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MSBA Social Security & Disability Section
Annual Report

2018-19 

Section Membership

As of June 21, 2019 the Section has 81 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $2,105.50 as of April 2019.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 4 CLEs, 3 Roundtable events, and 1 Social in fiscal year 2018-19. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

 Code of Conduct Changes Roundtable

9/18/18

N/A

N/A

10

Recent Changes in Social Security Disability Practice: A Discussion with Chief Judge Richard Thrasher CLE

10/16/18

263269

1.0 Standard

38

Social Security & Disability Practice Tips Roundtable

11/27/18

N/A

N/A

6

Social Security & Disability Roundtable

1/15/19

N/A

N/A

17

SSA Appeals Council Practice CLE

2/19/19

268468

1.0 Standard

25

A Closer Look at Claims & Payments Processing CLE

3/19/19

269885

1.0 Standard

52

Social Security & Disability Law Trivia & Social

5/21/19

N/A

N/A

10

Setting Yourself up for Success- Tips for Pre and Post Hearing Briefs

6/18/19

273801

1.0 Standard

37

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 18, 2019 and 37 people attended. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021:

  • David Christianson, Christianson Law
  • Shelley Jensen, Judicare of Anoka County Inc
  • Tony Mannella, Midwest Disability PA Inc
  • Laura Melnick, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Sarah Soucie Eyberg
  • Thomas Krause, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Stephanie Christel, Livgard & Lloyd Lawyers 

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

  • Co-Chair:Adam Spees, Cooper Law, LLC
  • Co-Chair:J. Asha Sharma, Disability Partners
  • Secretary:Sarah Soucie Eyberg, Soucie Eyberg Law
  • Treasurer:Emily Cooper, Cooper Law, LLC

The following individuals will continue to serve on the Council to finish their term from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

  • Emily Cooper, Cooper Law, LLC
  • Gregg Nelson, Nelson Law Office
  • Asha Sharma, Disability Partners
  • Kirk Thompson, Cronan Thompson
  • Adam Spees, Cooper Law, LLC

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2018-2019 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

  • The goal for 2018-19 was to put Diversity and Inclusion at the front of all of the Section planning, including when seeking out new Council members during Elections and when planning CLE speakers. This goal was kept in mind as the Council selected CLE speakers and invited Section Members to join the Council.

Other Section Accomplishments

  • Donated $1,000 to the 8th Circuit Social Security & Disability Law Conference

Submitted By: Adam Spees and Sarah Soucie Eyberg, Section Co-Chairs

Date: 7/10/19