At this presentation we will be discussing best practices and approaches to Social Security Disability Hearings. We will discuss strategies on how to write persuasive On the Record Decision requests. Also, we will discuss hearing strategies, including various approaches regarding how to handle Vocational Experts.


Antonio Valdez, Legal Services of Northern California
Meghan Corman Pluimer, Homeless Action Center
Sasha Ellis, Bay Area Legal Aid


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Best Practices for Social Security Disability Hearings

September 13, 2022

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