Social Security Disability Law Section 2023 Annual Meeting and CLE | Open Discussion Regarding SSA Hearings Part 2

Event Description

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Hosted by the MSBA Social Security Disability Law Section

This is a continuation of April’s discussion with ALJ Virginia Kuhn. This open discussion will focus on the SSA's disability hearing process from the perspective of a retired Administrative Law Judge. ALJ Kuhn will lead the discussion, addressing topics including, but not limited to, procedural hearing do's and do nots, tips for persuasive claimant testimony, and challenges to ME and/or VE testimony. The format is open discussion/Q&A. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. If possible, please email your questions to Tony Manella ( ) in advance so ALJ Kuhn can prepare her response.

The Section Annual Meeting will follow the CLE, from 1:00 PM  to 1:30 PM, at which time we will present Ethel Schaen with a Social Security Disability Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award, vote on the amendments to the 2022 Section Bylaws, and vote on the 2023-24 Slate of Candidates. A social and celebration of Ethel’s Lifetime Achievement Award will follow the CLE and Annual Meeting.


Virginia Kuhn  | Former Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration

Location: Minnesota State Bar Association | 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis MN 55402
*Remote accommodations are available. Please select "remote" when registering.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: 488595

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering. Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior or the morning of the event.


SSD Law Section Members:  $0 / Free
MSBA Members not in the Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free    

Online Deadline to Register: June 18th, 2023

Join the Social Security Disability Law Section:  Click here to add the section to your membership. Want more information about the Social Security Disability Law Section?  


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The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui | |

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402