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November 2012 Archives


The Social Security Administration has issued a new ruling, SSR 12-2p, with regard to fibromyalgia, specifically addressing what evidence is needed to establish a “medically determinable impairment” (MDI) of fibromyalgia and how fibromyalgia will be evaluated when determining disability. If you have fibromyalgia and are unable to work, contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your possible disability claim.  Our attorneys will gather the appropriate evidence and reports the Social Security Administration relies upon for granting benefits.

Jim Haszard Appointed to the District I Committee on Inquiry

Jim Haszard was recently appointed by the Nebraska Supreme Court to the District I Committee on Inquiry. The Committee has the following powers and duties: ·        Review investigations and complaints presented to it by the Counsel for Discipline, ·        Dismiss the complaint if satisfied it is without foundation and merit, ·        Issue a private reprimand if the complaint indicates a matter not appropriate for a Formal Complaint, ·        Make application to the Supreme Court requesting a member be placed on disability inactive status or for an immediate temporary suspension. ·        Determine that there are reasonable grounds of discipline of the member and that the public interest would be served by the filing of a Formal Charge. The Counsel for Discipline will then file a Formal Charge.

National Adoption Day- November 17

National Adoption Day is November 17, 2012.  The National Adoption Day event provides the opportunity to finalize adoptions and celebrate all loving families that adopt.  Lancaster County began celebrating National Adoption Day in 2005.  An estimated 4,500 foster children are adopted each year on National Adoption Day. Sheri Burkholder is an experienced adoption attorney for McHenry Haszard Law. Please see our adoption law page for more information.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

McHenry Haszard supported one of its own during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  Sondra, a legal assistant at McHenry Haszard, is a breast cancer survivor.  The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk was Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Holmes Lake Park. Sondra's Quest for a Cure Team