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Writing Winning SSD Briefs from an OHO Adjudicator

July 25, 2019
7 - 8:00 pm Eastern

Course Description

This course will provide brief writing tips from the perspective of a former Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) adjudicator and decision writer. Course will include maneuvering the electronic file efficiently to find important case facts. Tips will include drafting briefs persuasively and efficiently to increase productivity and win more cases.Instruction will cover exceptions and forewarnings of each step of the 5-Step sequential evaluation.

Target Audience

  • Current practitioners
  • New practitioners who recently took the Eligible for Direct Payment Non-Attorneys (EDPNA) examination
  • New attorney practitioners
  • Recent graduates of law school and paralegal school
  • Office managers, legal assistants, intake specialists, and other office staff

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

If you are interested in CLE, please reach out to us. With sufficient notice, we may be able to apply for CLE in your jurisdiction. Only your jurisdiction can approve CLE credit, so we cannot represent that this course will be approved for CLE. If we seek CLE in a jurisdiction, we will post that information on this page.

If you wish to personally request CLE credit in your jurisdiction, please reach out to us so that we can make our best efforts to assist you.

Technical Information

We use Adobe Connect for our course, and you will have to download the application to attend.

You can download the application for WINDOWS and for MAC. You can download the application for mobile devices, but we would not recommend it.We think that the course is best viewed on a desktop or a laptop computer. Mac users have reported no problems using Adobe Connect.

After downing the application, you should perform a DIAGNOSTIC TEST to ensure that there are no computer or network issues. We do not anticipate that you will have any problems downloading the application or performing the diagnostic test. Contact us if you experience any problems.

You will listen to the presentation through your computer speakers.

Accessibility Features

Adobe Connect has accessibility features for individuals with visual, auditory, and mobility issues. You can learn more about these features HERE.

We can also provide closed captioning services. We will not provide closed captioning services unless requested.

Please contact us to assist you with any accessibility features.

Terri M. David

Principal, Terri M. David Consulting

Terri is a Social Security Disability (SSD) representative and brief writer. She worked with OHO for 13 years as a senior attorney adjudicator and ALJ decision writer. As a former middle and high school teacher as well as OHO national trainer, she continues to consult and teach SSD professionals on how to win more cases through advocacy and persuasive writing. If you are interested in Terri's products and services, please visit her website at terrimdavid.com. You can also email Terri at terri@terrimdavid.com.
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