Representing Veterans Before the Veterans Administration - Part 1
VA Non Service-Connected Pension Benefits
Important Information Regarding VA Accreditation
Attorneys must be properly accredited by the Veterans Administration before they may assist Veterans before the VA. *This two-part webinar series qualifies for VA Accreditation. You must receive your accreditation prior to these webinars 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.
*You must complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the webinar series "Representing Veterans Before the Veterans Administration" in order to obtain the VA Accreditation. Part 2 of the webinar series is available here: www.nysba.org/RepresentingVeteransPart2
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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Webinar
1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Skills
Free for NYSBA Members & **Non-Attorney Veterans | Non-Member: $100
**For Non-Attorney Veterans, please e-mail Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager.
Jessica Parker, Esq. | Co-Chair, Committee on Veterans | Credit Suisse
Christine Clemens, Esq. | Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Nancy Morgan, Esq. | Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Peter A. Kempner, Esq. | Volunteers of Legal Services
Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
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.