build momentum, progress through your program faster, and save on your overall training costs. Expand your professional knowledge and skills with the optimal expediency.

All 3 certificates (26 lessons) are included.
$4,750

WCLP Level 1 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Fundamentals certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 01: Injuries and Presumptions

What constitutes an injury in worker’s compensation and when are these injuries deemed compensable?

7 modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Frank Cannizzaro
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP


Tricia M. Pride
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

Lesson 02: Affirmative Defenses to Injury Including Psyche

Not every injury is covered under workers’ compensation, even when the injury occurs at work. This lesson reviews the situations that render an injury non-compensable.

8 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
4.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Ana Gomez-Garcia
Reed & Garcia Law, P.C.


Anthony Culpepper Jr.
Michael Sullivan & Associates, LLP

Lesson 03: AOE/COE Legal Doctrines

Through case law, the courts have determined key issues that determine compensability. The legal standard for making this determination is known as AOE/COE. Lesson 3 explores this legal doctrine.

11 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
5.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Julius Young
Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP


Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, & Claffey PC

Lesson 04: Medical Care: Scope of Care

Learn what type of medical treatment must be provided under workers’ comp and when the treatment must be provided.

9 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
4.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Erika L. Vargas
Erika L. Vargas
Partner Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton, & Goldstein


Joel Allen
Partner Collinson, Daehnke, Inlow & Greco

Lesson 05: Temporary Disability

What constitutes a temporary disability? When and how must it be paid?

11 Modules, 1 video

$225


Clint Feddersen
Judge at WCAB, DIR, State of California


Hon. Robert G. Rassp
Presiding Judge, WCAB Los Angeles District Office

Lesson 06: Permanent Disability - Basics and Schedule

What constitutes a “permanent” disability and when must payments be made?

7 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Keith Figgins
Senior Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates


Leslie Dilbeck, CEDIR
Vice President Client Relations, iRatings, LLC

Lesson 07: Apportionment

Learn the conditions under which permanent disability payment might be reduced when factors external to the injured workers’ employment contribute to the injury.

7 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Ken Kingdon
Law Offices of Ken Kingdom, Kingdon Rating Services


Randy Pollak
Managing Attorney at Wintersteen | Casarez

Lesson 08: Permanent Disability Payment & Voucher

Learn how permanent disability is rated and how it’s paid. Also covered is the supplemental job displacement benefit, a voucher that becomes available only when an injured worker is unable to return to long-term employment following a work related injury.

6 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.0 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Clint Feddersen
Judge at WCAB, DIR, State of California


Hon. Robert G. Rassp
Presiding Judge, WCAB Los Angeles District Office

Lesson 09: Death Benefits

Learn what benefits are payable when a worker dies from a work-related injury, and how they must be paid.

10 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
5.0 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Julius Young
Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP


Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, & Claffey PC

WCLP Level 2 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Core Concepts certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 10: Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review

Learn the process an employer must utilize when a request for treatment is made.

9 modules, 1 video

$225


Adrian Rodriguez
Partner at Tobin Lucks


Ryan Vego
Partner at Glauber Berenson Vego

Lesson 11: Medical Control and Medical Provider Networks

Who controls the administration of medical treatment in workers’ compensation? When does the employee get to decide which services or doctor to engage?

9 Modules, 1 video,

$225


David Deitz, MD, PhD
Principal, Deitz & Associates


Alex Swedlow
President, California Workers’ Compensation Institute

Lesson 12: Payment of Medical Bills and Medical-Legal Bills

What steps must an employer take when they receive a medical treatment or medical legal bill, and what is the process by which they are paid?

10 Modules, 1 video

$225


Karen Heffernan
Former VP Training, Sedgwick


John Murray
Technical Standards and Compliance Consultant, Sedgwick

Lesson 13: Workers' Compensation Discovery

Learn the process by which evidence is uncovered within the workers’ compensation system.

11 Modules, 1 video

$225


Jerry Chang
Managing Partner Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison


Jon Dodart
Partner, Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison

Lesson 14: The Medical-Legal Process

Learn the process by which medical evidence is gathered to prove or disprove a contested claim.

13 Modules, 1 video

$225


Barry Rodich
Associate, Law offices of Gary Rodich


Thu Do
Partner, Employer Defense Group

Lesson 15: Application and Filing

What is the process required to bring a case file to the workers’ compensation claims court and what are the documents that must be filed?

9 Modules, 1 video

$225


Elliot S. Berkowitz
Berkowitz & Cohen


Jeremiah A. Heisler
Partner, Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Lesson 16: Conferences

There are many types of conferences used in the workers’ compensation court. Learn what they are and when they are used.

11 Modules, 1 video

$225


Jamie M. Jacoby
Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Jamie L. Berenson
Glauber Berenson Vego

Lesson 17: Trials

Learn how trials are conducted and evidence presented before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Joanne Thomas
Managing Shareholder Inland Empire and San Diego, SRTK


Tim Kinsey
Managing Shareholder Orange County, SRTK

Lesson 18: Settlement and Awards

Learn how cases before the courts are resolved either by settlements or award after trial.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Steven J. Rosendin
Associate Partner, Mullen & Fiippi, LLP


H. Nila Dhugga
Associate Partner, Mullen & Fiippi, LLP

WCLP Level 3 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Mastery certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 19: The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jurisdiction, and Subrogation

What are the boundaries of the WCAB’s jurisdiction? When does it intersect with other jurisdictions such as civil, state, federal?

12 modules, 1 video

$225


Vanessa Cooksey
Founding Partner at Cooksey & Marenstein, LLP


Robert J. Sherwin
Senior Managing Partner, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP

Lesson 20: Insurance and Employment

What are the requirements for insurance or self-insurance in the workers’ compensation system? What are the potential penalties for an employer who is not insured and when is a person considered an “employee” for the purposes of workers’ compensation.

16 Modules, 1 video

$225


Kevin Miller
Sr. Trial Attorney at Farmers Insurance Claims Litigation


Dana Sandoval
Supervising Attorney, Law Offices of Stratman & Williams-Abrego

Lesson 21: Statutes of Limitations

What are the time limitations involved with filing a workers’ compensation claim? When is an employee barred from bringing the claim.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Steven McNamara
Law Offices of McNamara & Drass, LLP


Aurora Timbol
Staff Counsel, CA Workers’ Compensation at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc

Lesson 22: Discrimination and Serious and Willful Claims

13 Modules, 1 video

$225


Adam Domchik
Co-Managing Partner, Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein


Demetra Geges Johal
Partner, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP

Lesson 23: Penalties and Sanctions

Under what circumstances are additional penalties imposed for non-payment or late payment of benefits?

8 Modules, 1 video

$225


Alexander Comis
Equity Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


Alvaro S. Lizarraga
Partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton, & Goldstein

Lesson 24: Legal Representation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Who can represent the parties to a workers’ compensation claim before the appeals board and learn when arbitration and alternative dispute resolutions are used in a workers’ compensation setting?

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Adam Domchik
Co-Managing Partner, Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein


Demetra Geges Johal
Partner, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP

Lesson 25: Liens, Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Learn about the various sources that receive payment during the workers’ compensation claims process.

10 Modules, 1 video

$225


Elke D. Knapper-Herath
4600 Boehm, Hearing Representative/Expert Witness


Larisa Mortazavi
Senior Associate Rossi Law Group

Lesson 26: Appeals

Learn the process by which parties may appeal decisions made by the Workers’ Compensation judge.

14 Modules, 1 video

$225


Michael Burgis
Managing Partner, Michael Burgis & Associates


James Rossi
President and Managing Attorney Rossi Law Group

Earn WCLP Designation
3 Certificates
9 Lessons Each

WCLP Required Materials

WCLP reading assignments are hosted on Sullivan on Comp and are an integral and required component of your program.

Use coupon code SOC4IEA to receive $50 off an annual subscription, or the first month of a monthly subscription at no cost.

Already a Sullivan on Comp subscriber?
Once you’ve purchased the WCLP from IEA, Sullivan on Comp will be notified and your access to the required materials will be enabled within one business day, OR, you can submit a request to info@ieatraining.org

WCLP Full Designation

Purchase the entire series all at once. Build momentum, progress through your program faster, and save on your overall training costs. Expand your professional knowledge and skills with the optimal expediency.

All 3 certificates (26 lessons) are included.
$4,750

WCLP Level 1 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Fundamentals certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 01: Injuries and Presumptions

What constitutes an injury in worker’s compensation and when are these injuries deemed compensable?

7 modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Frank Cannizzaro
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP


Tricia M. Pride
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

Lesson 02: Affirmative Defenses to Injury Including Psyche

Not every injury is covered under workers’ compensation, even when the injury occurs at work. This lesson reviews the situations that render an injury non-compensable.

8 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
4.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Ana Gomez-Garcia
Reed & Garcia Law, P.C.


Anthony Culpepper Jr.
Michael Sullivan & Associates, LLP

Lesson 03: AOE/COE Legal Doctrines

Through case law, the courts have determined key issues that determine compensability. The legal standard for making this determination is known as AOE/COE. Lesson 3 explores this legal doctrine.

11 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
5.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Julius Young
Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP


Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, & Claffey PC

Lesson 04: Medical Care: Scope of Care

Learn what type of medical treatment must be provided under workers’ comp and when the treatment must be provided.

9 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
4.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Erika L. Vargas
Erika L. Vargas
Partner Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton, & Goldstein


Joel Allen
Partner Collinson, Daehnke, Inlow & Greco

Lesson 05: Temporary Disability

What constitutes a temporary disability? When and how must it be paid?

11 Modules, 1 video

$225


Clint Feddersen
Judge at WCAB, DIR, State of California


Hon. Robert G. Rassp
Presiding Judge, WCAB Los Angeles District Office

Lesson 06: Permanent Disability - Basics and Schedule

What constitutes a “permanent” disability and when must payments be made?

7 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Keith Figgins
Senior Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates


Leslie Dilbeck, CEDIR
Vice President Client Relations, iRatings, LLC

Lesson 07: Apportionment

Learn the conditions under which permanent disability payment might be reduced when factors external to the injured workers’ employment contribute to the injury.

7 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Ken Kingdon
Law Offices of Ken Kingdom, Kingdon Rating Services


Randy Pollak
Managing Attorney at Wintersteen | Casarez

Lesson 08: Permanent Disability Payment & Voucher

Learn how permanent disability is rated and how it’s paid. Also covered is the supplemental job displacement benefit, a voucher that becomes available only when an injured worker is unable to return to long-term employment following a work related injury.

6 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.0 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Clint Feddersen
Judge at WCAB, DIR, State of California


Hon. Robert G. Rassp
Presiding Judge, WCAB Los Angeles District Office

Lesson 09: Death Benefits

Learn what benefits are payable when a worker dies from a work-related injury, and how they must be paid.

10 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
5.0 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225


Julius Young
Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP


Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, & Claffey PC

WCLP Level 2 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Core Concepts certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 10: Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review

Learn the process an employer must utilize when a request for treatment is made.

9 modules, 1 video

$225


Adrian Rodriguez
Partner at Tobin Lucks


Ryan Vego
Partner at Glauber Berenson Vego

Lesson 11: Medical Control and Medical Provider Networks

Who controls the administration of medical treatment in workers’ compensation? When does the employee get to decide which services or doctor to engage?

9 Modules, 1 video,

$225


David Deitz, MD, PhD
Principal, Deitz & Associates


Alex Swedlow
President, California Workers’ Compensation Institute

Lesson 12: Payment of Medical Bills and Medical-Legal Bills

What steps must an employer take when they receive a medical treatment or medical legal bill, and what is the process by which they are paid?

10 Modules, 1 video

$225


Karen Heffernan
Former VP Training, Sedgwick


John Murray
Technical Standards and Compliance Consultant, Sedgwick

Lesson 13: Workers' Compensation Discovery

Learn the process by which evidence is uncovered within the workers’ compensation system.

11 Modules, 1 video

$225


Jerry Chang
Managing Partner Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison


Jon Dodart
Partner, Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison

Lesson 14: The Medical-Legal Process

Learn the process by which medical evidence is gathered to prove or disprove a contested claim.

13 Modules, 1 video

$225


Barry Rodich
Associate, Law offices of Gary Rodich


Thu Do
Partner, Employer Defense Group

Lesson 15: Application and Filing

What is the process required to bring a case file to the workers’ compensation claims court and what are the documents that must be filed?

9 Modules, 1 video

$225


Elliot S. Berkowitz
Berkowitz & Cohen


Jeremiah A. Heisler
Partner, Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Lesson 16: Conferences

There are many types of conferences used in the workers’ compensation court. Learn what they are and when they are used.

11 Modules, 1 video

$225


Jamie M. Jacoby
Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Jamie L. Berenson
Glauber Berenson Vego

Lesson 17: Trials

Learn how trials are conducted and evidence presented before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Joanne Thomas
Managing Shareholder Inland Empire and San Diego, SRTK


Tim Kinsey
Managing Shareholder Orange County, SRTK

Lesson 18: Settlement and Awards

Learn how cases before the courts are resolved either by settlements or award after trial.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Steven J. Rosendin
Associate Partner, Mullen & Fiippi, LLP


H. Nila Dhugga
Associate Partner, Mullen & Fiippi, LLP

WCLP Level 3 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Mastery certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 19: The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jurisdiction, and Subrogation

What are the boundaries of the WCAB’s jurisdiction? When does it intersect with other jurisdictions such as civil, state, federal?

12 modules, 1 video

$225


Vanessa Cooksey
Founding Partner at Cooksey & Marenstein, LLP


Robert J. Sherwin
Senior Managing Partner, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP

Lesson 20: Insurance and Employment

What are the requirements for insurance or self-insurance in the workers’ compensation system? What are the potential penalties for an employer who is not insured and when is a person considered an “employee” for the purposes of workers’ compensation.

16 Modules, 1 video

$225


Kevin Miller
Sr. Trial Attorney at Farmers Insurance Claims Litigation


Dana Sandoval
Supervising Attorney, Law Offices of Stratman & Williams-Abrego

Lesson 21: Statutes of Limitations

What are the time limitations involved with filing a workers’ compensation claim? When is an employee barred from bringing the claim.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Steven McNamara
Law Offices of McNamara & Drass, LLP


Aurora Timbol
Staff Counsel, CA Workers’ Compensation at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc

Lesson 22: Discrimination and Serious and Willful Claims

13 Modules, 1 video

$225


Adam Domchik
Co-Managing Partner, Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein


Demetra Geges Johal
Partner, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP

Lesson 23: Penalties and Sanctions

Under what circumstances are additional penalties imposed for non-payment or late payment of benefits?

8 Modules, 1 video

$225


Alexander Comis
Equity Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


Alvaro S. Lizarraga
Partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton, & Goldstein

Lesson 24: Legal Representation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Who can represent the parties to a workers’ compensation claim before the appeals board and learn when arbitration and alternative dispute resolutions are used in a workers’ compensation setting?

12 Modules, 1 video

$225


Adam Domchik
Co-Managing Partner, Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein


Demetra Geges Johal
Partner, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP

Lesson 25: Liens, Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Learn about the various sources that receive payment during the workers’ compensation claims process.

10 Modules, 1 video

$225


Elke D. Knapper-Herath
4600 Boehm, Hearing Representative/Expert Witness


Larisa Mortazavi
Senior Associate Rossi Law Group

Lesson 26: Appeals

Learn the process by which parties may appeal decisions made by the Workers’ Compensation judge.

14 Modules, 1 video

$225


Michael Burgis
Managing Partner, Michael Burgis & Associates


James Rossi
President and Managing Attorney Rossi Law Group

Earn WCLP Designation
3 Certificates
9 Lessons Each

WCLP Required Materials

WCLP reading assignments are hosted on Sullivan on Comp and are an integral and required component of your program.

Use coupon code SOC4IEA to receive $50 off an annual subscription, or the first month of a monthly subscription at no cost.

Already a Sullivan on Comp subscriber?
Once you’ve purchased the WCLP from IEA, Sullivan on Comp will be notified and your access to the required materials will be enabled within one business day, OR, you can submit a request to info@ieatraining.org

WCLP Full Designation

Purchase the entire series all at once. Build momentum, progress through your program faster, and save on your overall training costs. Expand your professional knowledge and skills with the optimal expediency.

All 3 certificates (26 lessons) are included.
$4,750

WCLP Level 1 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Fundamentals certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 01: Injuries and Presumptions

What constitutes an injury in worker’s compensation and when are these injuries deemed compensable?

7 modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors


Frank Cannizzaro
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP


Tricia M. Pride
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

Lesson 02: Affirmative Defenses to Injury Including Psyche

Not every injury is covered under workers’ compensation, even when the injury occurs at work. This lesson reviews the situations that render an injury non-compensable.

8 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
4.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors


Ana Gomez-Garcia
Reed & Garcia Law, P.C.


Anthony Culpepper Jr.
Michael Sullivan & Associates, LLP

Lesson 03: AOE/COE Legal Doctrines

Through case law, the courts have determined key issues that determine compensability. The legal standard for making this determination is known as AOE/COE. Lesson 3 explores this legal doctrine.

11 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
5.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors


Julius Young
Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP


Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, & Claffey PC

Lesson 04: Medical Care: Scope of Care

Learn what type of medical treatment must be provided under workers’ comp and when the treatment must be provided.

9 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
4.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors

Erika L. Vargas
Erika L. Vargas
Partner Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton, & Goldstein


Joel Allen
Partner Collinson, Daehnke, Inlow & Greco

Lesson 05: Temporary Disability

What constitutes a temporary disability? When and how must it be paid?

11 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Clint Feddersen
Judge at WCAB, DIR, State of California


Hon. Robert G. Rassp
Presiding Judge, WCAB Los Angeles District Office

Lesson 06: Permanent Disability - Basics and Schedule

What constitutes a “permanent” disability and when must payments be made?

7 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors


Keith Figgins
Senior Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates


Leslie Dilbeck, CEDIR
Vice President Client Relations, iRatings, LLC

Lesson 07: Apportionment

Learn the conditions under which permanent disability payment might be reduced when factors external to the injured workers’ employment contribute to the injury.

7 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.5 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors

Ken Kingdon
Law Offices of Ken Kingdom, Kingdon Rating Services


Randy Pollak
Managing Attorney at Wintersteen | Casarez

Lesson 08: Permanent Disability Payment & Voucher

Learn how permanent disability is rated and how it’s paid. Also covered is the supplemental job displacement benefit, a voucher that becomes available only when an injured worker is unable to return to long-term employment following a work related injury.

6 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
3.0 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors


Clint Feddersen
Judge at WCAB, DIR, State of California


Hon. Robert G. Rassp
Presiding Judge, WCAB Los Angeles District Office

Lesson 09: Death Benefits

Learn what benefits are payable when a worker dies from a work-related injury, and how they must be paid.

10 Modules, 1 video

1.0 hours of participatory MCLE/Legal Specialization credit for the video portion of the lesson.
5.0 hours of self-study MCLE/Legal Specialization credit.

$225

Instructors


Julius Young
Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP


Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, & Claffey PC

WCLP Level 2 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Core Concepts certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 10: Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review

Learn the process an employer must utilize when a request for treatment is made.

9 modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Adrian Rodriguez
Partner at Tobin Lucks


Ryan Vego
Partner at Glauber Berenson Vego

Lesson 11: Medical Control and Medical Provider Networks

Who controls the administration of medical treatment in workers’ compensation? When does the employee get to decide which services or doctor to engage?

9 Modules, 1 video,

$225

Instructors


David Deitz, MD, PhD
Principal, Deitz & Associates


Alex Swedlow
President, California Workers’ Compensation Institute

Lesson 12: Payment of Medical Bills and Medical-Legal Bills

What steps must an employer take when they receive a medical treatment or medical legal bill, and what is the process by which they are paid?

10 Modules, 1 video

$225


Karen Heffernan
Former VP Training, Sedgwick


John Murray
Technical Standards and Compliance Consultant, Sedgwick

Lesson 13: Workers' Compensation Discovery

Learn the process by which evidence is uncovered within the workers’ compensation system.

11 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Jerry Chang
Managing Partner Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison


Jon Dodart
Partner, Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison

Lesson 14: The Medical-Legal Process

Learn the process by which medical evidence is gathered to prove or disprove a contested claim.

13 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Barry Rodich
Associate, Law offices of Gary Rodich


Thu Do
Partner, Employer Defense Group

Lesson 15: Application and Filing

What is the process required to bring a case file to the workers’ compensation claims court and what are the documents that must be filed?

9 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Elliot S. Berkowitz
Berkowitz & Cohen


Jeremiah A. Heisler
Partner, Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Lesson 16: Conferences

There are many types of conferences used in the workers’ compensation court. Learn what they are and when they are used.

11 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Jamie M. Jacoby

Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Jamie L. Berenson
Glauber Berenson Vego

Lesson 17: Trials

Learn how trials are conducted and evidence presented before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Joanne Thomas
Managing Shareholder Inland Empire and San Diego, SRTK


Tim Kinsey
Managing Shareholder Orange County, SRTK

Lesson 18: Settlement and Awards

Learn how cases before the courts are resolved either by settlements or award after trial.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Steven J. Rosendin
Associate Partner, Mullen & Fiippi, LLP


H. Nila Dhugga
Associate Partner, Mullen & Fiippi, LLP

WCLP Level 3 Certificate

Enroll in the entire Mastery certificate for $1,750 or purchase individuals lessons for $225.

Lesson 19: The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jurisdiction, and Subrogation

What are the boundaries of the WCAB’s jurisdiction? When does it intersect with other jurisdictions such as civil, state, federal?

12 modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Vanessa Cooksey
Founding Partner at Cooksey & Marenstein, LLP


Robert J. Sherwin
Senior Managing Partner, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP

Lesson 20: Insurance and Employment

What are the requirements for insurance or self-insurance in the workers’ compensation system? What are the potential penalties for an employer who is not insured and when is a person considered an “employee” for the purposes of workers’ compensation.

16 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Kevin Miller
Sr. Trial Attorney at Farmers Insurance Claims Litigation


Dana Sandoval
Supervising Attorney, Law Offices of Stratman & Williams-Abrego

Lesson 21: Statutes of Limitations

What are the time limitations involved with filing a workers’ compensation claim? When is an employee barred from bringing the claim.

12 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Steven McNamara

Law Offices of McNamara & Drass, LLP


Aurora Timbol

Staff Counsel, CA Workers’ Compensation at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc

Lesson 22: 132a Discrimination and Serious & Willful Claims

13 Modules, 1 video

$395

Instructors


Adam Domchik
Co-Managing Partner, Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein


Demetra Geges Johal
Partner, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP

Lesson 23: Penalties and Sanctions

Under what circumstances are additional penalties imposed for non-payment or late payment of benefits?

8 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Alexander Comis
Equity Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


Alvaro S. Lizarraga
Partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton, & Goldstein

Lesson 24: Legal Representation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Who can represent the parties to a workers’ compensation claim before the appeals board and learn when arbitration and alternative dispute resolutions are used in a workers’ compensation setting?

12 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Adam Domchik
Co-Managing Partner, Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein


Demetra Geges Johal
Partner, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP

Lesson 25: Liens, Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Learn about the various sources that receive payment during the workers’ compensation claims process.

10 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Elke D. Knapper-Herath
4600 Boehm, Hearing Representative/Expert Witness


Larisa Mortazavi
Senior Associate Rossi Law Group

Lesson 26: Appeals

Learn the process by which parties may appeal decisions made by the Workers’ Compensation judge.

14 Modules, 1 video

$225

Instructors


Michael Burgis
Managing Partner, Michael Burgis & Associates


James Rossi
President and Managing Attorney Rossi Law Group

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