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Leading Local Attorney to Present at National Conference
Roose & Ressler’s Meadows to Discuss The Importance of Pre-Hearing Briefs
March 29, 2018 – Toledo, OH – The pre-hearing brief is an essential tool for effectively representing clients at Social Security disability hearings. Attorney Mary T. Meadows, manager of the Toledo branch of Social Security disability law firm Roose & Ressler, will share her insights with fellow attorneys about this tool as they gather in Atlanta in April for the semi-annual conference of NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.
Attorney Meadows notes that Social Security files are often large and unwieldy. With electronic record keeping, the medical records section of the claim file has grown significantly over the past few years, she explains, which means that some of the most important information supporting disability may be buried deeply in the medical records.
“We find that a pre-hearing brief can help us and the judge focus on the issues most important to winning our client’s case,” Meadows said. “It allows us to highlight facts from the medical record that support disability.”
The pre-hearing brief can also help to clarify procedural issues, such as onset date or questions about unearned income after the onset date. Meadows said, “By clarifying these procedural issues in advance, we allow the judge to focus at the hearing on that which is most important to our clients – how their medical impairments affect their ability to function in the workplace.”
This will be Attorney Meadows’s fifth NOSSCR presentation.
About Roose & Ressler
Founded in 1982 and serving claimants throughout Northern Ohio from their offices in Lorain, Toledo, Wooster and Mansfield, Roose & Ressler is a social security disability law firm. The attorneys work with Northern Ohioans who need assistance with a social security disability claim or those who have been denied their claim. More information can be accessed at www.RooseLaw.com.