Persuasive Social Security Arguments and Authority
Speed your research and drafting with the brief-writing tool that full-time brief writer Sarah Bohr created for her own use. You can efficiently produce the same persuasive and well-supported arguments that have been winning cases for disability lawyers around the country.
Language and citations you can quote in your memoranda, briefs, and oral arguments. This book includes approximately 500 pages of issue-oriented arguments and case summaries.
Sarah Bohr has assembled the arguments and cases she uses to construct winning briefs for social security disability practitioners around the nation. This valuable drafting tool, which is supported by over 3,000 citations, contains:
- A checklist of errors commonly occurring in the sequential evaluation process, assessment of disability, evaluating specific impairments, and administrative review.
- A summary of cases decided in the last four years, organized by circuit. This section includes a valuable table of cases organized by issue.
- An exhaustive outline of the law, organized first by issue and then by circuit, and drafted in argument format.
- Detailed dissection of 44 common issues. This section contains summaries of the applicable statutes, regulations, rulings, POMS, cases, and practice pointers.
- Over 50 model briefs.
The checklist of arguments helps you spot issues. The outline of law helps you apply the law to your case's issues. The summary of recent cases allows you to quickly check new law in your circuit. The annotated issues pull together all the relevant statutes, regulations, POMS, and cases.
Now you can save time on your next research project with the most up-to-date and unique case digesting service for Social Security practitioners. It includes pre-researched language and up-to-date citations that you can use in all your supporting papers. You will get targeted analysis on these issues and more:
- Fibromyalgia and lupus cases
- Evaluation of pain testimony
- Medical equivalency and ALJ's responsibilities
- ALJ's duty to re-contact the treating physician
- Chronic fatigue syndrome cases
- Manipulative limitations on sedentary work
- Lack of updated RFC assessment in record
- Effect of borderline mental capacity on application of grids
- Weight of treating physician's opinion
- Effect of daily activities on credibility
- Incomplete hypothetical questions and their effect on VE testimony
- Vocational expert testimony that conflicts with DOT
- Definition of severity
- Cases citing SSR 96-8p (RFC assessments)
- Cases citing SSR 96-9p (less than sedentary RFCs)
- Sit/stand option and its impact on sedentary work
- Failure to follow prescribed treatment due to lack of money
- Responding to “Post Hoc Justification” by the government briefs
- Mental retardation cases
- The “Worn-out Worker” regulation
- Retroactivity of the 1996 Rulings
- Authority of Hallex and Poms
- EAJA - Reasonableness of hours claimed
The book also now includes a new smart CD-ROM including digitized versions of all three parts of the book. You can search the entire contents of the book by key word and jump directly to that section or simply open the documents in your favorite word processing program.