Formed in 1979, NOSSCR presented its first Social Security disability law conference in New Orleans. More than 100 attorneys and other advocates attended, and NOSSCR has grown in membership and services ever since.
Today, NOSSCR is more than 3,000 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 claimants’ 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 encouraging the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons seeking SSDI 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.
We are pioneers in legal education for attorneys and other advocates who represent people with disabilities. We also hold two national conferences per year.