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“Where is it written that attorneys that represent poor people should be paid less than attorneys that represent rich people?” or
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?”
We will explore the history of attorneys’ fees under the Social Security Act and the process to be followed today to assure that fees are paid under either the fee petition process or the fee agreement process. We will look at choices regarding fees in continuance or overpayment cases. We will also address problem areas in payments to multiple representatives in a firm and what happens if a representative leaves the firm. There will also be a short discussion of tax issues raised by issuance of erroneous or confusing 1099-Misc forms by the Social Security Administration.
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Alan H. Polonsky – his practice Polonsky & Polonsky in Audubon NJ, emphasis is on Social Security matters with representation in over 8,000 individual cases. He is a Member of the Board of Directors and Sustaining Member of NOSSCR and has taught numerous New Jersey ICLE classes in basic and advanced topics of Social Security Law and Practice. Alan earned his J.D. from Widener Law School (1975) LL. M. Temple Law School (Taxation 1983).
Lea Robbins currently serves as the staff attorney for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), where her primary role is to assist NOSSCR members in their ability to represent claimants for Social Security disability and SSI benefits. Prior to joining NOSSCR in July 2016, Ms. Robbins worked for a private law firm representing Social Security claimants out of Richmond, Virginia since graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2013. During her last year of law school, Ms. Robbins also worked as a Social Security brief writer, drafting pre-hearing briefs on claimants’ behalf.
This course was approved for a Live Conference. It is CLE eligible for On-Demand credit. CLE Self-Study credit may be obtained by applying directly to your state bar association. Please check with your bar for their rules and regulations.
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