Effective Social Security Disability Representation: A Former Administrative Law Judge’s Perspective (On-Demand)

$179.00

This webinar will discuss what makes an effective representative in disability cases before the Social Security Administration from a former Administrative Law Judge’s perspective. The presentation will contain examples of good and bad representation that he witnessed in his career, and will give specific practice tips to enhance a representative’s success in this field of law.

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

Honorable David G. Hatfield, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

This webinar will discuss what makes an effective representative in disability cases before the Social Security Administration from a former Administrative Law Judge’s perspective. The presentation will contain examples of good and bad representation that he witnessed in his career, and will give specific practice tips to enhance a representative’s success in this field of law.

Principles

  • Three Qualities of an Effective Representative
  • Examples of Good and Bad Representation
  • Requesting Appeals Council Review: Dos and Don’ts

Syllabus

  1. Introduction: Who I am, past experience
  2. Unique Judicial Process: Non-adversarial
  3. Qualities of an effective representative in non-adversarial process:
        • Cooperative
            • Evidence Gathering
            • Postponements
            • Flexibility
                • Video hearings
                • Scheduling hearings
            • Submitting evidence
                      • Five day rule
        • Efficient
              • Being late
              • Questioning the claimant
              • Questioning expert witnesses
        • Persuasive
              • Knowledge!
              • Pre and Post hearing memoranda
              • Proposed favorable decision
              • Tips on brief and memoranda writing
      • Requesting Appeals Council review: Dos and Don’t

Instructor
Honorable David G. Hatfield, Esq.