8th Circuit Social Security Disability Conference (In-person or Live Webinar)
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/1/2018 to 8/3/2018
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In-person (ISBA Headquarters) or Live Webinar
625 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin
515-697-7874


Online registration is available until: 7/31/2018
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This three-day conference will feature the top Social Security disability lawyers from the Midwest and around the country. Presenters will introduce strategies and personal tips to improve your Social Security disability practice. Whether new to the scene or a seasoned veteran, the conference promises to be one of the best opportunities of the year to sharpen your skills.

SCHEDULE - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
Adverse Childhood Experiences

12:30 - 1:00 - Registration
1:00 - 1:10 - Welcome and Conference Overview
- Speakers: Max Schott, Schott Mauss & Associates and Tim Cuddigan, Cuddigan Law, Omaha, NE
1:10 - 1:20 - Overview of Mental Health Issues – Speaker: John Lander, Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PLC
1:20 - 1:50 - Fibromyalgia and Sexual Abuse – Speaker: John Lander, Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PLC
1:50 – 2:10 - Somatoform – Speaker: TBA
2:10 – 2:30 - Panel Discussion/Questions – Speakers: John Lander, Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PLC; Corey Luedeman, RSH Legal; and Dr. Eva Christensen, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
2:30 - 2:50 - Substance Abuse/Establishing Sobriety – Speaker: Corey Luedeman, RSH Legal
2:50 - 3:00 - Panel Discussion/Questions – Speakers: John Lander, Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PLC; Corey Luedeman, RSH Legal; and Dr. Eva Christensen, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
3:00 - 3:15 - Break
3:15 - 3:35 - EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy
– Speaker: TBA
3:35 - 3:55 - Impact of Death of Parent /Perpetrator – Speaker: TBA
3:55 - 4:05 - Panel Discussion/Questions - Speakers: John Lander, Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PC; Corey Luedeman, RSH Legal; and Dr. Eva Christensen, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
4:05 - 4:45 - Psychologist/ Therapist Perspective – Speaker: Dr. Eva Christensen, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
4:45 - 4:55 - Panel Discussion/Questions/ ALJ  - Speakers: John Lander, Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PLC; Corey Luedeman, RSH Legal; and  Dr. Eva Christensen, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
4:55 - 5:00 - Closing Remarks for the Day
5:00 - 5:30 - Reception sponsored by Schott Mauss & Associates
7:08 - I-Cubs Game at Principal Park
If interested in attending the I-Cubs game on Wednesday, please indicate so when registering. More information will be sent to interested participants post event registration regarding the cost of tickets per attendee. 

SCHEDULE - THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
Effective Preparation and Hearing Topics

7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 9:00 - Legislative and Administrative Update
– Speaker: Barbara Silverstone, NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Executive Director
9:00 - 10:00 – Ethics – Speaker: Jeffrey Bunten, Dennis Fox & Associates
10:00 - 10:10 – Break
10:10 - 10:50 - Preparing Claimants
– Speakers: Sean Cuddigan and Tim Cuddigan, Cuddigan Law
10:50 - 11:50 - 5 Day Rule and Practice Implications of SSR 17-4p – Speakers:  Sean Cuddigan and Tim Cuddigan, Cuddigan Law
11:50 - 12:00 - Panel Discussion/Questions/ALJ – Speakers: Sean Cuddigan and Tim Cuddigan, Cuddigan Law
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (included for attendees attending in-person)
1:00 - 1:45 - Evaluation of Medical Opinions/Elimination of Treating Physician Rule – Speaker: Sarah Bohr, Bohr & Harrington, LLC
1:45 - 2:30 - Direct Examination of Claimant/Social Security Ruling 16-3p – Speakers: Gretchen Jensen, Schott Mauss & Associates; Shannon Schuehle, Schott Mauss & Associates; and James Cowell, Schott Mauss & Associates
2:30 - 2:40 - Panel Discussion/Questions – Speakers: Gretchen Jensen, Schott Mauss & Associates; Shannon Schuehle, Schott Mauss & Associates; and James Cowell, Schott Mauss & Associates
2:40 - 3:10 - What’s Hot and What’s Not: Eighth Circuit Caselaw Update - Ed Olson, Disability Attorneys of Minnesota;  and Wes Kappelman, Kappelman Law Firm
3:10 - 3:25 - Panel Discussion/Questions – Speakers: Ed Olson, Disability Attorneys of Minnesota;  and Wes Kappelman, Kappelman Law Firm
3:25 - 3:40 - Break
3:40 - 4:10 - The Role and Importance of Declaration from Third Parties and How To’s – Speaker: Joe Basque, Iowa Legal Aid
4:10 - 4:40 - To Brief or Not to Brief Prior to Hearing and OTRs – Speaker: Nancy Mogab, Mogab & Hughes  
4:40 - 4:55 - Panel Discussion/Questions/ ALJ
4:55 - 5:00 - Closing Remarks for the Day
5:00 - 5:30 - Reception sponsored by Cuddigan Law

SCHEDULE - FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
Vocational Issues

7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 - Overview/DOT, O*Net, County Business Patterns, Guide to Occupational Exploration, Occupational Outlook Handbook and More
– Speaker:  Joe Basque, Iowa Legal Aid
8:30 - 8:50 - Composite Jobs - Speaker: Tim Cuddigan, Cuddigan Law
8:50 - 9:20 - Social Security Ruling 00-4p Issues – Speaker: Wes Kappelman, Kappelman Law Firm
9:20 - 9:50 - Transferable Skills Analysis – Speaker: Niki Fisher, Fisher Law Office
9:50 - 10:05 - Panel Discussion/Questions
10:05 - 10:20 - Break
10:20 - 11:00 -  Analysis of Jobs in the Real World – Speaker: Tom Krause, Max Schott, Schott Mauss & Associates
11:00 - 11:30 - Cross-examining the Vocational Expert – Speaker: Tim Harlan, Harlan, Harlan & Still and Christina Devine, Harlan, Harlan & Still
11:30 - 12:00 - VE Presentation – Speakers: Steve Bosch, vocational expert in Mpls. and Ed Olson, Disability Attorneys of Minnesota  
12:00 - 12:15 - Large Panel/Question Answer Session – Speakers: Joe Basque, Iowa Legal Aid; Tim Cuddigan, Cuddigan Law; Wes Kappelman; Niki Fisher, Fisher Law Office; Tom Krause, Max Schott, Schott Mauss & Associates; Tim Harlan, Harlan, Harlan & Still; and Steve Bosch, vocational expert in Mpls. and Ed Olson, Disability Attorneys of Minnesota
12:15 - 12:20 - Closing Remarks

Iowa CLE CREDIT (approved)
15 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour
*federal credit is still pending
Submitted for CLE in Arkansas, Minnesota and Missouri

REGISTRATION FEES
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after July 30 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

Registration (electronic materials only) - $275
Registration (hard copy materials) - $300

ATTENDANCE PREFERENCE
Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for these events. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309).

MATERIALS
If attending via the live webinar, any materials related to this event, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include an e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.