Registration Fee:

$145

 

VA ACCREDITATION

RECORDED OCTOBER 16, 2013

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:
6.5 CLE Hours including 1.5 Trial Practice Hours

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

Presiding:
Drew N. Early, Program Co-Chair; Chair Military/Veterans Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC, Atlanta
Patricia D. Shewmaker; Program Co-Chair; Shewmaker & Shewmaker, LLC, Atlanta
Norman E. Zoller, Program Co-Chair, Coordinating Attorney, Military Legal Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

Welcome and Program Overview
Drew N. Early
Patricia D. Shewmaker
Norman E. Zoller

Representation before the Veterans Administration
George E. Bradford, Jr., Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Decatur

Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits
George E. Bradford, Jr.

VA Claims procedures, Appeals, and VA Attorneys Fees
Douglas Sullivan, McElreath & Stevens, LLC, Atlanta

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
Victoria L. Collier, The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L Collier, P.C., Decatur

Update from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Hon. Bruce E. Kasold, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Washington, DC
Legal Clinic Overview and Update
Cary S. King, Jacobs & King, LLC, Atlanta

Status of General Counsel Operations at VA
Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Counsel, Georgia and South Carolina, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, Decatur

Overview of Georgia Department of Veterans Services
David Holtz, Georgia State Department of Veteran's Service, Atlanta
MLAP Overview and Update
Norman Zoller
Case Law and Statute Update
Drew N. Early

Disability Compensation and VA Rating Tables
Drew N. Early

Other VA Benefits
Drew N. Early