From Yale Law: “A public interest law firm is a private, for-profit association of lawyers, like any other private law firm. Public interest law firms are distinguished from other private firms in that their primary mission is to assist underrepresented people or causes, rather than to make money.” So, full disclosure, most of what … Continue reading Why do I practice public interest law?
As of 8/1/18, there are added duties and regulations for anyone representing claimant’s in front of the Social Security Administration (I call these the “Eric Conn” rules). 1. Provide competent representation; 2. Act with reasonable diligence and promptness; 3. Diligent and timely communication with clients (track when you talk to them so that if you … Continue reading Some of the new Social Security Disability Rules and upcoming changes on how Hearings are set; for representatives
For those of us that practice Social Security disability law: some of this is already finalized and some is theory but here goes: 1. SSA is going to online scheduling where we submit the days we are available, months out, and they will set hearings; 2. That once you have a hearing date, you may … Continue reading Proposed changes to Social Security Disability Hearings
Update on Eric Conn cases: On November 21, 2018, a panel of Federal Appeals Court Judges for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the process that the Social Security Administration used to cut off benefits from former clients of Eric Conn is unconstitutional and flawed. Per Ned Pillersdorf, the man who has become the face of … Continue reading The 6th Circuit Judges gave us something to be Thankful for.