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Joanna Parnes

Joanna Parnes

Bay Area Legal Aid
Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator
Oakland, CA, USA


Joanna Parnes is a Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator at the Alameda County Regional Office of Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California. Joanna currently serves low-income clients with mental and physical health disabilities through direct legal services and systemic advocacy in the area of public benefits, with a focus on SSI and Social Security disability benefits. Prior to joining Bay Legal, Joanna worked at the East Bay Community Law Center and as a researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, evaluating programs and policies that impact poor families. She holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Joanna Parnes is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ensuring Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Review Process, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 242, (2016) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Social Security Ruling 11-1p: Titles II and XVI: Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits, Social Security Administration (2011) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Social Security Ruling, SSR 13-1p: Titles II and XVI: Agency Processes for Addressing Allegations of Unfairness, Prejudice, Partiality, Bias, Misconduct, or Discrimination by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs), Social Security Administration (2013) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sample Appeals Council Letter - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
SSA Special Needs Trust Brief - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Social Security Ruling, SSR 13-2p: Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (DAA), Social Security Administration (2013) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sample SSA Hearing Brief for PTSD - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Objection to Hearing by Video Teleconferencing Letter, Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Social Security Administrative Hearings Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sample SSA Hearing Brief for Physical and Mental Impairments - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sample SSA Appeals Letter for Overpayment (F.W., Limited English Proficiency) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings (PowerPoint slides) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sample Plaintiff’s Reply Brief to Defendant’s Opposition and in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Social Security Disability Grids, United States Social Security Administration - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 06-03p: Titles II and XVI: Considering Opinions and Other Evidence from Sources Who Are Not “Acceptable Medical Sources” in Disability Claims; Considering Decisions on Disability by Other Governmental and Nongovernmental Agencies - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 85-15: Titles II and XVI: Capability to Do Other Work—The Medical-Vocational Rules as a Framework for Evaluating Solely Nonexertional Impairments - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11-2p: Titles II and XVI: Documenting and Evaluating Disability in Young Adults - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 13-1p: Titles II and XVI: Agency Processes for Addressing Allegations of Unfairness, Prejudice, Partiality, Bias, Misconduct, or Discrimination by Administrative Law Judges - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Sample Appeals Council Brief - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 11, January 18, 2017, Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Bay Area Legal Aid Fee Agreement and Assignment of Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 13-2p: Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Sample Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Supporting Memorandum of Points and Authorities - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy (PowerPoint slides) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 242, December 16, 2016, Ensuring Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Review Process, “5-Day Rule” - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Sample Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Non-Prisoner Cases Only) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11-1p: Titles II and XVI: Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Summons in a Civil Action (AO 440) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Procedural Order for Social Security Review Actions - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Sample Complaint for Judicial Review of Decision of Commissioner of Social Security - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Civil Cover Sheet Form (JS 44) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Appointed Representative Guide to Requesting Appeals Council Review and Submitting Additional Evidence to the Appeals Council Guide - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 , Thursday, March 22, 2018
Sample SSI Child Brief #2 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018
General Assistance - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
General Assistance - General Assistance, Friday, March 23, 2018
Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI, Friday, March 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
General Assistance - General Assistance, Friday, March 23, 2018
Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI, Friday, March 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
General Assistance - General Assistance, Friday, March 23, 2018
Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI, Friday, March 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, San Francisco, CA
California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018, Thursday, March 29, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018
Live Webcast  Live Webcast California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2019, Thursday, March 21, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2019, Thursday, March 21, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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