October 28, 2019 11 minutes to read · 2500 words

Representing Veterans: A Primer

By Katrina J. Eagle

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Reprinted with permission from GPSolo magazine, January/February 2018 (35:1), at 12-15. ©2018 by the American Bar Association. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

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Welcome to the most rewarding yet simultaneously frustrating and challenging area of law you will ever practice. Granted, that’s a pretty bold claim, but after representing veterans and their family members for more than 20 years and comparing notes with countless lawyer colleagues, I’ve confirmed it. I am aware of no other area of law where an attorney is able to provide lifelong financial stability after years (if not decades) of scrimping by our country’s most deserving population: military veterans. The purpose of this article is to provide useful information and tips about this area to sole practitioners and attorneys in small-sized law firms.

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