Staff Spotlight: Tegan Couch
201711.07
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Staff Spotlight: Tegan Couch

We recently asked our staff members some questions so that you could get to know them a bit better. Meet Tegan Couch! Q: What is your job title at Burton McKinnish?  A: Social Security Paralegal Q: What does your job entail?  A: Assisting with the Social Security files, keeping clients apprised of the progress of their claims,…

What Your Attorney Being a Board Certified Trial Specialist Means
201703.27
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What Your Attorney Being a Board Certified Trial Specialist Means

Ethics rules in most states are strict when it comes to attorneys referring to themselves as a “specialist” or “specializing.”  What does it mean if your attorney is a board certified specialist.   In the age of social media and rampant attorney advertising, any attorney can bring in clients.  Often potential clients see a pop-up…

Practice Tip: What does the Judge see?
201510.06
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Practice Tip: What does the Judge see?

Something interesting happened to me in one of my Social Security hearings this morning.  First, a little background in Social Security hearing procedures for those who are unfamiliar with how the Social Security Administration prepares a file for a disability hearing. The Social Security hearing office will gather medical records and scan these records into…