Social Security Disability Law: Ethics, Technology, and Practical Tips for Effective Advocacy

Fri, April 21, 2023   |   8:55 a.m. - 1 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 3.75 (including 1.0 Tech, 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health)

This half-day hybrid program will cover a range of topics relevant to the practice of Social Security Disability Law. The course will provide insight into the Disability Determination Explanation and review strategies for overcoming the state agency findings. We will learn tips for handling common post eligibility issues for SSI recipients. The program will offer suggestions for attorneys in using technology and social media in a way that complies with the Rules of Professional Conduct. And lastly, we will focus on how to compassionately address the disease of addiction in our profession and practice.

Speakers and Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair
  • Billie Guthrie, Billie J. Guthrie, Attorney at Law PLLC, Durham
9:00 a.m. Addiction: When You Have a Client, Employee or Partner with this Disease
  • Jim Brown, NCLAP, Raleigh 
10:00 a.m. Lawyers and Social Media: Maintaining an Ethically-Sound Digital Presence
  • Uta Zacharias, Lawyers Mutual, Cary
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. SSI Post Eligibility Tips for Practitioners
  • Brian Hogan, Legal Aid NC, Greensboro
12:00 p.m. Understanding and Refuting DDS Explanations
  • Stephen Sloan, Daley Disability Law, Chicago, Illinois
1:00 p.m. Adjourn