Judith S. Leland was appointed as a Supplemental Security Income judge with the Social Security Administration in 1974. In that capacity, she presided over numerous Social Security Disability and SSI hearings in California.
Judith S. Leland has been an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), having served as district representative and having been a speaker at NOSSCR conventions.
She was a presenting panel member at the CEB course, “Handling the Social Security Case.” She has served as chairperson of the Social Security Sections of the Orange County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and as a member of the Attorney-Client Relations Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Ms. Leland has handled over 2,000 Social Security Disability cases at all adjudicatory levels, including the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.