2023 CSHA Carlo Coppo Hearing Officer Training Program
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
May 4, 2023
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
CSHA is pleased to announce the Carlo Coppo Hearing Officer Training Program. Plan to join us for this informative and educational event.
Effective peer review is vital to the delivery of quality medical care in California hospitals, and Judicial Review Committee hearings are a key component of the peer review process. Knowledgeable and capable hearing officers are essential for hearings to achieve the goals of fairness and efficiency. The CSHA Hearing Officer Committee serves California’s medical-legal community by advancing the training and quality of hearing officers in California.
We are pleased to announce a full-day training program presented by the Hearing Officer Committee, which will take place in Indian Wells on May 4, immediately before the CSHA Annual Meeting & Spring Seminar the next day. This program will cover important aspects of the hearing officer’s role and responsibilities, including:
- Handling voir dire of the hearing officer and Judicial Review Committee candidates
- Ruling on disputes over discovery and evidentiary and procedural issues
- Advising the Judicial Review Committee
- Drafting the decision
- Maintaining a hearing officer’s record
- Anticipating appellate issues
Attending this program satisfies the ongoing training requirement for inclusion on the CSHA Hearing Officer listings.
We are confident this array of topics, being presented in lecture and role-play vignette format, will be interesting and educational for everyone who serves as a hearing officer, aspires to become a hearing officer, or who appears before hearing officers as an advocate for a party to a JRC hearing. The faculty for the program, which includes party-advocates and highly-experienced hearing officers, brings a wealth of experience and perspectives to these important topics.
Please join us for this enriching, interesting, and educational program. We look forward to seeing you.
Glenda Zarbock and Cary Miller
Thursday, May 4
8:00 – 8:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. | Welcome &
Glenda Zarbock and Cary Miller, Program Co-Chairs
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. | Voir Dire of
Hearing Officer and Panel
Shelley Carder, Law Office of Shelley A. Carder; Bob Sullivan, Rothschild, Wishek, and Sands LLP
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Orientation of
Cary Miller, ADR Services, Inc.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Procedural
Brock Phillips, Pacific West Law Group; A. Robert Singer, Law Office of A. Robert Singer
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Discovery
Michael Firestone, Marvin Firestone, MD, JD & Associates; Ruby Wood, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.; and Glenda Zarbock, Hanson Bridgett LLP
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch (hosted)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. | Evidentiary
Lori Ferguson, Hanson Bridgett LLP; Nick Jurkowitz, Fenton Law Group, LLP; and Cary Miller, ADR Services, Inc.
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. | Deliberations and
Terri Keville, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; James Lahana, James Lahana, A PLC
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. | Break
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Hearing Officer’s
Dan Willick, Law Offices of Daniel H. Willick; Glenda Zarbock, Hanson Bridgett LLP
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. | Hearing Officer to Appellate
Review and Back Again
Hon. James Lamben (Ret.), ADR Services, Inc.
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Adjournment and Distribution of MCLE Certificates
5:00 – 6:00 pm | Welcome Reception (hosted)
Members $300 per program
Non-members $580 (includes membership dues)**
Initial membership dues are $280. Discounted membership programs are available to eligible individuals. Please visit www.csha.info/pilot-membership-programs to determine if you qualify. Your CSHA membership will be valid through 2023.**
Minimum Continuing Legal Education
The California Society for Healthcare Attorneys is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. The Carlo Coppo Hearing Officer Training Program offers up to 6.5 hours of participatory MCLE credit.
All cancellations must be in writing and received in the CSHA office by April 13. Seminar and/or program registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received by the April 13 deadline. Substitutions may be arranged by contacting the CSHA offices.
The Palm Springs area has a variety of experiences to explore – from a national park (Joshua Tree) and an aerial tramway up to coolness, hiking, and views in the San Jacinto Mountains to classic mid-century art and architecture available on exhibit and tours. Or grab some sunscreen, rent a bike or a dune buggy, and head out to explore. Indian Wells lies between the cities of Palm Desert and La Quinta—just a 20-minute drive from the Palm Springs International Airport.
CSHA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa starting at a nightly rate of $294, plus resort fee and tax. Contracted discounted rates will be available up to three days before and after our conference dates – so you can relax and explore the Palm Springs area.
To make your reservation, call the hotel at (800) 446-9875 and ask for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA 2023 spring seminar) group rate or book online through the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa website (Please do not use the regular Renaissance Esmeralda Resort website or other hotel booking sites to make your reservation; the only way to access the special CSHA reduced rate is through our group’s unique reservation link above.) The deadline for obtaining the discounted rate is April 7, 2023 – but book early because our “block” usually sells out.