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Original Program: May 18, 2018

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Join us for a special joint program between the Military & Veterans Law and Elder & Special Needs Law Sections.

With nearly 200,000 servicemembers separating from active duty military service each year, filing or appealing a claim for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability or compensation can be challenging without essential knowledge obtained through a VA accreditation course.

This CLE program provides education and training to attorneys who desire to assist in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of a claim for VA benefits.

It covers subjects mandated by 38 C.F.R. Section 14.629(b)(iii) for attorney accreditation including: representation before VA, claims procedures, basic eligibility for VA benefits, right to appeal, disability compensation (38 U.S.C. Chapter 11), dependency and indemnity compensation (38 U.S.C. Chapter 13), and pension (38 U.S.C. Chapter 15).

Planned by the NCBA Military & Veterans Law and Elder & Special Needs Law Sections

Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, video replay and speaker information.

IMPORTANT VA Accreditation Information

The first 3 hour block of this program qualifies as approved VA accreditation training for accredited individuals, under 38 CFR 14.629.

In order for the first 3 hour block to count for VA accreditation purposes for those new to VA practice, the attendee must FIRST complete an application for accreditation AND receive their approval PRIOR to attendance. Failure to obtain approval prior to attendance could mean having to retake the training.

It is recommended that the VA application be submitted 4-6 weeks prior (or earlier) to attending the program.

CLICK HERE for more information about the VA accreditation process and the application form (VA-21a).

Product Information
Product Date:
May 18, 2018
  • Part I: Eligibility, Procedures, Appeals and Representation Before the VA | Wipperman
  • Part II: Available Compensation and Benefits, VA Health Administration, and National Cemetery Administration | Wipperman
  • Advanced VA Benefits Topics | Wilcut
  • Advanced VA Benefits Topics (continued) | Wilcut
Veterans' Legal Issues (Military & Veterans Law and Elder & Special Needs Law Sections Joint CLE)
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts will automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! 

Standard: $335 / $300 Early
NCBA Member: $280 / $250 Early
NCBA Elder & Special Needs Law or Military & Veterans Rights Law Section Member: $260 / $235 Early
CLE Premier Pass: $0

Discounts are available for NCBA members who are law professors, judges, or legal services/public interest attorneys. For this program, discounts are also available for members who are 1st year licensed in NC attorneys, Paralegal Division, and clerks of court. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.

VIDEO REPLAYS. The agenda may not include certain breakouts/tracks shown at the original program.  

Speaker Information
Kara O Gansmann  [ view bio ]
Jocelyn M Mallette   [ view bio ]
Matthew I Wilcut   [ view bio ]
Timothy E 'Tim' Wipperman   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
CLE Premier Pass