Tuesday, October 25, 2016

November 4: DC - Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training #MCLE

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
  • Washington, DC
    Friday, November 4, 2016
    Sponsor: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
    Location: 1101 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
    9:00AM to 5:00PM
    Registration Now!
  • ALSO: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    9:00AM to 5:00PM
    Jones Day
    555 California Street, 26th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Register Now! 
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Credit: These trainings have always featured a great many free CLE credit recognized in most or all mandatory CLE states.

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