SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review – Current Issues and Annual Meeting

  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: MSBA Social Security Disability Law Section
  • Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Social Security / SSI

unch and registration will begin by 11:45 am;

Annual Election Meeting will start at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 - 1:15 pm.  

Annual Meeting & Council Elections:

As part of the Social Security Disability Law Section's Annual Meeting, the section will elect new officers and council members for the 2017-2018 bar term.

Nominations are being accepted for two year council terms starting on July 1 and ending on June 30, 2019.  Persons interested in serving on the Council should contact Geen Mui to be added to the slate of candidates.


This presentation will address topics including current national and local successes and challenges in addressing the hearings backlog; hiring and budget challenges; productivity; recent regulatory changes including the national uniformity (closing the record 5-day rule), medical evidence, and mental listings regulatory changes; and recommended practice tips for a more efficient hearing process. Ample time will be given for questions and answers for discussion.


Honorable Richard Thrasher, Chief Administrative Law Judge | MN Office of Disability Adjudication and Review


Caroline Thompson, SSA Hearing Office Director | MN Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)