Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS presented at the California Applicant Attorneys’ Association (CAAA) 2013 Rating Seminar in Monterey, California on December 9, 2013. Mr. Diaz’ presentation, “How to Use a Vocational Expert in the SB863 World,” covered the Changes to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers’ Compensation, Subchapter 1.9. Rules of the Court Administrator & Subchapter 2. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board-Rules of Practice and Procedure, Vocational Experts’ reports being used as evidence, Le Boeuf, Vocational Causation, and how to get your Vocational Expert paid. The presentation, which was well attended, was considered informative and timely by the attendees.
Vocational Disability Law
Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS and Mr. Roberto Gonzalez, Esq. presented at the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association (CWCDAA) 2012 Annual Winter Conference in Dan Point, California on November 9, 2012. The panel’s presentation was well accepted and highly acknowledged by all attendees. Their presentation, “Cross and Direct Examining the Vocational Experts,” covered strategies for the use of Vocational Expert testimony, cross and direct examination points, and impact of SB863 on the use of Vocational Expert testimony. For more information on Roberto Gonzalez, Esq., please visit: http://www.hannabrophy.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=people.personDetail&id=10511
Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS, Mark E. Gearheart, Esq., and Joseph C. Waxman, Esq. presented at the California Applicant Attorneys’ Association (CAAA) 2012 Summer Convention in San Francisco, California on June 27, 2012. Over 700 Attorneys were in attendance at this event, and the panel’s presentation was well accepted throughout, and highly acknowledged by all attendees. Their presentation, “Proving an Accurate Loss of Earning Capacity Disability With Vocational Expert Testimony Under Ogilvie III,” covered topics such as: rebuttal methodologies, proving loss of earning capacity, total permanent disability, cause of vocational disability without apportionment based on Welcher/Brodie, discussion of recent 100% Cordova case, Labor Code § 4662, and methods used by Defense Attorneys in order to combat Labor Code § 4662, i.e., Amenableness to Rehabilitation (Return-to-Work Programs). For more information on Mark E. Gearheart, Esq., please visit: http://egearheart.com/Firm Info/Lawyers/189259.aspx For more information on Joseph C. Waxman, Esq., please visit: http://www.josephwaxman.com/workers_compensation_attorneys.html