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Social Security Appeals Practice in the Ninth Circuit and the Western District of Washington

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for the annual CLE Seminar sponsored by the Western District of Washington’s Social Security Committee. This year’s program will be hosted by the Hon. Benjamin H. Settle, U.S. District Court Judge and Chair of the W.D. of Washington Social Security Committee.

Hon. Ricardo S. Martinez, Chief District Judge, will discuss the status of Social Security Appeals in Western Washington.

Hon. Morgan B. Christen from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, along with Paul Keller, supervisory staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit, will provide the Circuit’s view of social security appeals.

Acting Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge Scott Kidd, from the Social Security Administration Region X, will provide an overview of the processes and caseloads of the Office of Hearings Operations.

Finally, an important update regarding the recent changes to the regulations governing evaluation of medical evidence will be provided by Victoria Chhagan and Amy Gilbrough from Douglas, Drachler, McKee and Gilbrough, along with Martha A. Boden, Assistant Regional Counsel for Social Security’s Office of General Counsel.

The program is free of charge and pre-approved for three CLE credits. Please register in advance using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z2K8YX9

Questions? Please contact Kelly_Seaburg_Arefi@wawd.uscourts.gov.


November 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


U.S. District Court
700 Stewart Street, 19th Floor Conference Room
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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