This is a comprehensive 4.5 hour course in Workers' Compensation Ethics. The theme is based upon a presentation made by Casey Young, former Administrator of the Division of Workers' Compensation. Several decades ago, Mr. Young conducted a survey of all stakeholders in the Workers' Compensation Community, and discovered that each stakeholder had little or no trust in the ethics of the other stakeholders. In essence, each profession had failed to hold the public trust. His conclusion is that it is of utmost importance for each group of stakeholders to restore the public trust. The focus on this ethics course will be to enhance the public trust in your role in the California Workers' Compensation System.

Topics include:
  1. Introduction to Workers' Compensation Ethics (8 Minutes)
  2. Aftermath of Harvey Levin Fraud Expose (24 Minutes)
  3. Social Benefits of Ethic Standards (28 Minutes)
  4. Ethical Standards for Workers' Comp Attorneys (30 Minutes)
  5. Ethical Standards for the Insurance Industry (38 Minutes)
  6. Ethical Standards for Claim Administrators (39 Minutes)
  7. Sanctions and Attorney Fees (30 Minutes)
  8. Ethical Standards for Employers - Part I (30 Minutes)
  9. Ethical Standards for Employers - Part II (25 Minutes)
  10. Safety in the Workplace (23 Minutes)
This course qualifies for 4.5 hours of MCLE or Legal Specialization credit for attorneys, or continuing education credit for Claims Administrators. Ethics is a mandatory subject.
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Lawyers in public positions constantly face the temptation of bribery and other paths leading to corruption. This 1.75 hour course uses personal anecdotes from public service lawyers to provide real world examples of ethical dilemmas. It also explains stances and strategies to deter persons and organizations from attempting to compromise your position. Maintaining the public trust is of utmost importance, and this class reinforces that fact.

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