Best Practices for Claimants’ Representatives, SSA, ODAR

Best Practices For Claimants’ Representatives

SSA Publication No. 70-061, January 2011

Frank A. Cristaudo

Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge

Social Security Administration

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

We are pleased to publish the newly reformatted Best Practices Handbook for claimants’ representatives. It is our hope that all claimants’ representatives will use this handbook as a practice aid when advocating and appearing before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is one of the largest administrative adjudicatory systems in the world. The claimants who appear before us may feel overwhelmed by the legal and administrative requirements associated with pursuing a Social Security claim. Therefore, it is important for those most closely associated with this effort to work together in a collegial and professional manner to make this process as efficient as possible. It is to this end that we publish this handbook so that we can successfully fulfill our joint mission to provide the best possible service to the public.

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Download Handbook:

http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/reps/Appt_Rep_Guide_Req_AC_Review_Submit_Evidence.pdf

 

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Paralegal Studies — Rockland Community College

Are you thinking of hiring a paralegal?

If so, please consider a current paralegal student or graduate from RCC’s American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program.

  • Courses our students take include:
    Civil Litigation, Real Estate Practice, Domestic Relations, Computer Legal Applications, Legal Research and Writing, and Estate Administration and Probate
  • Students complete assignments that they would be expected to fulfill as a paralegal in a law firm
  • Our students are willing to fill full-time, part-time and/or temporary positions


    Please contact us to help find the appropriate paralegal for your firm.
    JENNIFER L. FREDEMAN, ESQ.
    Job Placement Coordinator/Adjunct faculty Paralegal Studies
    Rockland Community College mailto:jfredema@sunyrockland.edu

    “Choosing the Paralegal program at RCC was the best educational decision I could have made. The faculty was very helpful in the classroom and beyond. I apply the skills I learned at RCC every day at work. Thanks to the Paralegal program and the job placement service, I have gained entry into a rewarding career.”
    - Jordan Gaspard, 2014 Graduate
    Paralegal Studies 845-574-4169 www.sunyrockland.edu
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Everywhere You Go, Google is Watching — and Mapping Your Location — Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites

Robert Ambrogi:

I was in Chicago this week for the Clio Cloud Conference, where I sat in horrified disbelief as keynote speaker Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, described the extent of government snooping on our digital lives. As we all know, of course, it is not just the government that is tracking us. Any number of companies are gathering data about our every click and every purchase.

In case you need a reminder of this, check out your location history on Google maps. It constantly tracks your location through your mobile phone or tablet. Above you see mine for the past week, showing my travels from Massachusetts to Chicago. Where did I go while in Chicago? I just need to zoom in to see everywhere I went during my time there. I can zoom in as close as need be for details or back out for the big picture. If I click on any of the red dots, I can see the precise time and date I was at that location.

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Time Management Tip #15: Eliminate Bad Clients – Legal Ease Blog

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Being busy isn’t the same as being successful or profitable. Getting rid of bad clients makes room for you to take on additional, higher value clients – and chances are that your higher value clients will be less price sensitive. Often, you can make more money with less high value clients than you can with high volume practice filled with lower value clients.

Read more:  http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/2014/09/time-management-tip-15-eliminate-bad-clients.html#ixzz3EZRJtION

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This Simple Email Habit Will Make You More Productive — Lawyerist

If Inbox Zero sounds good in theory but you are too busy to spend time learning a full-on System for managing your email, here is a simple way to get your email under control that you can start going as soon as you are finished reading this post.

To get your email under control, you don’t need to read books, watch a video, buy anything, download anything, or get a fancy email app. All you have to do is start using something that is already built into your email.

One Simple Rule

Star/flag a message if you have to do something with it.

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Bash “Shellshock” vulnerability – what you need to know | Naked Security

Shellshock is the media-friendly name for a security bug found in Bash, a command shell program commonly used on Linux and UNIX systems. 

The bug is what’s known as a Remote Code Execution vulnerability, or RCE. 

This means that someone who isn’t already logged on to your computer might be able to trick Bash into running a program that it wasn’t supposed to.

Officially, the bug is documented as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169.

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