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Topic 11: Lawyers and Social Security -- Social security representation: who does it and on what terms and conditions

A. Background - Level of lawyer representation and relation to outcome =>

  • Where the lawyers (and other representatives) are
  • Relationship between representation and outcome

B. Background - Attorneys fees =>

  • Regulating fees for representation
  • Assisting in fee collection
  • Equal Access to Justice Act
  • SSI

C. Background - Professional responsibility issues =>

  • Tension between duty to client and duty to "the tribunal"

D. Approaching the readings =>

E. Some illustrative and problem situations =>

F. Framework for discussion =>

G. Discussion =>

  • Course discussion of this topic will begin on April 2. You should have made your submission on this topic and be ready to join in at that point.
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