Being Professional when Establishing a Claimants’ Credibility: Rules of the Road & Finding Disability
This program is designed to help the beginner and intermediate practitioner build and establish the claimant’s credibility using prehearing and post hearing briefs that lay out medical and vocational evidence that is supported by the exhibits and your client’s testimony. Assisting your clients in understanding their medical conditions and providing a language they can use to convey their symptoms to medical providers helps obtain better medical documentation and testimony at the hearing. It also builds a positive working relationship with the client. The program will also touch on similar techniques in presenting vocational testimony. The pre and post hearing briefs will provide a strong foundation for trust with the ALJ that addresses the concerns presented in the evidence.
Nancy Mogab – is a principle at Curtis, Heinz, Garret & O’Keefe in St. Louis, MO. She received her J.D. from St. Louis University, School of Law and mediation accreditation from the University of Missouri School of Law. Mogab has long been recognized by the legal community as one of the top lawyers in her field of practice, which includes representing injured individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, the disabled in social security cases, veterans, as well as long-term disability claims. As an AV-rated Super Lawyer, Mogab has accumulated numerous awards over her 38-year career and continues to contribute to the legal community as a frequent teacher, author and presenter on law. She has spoken at CLE’s and written articles for publication for the MO Bar, St. Louis Bar Assn; Missouri Assn of Trial Attorneys( MATA), Kids Chance of MO and America; ABA Labor & Employment Section; SEAK, Legal Services of Eastern MO, MO Dept of Labor; United States Dept of State, Rule of Law Outreach Program in Iraq; NBI; St. Louis Women Lawyers Assn; NOSSCR; Worker’s Litigation Injury Group ( WLIG)
Because she practices in multiple areas of law, she is very grateful for her invaluable memberships in NOSSCR, NOVA, WILG, MATA and the MO Bar.