This presentation will take attendees step by step through common Social Security Disability practice pitfalls and how to spot and avoid them. This course will examine top mistakes Social Security Disability attorneys make at each stage of a Social Security Disability case – from taking on new clients through the Appeals Council as well as mistakes made in their practice in general. Attendees can expect to learn a variety of strategies to avoid these common pitfalls, including how to properly screen prospective clients, how to increase IP return rates, how to manage client’s expectations, how to strengthen cases at the initial and reconsideration levels, how to tell if your client is lying to you, tips on how to improve staff training, and more.
Key topics to be discussed:
Tips for asking the right questions at intake
Tips for providing 5-star client service
Tips for winning more cases at the lower levels
Tips for managing cases through the hearing level
Tips for preparing clients to testify at their hearings
Date: May 25, 2023
Lisa Cunningham | Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, P.C.
Lisa Cunningham, Esq. is an experienced client advocate who focuses her practice on Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability Benefits. As a managing attorney at the Law Offices of Eric Shore, Lisa oversees a team with over 40 years of combined Disability practice experience. Lisa helps the Law Offices of Eric Shore to stand apart from other Disability firms by representing her Disability clients at the initial stages of the Disability process through the various appeals stages. Lisa serves her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Lisa has lectured on various Disability, ethics, and professional development topics before the public and other attorneys.
Lisa earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore, where she served as a Moot Court team member and received the Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Achievement. Lisa also received first place in the National Law Review student writing competition. She is licensed to practice law in New York State.
I. Tips for asking the right questions at intake | 11:00am – 11:20am
II. Tips for providing 5-star client service | 11:20am – 11:40am
III. Tips for winning more cases at the lower levels | 11:40am – 12:00pm
Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm
IV. Tips for managing cases through the hearing level | 12:10pm – 12:40pm
V. Tips for preparing clients to testify at their hearings | 12:40pm – 1:10pm