Wednesday, July 16, 2014

October 17: DC - #Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training

This program provides training free of charge to attorneys who agree to counsel and/or represent a veteran/VA claimant or family member before the Veterans Court. As well as receiving the day-long training, attorneys who participate are assigned a case that has been screened for merit and provided a screening memo outlining the issues in the case. Volunteers are also assigned a mentor (a practicing veterans’ law lawyer or practitioner) to give advice and share sample pleadings. Attorneys also receive the Veterans Benefits Manual (VBM) and other resource materials.
Attorneys who participate receive free training in exchange for a commitment to handle at least one appeal that is before the Veterans Court. Attorneys with little or no prior veterans’ law experience are generally able to capably represent an appellant before the Veterans Court provided they attend the training seminar and maintain contact with their mentor. Most cases can be completed in 50 to 60 hours; many cases may require fewer hours. A typical case lasts about 1 year from the time that the attorney enters the case. Some cases may be resolved more quickly and some may take longer.
These trainings tend to fill up quickly, so register asap.
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training
October 17, 2014
9:00AM to 5:00PM
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
1101 K Street NW
Washington DC 20005
Registration for the October training will be posted in mid-August
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Crowe & Dunlevy 
  • Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
These trainings have always featured a great many free CLE credit recognized in most or all mandatory CLE states.