March 26, 2013 • Social Security Disability: "Boot Camp" • Atlanta, GA

MylawCLE's Social Security Disability 101: "Boot Camp" and Practice guide is designed to provide attorneys with the key essentials in developing a social security law practice. This CLE, taught by experienced social security disability attorneys, will cover "best practices" topics like: when to get involved in a social security claim, what medical records do you need to obtain, what are good cases, how to overcome the vocational expert, how to make an appeal and much more.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • When to take a claim
  • What medical records are needed and how to organize them
  • Hearing process and vocational experts
  • Winning the case and the appeals process


Lisa Smith Siegel

Lisa Smith Siegel's law practice is dedicated to the representation of the disabled, as well as injury victims and their families. She brings a strong perspective to her successful social security practice, having worked as a Legislative Research Fellow for the U.S. Congress on Healthcare Law and Regulations, Assistant Attorney for the State of Georgia, and insurance company defense lawyer. Since entering private practice, Lisa has devoted her career to protecting the rights of accident victims and those forced to live with severe disabilities. She writes extensively on the subject of Social Security Disability on her blog at, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on the subjects of disability, insurance and personal injury law.

Credit Information | 6 CLE (5 General / 1 Ethics)*

*myLawCLE will seek 6 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 7 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states.

myLawCLE live webinars and teleconferences ordinarily receive CLE credit in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, KY, LA, MN, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV, and WY. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 2-4 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each State. myLawCLE will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page, however States not listed or not yet approved will still offer CLE credit once full application is made. myLawCLE offers a satisfaction and credit approval guarantee, if an attendee is not satisfied or unable to receive credit a full refund will be made. Please see our Satisfaction and Credit Guarantee. Questions please call (877) 406-8636.

Date / Time / Location

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Westin Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta GA | Directions

Add to Calendar  Add to Calendar


Special: Young Lawyers, with under four (4) years acceptance to the Bar, may click here to receive a $50 discount when checking out.

Add an associate for $145 (discount code will be provided for additional registrants once first registration is complete).

  Live Registration   $275 USD

If you are registering as an additional associate or paralegal, please enter the name of the lawyer or law firm you work for


Please use the following form to register for this live seminar. You will receive an email confirmation shortly after you complete the registration.

If you are unable to register online or do not receive your confirmation email after registering (don't forget to check your Junk email folder), please contact our Registration Desk at 866-872-5840 (international callers please dial 972-588-8036). You can also contact us by email Send Email

First Name* Bar number*
Last Name* Address*
Title* City*
Email* State/Province*
Phone* Zip*
*Required field

Total charges to credit card:   $ USD

Agenda | 6 HR CLE

(9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Section I:  Basic Overview

  • Cast of Characters
  • What is Social Security Disability?
    • SSDI
    • SSI
  • The Application
  • The Test
  • The Process
    • Initial Claim
    • Reconsideration
    • Appeal to ODAR
    • Appeals Counsel
    • Civil Action in U.S. District Court
  • Dealing with the SSA
  • Dealing with Medical Professionals
  • The ALJ hearing

Section II:   Case Management:  The steps to successfully handling a case.

  • Eligibility Rules: Medical vs. Nonmedical Requirements
  • Deciding to take the case or not
    • Five step checklist
    • Will I get paid?
    • Intake Checklist
  • The Forms
    • Rep Forms
    • Appeal Forms

Section III: The Law, Rules and Regs

  • The "Lingo":  The Language of SSA
  • How Disability is Measured - The Listings, Grids and Residual Functional Capacity
  • Governing Law 
    • POMS, HALLEX, SSRs, ARs, Case Law, CFR and SS Act

Section IV:  Building the Case

  • Gathering the evidence
    • What is evidence in an SSA Disability case?
    • Medical Records
    • Medical Opinions
  • Electronic Records Express (ERE)
    • A demonstration

Section V:  The Administrative Law Hearing

  • What Happens at the Hearing?
    • The Cast
  • The Five Step Sequential Evaluation
  • The Steps to Prepare for the Hearing
    • Pre-Hearing Briefs and Other Submissions
    • Amended Onset Dates and Wages Recorded after Onset Date
    • Effective Exhibits
    • Direct Examination of the Claimant
    • Cross-Examining Medical and Vocational Experts

Section VI:  A Review of Practice Software and Manuals

  • Software
  • Practice Manuals

Section VII:  Social Security Disability Ethics

  • Representative Misconduct
  • Client Misconduct
  • Guarding Confidentiality
  • Addressing Negative Evidence
  • Managing your staff

Conclusion and Q&A

  • Recommendations
  • Questions and Answers



Satisfaction & Credit Approval Guarantee

myLawCLE offers a program and credit approval guarantee. If a registered attendee is unhappy with a CLE program they have attended, myLawCLE will offer that attended access to another complimentary CLE or a full refund in order to insure the attendee's satisfaction.

Additionally, on all online CLE programs application for approval will be made in all States where attending attorneys are primarily licensed in. If a registered attorney does not receive credit from their State for any reason a full refund will be granted.