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Prepare and Ask the Right Questions to Successfully Counter Vocational Testimony

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Many of the methods vocational experts use are either inaccurate, irrelevant or outdated - can you successfully convince the ALJ that the testimony is unreliable? This legal course will give you the knowledge and skills to strategically challenge VE qualifications and findings to ensure your clients get the settlement they deserve. Pick up real-world practice strategies and minimize the effect of VE testimony on your case outcomes - register today!

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  • Learn how to effectively challenge the VE's experience, knowledge of statistics or O*Net.
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  • Find out how to gauge the situation and determine whether or not your cross examination is effective.
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  • Pick up sample questions and explore interesting hypothetical scenarios.
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  • Challenge the expert on job numbers by pointing out the limitations of sources, addressing job demands and more.
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All times are shown in Eastern time
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_x000D_ Presented by Francis M. Jackson and Murrough H. O'Brien_x000D_

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  1. VE Qualifications, Methods and Sources_x000D_
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    1. What a VE is Expected to Know
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    3. Review the VE's Resume
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    5. Do Not Stipulate to Qualifications; What HALLEX Says
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    7. Challenging Qualifications: Experience, Knowledge of Statistics, O*Net
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    9. VE's Reliance on Sources
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    11. Accuracy, Currency and Relevance of Sources
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    13. The ALJ's Hypotheticals
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  3. Crossing the VE_x000D_
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    1. Knowing When You've Won (or Not)
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    3. Scope of Cross in HALLEX
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    5. Transferable Skills
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    7. Vocational Implications of Pain and Mental Health
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    9. Exam Scripts for VE's
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    11. Sample Questions and Hypotheticals
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  5. Challenging Job Numbers_x000D_
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    1. Pinning Down Sources and Their Limitations
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    3. What the Cases Say
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    5. Skills, and Physical and Mental Demands of Jobs
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    7. Full-Time or Part-Time
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    9. Outdated Jobs
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    11. Substantial Numbers
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    13. National Numbers
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How to Cross-Examine Vocational Experts
  • Course ID:
    256363
  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Price:
    $209
  • Date:
    Wednesday 1/24/2018
  • Time:
    2:00 pm EST to 3:30 pm EST
  • Location:
    Virtual