Registration Fee:

$160

 

GEORGIA MILITARY LAW AND VA ACCREDITATION SYMPOSIUM

RECORDED NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Archived Webcast

Prerequisite Form:
All attendees must complete and submit a VA Form 21a to the Department of Veterans Affairs as a prerequisite of the accreditation process. Simply go online and print a copy of the form for your use at:
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA21a.pdf

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsors:
Military Legal Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia;
Military/Veterans Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Wm. John Camp, Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, Warner Robins; Chair, Military/Veterans Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Norman E. Zoller, Coordinating Attorney, Military Legal Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Patricia D. Shewmaker, Shewmaker & Shewmaker, LLC, Atlanta

Welcome and Program Overview
Wm. John Camp
Norman E. Zoller
Patricia D. Shewmaker

Ethics
George E. Bradford, Jr., Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Decatur

Introduction to the Georgia Department of Veterans Services
George Canavaggio, Sr. Claims Counselor, Ga. Dept of Veterans Services, Decatur
Belinda A. Wise, USN, RET, GSDVS/Claims and Appeals Officer, Atlanta

Upgrade to Discharges
William E. Cassara, Attorney at Law, Evans

VA Claims procedures and VA Attorney Fees
Victoria L. Collier, Collier & St. Clair, LLP, Decatur

Status of U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Hon. Bruce E. Kasold, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Washington, DC

Status of General Counsel Operations at VA (Professionalism)
Will A. Gunn, General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Status of Georgia's Military Legal Assistance Program
Norman E. Zoller
Representation before the VA
Patricia A. Hooks, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Suwanee
Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits
Eric A. Ballinger, Law Office of Eric A. Ballinger, Canton
VA Appeals, VA Compensation, VA Attorney Fees
Douglas E. Sullivan, Stephen A. Friedman and Associates, PC, Atlanta
Status of the Military and Veterans Law Section
Wm. John Camp
Overview of MEB/PEB process
D. Kent Shelton, D. Kent Shelton, P.C., Austell
Case Law and Statute Update
Drew N. Early, Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC, Atlanta