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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

5:00 PM

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano
2005 Market Street
18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration Info:
This event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

There is no charge to attend this meeting but registration is required.


Justice Delayed: A Panel Discussion on the Social Security Disability Backlog Crisis

Social Security Disability Benefits Committee Meeting

Our panel will be discussing the backlog affecting hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans, the impact of the Inquirer article, and how attorneys and our clients, through political action, can effectively advocate for change.


Congressman Brendan Boyle, United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer, "SSI Backlog: Thousands around Philly waiting more than two years for disability hearing"

Jennifer Burdick, Esq., Supervising Attorney/Duffy Fellow Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Claire Grandison, Esq., Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Questions About the Committee? Please Contact Co-Chairs:

Thomas Giordano at

Marjorie Portnoy at

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