Indiana Social Security disability attorney meetingBefore your video hearing, your Indiana Social Security disability attorney can explain the process that lies ahead.


An administrative law judge is usually at one location while you will be at another. Additionally, your Indiana Social Security disability attorney can explain that an expert witness may also be at the judge’s location.

Who Is on Video

In some cases, only an expert witness appears by video. In other cases, the claimant’s Indiana Social Security disability attorney appears by video. The administrative law judge gets to decide who will be permitted to appear by video.

Issues with Video Hearings

It can be difficult for a claimant to get a copy of the paper file that shows the exhibits to be presented to court early enough for your attorney to submit new evidence. Additionally, your lawyer may not have very much time to review exhibits for the hearing immediately before the hearing. The judge may be able to hear anything that you or your attorney say while in the hearing room. For this reason, it is important not to say anything in the hearing room before or after the hearing.

Issues with In-person Hearings

If you request to appear in person before the administrative law judge, a different judge may be assigned to your case. Additionally, requesting an in-person appearance may cause a significant delay.

Legal Assistance

If you would like to learn more about video hearings, contact Indiana Social security disability lawyer Martin Barnes, Attorney at Law, by calling (317) 804-5058. Mr. Barnes is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Estate Planning and Administration Section) and the Indiana State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in all Indiana state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.