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Mastering Veterans' Benefits, Social Security & Disability Law -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Mastering Veterans’ Benefits, Social Security, & Disability Law CLE with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to 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, Social Security, & Disability Law
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

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, social security settlements, and inherent delays. 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, Social Security & Disability Law. Registration includes course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed in this national seminar.


1. Mastering Veterans’ Benefits & Rights

a. Understanding the Veterans' Benefits Appeals Process

b. Principles of Veterans' Benefits

c. Strategies on Types of Claims for Benefits

d. Disability Compensation Benefits

e. Presumptions & Duties

2. 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

3. 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

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Justin G. Holbrook is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Veterans Law Clinic at Widener University School of Law. He holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Prior to entering academia, Professor Holbrook served as an active duty judge advocate in the United States Air Force, litigating criminal cases and advising commanders on operations law, fiscal law, military justice, foreign claims and civil law. He deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Before joining the military Professor Holbrook practiced at King & Spalding, where he concentrated on labor and employment litigation. Professor Holbrook teaches, writes, and lectures in the areas of veterans and military law, criminal law, and public international law. He has published in the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Berkley Technology Law Journal, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. He is the author of a chapter on veterans' courts in the book, Promoting Resilience Through Practice and Advocacy: Treating Young Veterans, and is currently involved in a research project examining the practices and procedures of veterans treatment courts throughout the United States.

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. 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 1,300 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.

You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this convenient 24/7 on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

1. Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

2. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

3. Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

4. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

5. Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

6. Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**

7. District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

8. Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

9. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

10. Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

11. Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

12. Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

13. Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**

14. Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

15. Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**

16. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

17. Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

18. New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

19. New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

20. New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

21. North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

22. Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

23. Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

24. South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**

25. Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

26. Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

27. Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

28. Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

29. Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners 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.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462.


All registered attendees who are unable to dial into the live teleconference will be e-mailed a complimentary downloadable recording & podcast of the full-length seminar.

You will receive toll-free dial-in instructions, online access to course and reference materials, and be registered for CLE credit when you check-out with a credit card or your check is processed.

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