Social Security Success! Seminar | The American Association For Justice

Social Security Success! Seminar

April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Program Information:

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Kherkher

​About the Seminar:

This year’s Social Security Success! Seminar will guide you through a disability claim from beginning to end. Whether you are new to Social Security disability claims or a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone at this year’s seminar. Learn the newly promulgated social security rules, ways to diversify your practice, case selection tips for the new era of social security disability denials, and how to brief your case to the Appeals Council. Back by popular demand, our faculty will be performing live demonstrations of mock hearings so that you can learn, first-hand, how a social security disability hearing works and watch the pros in action. 

Agenda details will be coming soon. Please check back!

Registration Fees:

AAJ Members: $595 | Nonmembers: $745

Members of the Social Security Disability Law Section save $50! This discount is not available online, must call to register.
Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register.

  • If you are an AAJ member and have been admitted to the bar for five years or less, you can attend this seminar for 50% off. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college).
  • AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this college and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by and attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney from the same firm with the same firm address.

Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |


Thursday, April 6

Registration & Welcome Networking Breakfast
8:15 - 9:00am

Welcome and Moderator Instructors
9:00 - 9:15am

Morning Session
9:15am - 12:15pm
​     • The Basics of a Social Security Disability Claim
     • Case Selection in the New Era of Social Security Disability Denials
     • Surviving the Newly Promulgated Regulatory Rules

Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
1:45 - 4:30pm
​     • Handling Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Claims
     • Diversify Your Practice with Mass Torts
     • Growing Your Practice from a Mom & Pop Shop to a Large Practice

Networking Reception
4:30 - 6:00pm

​Friday, April 7

Welcome Back Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00am

Morning Session
     • Mock Hearing Part 1: Claimant Testimony
     • Mock Hearing Part 2: Direct and Cross-Examination of the Medical Expert
     • Mock Hearing Part 3: Direct and Cross-Examination of the Vocational Expert
     • Mock Hearing Question & Answer Panel

Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
1:45 - 4:30pm
     • Briefing Your Case to the Appeals Council
     • Federal Court Practice
     • Effectively Marketing Your Practice


Our room block has expired, but we do have rooms on hold for attendees who are still in need of a place to stay. Please contact to reserve one of our remaining rooms.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
129 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Hotel: (702) 385-7111

Program Location:

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
129 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Hotel: (702) 385-7111


Call us. We'll provide you with names and phone numbers of previous attendees of AAJ Education programs who will be pleased to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a course advisor or faculty member, we will arrange that as well. Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  Registered participants can receive 10.5 CLE* credits depending on the jurisdiction and will be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition programs. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. CLE questions may be addressed by reading our FAQ or by calling the CLE Coordinator at 800-622-1791, ext. 8335 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8335.​

Click here to learn more about AAJ's Professional Recognition Programs, Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) and Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA), or call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8335. The Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) provides Advocate, Fellow, and Diplomate recognition to AAJ members. To gain ARP credits, submit a certificate of attendance for every seminar, college, and convention you attend.

* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

Special Assistance:

AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are held in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing on or before March 29, 2017 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing March 30 - April 4, 2017 will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college, seminar, or webinar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received within 48 hours of a program will not be honored. AAJ is not responsible for any room cancellation fees or other travel fees which result from your cancellation. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or

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