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The MSBA's Social Security Disability Law Section Presents


"The Social Security Jungle - Overcoming Common Monkey Wrenches"

During this panel discussion, social security representatives and other experts will discuss a wide variety of pitfalls and roadblocks that may crop up in your practice. The experts will pay special attention to ways you can identify and eliminate biases during social security claims for your clients who have disabilities, mental health issues and chemical dependency issues.

Topics will include:

  • Claimants with chemical dependency issues
  • Claimants with mental health issues
  • Gathering difficult evidence
  • Dealing with difficult social security staff
  • Claimants who disappear
  • Claimants with bad claims and when to jump ship
  • Younger claimants (ages 18-22)
  • Dealing with Vocational Experts
  • Dealing with Administrative Law Judges

This program is suited for the beginning and intermediate practitioners.

Emily Cooper (Moderator), Cooper & Reid, LLC

Jeanne M. Schur, Ph. D.
Ms. Schur is a clinical psychologist who conducts evaluations for social security claims.

Barbara Kuhn, Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Ethel Schaen, Attorney at Law

1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved
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Date:   Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Time:    8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices | Presidents Room
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Please join us for registration and breakfast at 8:15 a.m., followed by the seminar from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Webcast/teleconference attendance is available upon request. See additional information below.


SSD Section Members:  $10.00
Join the SSD Section and attend at no additional cost:  $26.00
MSBA Members (But Not SSD Section Members):  $35.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $45.00

Teleconferencing/webcasting is available. Request instructions when registering or contact Elyse Farnsworth on or before November 23, 2011. Instructions will be sent via email by November 28, 2011.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336