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Preparing For A Social Security Disability Case: Client Intake and Pre-Trial Prep

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Produced on July 23, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The requirements for a successful disability claim are not the same for every person applying for it. In fact, the standard of proof changes depending on the claimant’s age, education, and employment background. The preparation for a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge should start the minute a potential client calls you about their case. Richard Seelig of Seelig Law Offices, LLC will discuss the requirements of proving a disability in front of an Administrative Law Judge and provide practical strategies to prepare both your client and your record for an administrative hearing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the standard of proof and requirements for a social security disability case
  2. Gain practical strategies for successfully preparing your client for the hearing
  3. Discuss how to obtain and prepare the medical records
  4. Examine how to organize the information and the records for the Administrative Law Judge
  5. Review the hearing structure and how to best prepare yourself and the case file for a successful claim
  6. Provide helpful guidance for preparing the record for an appeal

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Richard Seelig

Seelig Law Offices, LLC

Richard Seelig has worked at Seelig Law Offices since its inception. He has helped clients obtain disability benefits with the Social Security Administration, and with various civil service pension systems. His achievements in this field were recently recognized by Super Lawyers in his selection as a 2015 Rising Star for the New York Metro Area. Richard enjoys traveling, fishing, and billiards. 

Educational Background

2009 - J.D., St. John's School of Law

2006 - B.S., Cornell University 

Professional Honors and Activities

Top 100 Lawyers - The National Advocates - 2015

New York Metro Rising Star - Super Lawyers - 2015

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives - Member Since 2013

American Bar Association - Member - Since 2014

The New York City Bar Association - Member - Since 2014

New York Bar Association - Member - Since 2010

Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute - Internal Competition Coach – 2009-2010


Jared B.

may need to be updated for changes to treating physician rule.

Kristin W.

Very informative practical advice from a knowledgeable presenter.

Mireille A.

Good organization

Gary S.

absolutely relevant to an active case of mine!

Julie A. B.

Informative and engaging program.

Anne Marie D.

Very informative lecture.

Kimberly H.

Excellent overview.

Roger B.

Excellent presentation

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