NYSBA Member: $100 | Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Member: $75 | Free for Non-Attorney Veterans | Non-Member: $250
Representing Veterans in Benefit Determinations and Disputes and in Setting Up and Running Businesses
This program is for attorneys who are interested in assisting Veterans with their claims and appeals for Veterans’ benefits. The Veterans Administration (VA) requires that any attorney assisting a Veteran with VA benefits obtain and maintain VA Accreditation. Both VA accredited attorneys and attorneys who are not yet accredited to practice at the VA but are interested in becoming accredited or learning more about Veterans’ Law are encouraged to attend.
This program will provide an overview of the VA system and benefits, will discuss how to navigate the VA process, how and when to file an appeal, how to meet the requisite evidentiary standards for the specific benefit, how procedure may be changing or may have recently changed, and how this affects the practice. This program complies with the CLE requirements for the initial year accreditation set forth under 38 C.F.R. § 14.629 and for the ongoing biannual recertification for VA accredited attorneys.
Sponsored by the Committee on Veterans, the Business Law Section, the Corporate Counsel Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association and by the Westchester County Bar Association and USI Affinity.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Lunch and Networking Reception Included
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
Preston Hall, Robert B. Fleming Moot Court Room
White Plains, NY 10603
7.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 3.0 Skills
This program was originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 but will be postponed. A new date will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you.
NYSBA Member: $100
Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Members: $75
Free for Non-Attorney Veterans**
**For Non-Attorney Veterans, please e-mail Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, or Kim Francis, Program Specialist to register.
Important Information Regarding VA Accreditation
Attorneys must be properly accredited by the Veterans Administration before they may assist Veterans before the VA. This CLE qualifies for VA Accreditation. You must receive your accreditation prior to this CLE for the CLE to be used for accreditation compliance.
The process to apply for accreditation currently takes 45-120 days, on average. The requirements to obtain and maintain accreditation are detailed in 38 C.F.R. §14.629. For more information, please click here.
> Representation Before the VA
> Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits
> VA Claims Procedures
> Right to Appeal
> Disability Compensation Benefits (38 U.S.C. Chapter 11)
> Survivors’ Benefits including Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Benefits (38 U.S.C. Chapter 13)
> Pension Benefits (38 U.S.C. Chapter 15)
> Recent and upcoming proposed changes
Christine Clemens, Esq. | Member, Committee on Veterans | Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Nancy Morgan, Esq. | Member, Committee on Veterans | Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Jessica Parker, Esq. | Co-Chair, Committee on Veterans | Credit Suisse
Christine Clemens, Esq. | Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Mario Cometti, Esq. | Tully Rinckey PLLC | Keynote Speaker
Chris Dalton | U.S. Small Business Administration, New York District Office
Clifford Ennico, Esq. | Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico
Peter Kempner, Esq. | Volunteers of Legal Services
Tom McHale | New York Business Development Corporation
Nancy Morgan, Esq. | Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Thomas Pitegoff, Esq. | LeClairRyan
Meghan Taylor | Empire State Development
Ken Williams | Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development
Michael Zacchea | LtCol USMC (ret.) | UConn School of Business
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, or Kim Francis, Program Specialist.