VA Accreditation '13

Recorded October 16, 2013

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

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 Fee

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