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Veterans Benefits: Practice & Procedure At the VA & Beyond

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Friday, October 25, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Friday, October 25, 2013

- Location -
Concierge Conference Center
780 Third Avenue (at 48th Street)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 735-0072


NYSBA Committee on Veterans (COVA)
NYSBA Elder Law Section, Veterans Committee
NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education


Can't be There in Person? This Program is also Available Via a Simultaneous Webcast Option
Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program
in personto receive New York MCLE credit

3.0 MCLE Credits (3.0 Professional Practice)

Note:This CLE program qualifies for VA accreditation. To qualify you must complete and submit an application. For information visithttp://www.va.gov/ogc/accred_faqs.asp


This program is geared towards attorneys at all levels of experience and backgrounds who are interested in representing veterans in their claims and appeals for veterans benefits. 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 CLE also complies with the CLE requirements set forth under 38 C.F.R. § 14.629 for VA accredited attorneys.

In addition to learning about the many kinds of benefits available to Veterans and key aspects of Veterans Law, attendees will benefit by learning 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.

Nancy Y. Morgan
, Partner, Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Felicia Pasculli, Principal, The Elder Law & Special Needs Practice of Felicia Pasculli


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Registration

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Representation Before the VA

  • VA Claims Procedures
  • Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits
  • The Right to Appeal
    • Regional Office
    • DRO Process
    • Board of Veterans Appeals
    • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    • Federal Circuit

10:00 -10:50 a.m. Types of Benefits

  • Disability Compensation Benefits(38 U.S.C. Chapter 11)
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Benefits (38 U.S.C. Chapter 13)
  • Pension Benefits (38 U.S.C. Chapter 15)

10:50 - 11:05 a.m. Refreshment Break

11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics in Veterans Law:
Current Trends in Veterans Practice andSpecialized Areas of Practice

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 - 12:00
THIS PROGRAM IS APPROVED FOR NEW YORK MCLE FOR ALL ATTORNEYS. IMPORTANT NOTICE--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.
Concierge Conference Center
780 Third Avenue (at 48th Street)
New York, NY 10017
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452