Mindfulness for Lawyers has been rescheduled to Friday January 19, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The program, Damages, Interest & Attorney Fees, originally scheduled for January 8, 2018, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 12, 2018, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
In-Person Program

Handling SSI & SSDI Claims

Understand recent changes to get your clients what they need

Friday, 2/2/2018, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Social Security programs are a vital source of cash and benefits for individuals with disabilities. Dealing with a large federal agency and its changing rules, however, can be overwhelming. Practitioners must know how to manage all aspects of a claim to maximize the results for their client. New Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations signify it is more crucial than ever that attorneys understand what the rules are and how changes impact their practice.

From the fundamentals of preparing for a hearing to an in-depth discussion of what the SSA will be rolling out under the current administration, Handling SSI & SSDI Claims provides a thorough overview of the vital points practitioners need to know to get updated—and stay ahead. You leave this program armed with the knowledge of how to effectively handle your client’s SSI & SSDI claim from start to finish.

Introduction to SSDI and SSI
The Current Disability Standards for Adults and Children
How the Social Security Appeals Process Works
Evidence Development and Submission Rules and Pitfalls
Revisions to Evidence-Weighing Rules (Treating Physician Rule Is Out)
Preparing for a Direct Examination of Your Client
Examination of Experts
Preparing for Hearings and Appeals
How to Deal with Vocational Information
How to Prepare a Fee Request That Will Be Approved
The Impact of Workers’ Compensation and Other Benefits
Best Practices
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

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Mark Bronstein, Esq., Law Office of Mark Bronstein, Newton
Jane Eden, Esq., Eden Rafferty, PC, Worcester
Ronald B. Eskin, Esq., The Law Office of Ronald B. Eskin, PC, Lowell



  • $220.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
  • $183.75 - New Lawyer
  • $183.75 - Pending Admittee
  • $183.75 - Law Student
  • $183.75 - Paralegal
  • $245.00 - All Others

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