Retired Judge, Disability Lawyer
Jacqueline Drucker worked as an attorney advisor, supervising attorney, and administrative law judge for a total of 23 years. She has a B.A. in Education from Wayne State University (1954). In Law School, she was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award and was Book Review Editor of the Law Review. She received her J.D. in 1975. She was admitted to the California State Bar the same year and Federal Courts the following year. She was on the initial West Social Security Law Reporter Advisory Committee. In 1990, she wrote the program handbook: Handling the Social Security Case for Continuing Legal Education (CEB) for the California State Bar; and served as a panel member in four continuing legal education classes.
She has addressed NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives five times, twice led the Los Angeles County Bar Association continuing legal education sessions on Social Security law, and has taught administrative law at the University of LaVerne College of Law, and the University of California, Riverside.
Since she retired from the Administrative Law Judge position in August 2006, she has volunteered at the Cathedral City Senior Center, as to Social Security, SSI and Medicare/MediCal issues. After her husband died in 2010, she returned to part-time work as social security disability lawyer.
She works from home, reviewing cases, counseling claimants by telephone and e0mail, and attends ODAR (Social Security disability) hearings as needed. Since June 2012, she has also been an expert witness for the Federal Public Defenders’ Office in Social Security matters.