Hot Topics in Social Security Disability Litigation


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Course Description

Live Webcast – March 12, 2021

  • 7:00-8:00am PT / 8:00-9:00am MT / 9:00-10:00am CT / 10:00-11:00am ET

The field of Social Security Disability is ever changing. This course is designed to enable participants to identify and preserve potential issues for appeal within administrative proceedings. In depth discussions will be held on current trends within the Federal Court system. The course will outline the 5 Step sequential evaluation process for disability while highlighting key rulings and issues at each stage of the process.

Speaker Bio
1 General Credit
Course Agenda

Attorney Steven R. DolsonSteven R. Dolson
Steven Dolson is an attorney based in Syracuse New York. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from LeMoyne College and earned his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He is practice primarily consists of representing claimants for Social Security Disability, SSI claims, and consumer bankruptcy. He is a Past President of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association and a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. He currently serves as a Chapter 7 Trustee within the Northern District of New York.

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1 General Credit

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Course Agenda

  1. Substantial Gainful Activity (What constitutes SGA and how ALJs get it wrong)
  2. Severe Impairments (What constitutes an improper Step 2 denial)
  3. Meeting or Equaling a Listing (Has the ALJ fully considered a Listing?)
  4. Past- Relevant Work (What constitutes PRW and how do ALJs get it wrong?)
  5. Residual Functional Capacity Findings (Is the treating physician rule dead? How is an RFC determined?)
  6. Adjustment to other work (Use of Medical Vocational Guidelines vs. Vocational Experts; Contesting VE testimony)
  7. Procedural errors and Due process claims in the District Court (5 day rule litigation; Dismissals; due process)
  8. New and Material Evidence (How does the Court view new evidence submitted to the Appeals Council or Court)
Monday: 9am - 6pm ET
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm ET
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm ET
Thursday: 9am - 6pm ET
Friday: 9am - 4pm ET
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