SOAR Webinar: Appeals - Hearing Skills Building

This webinar, held on June 22, 2016, is designed for SOAR practitioners to continue building their "ALJ Hearing Toolbox."

This webinar, held on June 22, 2016, is designed for SOAR practitioners to continue building their "ALJ Hearing Toolbox" for the successful representation of SOAR applicants before SSA's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)*.
 
We focused on pre-hearing considerations such as: reviewing key documents in the applicant's Electronic Folder (EF); developing and proving the theory of the case;and learning about key SSA rules,regulations and laws which all SOAR practitioners representing individuals at the hearing level need to know and apply.
 
Intended audience: SOAR practitioners interested in representing SOAR applicants at the hearing level.
 
Presenters:
  • Sarah Anderson, Esq., Senior Attorney, Elder, Health and Disability Law Unit,Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, MA
  • Linda L. Landry, Esq., Staff Attorney, Disability Law Center, Inc., Boston, MA
 
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*Effective October 1, 2017, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) changed its name to the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO). The Appeals Council is now housed within the Office of Appellate Operations under the newly established Office of Analytics, Review and Oversight (OARO).