The New Era of Class Actions in Veterans Law (Virtual Event)

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • Source: Pennsylvania > PA Pro Bono
  • Military/Veterans
  • Webinar

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) will host an online panel discussion entitled The New Era of Class Actions in Veterans Law on November 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The event is free, but registration is required. 

In 2017 the Federal Circuit overturned the 28-year old position of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) that it had no authority to entertain a class action. Given the CAVC’s recent certification of three class actions in 2019, it is an opportune time to take a closer look at class action development in veterans law today.

  • Judge Michael P. Allen, U.S. Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims (CAVC)
  • Mary Ann Flynn, Chief Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bart Stichman, Executive Director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • Professor Adam Zimmerman, Loyola Law School

Moderator:  Perry Cooper, Senior Legal Reporter, Bloomberg Law.


The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit veterans service organization that has served active duty military personnel and veterans since 1981. NVLSP strives to ensure that our nation honors its commitment to its 22 million veterans and active duty personnel by ensuring they have the benefits they have earned through their service to our country.

NVLSP has represented veterans in lawsuits that compelled enforcement of the law where the VA or other military services denied benefits to veterans in violation of the law.  NVLSP’s success in these lawsuits has resulted in more than $5.2 billion dollars being awarded in disability, death and medical benefits to hundreds of thousands of veterans and their survivors.

NVLSP offers training for attorneys and other advocates; connects veterans and active duty personnel with pro bono legal help when seeking disability benefits; publishes the nation’s definitive guide on veteran benefits; and represents and litigates for veterans and their families before the VA, military discharge review agencies and federal courts. For more information go to