The National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives was formed in 1979 by a small group of lawyers who regularly represented claimants in their appeals for disability benefits. Through NOSSCR the lawyers were able to exchange information in regard to changes in Social Security law and hone their legal skills in this very narrow area of the law. In the late 1970s NOSSCR began to have national conferences in different parts of the country every 6 months. Since 1983 almost every conference has had at least one attendee from Harlan, Harlan & Still. Since 1984 Tim has been an invited speaker at several seminars from coast to coast.