Mock Disability Hearing: You v. The ALJ

(1439 Ratings)

Produced on: July 11, 2012

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 181 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join returning faculty members Scott Daniels, Brian Mittman and Daniel Elias, as they give an in depth look at trial techniques, strategies and ethical considerations in a social security disability hearing.  Mr. Daniels, Mr. Mittman and Mr. Elias begin with a mock social security disability hearing that encompasses the judge, claimant and attorney. They then break down the mock hearing by offering an in depth analysis into the direct examination, interactions with the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and development of the record.  Mr. Daniels and Mr. Mittman conclude with some ethical considerations and provide vital strategies for a successful hearing. Don't miss out on this educational and extremely entertaining CLE course!

Learning Objectives:

I.    View a Mock Trial

II.   Analyze the Components of the Mock Trial

III.  Understand Different Trial Techniques to Help Your Client Be Successful

IV.  Identify Ethical Considerations for Social Security Disability Hearings

V.   Learn Various Trial Strategies

 

Program Director: Sigalle Barness

Faculty

Brian Mittman

Markhoff & Mittman, PC

Areas of Practice:

- Workers' Compensation Law (State, Federal, Longshore)

- Social Secuirty Disabilty

- Long Term Disability

- Personal Injury and Accidents

- General Litigation

Education:

- Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1994 J.D - Cum Laude, Richardson Merit Scholar

- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1991 B.A. Political Science - Cum Laude

- Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA, 1987 - National Merit Honor Society

Professional Honors & Activities:

- Board of Directors - Society of New York Workers' Compensation Bar Association, Inc.

- Board of Directors (Westchester County:Peekskill Regional Director) - Injured Workers' Bar Association

- Board of Directors - New York Workers Compensation Alliance

- Board of Directors - White Plains Bar Association 

- Member - CCLP - The Coalition for Concerned Legal Professionals

- Member - New York State Bar Association

- Member - White Plains Bar Association

- Member - Westchester County Bar Association

- Member - Westchester Womens Bar Association

- Member - Justice Louis Brandis Legal Foudation

- Member - Jewish Lawyers Guild

- Member - New York State Trial Lawyers Institiute

- Member - New York County Lawyers Associatiom

- Member - Mt. Vernon Bar Association

- Instittute for Jewish Humanities - Attorney of the Year 2006

Presentations & Speeches:

-The 2008 Streamlined Docket "Rocket Docket" Regulations - An Overview - Presented at the Injured Workers Bar Association Fall 2008 Albancy CLE Conference

- New York State Workers Compensation Law Update/Recent Changes, November 18, 2008 - Bronx County Bar Association

-The Basics of Workers' Compensation 2007 - Lorman Education CLE series

-The Basics of Workers; Compensation 2008 - Lorman Education CLE series

-What you Ned to Know about the 2007 Workers Compensation Law Sept 18 2007 - Westchester County Bar Association CLE

- The Basics of Workers Compensation 2009 - Lorman Education CLE series

Bar Admissions:

- New York State - January 1995

Community Activities:

- Pediatric Cancer Foundation - helping to hold the hand of a child, especially when dealing with cancer, is truly a worthy cause. For more information check out their link at PCFWEB.ORG and feel free to make a donation.

- Outside of the office I coach multiple teams for my children including basketball, baseball and soccer. I also am an advid ice hockey player and I skate for two teams througout the year and encourage anyone to start in the wonderful beginner/adult program offered by Hockey North America!

Scott Daniels

Comcast

Scott Daniels is originally from the Philadelphia area and graduated from Touro Law Center in 2006.  He has a broad range of expertise in the area of Federal Social Security Disability and has conducted hundreds of disability hearings across the country.

Prior to graduation, Mr. Daniels was a Summer Law Intern for the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa, United States Magistrate Judge in Philadelphia, PA.  Before joining Markhoff & Mittman, Mr. Daniels practiced extensively in the area of plaintiff's civil litigation.

Education:

Touro Law Center, Central Islip, New York

Juris Doctorate 2006

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

B.A. Political Science 2002

Bar Admissions:

New York     2006

New Jersey   2006

Professional Memberships:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

New York Social Security Bar Association

Daniel Elias

Markhoff & Mittman, PC


Reviews

AR
Angela R.

enjoyed listening to the significant difference between this hearing and a court hearing.

RR
Ruth R.

SOME TIME AGO, I PRACTICED IN THE AREA OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY. SEEING THIS PRESENTATION HAS MOTIVATED ME TO RESUME PRACTICING IN THAT AREA - ESPECIALLY SEEING AS I AM ONE OF THE BABY BOOMERS WHO ARE NOW HAVING TO DEAL WITH DISABLING SITUATIONS AFTER HAVING WORKED FOR DECADES. THE PRESENTATION WAS EXCELLENT.

BZ
Bridget Z.

The mock hearing and comments of all speakers were informative and a good way to learn the process.

TH
Therese H.

Although a bit long, this course was well-presented and very thorough.

RH
Richard H.

These guys do a nice job

AL
Anthony L.

Great team. Very useful presentation

JT
James T.

Excellent course.

TH
Theresa H.

Excellent presentation. Great course.

PL
Peter L.

I am an attorney for the Social Security Administration and I thought this presentation was excellent.

RB
Robert B.

very thorough if you want to do SSA disability cases watch this video

SF
Stacie F.

Fantastic course. Practical an informative!

TM
Thomas M.

Very well done.

TB
Tamela B.

Love this presentation. The mock hearing was excellent! Thank you!!

RC
Rosalie C.

I'm going to look up these presenters; I think they did well. I loved the Mock Trial as well.

ZW
Zara W.

great course, thank you!

MH
Michael H.

These guys are really good.

MM
Mary M.

very interesting presentation of a useful topic

MW
Matt W.

Loved it! these guys are great. I will watch all of their CLE videos.

MB
Mary Tracey B.

I found this helpful, I liked the mock trial first.

LM
Lucy M.

OK, we should get these guys capes and masks because they qualify as legal super heroes. Like, say, public defenders, they are fighting on the front lines!

LC
Linda C.

Excellent program, I will watch this again

FC
F. Kim C.

Just plain enjoyable, I'd recommend to anyone.

DI
Damian I.

This is literally the best CLE I have ever taken.

RD
Robert D.

Great format

JT
John T.

Very interesting course.

VB
Veronica B.

Super-valuable information!

EV
Everett V.

Presenters were excellent, and I especially appreciated some of the practice tips they threw in.

RW
Roy W.

Outstanding.

RB
robert b.

Excellent presentation outlining a basic scenario is disability law. Well rounded and dense with practical knowledge.

SP
Sam P.

Excellent presentation.

KL
Kirk L.

Worthwhile

MP
Marjorie P.

This was an EXCELLENT seminar!

LE
Larson E.

All of the courses presented by these speakers are packed with information

DW
David W.

Simply Excellent

MF
Mark F.

I sent out texts during a break I took, recommending it to colleagues, very informative and very fair price, first time I have tried online,

SB
Steven B.

Interesting and informative presentation. Very useful.

FM
Frances M.

Very Interesting, inspiring

MS
Matthew S.

One of the better presentations I've seen...live or via the web.

ML
moses l.

very interesting and highly informative

PG
Phillip G.

Great guys.

GC
Gerald C.

very informative

AR
Amber R.

great speakers!

RR
Ronald R.

Excellent assistance by Julie, Lawline employee.

RF
Rubin F.

Great insight into the workings of a disability case.

MG
Mary E G.

For the last hour, the presentation kept buffering which means it lasted at least 30 minutes longer than stated....very annoying. I restarted my computer. The presentation started off well for 5 minutes then it started buffering again, limping toward the

MO
Mark O.

a tough subject admirably pitched

MW
Monica W.

A very helpful and information program. My only wish is that there had been more slides to save as notes for later.

KG
Karina G.

Excellent! Very informative.

TO
Thomas O.

As I was listening to this course, I kept thinking that I wished that more of my law school curriculum was in this format. This was a very useful course that gave me a clear picture of this area of practice.

SB
Shalas B.

I am inspire to learn more about this area of law.

HR
Hamilton R.

Great material

MB
Mandy B.

This is one of the best CLEs I have seen - extremely informative and interesting to listen to. Professional and well-paced. Thank you!

SS
Shilpa S.

Great substantive CLE

RP
Robert P.

Very practical!

MT
Maria T.

Excellent, straight forward presentation of detailed information and practice guides for dealing with SSA and clients. Well worth the three hours to listen closely.

LM
Linda M.

Outstanding

DO
Debra O.

Best course I've watched on Lawline so far. Speakers were dynamic and knowledgable

ZS
Zachary S.

great job

DF
David F.

Interesting contrast between the three different speakers

DH
David H.

I rate this in top 5 of all seminars/CLE's in which I have participated

KW
Kenneth W.

Excellent speakers and attorneys. They are a credit to the profession.

BD
Brian D.

good program

EM
Erika M.

Very interesting to see how these hearings are conducted

DO
Diane O.

Very good format with the mock hearing and dissection of it afterward - gives presentation a great context for learning. Well done.

DM
Dinah M.

Mock hearing is very informative.

MO
Maureen O.

Very engaging format.

DR
Dena R.

Enjoyed the mock hearing

MH
Maria H.

The speakers were amazing and the materials were really informative.

AR
Antoinette R.

very informative

MP
Marcus P.

excellent

GM
Gil M.

I appeared opposite Brian Mittman several times many years ago. He is a very smart fellow and a fine gentleman and he and his colleagues did an excellent job here.

FS
Frederick S.

Great course. Covered all the aspects very well.

JH
James K. H.

Very good

MM
marcelo m.

very good imformation!

DE
David E.

good value

DR
Dileep R.

mock hearing was a nice touch.

EH
Erica H.

Nice format. More engaging than most of these.

AM
Alfred M.

Great Seminar

PN
Patricia N.

practical information

KS
Kristen S.

Great thanks!

SS
Stephanie S.

These guys are fantastic! I can see why they win so many disability cases!

JR
Joan R.

presentation through mock forum with multiple presenters very effective

TT
thomas t.

good team, worked well together.

TE
Thomas E.

Creative, well done presentation.

DL
Diane L.

The mock Social Security disability hearing was well presented as well as the follow-up analysis and discussion of ethics, most particularly with CFR emphasis.

AG
Alice G.

Great program!

EP
Evan P.

Absolutely superb CLE.

AG
Anna Louise G.

Great presentation. I liked the varied approach, with the mock hearing first and the analysis after, and having three presenters.

JO
Janice O.

The presentation gave me numerous points that I can & will use in (administrative) hearings in my legal practice area - immigration law.

CE
Christopher E.

Great instructors!

DK
Dean K.

The format was entertaining and informative with the three speakers and questions from the audience.

RS
Robert S.

Very good introductory program.

DW
David W.

This presents a thorough explanation of how to try these cases

IP
Iliana P.

Excellent. The mock trial then breakdown of the procedure was great

TR
Thomas R.

Really good! Thanks!

JP
Joann P.

I thought that the use of the mock hearing, together with the explanatory lectures, was very effective

TM
Tony M.

well-done program

IK
Ivan K.

The concept was very helpful, these guys really know their stuff.

EW
Ellen W.

Good format. Interesting and informative.

BS
Barbara S.

Detailed practical information, clear and pleasant to follow, insights only experienced practitioners can give, very valuable.

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