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Assisting clients through the Social Security disability claims process is an important role paralegals play. Between the paperwork, medical records, forms, requests and other evidence - it can quickly become overwhelming. Don't let yourself fall into that trap! This essential guide will provide you with advanced techniques to navigate through complex medical and vocational evidence to stay on top of this process. Order today!
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2:00 - 3:30 PM, Michelle Driggers
3:45 - 5:15 PM, Stacy E. Thompson
This program meets the California MCLE Paralegal requirement as specified in Business and Professions Code Section 6450(d).
This course will qualify for 3.0 hours of continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program.
This course will qualify for 3.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
This course will qualify for 3.0 hours of distance learning continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements as a paralegal affiliate member of the Indiana State Bar Association. No more than 3.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
This program may qualify for up to 3.0 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 3.0 hours, including 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
This course will qualify for 3.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Ohio State Bar Association Paralegal Certification program.
Approved by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico for 3.0 general self-study credit and 0.0 ethics self-study credit (for a total of 3.0 hours CLE).
NBI, Inc. is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Education Office of Career School Licensing. There are no enrollment prerequisites or admissions requirements for this course, and there is no exam or grading system. Satisfactory progress is based solely on attendance at the course. Credits may not be transferred. All refunds shall be paid within 30 days upon written notification from a student of cancellation or withdrawal. Students receiving benefits from federal programs shall be subject to federal refund policies, rules and regulation. Student complaints should be directed to our office at (800) 930-6182. Upon exhausting all avenues with NBI, Inc. for resolution, students may file a complaint with the Office of Career School Licensing at (603) 271-6443.
MICHELLE DRIGGERS is a paralegal with Jebaily Law Firm, P.A. Ms. Driggers joined the firm in August of 2015 as a Social Security paralegal to Rangeley Bailey. She is responsible for assisting with Social Security cases. Ms. Driggers received her bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Coastal Carolina University and her associate's degree in paralegal studies from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Since 2003, she has worked in several areas of the law, including Social Security, probate, criminal, personal injury, contract disputes, torts, family law, workers' compensation, and medical malpractice.
STACY E. THOMPSON is a partner in the law firm of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina. Ms. Thompson earned her B.A. degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina Honors College, her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and her Master of International Business Studies degree (Portuguese track) from the Darla Moore School of Business. She joined Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC in 2000, and became a partner in 2007. Ms. Thompson practices exclusively in the area of Social Security disability. She is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR) and been a member of the NOSSCR Board, representing the Fourth and D.C. circuits. She also is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Bar, and the Richland County Bar Association. Ms. Thompson volunteers with the South Carolina Pro Bono program and has recently participated as a judge for the middle school and high school mock trial competitions. She is a graduate of the SC Bar Leadership Academy (2010) and Leadership SC (2013 class) and was elected to the Board of Trustees for Leadership SC. Ms. Thompson is chair of the Social Security Disability Section of the South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers) and is a member of the SC Bar Publications Committee and Pro Bono Committee. She has been a speaker at numerous seminars regarding Social Security disability throughout the state, including the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Annual Conference (2007-2013), and has organized and moderated Social Security seminars for the South Carolina Bar (2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012). Ms. Thompson has been a speaker at the NOSSCR conferences (2011-2013) in the areas of general practice tips, initial interviews, case development and dealing with the electronic file; and has been the feature speaker on national teleconferences in various areas of initial case development. She has written one publication, "Social Security Disability Cases in South Carolina: Basic Case Evaluation and Management" (SC Bar, 2006; 2nd edition, 2010) and co-authored another, "Handling a Social Security Disability Case" (National Business Institute, 2010). Ms. Thompson is an active member of the Junior League of Columbia, where she served as vice president for community and has chaired the Refugee Outreach Committee and Community Outreach. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Katharine Heath Manning Perry award, which recognizes a member who has excelled in community voluntarism and activism, through her JLC placements and through extensions of her JLC work and training. Ms. Thompson was also board president of Able South Carolina, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of independent living for individuals with disabilities, and immediate past president of the Board of the Palmetto Mastersingers.