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NOSSCR was organized in 1979, and is led by Nancy G. Shor, the group’s first and only Executive Director. As a fledgling organization, 100 attorneys and other advocates attended NOSSCR’s first-ever conference held in New Orleans. In the years that followed, the organization grew, as many of those who attended the New Orleans conference or became initial members appreciated having an organization with other professionals who represented Social Security and SSI disability claimants.
Today, NOSSCR is more than 4,000 members strong, with members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The organization has served many vital functions including becoming pioneers in continuing legal education through its educational programs for Social Security and SSI claimant's representatives. NOSSCR also provides a research clearinghouse for practitioners, including briefs, case law, memoranda of law, and questionnaires.
Over the last three-plus decades, the organization has always stayed true to its mission of being committed to providing continuing education to enable and encourage the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons seeking Social Security and SSI benefits. NOSSCR has joined with other organizations to advocate for improvements in the disability determination and the adjudication process. NOSSCR’s leadership on these issues has provided frequent opportunities for NOSSCR officers and its Executive Director to testify before Congressional committees.