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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 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 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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Social Security Disability Grids, United States Social Security Administration - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy (PowerPoint slides) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sample Complaint for Judicial Review of Decision of Commissioner of Social Security - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Procedural Order for Social Security Review Actions - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Summons in a Civil Action (AO 440) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sample Appeals Council Brief - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Civil Cover Sheet Form (JS 44) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sample Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Non-Prisoner Cases Only) - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sample SSI Child Brief - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017, Thursday, April 13, 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
Social Security Administrative Hearings Outline - 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
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
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
SSA Special Needs Trust Brief - 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
Sample Appeals Council Letter - 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 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 Hearing Brief for PTSD - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Friday, March 24, 2017
Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI, Friday, March 24, 2017
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
Transcripts  Transcripts Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI, Friday, March 24, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and CAPI, Friday, March 24, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017, Sunday, March 26, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 (Free), Thursday, March 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 (Free), Thursday, March 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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