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31May

Ten Ways an Advocate Solutions Firm Will Help You Build your Disability Practice


Ten Ways an Advocate Solutions Firm Will Help You Build your Disability Practice

As you build your disability representation practice you will have to figure out how to increase your workload without a directly parallel scale up in costs.  Every firm’s story about how they approach this hurdle is a bit different, but in a world where expert support is just an email ...

30May

Why Your Social Security Disability Brief is So Important!


Why Your Social Security Disability Brief is So Important!

Preparing for your client’s Social Security Disability Appeal hearing can be done a couple of different ways.  You can meet them day-of, go over the basic fact pattern of their case, and present your clients’ case to the judge.  (tell me this doesn’t happen…) You can prepare adequate time to ...

30May

You Can Improve the Quality of Your Disability Representation & Grow Your Disability Practice at the Same Time, Here’s How in Three Easy Steps!


You Can Improve the Quality of Your Disability Representation & Grow Your Disability Practice at the Same Time, Here’s How in Three Easy Steps!

One of the bigger challenges of building a disability firm is scaling while maintaining quality customer service.  Perhaps adding complexity to the issue is managing a challenging client base as well.  It’s probably no surprise to many that clients seeking disability in the form of Social Security (SSI, SSDI), Veterans ...

30Apr

How to Deliver Effective Social Security Representation When You’re a One-Person Disability Practice


How to Deliver Effective Social Security Representation When You’re a One-Person Disability Practice

You have a dream. You have your time, your treasure, your energy, and frankly everything about you fully involved in making that dream a reality. When you tell your friends about that dream, they don’t get it though. They don’t live the life of a small disability practice owner. What ...

26Apr

How Outsourcing Key Disability Practice Workflow Increases Consistency


How Outsourcing Key Disability Practice Workflow Increases Consistency

One of the challenges of running a small or solo disability law or advocacy practice is managing workflow effectively. As an advocate for your client, you are obligated to do as well as you can for each claim and appeal, but as a business owner, there are only so many ...

22Apr

Get On With Running Your Business: Several Ideas To Help You Build Your Disability Law Practice


Get On With Running Your Business: Several Ideas To Help You Build Your Disability Law Practice

What is the #1 time suck for your disability law practice?   Is it writing briefs, hiring talent, managing clients, marketing, engaging doctors and other medical professionals?  Or something else entirely?    Many small firms, whether they are new startups or small by design, struggle with balancing the workload of ...

22Jan

How to crash a claim


How to crash a claim

I recently had a client crash their claim with their testimony. Perhaps learning from their mistake will help you better prepare your client for their hearing. This particular gentleman was in his early 40’s and had suffered a back injury several years prior. He had some serious complaints of chronic ...

11Jan

Overlooking this impairment could be costing you!


Overlooking this impairment could be costing you!

When I was a new rep (in my first year) I was presenting a case to an ALJ who had a reputation for being very tough (harsh) with claimants and their representatives.  I was only 20 years old at this time and was thrust into representation earlier than planned because my ...

26Dec

New Year – Better Business!


New Year – Better Business!

The New Year is officially upon us! The beginning of each new year is filled with hopes of attaining new levels – personally and professionally. As a SSDI representative I’m sure you have many goals this year – chief among them should be to increase the effectiveness of your advocacy!! ...

21Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019!


MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019!

We at Cornerstone Advocate Solutions would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Exciting things are in the works at CAS, check back after Christmas to see what is in store for 2019!...