Training for Volunteer Attorneys
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 12 PM - 2 PM EST
Appellate Advocacy before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
*CAVC cases available for immediate placement following the training*
Courtney Smith, Esq., Director, Volunteer Outreach & Education
This is a nationwide appellate opportunity for pro bono representation at the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) of veterans who have had claims unjustly denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to regain eligibility for benefits. Please Note: This course is for those who have not already taken training.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 12 PM - 2 PM EST
Military Discharge Upgrades
Danica Gonzalves, Esq., Program Director, Discharge Upgrade
This nationwide Program seeks to serve veterans wrongly given an Other Than Honorable Discharge due to conduct related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Attorneys use this training to apply for a change in the veteran’s discharge characterization so they can become eligible for VA benefits.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM EST
Veterans Benefits Advocacy/Remands
Samantha Farish, Esq., Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
This is a nationwide opportunity to assist veterans with securing benefits after the CAVC remands their claim to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). Pro Bono attorneys are trained to identify what argument or evidence is necessary for the veteran to prevail at the BVA, & receive compensation for their disability or injury.