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1993 May

Treating Physician Evidence in Social Security Disability Cases

What Does the Future Hold?

By Ethel Zelenske

In 1991 SSA issued new regulations describing the weight to be given to medical evidence in disability cases. This column outlines the "treating physician evidence" rule and compares the rule with current law in certain circuits.

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Deadbeat Landlords

A Tenant's Right to Utilities When Landlord Files Bankruptcy

By Gary Klein & Joanna B. George

This column identifies the common issues that arise when a tenant's utilities are terminated because his or her landlord has filed bankruptcy. It also discusses how the tenant can ensure the maintenance of utilities during the bankruptcy proceedings and how to collect damages.

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You Are Too Kind

Women Lawyers in Legal Services

By Kelly A. Miller

Why are women attorneys drawn to legal services? Are women in this public interest profession subject to gender inequities? A four-page questionnaire seeks reader input on these and other issues concerning women in legal services.

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Ten Admonitions for Legal Services Advocates Contemplating Federal Litigation

By Judge Patricia M. Wald

In December 1992, Judge Patrica M. Wald spoke at a federal litigation training for legal services attorneys in Chevy Chase, Maryland; these are her remarks.

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Part H and EPSDT

Helping At-Risk Infants and Toddlers

By Tina E. Shanahan & Lynn E. Cunningham

Advocates can steer families of children with disabilities to help under two recently expanded federal programs–Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program.

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