Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aug 12/Mechanicsburg, PA + Web - Practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs




The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is offering Practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs on August 12, 2010, Live from Mechanicsburg and via Simulcast and Webcast across the state.


Title:

Practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs

Thursday August 12 , 2010

  • By: Pennsylvania Bar Instittute
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:

  • PBI Conference Center
    5080 Ritter Road
    Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15
    MechanicsburgPA
    Contact:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute

    (800) 932-4637
  • Website: www.legalspan.com
  • Source: Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is offering Practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs on August 12, 2010, Live from Mechanicsburg and via Simulcast and Webcast across the state.
Effective July 1, 2008, any attorney wishing to assist claimants in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for VA benefits must be accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for that purpose.
The initial accreditation process consists of application (VA Form 21a) to the General Counsel of the VA, self certification of admission information concerning practice before any other court, bar, or State or Federal Agency, and a determination of character and fitness.
To download the Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative Form go to:www.va.gov/va forms.
The General Counsel will presume an attorney's character and fitness to practice before the DVA based on State Bar membership in good standing unless the General Counsel receives credible information to the contrary.
As a further condition of initial accreditation, attorneys are required to complete at least 3 hours of qualifying continuing legal education (CLE) during the first 12 month period following the date of initial accreditation by DVA.
To qualify, a CLE course must be approved by any State Bar Association, and at a minimum must cover the following topics: representation before the DVA, claims procedures, basic eligibility for VA benefits, right to appeal, disability compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation and pension.
To maintain accreditation, attorneys must complete an additional 3 hours of qualifying CLE on veterans benefits law and procedure not later than 3 years from the date of initial accreditation and every 2 years thereafter.
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is pleased to present this initial training requirement. Join the expert faculty as they present a program that will meet and surpass the requirements set down by DVA .
Please Note: It is the view of the DVA that you must complete the initial accreditation process before taking the CLE requirement. Should you have questions about the DVA CLE requirement, you can call 202-461-4995 for clarification.
This program is being offered live and at a number of simulcast locations. The live presentation will be at:
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road
Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15
Mechanicsburg, PA
Additionally, this course is offered via live webcast simultaneously with the satellite broadcast.
  • CLE Credit Comments: 
    4 Total CLE credits (No Ethics)
    Presentation offered Live, via Simulcast and via Webcast, subject to PA CLE Board regulations on Distance Learning programs.
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