From Start to Finish: A Review of the Social Security Claim from DDS to Federal Court

Fri, December 9, 2022   |   8:55 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.   |  
Virtual and  701 Corporate Center Dr, Suite 450, Raleigh NC 27607
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours (inc 1.0 substance abuse/mental health)

This seminar will offer attendees a close look at the progression through a Social Security Claim. Attendees will receive insights from a consultative examiner, a review of Medicare/Medicaid implications, worker’s compensation offsets, and more. We will also welcome two administrative law judges to share their best practice tips and an update on new law from Federal Court.

The seminar includes an hour of ethics credit, with a particular focus on maintaining a healthy work/life balance.


SSA Senior Advisors and SSA Attorney Advisors who wish to attend this seminar must pre-register for the in-person option only.  Please go to the in-person registration option to download the registration form.  (online registration is not available). 

Speakers and Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair
  • Ashley Sappenfield, Lanier Law Group, Greensboro
  • Billie Guthrie, Billie J. Guthrie Attorney at Law, Morrisville
9:00 a.m. Consultative Examinations
  • John Warnken, , MS, Charlotte
9:30 a.m. Medicaid/Medicare
  • Miriam Heard, National Health Law Program, Chapel Hill
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Presentation on Worker’s Compensation
  • Todd King, Lanier Law Group, Charlotte 
11:30 a.m. Lunch and DAS Section meeting
12:30 p.m. Getting Lost in Our Own Lives
  • Ben Brown, NC Lawyers Assistance Program, Raleigh
1:30 p.m. Best Practice Tips
  • Barbara von Euler, Social Security Administration, Greensboro
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Appeals Council Update
  • Milande Watson, Social Security Administration, Virginia
3:45 p.m. Federal Court Update
  • Charlotte Hall, Arrowood & Hall, PLLC, Raleigh
4:45 p.m. Adjourn