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Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday, March 19, 2020

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North Carolina is home to eight military bases, about 113,000 active-duty and reserve service members, and more than 750,000 veterans. Undeniably, military and veteran populations play an enormous role in our state’s economy, supporting over 540,000 jobs and contributing close to $34 billion in personal income.

After being discharged, former military personnel — including more than 475,000 wartime veterans and approximately 225,000 veterans age 50 or over — may experience disabilities and disadvantages that were not present at enlistment. When we needed them on the battlefield to safeguard our rights, these brave men and women answered the call; now, it is our responsibility to protect their rights.

Knowledgeable, experienced advocates are crucial to fulfilling that responsibility — ensuring that our state’s veterans are housed and obtain all the benefits to which they are entitled. Learn how to recognize and advocate for veterans’ benefits, gain an understanding of how you can help struggling veterans overcome barriers to success, and explore a lot of new acronyms.

Join us for this CLE as we support those in service.

Planned by the NCBA Military & Veterans Law Section

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

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


Full tuition scholarships are available to the following attendees:

  • Military personnel
  • DoD personnel
  • All North Carolina licensed attorneys, who are stationed, assigned or practice law in North Carolina and whose area of practice primarily involves the representation of military members, veterans, retirees and their respective spouses

Scholarships are limited. Please call 800.228.3402 to apply before registering for the program.

Applicants will be notified of scholarship approval within five (5) business days after applying.

These scholarships were made possible through a grant from the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

  • 8:00am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:25 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:30 | Practice Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) | Leaven
  • 9:30 | Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) Reform | Wilcut
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:45 | Electronic Access to Veterans' Records (Technology Training) | Taylor
  • 11:45 | 2020 Military & Veterans Law Section Annual Meeting | Glen Barker Blumhardt, Chambers & Ennis PLLC, Raleigh, 2019-2020 Section Chair, presiding
  • 12:00pm | Networking Lunch
  • 12:45 | Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams | Leaven
  • 1:45 | Downstream Issues | Wilcut
  • 2:45 | Break
  • 3:00 | Combat After Combat | Brooker
  • 4:00 | Project 100,000 and the New Standards Men | Davis
  • 5:00 | Adjourn
Web Event Information
Start Time:
March 19, 2020 8:25 AM Eastern
7:25 AM Central, 6:25 AM Mountain, 5:25 AM Pacific
Add to Calendar:
Estimated Length:
8 hours, 35 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
24 days, 15 hours
Registration Fee:
Fight for Those Who Fought for Us: Representing Veterans Before the VA, BVA, CAVC and DoD (2020 Military & Veterans Law Section Annual Meeting)
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! Live Cary and Webcast early rate expires February 27. 

Standard: $380 / $340 Early
NCBA Member: $315 / $285 Early
NCBA Military & Veterans Law Section Member: $295 / $265 Early
CLE Premier Pass: $0

Full scholarship opportunities are available. To apply for this scholarship, call 800.228.3402.

Discounts are available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402

HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
120 Sage Commons Way, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Reservations | 919.678.0005 (Please ask for the NCBA corporate rate)

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $174 single/double
  • Reservations | Click here to book online (Group Code 2691626)

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

Cary | Thursday, May 28, 2020  
North Carolina Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway Driving Directions | 800.228.3402 | Conference Room C   
Registration: 8:45am | Program: 9:00am-4:30pm 
#917BAR | Early May 7 

Speaker Information
John W Brooker   [ view bio ]
Robert R Davis   [ view bio ]
Tod M Leaven   [ view bio ]
D Toni Pinkston   [ view bio ]
Martiez J Taylor   [ view bio ]
Matthew I Wilcut   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 7.00
General: 7.00
Technology Training: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
LIVE CARY Thursday, March 19, 2020 | #917MLC
NCBA Price:$0.00
WEBCAST Thursday, March 19, 2020 | #917LWC
NCBA Price:$0.00
CARY VIDEO REPLAY Thursday, May 28, 2020 | #917BAR
NCBA Price:$0.00