Social Security Disability 101 [Including Ethics]


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL / 1 ETHICS (or 2 LAW & LEGAL / 1 ETHICS for WA state)

This course will provide an overview of most updated information concerning Social Security disability hearings for both mental and physical cases. It will detail how to properly represent clients in SSD cases following considerable changes in practice and procedure.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   5 Supreme Court decisions affecting SSD cases
•   Update on SSD regulations
•   Update on techniques to win cases
•   How to prepare Social Security claimants
•   Ethics update

Date / Time: October 15, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 2:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: May 5 2020

Richard Neuworth, Esq. has been handling disability, personal injury and employment and employee benefit litigation for more than thirty-five (35) years. He has extensive experience in employee benefit, discrimination, harassment, personal injury, workers compensation, personal injury and social security disability cases. He has successfully represented individuals and groups of employees in significant employment disputes.

He is an AV preeminent rated attorney. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law in 2010-2015. He is also listed in Super Lawyers as well for Employee Benefits. In 2018, the Daily Record named him as a Leader in the Law.

Richard is a graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Baltimore Law School. He is general counsel to employee organizations and associations.

Richard is a member of the American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section, Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section – Section Council since 2006, Elder Law – Section Counsel since 2011 (served as Chair in 2016-2017), Maryland Pattern Jury Instruction Committee since October 2013, Maryland State Bar Association Committee on Laws since 2008, Maryland Association of Justice – Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Baltimore City Bar Association and National Employment Lawyers Association. He is the co-editor in chief of the Trial Reporter of the Maryland Association for Justice since 2006 through 2015.

He has presented on the subject of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and Americans for Disabilities Act of 1990 to the Maryland State Bar Association Convention in June 2006. He has also presented on the same subjects to Lorman Institute seminars in Maryland in 2001 and 2006. He has presented on the federal and state False Claims Act, wage and hour issues under federal and state law and tax issues and employment for the Maryland State Bar Association. He has presented on the subject of Social Security Disability to NBI Institute seminars in 2009,2010 and 2011. He has lectured on disability benefits and employment issues to diverse groups such as the National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Hopewell, Lymphoma and Leukemia Society of Maryland and Lupus Foundation. He has also lectured on the subject of Social Security disability and Maryland Workers Compensation law to the same groups. He is an adjunct lecturer on both employment law and social security disability as part of the elder law course at the University of Maryland Law School from 2005 to the present.

His publications include course materials sponsored by the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Legal Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) on both the subjects of Employment Law and Social Security Disability. His materials on ERISA and Medicare liens were also part of programs sponsored by the Maryland Association of Justice. He has published articles in the Maryland State Bar Association, (3) Trial Magazine (2) and the Trial Reporter of the Maryland Association of Justice on varied topics that include Social Security Disability, Medicare, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the private cause of action, Employee Termination under the False Claims Act, ERISA Liens and Personal Injury Actions, Sexual Harassment, ERISA and Personal Injury Actions.

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