Unlike other companies who merely offer an “advocate” to argue your case, The Conn Law Firm is just that – a law firm. Your case will be handled by actual attorneys with plenty of experience in handling Social Security Disability and SSI claims.
Unlike other companies who merely offer an “advocate” to argue your case, The Conn Law Firm is just that – a law firm. Your case will be handled by actual attorneys with plenty of experience in handling Social Security Disability and SSI claims. There are plenty of reasons for choosing an experienced attorney over an advocate; here are a few:
1. Rigorous Standards: An attorney must take the LSAT (Law School Admission Test), attend an ABA-accredited law school, and pass the bar exam. Once an attorney, he or she must abide by the rules of professional conduct. Advocates are not subject to any of these requirements!
2. Legal Knowledge and Skill: Advocates may know a thing or two about Social Security Disability or SSI, but they lack a comprehensive knowledge about how other areas of the law affect you. Your claim is governed by multiple sets of federal laws and regulations, and an attorney is better suited to know and apply these rules to help you win.
3. Oral and Written Advocacy: Ironically, “advocates” lack the formal advocacy training received by attorneys. An attorney is vigorously trained to defend his or her client, both by speaking and writing effectively and convincingly. This may make all the difference when pursuing your benefits before a judge.
4. Full Case Coverage: Advocates are permitted to take your case up to the Appeals Council level only. If it is denied at that point, they may not represent you in your appeal before the United States District Court. Attorneys, however, can take your case from the beginning to end – even to federal court.