Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

  • Public Benefits

Why You Should Attend

Disabled children and adults need your help! After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own.

By attending this free PLI program, you will learn about Social Security disability benefits and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing benefit claim denials. You will also learn about federal practice, within the context of Social Security disability benefits, which will have broader application to anyone practicing in the federal courts.

What You Will Learn

At this three- hour program, you will learn the basics of Social Security law and practice, in the context of federal practice, including how to gather and analyze medical evidence, the examination of parties and witnesses, drafting effective pre-hearing memoranda, and oral argument. Topics to be covered will include:

  • An overview of Social Security benefits
  • Agency and federal court review of Social Security cases
  • Best practices on:
    • How to gather and analyze medical evidence
    • Examination of parties and witnesses
    • Drafting effective pre-hearing memoranda
    • Oral argument: how to be an effective advocate for your client

Who Should Attend

All attorneys (whether practicing in a law firm, in-house, or in solo practice) interested in learning more about Social Security disability appeals. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys to get involved in pro bono opportunities with legal service organizations and for disabled children and adults who need their help.

Register at PLI for free.

PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact or call (800) 260-4PLI.

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All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

  • CLE Credit Comments: NY: 3.50 Professional Practice Credits
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