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Olivia Sanchez
Professional Summary:
Accomplished legal professional with over 16 years of experience as a Social Security Paralegal. Accredited Disability Representative, Non-Attorney Representative since January 2012, passing the Social Security examination for non-attorney representatives in December 2011. Conducted phone and in person interviews with potential claimants and decided the merits and eligibility of their case for Social Security Disability and SSI.  Handled complex overpayment issues, eligibility questions and many aspects of SS disability, retirement, continued disability reviews, medicare and medicaid issues.  Maintained contact with clients over entire duration of their claim before the Social Security Administration from application through 9th circuit.  Heavy phone and in person contact on a daily basis with clients.  Kept energy and good listening  skills with clients to maintain that their claim and they had value before the Social Security Administration.  Accomplished and energetic Paralegal with a solid history of achievement in Social Security law. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities and dedication to my field of disability law.
Skills:
  • Non-Attorney Claimant representative since January 2012, passing the Social Security exam for non-attorney representatives in December 2011
  • Exceptional ability in listening and meeting in person with diverse client base with disabilities
  • Excellent at ascertaining what is needed to develop and win a claim through the necessary SS forms, medical records, and other important documents.
  • Very good with allaying claimant fears, while addressing coping strategies to stay patient and progress through the process of obtaining SS disability.
  • Confident in knowledge of Social Security systems, and appreciative to do good work that helps others.
Experience:
Paralegal Jul 2006Present Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan LLP Portland, OR Interviewed and handled clients' Social Security cases through all steps of the Social Security disability process, from application through 9th Circuit.  Prepared appeals, ordered records, contacted SS and DDS to discuss claimant appeals and/or complexities with cases. Responsible for correspondence and communication with the SSA in all administrative aspects of a claim.  
Assisted attorney with preparation for hearing before Administrative Law Judge by ordering medical records, speaking with client for updated information, and medical conditions.
Docketed and responsible for all statute deadlines. Scheduled attorney's calendar as well as mine own for client meetings and deadlines.
Supervised clerk who assisted with filing and mailing of claimant documents.
    
Paralegal Jan 1998Jun 2006 Swanson, Thomas & Coon LLP Portland, OR Met with and interviewed potential clients to determine their eligibility for Social Security disability and whether to appeal their claim.  Managed many aspects of clients' Social Security case from application through 9th circuit.  Prepared appeals, ordered medical records,  contacted SS and DDS to discuss claimant appeals and/or complexities with cases. Maintained communication and wrote correspondence to SSA regarding administrative aspects of claim, from appeal to overpayment, to workers' compensation offset, and many others complexities.
Assisted attorney with preparation for hearing before Administrative Law Judge by ordering medical records, speaking with client for updated information, and medical conditions.  Prepared pleadings for United States District Court.  Docketed and coordinated all statute deadlines. Scheduled attorney's calendar as well as mine own for client meetings and deadlines.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Arts : History of Art Jun 1984 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA
Affiliations:

National Association of Disability Representatives
Oregon Paralegal Association

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Previous Companies:

  • Bennett
  • Hartman
  • Morris & Kaplan LLP

Previous Job Positions:

  • Paralegal

Schools:

  • University of California, Berkeley

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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