Tuesday, October 13, 2015

November 16: Philadelphia - 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.
Title:
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training
When/Where:
Monday, November 16, 2015
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Blank Rome LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103-6998
Register Now!
By:
  • Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Credit:
These trainings have always featured a great many free CLE credit recognized in most or all mandatory CLE states.