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Posted by: Christy Gibson on Feb 17, 2014

Greetings to new and continuing members of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Disability Law Section.  Our Section is proud to present an upcoming CLE program, “Disability Law Forum 2014” to be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the TBA Bar Center in Nashville (221 4th Avenue North, Suite 200).  As a TBA member, you can use your 3 prepaid CLE credits to reduce the cost of this program.  Your section membership also provides an additional discount to attend this 5 hour seminar, which offers 4 hours of general credit and 1 hour of dual ethics and professionalism credit.  Click here for more details and to register. 

The Disability Law Section’s annual CLE program is pleased to present a great line-up of speakers.  Rebecca Vallas, the Deputy Director of Government Affairs for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), was recently named by Forbes Magazine’s to its "30 Under 30" list of the top young lawyers, policymakers and power players under the age of 30.  She will educate and update attendees about the latest developments in Social Security law. 

This exciting CLE event also includes a session on hearing do’s and don’ts by an Administrative Law Judge from Social Security’s Nashville Office of Adjudication and Review who is willing to answer questions from the audience.  Eric Buchanan, an attorney certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, will offer best practice guidance for handling a case in federal court and how to get paid for federal court work.  Attorney Harold Parker, who brings over 25 years of law practice and trial experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law and Social Security disability law will share critical information about representation in claims for Veterans’ benefits, in a presentation that includes one hour of ethics credit.   

This program is designed to give attorneys with all levels of expertise, practical and interesting information to improve their law practice.  It offers a unique opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with Social Security lawyers, judges and practitioners from all over this State.  We hope to see you there. 

Janet Mynatt

jmynatt@las.org