Like most administrative areas of law, SSDI claims practice requires in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, meticulous adherence to the procedure, and much patience in dealing with government agencies. This advanced-level course delves into the toughest aspects of the practice and explores advanced tactics to improve outcomes. Register today!
Take a deep dive into the more complicated impairment listings and get practical tips for stronger claims.
Power up your brief writing techniques with advice from the pros.
Counter outdated and irrelevant VE findings.
Analyze key takeaways from ALJs' past cases.
Understand the interplay between legal ethics and rules of representative conduct.
Client Intake and Issues With Withdrawing Representation
Evidence Submission Hurdles and Appeals Council Review
Tough-to-Prove Impairment Listings and What Can be Done
Advanced Brief Writing
Complex Vocational Expert Scenarios
Understanding and Learning From ALJ Denials
Federal Court Appeals Tactics
Legal Ethics of Social Security Disability Practice
Anne C. Hartwig is senior counsel with Hawks Quindel, S.C., where she has extensive administrative law experience, public benefits (Medicaid and Medicare) experience and special education experience. She practices in the areas of colleges and universities, public schools, disability, domestic violence and neglect, ethics, mental health, and Social Security (disability, retirement, and survivors benefits). Ms. Hartwig also was managing attorney at LAW, Inc., where she practiced family law and healthcare law. She was a visiting professor at Temple Law School in Philadelphia and taught healthcare regulation, finance, and bioethics. Ms. Hartwig has done extensive research and writing in the area of bioethics and aggression. She is a member of the Ethics Committee at Meriter Hospital in Madison and the Progressive Community Services, Inc. Board. Ms. Hartwig earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School; and her Ph.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Grayson Smith Cannon is an attorney with Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC, where her main areas of practice are Social Security, domestic relations law, family law, and probate. She has previously lectured on Social Security disability matters for National Business Institute. Ms. Smith Cannon has also lectured on Social Security issues, wills and estates, and probate before the public and other attorneys. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Lawyers Association for Women, and the Tennessee and Nashville bar associations. Ms. Smith Cannon earned her B.A. degree from Rhodes College and her J.D. degree from Nashville School of Law.
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