I prepared a letter to the District Court informing that I would appear at a Rule 16 hearing by telephone.
My spell checker changed a key word in my letter to "telepathically." Fortunately, I have everything I submit to a Court proofed, so the blooper was adverted.
Suggestion: Add the right word to the spelling checker.
On a similar note, SSA recently published this final rule, which does not contain any spell-checking problems:
"As part of our ongoing commitment to improve the way we process claims for benefits under the old age, survivors, and disability insurance programs under title II ofthe Social Security Act (Act) and the supplemental security income (SSI) program under title XVI of the Act, we are revising some of the procedures we follow at the ALJ hearing level. To address recent court cases, we are making final the rules that allow the ALJ to determine that a person other than the claimant or any other party to the hearing may appear at the hearing by telephone. In a recent Federal case, a District Court Judge held that we could not take a medical expert’s testimony by telephone without prior notice to the claimant, and over the claimant’s objections, unless we amended our regulations to allow witnesses to appear by telephone. Edwards v. Astrue, No. 3:10cv1017, 2011 WL3490024 (D. Conn. Aug. 10, 2011). Other courts have made similar rulings. These final rules address concerns raised in Edwards and other cases. . . "