The Florida Bar
www.floridabar.org


The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Elder Law Section present
Social Security Disability - How to Identify A Good Case; Make It the Best Case It Can Be; And Get Paid

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Presentation: August 19, 2014
Marriott World Center - 8701 World Center Drive - Orlando, FL 32821
(407)239-4200

Course No. 1904R


A Panel of three attorneys with combined experience of more than 100 years will discuss questions that must be asked prior to accepting a case to make sure you can win the case for the client, and get paid a reasonable fee. There are only eight attorneys in Florida who are board certified in social security disability advocacy. A panel of three of those attorneys along with a vocational expert will discuss how to make your good case better prior to the administrative hearing.



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION

MORNING SESSION

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE: FIFTEEN QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK TO IDENTIFY A GOOD SOCIAL SECURITY CASE.

A PANEL OF THREE ATTORNEYS WITH COMBINED EXPERIENCE OF MORE THAN 100 YEARS WILL DISCUSS QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ASKED PRIOR TO ACCEPTING A CASE TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN WIN THE CASE FOR THE CLIENT, AND GET PAID A REASONABLE FEE.
______________________________________________________________________________________
PANEL: JAMES AUFFANT, SOCIAL SECURITY ATTORNEY SINCE 1976.
RICHARD CULBERTSON, SOCIAL SECURITY ATTORNEY SINCE 1975
EVAN ZAGORIA, SOCIAL SECURITY ATTORNEY SINCE 1975

10:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
THE EXPERTS - PART 1: HOW TO MAKE YOUR GOOD CASE BETTER PRIOR TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.

THERE ARE ONLY EIGHT ATTORNEYS IN FLORIDA WHO ARE BOARD CERTIFIED* IN SOCIALSECURITY DISABILITY ADVOCACY. A PANEL OF THREE OF THOSE ATTORNEYS ALONG WITH A VOCATIONAL EXPERT WILL DISCUSS HOW TO MAKE YOUR GOOD CASE BETTER PRIOR TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.
______________________________________________________________________________________
PANEL: CAROL AVARD, ATTORNEY, BOARD CERTIFIED IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY*
TRACY MILLER, ATTORNEY, BOARD CERTIFIED IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY*
LUIS GRACIA, ATTORNEY, BOARD CERTIFIED IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY*
DR. FLORA ANN PINDER, CRC, CVE, ABVE, VOCATIONAL EXPERT


*Certified by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy, a Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, An American Bar Association Accredited Organization.

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
THE EXPERTS - PART 2: THE BEST WAY OF PRESENTING YOUR CASE AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.

A PANEL OF THREE ATTORNEYS WHO ARE EACH BOARD CERTIFIED* IN SOCIAL SECURITY
DISABILITY ADVOCACY WILL DISCUSS THE BEST WAY TO PRESENT YOUR CASE AT
THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.
_______________________________________________________________________________________
PANEL: CAROL AVARD, ATTORNEY, BOARD CERTIFIED IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY*
TRACY MILLER, ATTORNEY, BOARD CERTIFIED IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY*
LUIS GRACIA, ATTORNEY, BOARD CERTIFIED IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY*

2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m
THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE APPELLANTS: HOW TO PROTECT IMPORTANT ISSUES FOR AN APPEAL, AND HOW TO PRESENT THOSE ISSUES ON APPEAL.
A PANEL OF ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE EACH HANDLED THOUSANDS OF APPEALS, AND ONE OF WHOM HAS WRITTEN BOOKS ON APPEALS TO THE APPEALS COUNCIL AND FEDERAL COURT, WILL DISCUSS HOW YOU CAN PROTECT ISSUES FOR SUBSEQUENT APPEALS. THE
PANEL WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE MOST COMMON GROUNDS FOR REVERSAL BY THE APPEALS COUNCIL AND HOW TO PRESENT THOSE ISSUES. FINALLY, THE PANEL WILL DISCUSS THE MOST COMMON GROUNDS FOR REVERSAL BY THE FEDERAL COURTS.
_______________________________________________________________________________________
PANEL: SARAH BOHR, ATTORNEY AND AUTHOR
RICHARD A. CULBERTSON, ATTORNEY

3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Break

3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
A JUDGE AND ATTORNEY WHO AUTHORIZE AND PROCESS ATTORNEY FEE CLAIMS:
FEE AGREEMENTS, FEE PETITIONS AND GETTING PAID.
IT IS A FEDERAL MISDEMEANOR TO CHARGE OR COLLECT A FEE IN ANY SOCIAL SECURITY
CASE WITHOUT APPROVAL OF A FEE AGREEMENT OR PETITION. THE PANEL WILL DISCUSS
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO OBTAIN APPROVAL OF A FEE.
______________________________________________________________________________________
PANEL: HONORABLE OLLIE GARMON, REGIONAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
KARRIE BEEBE, SENIOR ATTORNEY, ORLANDO OFFICE OF DISABILITY ADJUDICATION AND REVIEW

SSD Brochure 8-2014.pdfSSD Brochure 8-2014.pdf















ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIAL NOTICE:
Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.



1904
R
7.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


5.00
0.5
5.0

Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).




*** Live ** Videotaping Session * Videotaped Replay


No documents found






[Revised: 06-01-2008]