Last month, Social Security Disability claimants’ advocates from around the country gathered for their fall conference hosted by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) in Chicago, Illinois. Hermann Law Group was represented by senior partner Lew Insler and myself. Approximately 1200 members attended the three-day conference to learn the latest developments in the practice area and to exchange information. In attendance were not only claimants’ representatives, but federal judges, vocational experts, physicians, and employees of the Social Security Administration.
Workshops covered a wide variety of topics, including the Social Security Administration’s increasing use of the internet for transactions and file review. With the recent passage of healthcare reform, there will be new issues to be considered by practitioners when filing disability claims. Ethical considerations are emphasized as they should be. Some workshops were focused more on specific medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, visual disabilities, and even spinal disorders, where attendees got a first-hand look at the anatomy of the spine. These conferences allow advocates to learn from our peers and better serve our clients.
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