United States District Court, S.D. Georgia
GENERAL ORDER FOR SOCIAL SECURITY APPEALS
CHRISTOPHER L. RAY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and this Court's Local Rule
72.3(a), this appeal from the final decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security denying plaintiff's claim
for Social Security benefits has been referred to the
Magistrate Judge for review and recommendation as to
the service of the Complaint on defendant, filing of the
record and briefing shall conform to the following schedule:
(1) Within sixty days after service of the Complaint,
defendant shall serve a copy of the administrative record on
plaintiff and file it with the Court. The filing of the
administrative record shall be deemed an answer to the
(2) Within thirty days from the filing of the Answer and
administrative record, plaintiff shall serve and file a brief
setting forth all errors which plaintiff contends
entitle the plaintiff to relief.
(3) Within forty-five days after service of plaintiff's
brief, defendant shall serve and file a brief which responds
specifically to each issue raised by plaintiff.
(4) Plaintiff may file a brief in reply to the brief of
defendant within fourteen days of service of defendant's
brief shall contain under the appropriate headings and in the
order here indicated:
(a) A statement of the issues presented for review, set forth
in separate numbered paragraphs.
(b) A statement of the case. This statement should indicate
briefly the course of the proceedings and its disposition at
the administrative level and should set forth a general
statement of the facts. This statement of facts shall include
plaintiff's age, education, and work experience; a
summary of physical and mental impairments alleged; a brief
outline of the medical evidence; and a brief summary of other
evidence of record. Each statement of fact shall be supported
by reference to the page in the record where the evidence may
(c) An argument. The argument shall be divided into sections
separately treating each issue and must set forth the
contentions of plaintiff with respect to the issues presented
and reasons therefor. Each contention must be supported by
specific reference to the portion of the record relied upon
and by citations to statutes, regulations, and cases
supporting plaintiff's position. CM/ECF citations are
encouraged. Citations to unreported appellate or district
court opinions must be accompanied by a copy of the opinion
if the case is unavailable on Westlaw.
(d) A short conclusion stating the relief sought.
issues before the Court are limited to the issues properly
raised in the briefs.
brief shall conform to the requirements set forth above for
plaintiff's brief, except that a statement of the issues
and a statement of the case need not be made unless defendant
is dissatisfied with plaintiff's statement thereof. All
references to the ...