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. The dynamic panel of speakers have backgrounds in the military, public interest law, legal aid, and legal services.
Rick Spataro, Director of Training and Publications, National Veterans Legal Services Program, D.C.
Bart Stichman, Joint 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.