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VA Benefits 101 Training

  • Military/Veterans
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Live and via Webinar
May 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Holland Knight, 800 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

This free program will prepare attorney attendees to assist with the development of VA benefits claims for veterans. During the three-hour training, speakers will address topics including how to navigate the VA structure, the elements to establish a claim, supporting claims through medical evidence, and strategies to best advocate for the veteran client. Attorneys will leave with the practical knowledge, specific skills, and cultural competency necessary to effectively represent veterans in presenting their claims to the VA.

Rick Spataro, Director of Training and Publications, National Veterans Legal Services Program, D.C.
Bart Stichman, Executive Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program, D.C.
Daniel Sylvester, Associate, Veterans Group National Director, Holland Knight LLP, Chicago, IL
Jenny Tang, Appellate Litigation Attorney, Bergmann and Moore, LLC, D.C.
Jason T. Vail, Chief Counsel, Division for Legal Services, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL
Bernadette Valdellon, Staff Attorney, National Veterans Legal Services Program, D.C.

This program will qualify for VA attorney accreditation. Attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area may attend the program live at Holland Knight, but attorneys located anywhere may attend via webinar. To see the full program information visit or register below.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE CREDIT: The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify for 3.0 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 3.6 credit hours in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit cle/mandatory_cle.html, or contact Marcia Yarbrough at 312-988-5763 for assistance. Please contact Jason Vail at for scholarship information.
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    Holly Christian
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  • Attachment(s): VA_Benefits_101_Training_Agenda_&_Bios_PDF.pdf