Practice Free CLE - Representing Veterans before the Veterans’ Administration and
Presented By: New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans
Tuesday June 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Up to 8.0 MCLE being offered in Areas of Professional Practice
purpose of this CLE is to provide an in depth training for any attorney that
wishes to represent Veterans at the VA Administrative level or in Federal
Court (up to and including the US Supreme Court).
morning program is focused on the less experienced VA practitioner. This
program meets the requirements of 38 CFR 14.629 and will qualify for
accreditation requirements by the VA. Attorneys that want to learn about this
rewarding practice should plan to attend. The afternoon hosts some of the top
speakers in the country to take an in depth look at representing Veterans.
Learn how to write a powerful
argument at any level from one of the top practitioners in the country, Ken Carpenter. His name is on more
-What can you do for a Vet that has a dishonorable discharge?
-What Military legal proceedings lead to the discharge status?
-Federal Tort Claims Act-Medical claims against government
and Introductions 8:30 – 9:00
with 38 C.F.R. § 14.629 (b)(2)(iii)
Representation before the Department of
Veterans’ Affairs 9:00
eligibility of VA benefits
of disability compensation
Compensation (38 U.S.C. Chapter
indemnity compensation (DIC) (38 U.S.C. Chapter 13)
(rights and procedures) 10:40-11:05
Nancy Morgan, Esq.
Director of Legal Operations
Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Christine Clemens, Esq.
Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Outreach
Veterans’ Services Group
Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
VA pension benefits (38 U.S.C. Chapter
Peter A. Kempner, Esq.
Director Veterans Justice Project &
Deputy Director Housing Unit
Legal Services NYC – Brooklyn Programs
Break 11:55 – 12:15
Practice at the CAVC 12:15 – 1:00
Circuit Court, SCOTUS 1:00-1:30
Legal Proceedings and Effects on Discharge Status 1:30 – 2:20
New York City Bar Justice Center
Veterans’ Assistance Project
Status Upgrades 2:20- 3:10
Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe
New York, NY
Break 3:10 - 3:20
Claims against the VA under the FTCA 3:20 – 4:10
Rawls, McNelis, and Mitchell
Discussion on Court Practice 4:10 – 4:35
Moderated by Christine Clemens
Ken Carpenter and Brewster Rawls
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Tuition Assistance: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may receive financial aid to attend this program. Under this policy, anyone who requires financial aid may apply in writing, not later than ten working days prior to the program, explaining the basis of his/her hardship, and if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply, please contact: Stephanie Bugos, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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