The requirements for a successful disability claim are not the same for every person applying for it; in fact, the standard changes depend on the claimant’s age, education and work background. The preparation for a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge can and should start the minute a potential client calls you about their case. Richard Seelig of Seelig Law Offices, LLC discusses the requirements of proving a disability in front of an Administrative Law Judge and how to prepare both your client and your record for an administrative hearing.
I. Learn the standard of proof and requirements for a Social Security Disability Case
II. Be ready to prepare your client for the hearing
III. Understand how to obtain and prepare the medical records
IV. Discover how to organize the information and the records for the Administrative Law Judge
V. Discuss the hearing structure and how to best prepare yourself and the case file for a successful claim
VI. Comprehend how to prepare the record for an appeal
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.
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
Excellent - he answered a number of the questions and concerns I had regarding this administrative procedure.
Useful as a basic overview of the disability process. An excellent catchall for people wanting to learn how to do a disability hearing on the fly.
Excellent written materials.
Top notch. Best use of outline and following outline I've seen in a while. Very very knowledgeable and generous with information
Excellent presentation.. I would certainly take another CLE from this presenter .
This was great summary of the process for someone new to this area of law.
Very practical advice.
I liked the instructor's style. He obviously knows a lot about disability cases.
Very knowledgeable and informative.
GREAT & HELPFUL
Very good overview of disability hearing preparation. Presenter obviously knows the subject matter well.
good program, covered all the bases.
Great presentation for someone wanting to begin social security.
Great presentation and very understandable material!
Yes, great course.
Good seminar- I feel like I have a good overview of social security claims.
good practical information
The use of past experiences was very useful. A 2nd part would be very useful.
Very good overview2
Excellent program for basic SSD information. Very helpful.
Speaker very well organized. Mr. Seelig could present Part 2 as he had good information to present.
Lecture was helpful. Offered to provide a Part 2 and I think this would be great for lawline.
Good class. Very helpful and informative. GREAT topic.
Very informative. Just what I was looking for.
.good and informative
Very helpful! Would like to see another course from this attorney on the same subject.
I think speaker was concise and to the point. Very informative.
Well presented and very informative.
Very informative. Very helpful.
The topic matter was very useful and I will definitely benefit from the information I have learned from this course.
The instructor's practical tips were very useful.
It was very informative.
Excellent presentation. Packed with relevant information and practice pointers.
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