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An Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer Discusses Disability Hearings

  • Published: May 20, 2013

The Hearing Room

Typically, a Social Security disability hearing takes place in a small, informal conference room. When you and your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer enter the room, you will probably see a few government emblems, such as an American flag or the official seal of the Social Security Administration.

The room itself will be furnished with a table for you and your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer to use. The administrative law judge’s desk will sit on an unobtrusive riser so that the judge will preside in a slightly elevated position. A small desk or table may also be available for the judge’s assistant.

Recording the Hearing

Recording equipment will be placed somewhere in the room so that the hearing can be recorded. Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney will advise you to speak your words clearly whenever you are testifying so that your testimony will be accurately recorded. You will not need to speak any louder than in a normal tone of voice, since the microphones are sensitive enough to detect your voice from wherever you are if your voice is loud enough for the judge to hear you.

You should be aware that if you gesture or nod/shake your head, you will need to audibly confirm what your gesture indicates. No microphone is sensitive enough to pick up a gesture. Additionally, your attorney will advise that a “yes” or “no” will be recorded, and subsequently transcribed, much more accurately than “uh huh” and “uh uh.”

Contact a Disability Attorney

An experienced and knowledgeable Ocala Social Security disability attorney may be able to help you prepare for your Social Security disability hearing. Please contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC to request a free consultation. Call 352-304-5300 today.

Claudeth Henry

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