How to Succeed at the Appeals Council Without Really Trying
This course was approved for NOSSCR's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. It is eligible for On-Demand credit, please check with email@example.com if you have questions about your states eligibility or check with your Bar Association for their rules and regulations.
The Appeals Council denies or dismisses 87% of cases. Despite these horrible odds, there are ways both at the hearing and after you file your appeal to increase the odds for your client. Our presentation will focus on real life examples of how to succeed.
Sara Rose Carroll - is a partner in the law firm of Schneider Kerr & Robichaux. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon. Ms. Smith originates from Charleston, South Carolina. She has been practicing Social Security law in the Pacific Northwest for about 5 years. She appreciates both the strategic aspect of vocational expert cross-examination and the opportunity it offers her to advocate for her clients.
Kevin Kerr - is a partner in the law firm Schneider Kerr & Robichaux, a 15 attorney law firm located in Portland, Oregon that handles hearings and appeals throughout the Pacific Northwest. His firm practices almost exclusively in Social Security and has also recently begun handling VA claims. Kevin is licensed in Oregon and Washington, has been practicing Social Security for over 10 years, and has done over 3000 Administrative Law Judge hearings. He also handles appeals to the Appeals Council and has filed around 200 cases in Federal Court, in the Western District of Washington, Eastern District of Washington, District of Oregon, and the Ninth Circuit.