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Bar Conference Center
Beyond the Basics: Key Issues for Successful Social Security Practice
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

Live Only at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201

also available via individual live Webcast

About the Seminar
The South Carolina Bar CLE Division will sponsor a special seminar for SSD attorneys who want to hone their skills and learn the kind of nuances that will take their practice to the next level. Join Course Planner Stacy Thompson and a faculty of experienced practitioners that will provide powerful insights on the entire SSD process —from case evaluation to appeals—as well as keys to success before the VA and tips from the bench from the ALJ.  If you want to grow your SSD or VA practice, this is a program you won’t want to miss.

This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 0.5 LEPR credit hour. 


8:30 a.m.               Registration
8:55 a.m.               Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stacy E. Thompson
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia
9 a.m.                      Best Practices for Fully Developing Cases at Initial and Reconsideration
         Flo Lester Vinson
 Folkens Law Firm, PA, Florence
9:45 a.m.               Ten SSRs Every Practitioner must Master
Rangeley C. Bailey
Jebaily Law Firm, PA, Florence
10:30 a.m.            BREAK
10:45 a.m.            Get to Know Your BSO
Stacy E. Thompson
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia
11:30 a.m.            Handling Cases Outside the Norm
Ashley Thompson
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia
12:15 p.m.           Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m.              Veterans Benefits Overview
Kenneth H. Dojaquez
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia
2 p.m.                    ObamaCare, Social Services and Other Help for Your Clients
Sue Berkowitz
Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Columbia
2:30 p.m.              OTRs and Preparing Your Case for Hearing
Steven M. Calcutt
Calcutt Law Firm, Florence
3 p.m.                    BREAK
3:15 p.m.              View from the Bench     
The Honorable Walter C. Herin, Chief ALJ
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Columbia
3:45 p.m.              Appeals Council and Federal Court Appeals
W. Daniel Mayes
Smith Massey Brodie Guynn & Mayes, PA, Aiken
4:15 p.m.              Ethical Considerations in SS Disability Cases
Robertson H. Wendt, Jr.
Robertson H. Wendt, PA, Charleston
4:45 p.m.              Adjourn



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