Learn the latest on Mastering Social Security & Disability Law with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to 55 pages of 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 Social Security & Disability Law Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Access to 55 pages of course & reference materials.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
Representing clients seeking claims under social security and disability laws has recently become one of the most popular and steady practice areas across the country. 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. From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects of social security and disability law, this seminar will cover benefits, appeals, grievances, details of ERISA, worker’s compensation, social security settlements, and inherent delays. In addition, our nationally recognized faculty will discuss crafting a prima facie case of disability under the Social Security Act: what must be shown, ideal evidence to show it, and how both the lawyer and client can generate the best possible proof. Register today for this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar. Registration includes course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed in this national seminar. Agenda: 1. Grievance and Appeals for Benefits under Private Group Disability Plans Governed by ERISA:
a. Best Practices on Requesting the Claim File
b. Effectively Analyzing The Disability Plan Documents
c. Strategies on Reviewing The Claim File
d. Gathering & Locating Evidence
e. Insight on Preparing A Thorough Request for Review of the Denied Claim 2. The Impact of Worker’s Compensation Settlement on Social Security
a. Understanding Social Security Offsets Due to Workers’ Compensation Payments
b. Insight on the Statutory Basis for Offsets
c. Effectively Calculating the Offset
d. Determining the Duration of the Offset
e. Strategies on Minimizing & Eliminating the Offset
f. Utilizing Contract Language to Advantage Your Client
g. Considerations involving Taxation, Trials, & Settlements
3. Building A Prima Facie Case Under the Social Security Act:
a. Understanding the Application Process
b. Insight on the Appeals Process
c. Strategies on Inherent Delays
d. Building A Prima Facie Case of Disability under the Social Security Act:
- Determining What Needs to be Shown
- Presenting the Ideal Evidence to Advance Your Client’s Case
- Best Practices for the Lawyer & Client to Generate the Best Possible Proof
4. Question & Answer Session with the Experts Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. 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.
2. James Voelker
is a partner at Heyl Royste, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury litigation, representing employers, insurers and self-insureds. He has tried over 200 workers’ compensation cases and numerous civil cases throughout the State of Illinois. He handles all aspects of workers' compensation litigation, including trials and appeals. Mr. Voelker has authored numerous articles and lectured widely to business groups and employers on legal issues related to worker's compensation and social security benefits. His recent publications include Medicare Secondary Payer Statute and Social Security Disability Offsets. He has also written computer software widely used by insurance companies, employers, attorneys, and arbitrators to assist with workers' compensation benefits. Mr. Voelker is AV-rated and a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law.
3. R. Scott Wilson
is a partner at Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC, where he focuses his practice on disability benefits law, including social security benefits claims and ERISA-governed long term disability insurance claims. He has gained extensive experience representing claimants at over 1300 hearings at all levels of the Social Security appeal process. He has written numerous briefs to Social Security's Appeals Council, and been the principal brief-writer on over a hundred Social Security cases appealed into the federal courts, including a recent case before the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the 6th Circuit and other federal actions in which he has successfully challenged denials and terminations of ERISA-governed long term disability insurance benefits. He is certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law by his state bar. He regularly represents claimants seeking long term disability insurance benefits, including both pre-litigation appeals to insurers and lawsuits in federal court. Mr. Wilson is chair-elect of the Social Security section of the American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers' Association). He is a cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
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1. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits
2. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
3. The Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
4. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
5. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
6. The State of Nebraska for 1.5 CLE credits
7. The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
8. The New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
9. The New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
10. The Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
11. The Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits
12. The State Bar of Texas for 1.5 CLE credits
13. The Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
14. The Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
15. The Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
16. The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
17. The Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
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