Learn the latest on Mastering Veterans Benefits, Disability & Elder Law CLE with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.
Mastering Veterans Benefits, Disability & Elder Law CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
Includes Online Access to Complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.
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Representing clients seeking veterans benefits and claims under social security & disability laws have recently become among the most popular and steady practice areas. Social security programs are a significant source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, the procedures and formalities of a large federal agency can be intimidating for an unrepresented claimant. Related and often parallel issues arise in the context of veterans’ benefits. Nearly two million veterans have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the 1.3 million veterans who have been discharged since 2001, almost half have filed for disability compensation claims. Register today for this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar on Veterans Benefits & Elder Law. Registration includes access to written course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed by the faculty. Agenda: Mastering Veterans Benefits & Rights:
a. Understanding the Veterans' Benefits Appeals Process
b. Principles of Veterans' Benefits
c. Legal Strategies on Types of Claims for Benefits
d. Disability Compensation Benefits
e. Presumptions & Duties Best Practices on Obtaining Elder & Disability Benefits:
a. Proven Strategies on the ERISA Application Process
b. What You Need to Know about the Appeals Process
c. Building A Prima Facie Case for Benefits
d. Using the Rules to Your Client’s Advantage
e. Effectively Analyzing the Disability Plan Documents
f. Strategies on Seeking Long-term Disability Benefits
g. What You Need to Know About State Procedures & Programs Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Stacey-Rae Simcox
is the Managing Attorney of the William & Mary Law School’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and teaches two courses on Veterans Benefits Law. The Puller Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation to marry law and psychology to help veterans pursue their disability claims before the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense. She has also held the positions of Associate Director for Research, Professional Education and Terrorism Prosecution at the Center for Legal and Court Technology while teaching Internet Law, Technology Augmented Trial Advocacy and Legal Skills. Professor Simcox has additionally taught portions of the Electronic Discovery course and a number of Continuing Legal Education courses concerning technology and ethics and technology augmented trial practice. She is the 2012 Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award recipient – an award given by each graduating class to a member of the faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching. Professor Simcox served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Susan Crawford of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, DC. She is a veteran of eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves, reaching the rank of Major. As an attorney in the United States Army, Professor Simcox held a variety of positions including prosecutor; labor attorney; fiscal, contract and general administrative law attorney; Chief of Administrative Law; torts and litigation attorney; and legal assistance attorney. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Professor Simcox is Of-Counsel to Johnson, Gasink & Baxter LLP.
2. Michelle L. Roberts
is a founding partner at Springer-Sullivan & Roberts, LLP, where she concentrates her practice on representing disabled individuals and employees. She has extensive experience in litigation, labor & employment law, and with plaintiff-side Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Ms. Roberts has served as co-class counsel in numerous cases, including a recent wage and hour class action that settled for $12.8 million. She has also been successful in helping clients obtain short- and long-term disability benefits from insurance companies that had wrongfully denied their claims, including several decisive wins against many of the largest insurance companies in the country. Her publications have appeared in Employee Benefits Law (published by BNA), including chapters on “Benefit Claims and Individual Rights” as well as “Ethics, Privilege, and Related Concerns in the Practice of Benefits Law.” Ms. Roberts also assisted in the preparation of the brief amicus curiae of the National Employment Lawyers Association before the U.S. Supreme Court in LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., 127 S.Ct. 2971 (U.S. 2007). She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
3. Jason A. Frank
is President of Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC, where he concentrates his practice on elder law, special needs and estate planning, and representing those with age related and other disabilities. He also serves as the Assistant County Attorney for the Baltimore County Department of Aging. Mr. Frank has published widely on elder law, Medicaid, and long term care. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys . Mr. Frank is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed as a “SuperLawyer.” He has taught at the University of Baltimore Law School, The Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland School of Law, among others. Mr. Frank is also President of First Maryland Disability Trust, Inc., which operates a pooled asset special needs trust. He was designated as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation in 2009. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
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Attend this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits
Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 VCLE credit
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**
Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**
Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**
Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
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