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Commonly Misunderstood Issues: Reopening and Res Judicata

August 13, 2019
1 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

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Course Description

The rules on reopening and res judicata can be downright confusing. A clear understanding of these rules can result in larger awards for clients, while avoiding subsequent applications that can’t be won. Retired Administrative Law Judge David G. Hatfield consistently saw practitioners botch the rules on reopening and res judicata to their client’s detriment. Judge Hatfield will address these commonly misunderstood issues and clarify the confusing rules on reopening and res judicata.

Refund Policy

There are NO refunds for this course. This presentation will not be recorded.

Technical Information

We use Adobe Connect for our course, and you will have to download the application to attend.

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Honorable David G. Hatfield (retired)

Of Counsel, Chermol and Fishman, LLC

Judge Hatfield worked in the Social Security Administration from 1976 until his retirement in 2012, serving in such key positions as the Acting Chief Judge, Assistant Regional Chief Judge, Hearing Office Chief Judge for the Seven Fields Hearing Office, Hearing Office Chief Judge for the Pittsburgh Hearing Office, Administrative Appeals Judge with the Appeals Council, and Director of the Office of Civil Actions. Judge Hatfield has written and taught extensively in his field. He was a faculty member for new Administrative Law Judge training since 1990, and was in charge of Supplemental Training for all new Administrative Law Judges. He has testified before Congress regarding the Social Security disability program, and has been a frequent speaker on Social Security matters. He received his B.A with high distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from Indiana University and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

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