Social Security Disability Cases in Federal Court
Format: Traditional Live Classroom
Date: Wednesday October 26th, 2011
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Legal Services NYC - Central (40 Worth)
40 Worth 6th floor
New York, New York 10013
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
Practice Areas: Disability, Practice Skills, Public Benefits, SSD/SSI
Both experienced and new attorneys
Christopher Bowes Speaker
Center for Disability Advocacy Rights
Chris Bowes is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Disability Advocacy Rights (“CeDAR”), Inc. A graduate of the Cardozo School of Law, he has worked in the legal services field since 1994, first at MFY Legal Services and then at CeDAR. He has represented hundreds of claimants for disability benefits before the Social Security administration and in federal court.
Catherine Callery Speaker
Empire Justice Center
Catherine M. (Kate) Callery is the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) Coordinator at the Empire Justice Center in Rochester, New York, focusing on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability issues. She is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut Law School. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut (1979) and New York (1983). Kate previously served as the Supervising Attorney of the DAP Unit at the Public Interest Law Office of Rochester (PILOR) and the Unit Supervisor of the DAP Unit at Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation. Kate serves as coordinator of the Western New York DAP Task Force and has presented trainings for NOSSCR, the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association and various DAP conferences. She has represented numerous clients before the Social Security Administration and in federal court.
Louise Tarantino Speaker
Empire Justice Center
Louise M. Tarantino is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. She focuses her practice in Social Security and disability law. Ms. Tarantino is a member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on its Committee on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities. She is a contributing author of the committee’s publication, Representing People With Disabilities. She is also a contributing author of Benefits Management for Working People with Disabilities: An Advocate's Manual. Ms. Tarantino is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and a frequent lecturer and trainer on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income issues.
This training is an overview of the federal court practice for Social Security disability claims. The trainers will cover the mechanics of filing a case, the relevant rules for federal district courts, and examples of arguments that are commonly effective.