Press Release


Bob Young

For Release:

February 22, 2022

CWCI Announces Its 2022 California Workers' Comp Case Law Update Program

Oakland, CA - The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has announced that it will present its annual California Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update as a live, on-line broadcast, with a limited number of socially distanced seats available for fully vaccinated individuals wishing to attend in person.  The full-day program, scheduled for Thursday, May 12 at the OCC Conference Center, 500 12th Street, Suite 105, Oakland, will examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation and discuss negotiation and defense strategies for attorneys, claims personnel, and hearing reps.

This is the 24th year that the Institute has conducted the case law seminar, which will be presented by a panel of legal experts from Northern and Southern California, and moderated by CWCI General Counsels Ellen Sims Langille and Sara Widener-Brightwell, who are overseeing development of the program.  Ms. Langille notes, “We are so fortunate to offer the expertise of veteran defense attorneys Saul Allweiss and Richard Jacobsmeyer, as well as applicants’ attorney Elizabeth Hudson.  This year, we are welcoming defense attorney Trisha O’Neil to the panel as well.  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 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 and factual backgrounds, and other highlights for every case on the agenda.  One week prior to the seminar, all registered attendees will be provided with a link to the complete electronic version of the course materials (including hyperlinks to the actual decisions) that can 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 2022 Case Law Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, May 12.  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, CWCI will provide registered attendees with certificates of attendance upon completion of the program for submission to the Association of Hearing Representatives of California and for verification of hours to apply toward 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 and participation will be tracked electronically for compliance.

To register online or to download the seminar flyer, click here and scroll down to the Case Law Seminar 2022 Update, or call Mel Long at CWCI, 510-251-9470.