EDCBA CLEs are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

EDCBA CLEs are held on the third Wednesday of each month in Shingle Springs and telecasted simultaneously to South Lake Tahoe.

MCLE certificates will be provided by the El Dorado County Bar Association, an approved provider #2961 by the State Bar of California.

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October 18 CLE – Personal Injury Liens by Peter Kozak, Esq.

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This 1 Hour Credit CLE will include a review of California law pertaining to liens for reimbursement from personal injury settlements for automobile insurance medical payments coverage and private health insurance, as well as Hospital Lien Act liens.

The discussion will include how to negotiate reductions of these liens utilizing the Common Fund Doctrine, Made Whole Doctrine, and the “50 Percent Rule” found in California Civil Code Section 3045.4.  Additional topics pertaining to professional liability and State Bar ethics rules regarding liens will also be addressed.

  • Present an overview of the Common Fund Doctrine, The Made Whole Doctrine, and the Hospital Lien Act
  • Discuss how to effectively negotiate reductions of Med Pay and Health Insurance reimbursement liens and Hospital Lien Act liens.
  • Develop an understanding of the pitfalls facing the personal injury practitioner that could lead to litigation, malpractice exposure, or State Bar discipline for failure to handle liens competently
  • Recommend strategies for dealing with the most common types of lien problems


October 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm