Social Security Disability CLE Focused on Vocational Aspects of Claims

Med-Voc Solutions presents:


12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 5, 2014

CLE – 4.0

Social Security Disability/SSI Hearings in General


  1. Overview
  2. The Sequential Evaluation Process
  3. Residual Functional Capacity – What it is and how to build it
  4. ALJ Discretion

Vocational Aspects of a Disability Claim

  1. History of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
  2. Explanation of Codes, SVP, Education, Age, Grids, Etc.
  3. Steps 4 & 5 and VE Testimony
  4. Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)
  5. Past Relevant Work (PRW)
  6. Hypotheticals Outside of DOT Definitions
  7. Data Collection Using Census Codes and OES
  8. Use of Data and Estimating Job Numbers in Region & U.S.
  9. Methodology in Reducing Job Numbers & Situations Outside of DOT


This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 4.0 hours of credit.

Tuition – $200.00



The Presenting Faculty:


Jane Hall, RN, MS, CDMS, CCM, CRC, ABVE is the owner/manager of Med-Voc Solutions, where she serves as a medical consultant and vocational expert. Her works as a vocational expert involves testimony and evaluations in both private litigation and government work.  Ms. Hall regularly testifies as a vocation expert in Social Security Disability cases throughout Tennessee.  Ms. Hall has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.  Ms. Hall earned her B.S. degree in nursing from Ball State University and her M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1999 from the University of Tennessee.  Ms. Hall is a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), Certified Case Manager (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and Certified Fellow with American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE).


John P. Dreiser is an attorney with the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser in Knoxville, where he practices in the areas of personal injury, Social Security disability, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, products liability and toxic torts. He has successful appellate experience before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel, and the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Mr. Dreiser has lectured previously for the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians regarding the AMA Guidelines of the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to both lawyers and physicians, as well as other seminars on Social Security Disability, medical records and workers’ compensation. He wrote “Hearing a Good Case” in the Tennessee Trial Lawyer, first quarter 2003 issue. Mr. Dreiser is a member of the American Association for Justice, Tennessee Association for Justice, Workplace Injury Litigation Group, and NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives). He earned his B.S. degree with honors from Ball State University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from The University of Tennessee.


To Register:  Please feel free to call or e-mail Jane Hall ((865) 599-8738– or John Dreiser ((865) 584-1211 –

     If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, Railroad Retirement Board disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation.  We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website.  Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, ChattanoogaKingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, Greeneville, Harriman, Dayton, Spring City, and Deer Lodge.


About farmerdreiser

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser provide comprehensive representation to injured victims throughout eastern Tennessee in personal injury, Social Security disability, and workers' compensation cases.
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