Social Security Disability Law

November 1, 2013

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa
8:30 a.m.
6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

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Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from the experts in this specialized area of practice!  Highly experienced judges, doctors, vocational experts, and attorneys will be on hand to give you the in-depth and practical information you need to know.  If you handle Social Security Disability cases, you can't afford to miss this special program.


If you are unable to attend this seminar in person, you also have the option of watching LIVE from your own computer! Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel. Webcasts count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST, just click “InReach Online Seminars” on the home page and then click “Live Webcast” and follow the on screen instructions. 

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$350 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - registration within five days of the seminar Registration
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8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet

8:20        Welcome

Morning Presider: Judge Ollie L. Garmon, SSA Office of Disability Adjudication & Review, Atlanta, Georgia


8:30        Nuts and Bolts of Handling a SSD Case

Peter J. Lemoine, Social Security Disability Practice, Cottonport, Louisiana


9:30        Credibility: The Heart of the Case from Client Contact to the Hearing

Gilbert B. Laden, Attorney at Law, Mobile


10:15     Refreshment Break


10:25     Recent Changes in the Rulings: Updates on Fibromyalgia and Substance Abuse

Victoria A. Farr, Attorney at Law, Tuscaloosa


10:55     Mental Issues: Deficiency, Retardation or Intellectual Disability - Changing Names and Paradigms

Dr. John R. Goff, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Tuscaloosa


11:55     Lunch on your own

Afternoon Presider: Judge Paul S. Conger Jr., SSA Office of Disability Adjudication & Review, Birmingham


12:55     The Cross-Examination of a Vocational Expert

R. Michael Booker, R. Michael Booker PC, Birmingham

William T. Coplin Jr., Coplin Law Office, Demopolis               

Dr. William A. Crunk, Vocational Expert, Birmingham

Dr. Michael McClanahan, Vocational Expert, Auburn


1:55        Refreshment Break


2:05        Use of E-File

James A. Abernathy II, Abernathy Disability Law LLC, Tuscaloosa

Drew Emerson, George W. Harris PC, Tuscaloosa


2:50        Ethics Issues in SSD Cases

Janet P. Cox, Cox & Reynolds LLC, Birmingham


3:50        Adjourn