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     “Claims... Settling for Less or Not!!”

     “It’s not just about Workers’ Compensation anymore.”

                 Friday, October 15, 2010
                  Radisson Hotel Sacramento
              Title Sponsor    Program Sponsor
                                  Grancell, Lebovitz,
                                  Stander, Reubens
                                  & omas
    About AWCP...
Claims professionals are in a unique position. To be the best in our profession, we must acquire more knowledge, more
education and more hands-on experience than many other vocations. Winging it or guessing does not work well in
claims, and the industry begs the obvious - seek knowledge...wherever you can get it.
As the premier Workers’ Compensation association, AWCP has offered premier educational opportunities, including
the renowned Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference for the past ten years. AWCP consists of a large group of
workers’ compensation professionals that are dedicated to providing educational programs and opportunities to
Claims Examiners, Claims Managers, Attorneys, Nurses, Risk Managers, and Human Resources Managers.
We are also committed to providing industry networking events to help serve our members as well as our 50 plus
sponsors that include Interpreting, Investigations, Law Firms, Copy Services, Insurance, TPA’s, Staffing, Transportation,
Pharmacy, Diagnostic and Medical Manage Care to name just a few. Finally, AWCP is dedicated to Philanthropy in an
effort to give back to our local communities.



    President’s Message                                                  Chair Person’s Message
                             As the summer winds down, it is                                       Dear AWCP Fall Conference Guest:
                             my hope that each of you have
                                                                                                   I am delighted to welcome you to the
                             enjoyed your vacations and
                                                                                                   AWCP 2010 annual fall conference. I
                             family time as we gear up for Fall.
                                                                                                   am honored to be associated with
                             Working in  this industry can often
                                                                                                   an organization that continually
                             be very stressful and frustrating
                                                                                                   strives for improvement in its
                             and we all need to take time away
                                                                                                   educational goals and activities. As I
                             from our desks to recharge and
                                                                                                   think about tumultuous times in this
                             regroup. I am pleased to announce
                                                                                                   industry over the past few years, I
                             that the AWCP Educational Event
                                                                                                   can only surmise that change within
                             in October is offering a topic that
                                                                                                   the workers’ compensation industry
                             addresses burnout in our industry.
                                                                                                   is simply a constant.
                              The educational conference will
                                                                                                  It is our pleasure to try to identify
return to the Radisson Hotel this year but we have moved the date
                                                                     current topic areas that will give you the knowledge and
of the conference to Friday, October 15th. We will be focusing on
                                                                     understanding necessary to successfully cope with the many
topics that the claims professional can take back to the office in
                                                                     demands of your job, whether you are an adjuster, claims
order to be able to work smarter in this constantly changing
                                                                     supervisor or manager, medical provider, attorney, or service
environment.
                                                                     provider. Consistent with this, we have seized upon the general
AWCP will is also be having other educational events coming up       topic of settlements because of its complexity. As an industry,
so please check out our website often. We have also set up a page    our basic assumptions are challenged as we examine how best to
on Facebook and I plan on posting there periodically. I invite all   accomplish that task.  Compromise and Release agreements are
claims professionals to post items on the site so that we can all    ever more perplexing as we look at the costs associated with future
learn from each other.                                               medical treatment, funding Medicare Set-Asides, the nuances of
I hope you all have a nice summer and I look forward to seeing       determining permanent disability, and the legal acumen needed
you at the Fall Education Conference on October 15!!                 when constructing the settlement documents. 
Sincerely,                                                           We have assembled a diverse group of experts to discuss these
                                                                     issues. Our warm welcome goes to our panelists who are donating
                                                                     their valuable time to spend the day with you. My hope is that you
Richard Marconi                                                      will leave this conference feeling well-informed, renewed, and
Claims Examiner, City of Sacramento                                  energized. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself smiling at
AWCP President                                                       the end of the day . . .
                                                                     Thanks to the AWCP Academy Committee and the rest of the board
                                                                     members for your instrumental help in putting this together, you
                                                                     are all awesome. And welcome, all.




                                                                     Peggy Sugarman
                                                                     AWCP Board Member & 2010 Conference Chair
                                                                     Training Director, Law Offices of Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander,
                                                                     Reubens and Thomas, A Professional Corporation
                        Itinerary at a Glance
7:30 a.m.    Registration & Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m.    What’s New in DWC?
             Keven Star, Esq., Court Administrator, CA Division of Workers’ Compensation

9:00 a.m.    Successful Negotiation Strategies
             George Mason, Mediator & Arbitrator, Former Presiding Judge, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

10:00 a.m.   Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m.   Part 1: Settlement Strategies – Future Medical
             Panel Discussion
             Maureen Burns, Esq., Law Offices of Abramson & Burns
             Steven Feinberg, M.D., Feinberg Medical Group
             Janis Skiljo Haris, RN, MEDLink
             Robyn Kain, City of Richmond
             Ellen Langell, Millennium Consultants
             Jeffrey Lanterman, Esq., Coleman, Chavez & Allen LLP
             Judge Kearse McGill, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
             Moderated by Peter Yip, M.D., Kaiser Permanente

12:00 p.m.   Lunch and Exhibits (with time to network with your colleagues)
1:15 p.m.    Part 2: Settlement Strategies – Permanent Disability
             Panel Discussion
             Dale Clough, Travelers Insurance Co.
             Steven Feinberg, M.D., Feinberg Medical Group
             Jake Jacobsmeyer, Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, Claffey & Nix
             Judge Kearse McGill, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
             Julius O. Young, III, Esq., Boxer & Gerson
             Moderated by Bert Andersson, Esq., Andersson|Converse LLP

2:15 p.m.    Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45 p.m.    Part 3: Constructing the Settlement Document
             Panel Discussion
             Maureen Burns, Law Offices of Abramson & Burns
             Robyn Kain, City of Richmond
             Ellen Langell, Millennium Consultants
             James Missler, Esq., Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler
             Moderated by Medy Beauchane, Esq., Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and Thomas

3:50 p.m.    Avoiding Burnout in the WC Industry
             Peggy Sugarman, Trainer, Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and Thomas

4:45 p.m.    Closing and Raffle including $500 Grand Prize!!
             Grand Prize Raffle Sponsored by Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler
                Crossover Issues Featured Speakers
Bert Andersson, Esq.,                             Andersson|Converse, LLP
                 Bert Andersson, originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, immigrated to the United States to attend college in March,
                 1990. He received his Bachelors Degree in Geography and Regional Planning, with Honors, from Eastern Oregon
                 University in 1994. J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah presented him with a
                 Juris Doctorate degree in 1997.

               Upon graduation, Bert worked between 1997 and 2000 as a Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County,
               during which time he tried 25 jury trials and over 100 court trials. In June, 2000 he started practicing workers’
               compensation law, specializing in representing defendants. Bert opened up his own law practice in October, 2006
               when he started Law Office of Bert G. Andersson. He worked as a solo practitioner until he joined David Converse
to form Andersson Converse on February 8, 2008.

Bert is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law by the State Bar of California, an honor bestowed upon him after successfully
passing the State Bar’s rigorous testing and being recommended for such certification by three Workers’ Compensation Judges. In
addition to his legal practice, Bert is a member of the board of Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, and a frequent
lecturer in the area of worker’s compensation law.

Bert enjoys watching his beloved Oakland Raiders, stand up comedy, swing dancing, spending time with his wife Amy, and consistently
scoring over 100 on the golf course. Most notably, Bert is “the best soccer coach ever” according to his eight-year-old son, Spencer.



Medy Beauchane, Esq., Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and Thomas
Medy Beauchane attended California State University, Chico, and thereafter received his Juris Doctor
degree from Cal Northern School of Law. Both during and after law school, Mr. Beauchane worked
with Attorney & Chico City Council Member Richard Keene - in Keene’s law practice and on political
endeavors, including Keene’s successful 2002 campaign for State Assembly. While working with the
Keene law practice, Mr. Beauchane incorporated and handled a personal injury caseload. The caseload
also included business litigation and representing local business and community interests. In 2004, Mr.
Beauchane practiced civil litigation as a sole practitioner, handling business litigation matters, Applicant
claims (worker’s compensation) and personal injury matters. As a contract attorney for a large civil
litigation firm, Mr. Beauchane represented disabled persons in civil rights / public access claims (ADA
/ FEHA). Mr. Beauchane has tried cases in both Federal and State court, and is proficient in Title 24 and ADAAG accessibility
guidelines. In 2006, Mr. Beauchane became OSHA 30 certified and has satisfied the prerequisites for the OSHA 500 program, which
will certify him as an OSHA 30 instructor.



Maureen Burns, Esq., Law Offices of Abramson & Burns
Maureen Burns has been an attorney in the workers’ compensation arena since she was admitted to practice in 1983. She attended
the University of California at Davis where she received both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees. Maureen is currently
a partner in the Law Offices of Abramson & Burns, having started her career with the Law Offices of Green & Azevedo. She is the
Sacramento Valley Chapter President of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and a member of the California Teacher’s
Association, Group Legal Services.


Dale Clough, Sr., Compliance Consultant, Claim Regulatory Affairs
                 Dale Clough is a veteran of the California workers’ compensation system, having worked in numerous claim
                 capacities over the past 20+ years. He currently oversees statutory and regulatory compliance for the California
                 claim offices of a major property and casualty company. Mr. Clough has served on various advisory commitees
                 for the California Department of Insurance and Department of Workers’ Compensation, and has testified in their
                 public hearings on many workers’ compensation issues. He is a former Director and Past President of the California
                 Workers’ Compensation Claims Association, and currently chairs both CWCI’s Claims Committee and AIA’s California
                 Regulatory Subcommittee.
                Crossover Issues Featured Speakers
Steven D. Feinberg, M.D., Feinberg Medical Group
                Dr. Steven Feinberg is a physiatrist and pain medicine specialist practicing in Palo Alto. Dr. Feinberg is an Adjunct
                Clinical Professor and teaches at the Stanford University Pain Service and in the Department of Orthopaedics
                (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Division).

                He is a past president (1996) of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He served as a CSIMS Year 2001 President.
                He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chronic Pain Association (www.theacpa.org) and is lead author
                of the 2010 ACPA Consumer Guide to Pain Medication & Treatment. He is the Medical Director of Cedaron AMA
                Guides Software.

Dr. Feinberg received the 1998 Professional of the year Award from the California Governor’s Committee on Employment of the
Disabled. He is the recipient of the 1999 American Academy of Pain Medicine Founders Award. In 2006, he received the Silver Scalpel
Award by CSIMS and the Stanford Pain Management Center Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Feinberg served on the ACOEM Chronic Pain Guidelines Panel Chapter Update and also as Associate Editor and he also serves as
a consultant to the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG).

Dr. Feinberg has special interest in recognition of delayed recovery and providing early intervention functional restoration for
prevention and treatment of chronic pain conditions.



Janice Skiljo Haris RN MS MSCC CNLCP, the CEO of MEDLink,
Janice S. Haris has over 25 years experience working in various areas of the occupational health and workers’
compensation medical-legal community.
Medical-Legal AME, QME IME Scheduling Services:
Combining industry experience, expertise and a Masters in Occupational Health Administration from the University
of California at San Francisco, Ms. Haris started MEDLink in 1992, as a comprehensive scheduling and management
service for forensic physicians who provide QMEs, AMEs & IMEs.

Medicare Set Asides (MSAs), Life Care Plans (LCPs)

In 2004, MEDLink expanded its specialty services utilizing Ms. Haris’ nursing certifications to facilitate settlements by providing
services that include Medicare Set Asides (MSAs), Life Care Plans (LCPs), Bill Review, Future Medical Cost Projections, and Home Health
Assessments (HHAs). MEDLink provides all aspects of the WCMSA support to include: obtaining Social Security and Medicare releases,
determining SSDI and Medicare status, preparing WCMSA analysis, submission of the MSA to Medicare CMS, Disputing CMS counter of
the MSA, conducting the Medicare lien investigation, disputing any Medicare liens, and final approval process of the MSA with CMS.

For the past 6 years, Ms. Haris has been actively training the workers’ compensation and disability communities in Medicare Set-Aside
Strategies. The MEDLink Doctors also continue to provide medical seminars that cover the AMA Guide and the medical legal issues.


Robyn Kain, Risk Manager, City of Richmond
                Robyn Kain, as the Risk Manager for the City of Richmond, is responsible for all facets of risk management
                including workers’ compensation, general liability, insurance procurement, safety programs, employee benefits
                administration, and risk control. She has over 20 years of experience having also served as Risk Manager for the
                cities of Roseville and Fairfield, and as Human Resources Director for Yuba City. Ms. Kain is well versed in self-
                insured public entity self insurance programs and initiating strategies to reduce costs associated with workers’
                compensation and general liability claims. She holds the Associate in Risk Management designation, along with
                attaining an MBA degree.
                Crossover Issues Featured Speakers
Richard (Jake) M. Jacobsmeyer, Esq., Law firm of Shaw, Jacobsmeyer
                Richard (Jake) M. Jacobsmeyer is a partner of the Law firm of Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, Claffey & Nix, a statewide
                workers’ compensation defense firm with 4 offices in California. A certified specialist in workers’ compensation
                since 1981, he has experience as both a representative of the injured workers for 18 years and now representing
                employers and insurance carriers before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for over 17 years.

                As an applicant’s attorney Jake served terms on the Board of Governors of the California Applicant Attorneys
                Association (CAAA) including stints as Education Chair and Amicus Committee Co-Chair. During his time as an
                applicant’s attorney he also worked his way up the ladder in the Northern California Chapter of CAAA ultimately
                serving as President of that Chapter in 1993-1994.

He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Diablo Valley Industrial Claims Association, the San Francisco Industrial
Claims Association and as Speaker’s Chair for the Industrial Claims Association. He serves as amicus counsel for the California
Workers’ Compensation Institute and is a frequent panelist for CWCI programs including their annual Legal Update Seminar as well
as its periodic Statutory and Regulatory training programs. He is a frequent panelist on Workers’ Compensation issues for many
organizations including California Self-Insurance Association, Coalition on California Workers’ Compensation, California Applicants’
Attorneys Association, California Society for Industrial Medicine and Surgery and multiple Industrial Claims Associations.

Jake is married to Cyndy Larsen Jacobsmeyer, also a long time participant in the workers’ compensation system in multiple capacities
including stints as Vice-President of Medical Services at HIH Insurance Co and Sales Vice-President at Corvel Corporation, and has
three children, Matt, Joseph and Kelsey. His hobbies and interests include travel, wine tasting and exploring the wine regions of the
world and all too infrequent enjoyment of golf.

Jake also maintains a legal email update service proving prompt reporting on breaking case law, statutory and regulatory changes
and other issue of interest to the workers’ compensation community that includes commentary on the practical implications of the
information. If you are interested in being included on this list please feel free to email him at the below address: jakejacobsmeyer@
shawlaw.org



Judge W. Kearse McGill, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
A native of South Carolina, Workers’ Compensation Judge W. Kearse McGill graduated from Clemson University in
1988 with a double major in Political Science and German, magna cum laude. Judge McGill attended the University
of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and, while there, was the managing editor of the Owens California Forms
and Procedure Project and a recipient of a Gary V. Schaber Memorial Scholarship. After graduating from law school
in 1991, Judge McGill continued his German language studies at the Goethe Institute in Boppard, Germany, as a
recipient of a Rotarian Fellowship from the Rotary Club.

Judge McGill’s legal career included work as legal counsel to State Senator Gary Hart (D-Santa Barbara) before he
entered into private practice in 1995. For ten years, Judge McGill worked as both applicant counsel and defense
counsel before becoming a workers’ compensation judge at the WCAB Stockton District Office on May 2, 2005.

Judge McGill is currently an adjunct professor of law at Humphrey’s College, Laurence Drivon School of Law. He is also a member
of the California State Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee, where he has lectured and written extensively on
ethical issues related to workers’ compensation. In addition to his work with the California State Bar, Judge McGill has presented
many seminars state-wide to professional organizations on ethics.


Ellen Langell, Millennium Settlements
                Ellen Langell is a structured settlement consultant in the workers’ compensation industry. Her career began with
                State Compensation Insurance Fund where she worked as a claims adjuster for thirteen years where she developed
                procedures for subrogated claims and created a user-friendly rating guide. She then became SCIF’s reinsurance and
                structured settlement consultant for another seven years, a position in which she worked with high cost claims,
                including negotiating structured settlements and ensuring medically appropriate payouts to catastrophically injured
                persons. Ms. Langell was also the designated trainer for Structured Settlements and Medicare Secondary Payer
                instructions to SCIF’s adjusters and attorneys.

                  In 2009, she began independently consulting through Millennium Settlements and provides counsel to applicant’s
attorneys on issues regarding case value, annuity pricing and payout schedules. A graduate of Sonoma State University, Ms. Langell
also holds a California Life, Accident and Health Insurance license. She is an associate member of the California Applicants’ Attorneys
Association and a member of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association.
                Crossover Issues Featured Speakers
George W. Mason, Presiding Workers’ Compensation Judge, Retired
                Judge George W. Mason was appointed a Workers’ Compensation Judge in 1982, and retired as Presiding Judge of
                the Oakland Appeals Board in 2004. Judge Mason is currently a mediator and arbitrator in private practice.

                In 1986, after serving as a general trial judge for four years, he was selected as one of four asbestos judges in the
                State. Six years later when the Board opened a new court in Walnut Creek, Judge Mason was appointed Presiding
                Judge.

               In 2001, Judge Mason was selected by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to serve
               as his acting Chief Deputy. The process of appointing a permanent Chief Deputy took two years, and after the
permanent Chief Deputy was appointed, Judge Mason resumed his duties as Presiding Judge in Walnut Creek.

As Presiding Judge in Walnut Creek, Judge Mason initiated a program, which offered mediation to parties with complex cases. In the
years that this service was offered, Judge Mason mediated over 300 cases in Walnut Creek, Oakland and San Francisco.

Judge Mason received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1969. He received his advanced
mediation and arbitration training at the National Judicial College in Nevada and from Harvard University.

In 1993, Judge Mason was honored by the Defense and Applicants’ Attorneys Association as Northern California Workers’
Compensation Judge of the Year. He is past President of the Conference of Workers’ Compensation Judges and past Executive Board
member of the Workers’ Compensation section of the State Bar. Judge Mason was selected as an Employee of the Year by the Division
of Workers’ Compensation in 2003. In 2004, he received Resolutions from the California State Senate and the California Legislature
Assembly for 22 years of State service and for more than 30 years of service in the legal and judicial system.


James R. Missler, Esq., Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler
Jim Missler was born in Lima, Ohio. Jim graduated from Bowling Green State University (B.A.) in 1973, and from the
University Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1977. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1978. Mr. Missler
has been a practitioner of Workers’ Compensation Defense for over thirty years, and is one of the co-founders of
the firm. He serves as the president of the firm. He has been a California State Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation
Specialist since February 22, 1991. He is a member of the California State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section and
Sacramento County Bar Workers’ Compensation Section. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the California
Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney’s Association (CWCDAA), and a past President of CWCDAA. Mr. Missler
is an arbitrator in Workers’ Compensation cases. Jim is married with two children and three grandchildren. He is an
avid cyclist.



Jeffrey F. Lanterman, Esq., Coleman, Chavez & Allen, LLP
                Jeff Lanterman graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990 with a Bachelor of
                Arts in Law and Society. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University Law School in 1993. He was
                also admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. Northern District Court in 1993.
                Mr. Lanterman’s legal career has been exclusively devoted to Workers’ Compensation defense. He brings additional
                experience as the executive director of a Medical Provider Network and a physician educator. In 2008, he was
                published in Workers’ Compensation Quarterly. He currently serves on the education committee of the Association
                of Workers’ Compensation Professionals and is a member of the California State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section,
                the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Sacramento County Bar Workers’ Compensation Section.



Keven Star, Esq., Court Administrator, California Division of Workers’ Compensation
Keven Star was appointed as the first court administrator for the California Division of Workers’ Compensation
(DWC) in June of 2005 and is fulfilling a five-year term. Mr. Star manages the DWC Claims Adjudication Unit, which
includes 165 judges, 24 presiding judges and two associate chief judges. Mr. Star’s focus is on minimizing the
workers’ compensation court system backlog and shortening the time it takes to move a case through the system.
He is currently the project director for the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS), which is moving the
system from one based on paper files to an electronic format.

Mr. Star practiced real estate, construction and personal injury litigation for three years before joining the Army’s
Judge Advocate General’s Corps in December of 1990. Mr. Star served in Korea and Germany, as well as at Fort Ord
in Monterey and Fort Hood in Texas. He finished over eight years of active duty and remains an active reservist. After leaving the
Army, Mr. Star joined the district attorney’s office and in Santa Clara County, after which he moved to Sacramento, where he worked
for two years prosecuting workers’ compensation fraud.

Mr. Star graduated from San Diego State University in 1984 and from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1987.
                Crossover Issues Featured Speakers
Peggy Sugarman, Training Director, Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and Thomas
                             Peggy Sugarman has been involved in the California Workers’ Compensation system for over thirty years,
                             beginning as a rehabilitation coordinator/catastrophic injury coordinator for Underwriter’s Adjusting
                             Company. She later joined the California Division of Workers’ Compensation where she was promoted
                             to the position of Chief Deputy Administrative Director in 1992 and served in that position until 2000.
                             Peggy then worked as an independent workers’ compensation consultant for the California Applicants’
                             Attorneys Association and other clients until 2006 when she joined the Law Offices of Grancell, Lebovitz,
                             Stander, Reubens and Thomas in 2006 as their Training Director, a position in which she provides
                             customized training to clients.

In addition to her work at GLSR&T, Peggy is a member of the Board of Directors for the Insurance Educational Association and also
for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UC Davis and a
Master of Science degree in Counseling. As of August, 2010, she is a PhD candidate in the field of Organizational Psychology where
she is focusing her dissertation research on the emotional coping strategies and burnout in family law practitioners.



Peter W. Yip, M.D., Chief of Occupational Medicine, Kaiser Permanente
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Toxicology

When Dr. Yip attended college at the University of California, Berkeley, he became very interested in the health and
injury prevention of workers. When he received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and
completed his Internal Medicine residency with Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles, Dr. Yip wanted to use this
strong clinical foundation to further develop his interest in workers’ health and safety. Therefore Dr. Yip pursued
and completed his two year fellowship in Occupational Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Medical Center. Dr. Yip joined the Permanente Medical Group in 1983 and currently serves as Chief of Occupational
Medicine for the Capital Service Area which encompasses the clinics in Folsom, Roseville and Sacramento. He was
involved with the development of the occupational medicine program from its beginning.

Healthcare Practice: As an occupational medicine physician, Dr. Yip’s goal is to thoroughly evaluate and treat each patient, always
aiming toward returning patients to their maximum function. He also sees toxicology patients on referral as he has always had an
interest in chemical exposures and toxicology.



Julius Young, Esq., Boxer & Gerson, LLP
                 Since beginning his practice in 1979, Julius Young has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-
                 changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatment his clients
                 need and the maximum benefits they are allowed so they and their families can survive potentially devastating
                 injuries.

                 Focusing primarily on workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases, he has established a reputation
                 as being both an excellent negotiator and trial lawyer. He often represents union members such as workers from
                 the building and construction trades, Teamsters, health care workers, grocery retail clerks, machinists and others.

Many of his clients are seriously injured, requiring multiple surgeries and having related difficulties due to depression, medication
side effects, sleep disorders and other problems. In handling these cases he often coordinates workers’ compensation benefits with
Social Security benefits, long-term disability benefits or PERS retirement benefits.

He has been appointed by the Presiding Workers’ Compensation judge in Oakland to be a judge pro tem, allowing him to serve as
a settlement conference judge at the request of the court. He has argued cases at the California Court of Appeal and is admitted to
practice in the Northern and Eastern Districts of the U.S. District Courts in California.

Julius received his undergraduate degree at Davidson College and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law
School. Before entering law school, he was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in theological studies and received a Master’s degree in
theology from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He also studied at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

A partner of Boxer & Gerson since 1988, Julius began his career by practicing workers’ compensation and disability law in Sacramento.
When he’s not practicing law, he is a world traveler, having visited 34 countries on five continents. He also enjoys tennis, windsurfing,
hiking, film, modern art and rock music. Julius is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  Platinum Member Exhibitors/Sponsors
             3i Corp.                               Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander,
                                                      Reubens and Thomas
     Andersson|Converse, LLP
                                                  Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi
        APEX Investigation
                                                     Radiological Associates of
   Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler                   Sacramento Medical Group, Inc.



            Exhibitors/Sponsors Include:
401 Diagnostics “An ExamWorks Co.”                       Kaiser-on-the Job
                                                       Macro-Pro Copy and
          AccessOnTime
                                                   Subpoena Services Statewide
       Alpine Investigations                                 MEDLink

      Centre for Neuro Skills                    Michael M. Bronshvag, M.D., Inc.

   Chavez Coleman & Allen LLP                         Omega Health Systems

    Choices Case Management                            One Call Medical, Inc.

      Compex Legal Services                            Perez Investigations

         Communicaid Inc                              RJN Investigations, Inc.

   Crowe Paradis Services Corp.                        Rehab Without Walls

           Cypress Care                               Rising Medical Solution

        EK Health Services                       RNS HealthCare Consultants, Inc.
     Excel Managed Care and                  Sacramento Pain Clinic & Compass Center
        Disability Services                         for Functional Restoration
      Excaliber Investigations                        STOPS Enterprises, LLC

              GENEX                                   Williams Investigations

            HOMELINK                                     Work Comp Index

      Impairment Resources

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Cancellation Policy: Exhibitors/Sponsors needing cancel must present a letter of cancellation on company letterhead before October 1, 2010.
Cancellations will receive a refund only if the exhibit space/sponsorship can be re-sold.

*Optional storage fee covers receiving and storing pre-shipped material and delivery to meeting room. No shipments will be accepted prior to October
10, 2010. Ship to: Radisson Hotel, AWCP October 15, 2010, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA 95815.


                                                                  Mail or Fax this form with payment to:
                                                                                    AWCP
                                                              PO Box 760 ~ Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-0760
                                                                Phone: 916.290-8017 ~ Fax: 916.914.1706
                                                  For any questions: Please call or email Connie at connie@awcp.org
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                    Attendee Registration
Education is growth and AWCP is proud to bring you another great
seminar program again this year! If you are not already a member,
sign up today for an instant savings now and on all future events.
We appreciate your support and for choosing AWCP for your source
of continuing education.

                                         Registration Fees
                        Before October 1,                               After October 1,
                              2010                                            2010

     AWCP Member                   $120                                           $145

     Non-Member                    $140                                           $225

                                                     Mail or Fax this form with payment to: AWCP
                                                    PO Box 760 ~ Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-0760
                                                     Phone: 916.290-8017 ~ Fax: 916.914.1706
                                          For any questions: Please call or email Connie at connie@awcp.org
                                                                 FEIN 68-0447121
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        Check for Vegetarian Lunch

Terms and Cancellation Policy
Payment Terms: Full payment required at the time of registration.
Cancellation Policy: Attendees needing cancel must present a letter of cancellation before October 10, 2010.
No refunds will be granted after October 10 due to space limitations.

Special Needs
If you require special accommodations to attend the seminar, please contact Connie at AWCP Association Headquarters.
        A special thanks to the AWCP Academy Committee:
       Sara Grimley, Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler                                            Peggy Sugarman,
                Karen Jellison, Aims4Claims                                    Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens & Thomas
       Jeff Lanterman, Coleman Chavez & Allen LLP                           Janet Shepard, Comprehensive Cost Solutions, Inc.
    Karen Preston, RNS HealthCare Consultants, Inc.                          Sherry Taylor, Designated/Certified Sr. Examiner
            Debra Real, County of Sacramento                                      Connie Conley, AWCP Executive Director
        Maha Smith, Cuneo Black, Ward & Missler                                 And AWCP Publicity Chair, Frank Bermudez,
                                                                                        Zurich in North America


                                             Sponsored by:




                                     General Information
When: October 15, 2010                           Where:        Radisson Hotel Sacramento
                                                               500 Leisure Lane
                                                               Sacramento, CA 95815
                                                               (916) 922-2020


Exhibits & Prizes: Continue your learning experience by visiting exhibitors who provide services in the
          industry. Exhibitor prizes and a special Grand Prize will be given away at the close of the conference.
          Remember, you must be present to win the Grand Prize! Don't forget your business cards.


Continuing Education Credit: Do not forget to obtain your continuing
          education certi cates. This conference quali es for 6 Hours CCM,
          WCCP, MCLE, California Registered Nurse, and Claims Examiner credit.


Registration: The attendee registration fee includes conference attendance,
          complete syllabus, handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch,
          and continuing education credit.


Directions: The Radisson Sacramento Hotel is conveniently located 5
          minutes from the Capitol, Old Sacramento, Cal Expo, Arden Fair Mall,
          Railroad Museum, and the Light Rail System.

				
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