Tuesday, November 27, 2007

CLEs and other training programs for lawyers....

Training programs for lawyers seeking to provide services for veterans (going beyond representations to the VA) go in this thread.

Here's one to start with:

"Lawyers For Warriors" Dec 27 noon-5p.m. at the Washington State Bar Association
Hosted by the WSBA Peace Through Law Section, cosponsored by the WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section.

Video and handouts available free http://www.rewinn.com/9893.html


rewinn said...

The National Organization of Veterans Attorneys offers a six-hour DVD "Beginners' Guide to Veterans Law".

I haven't seen it, but its description seems very relevant:


rewinn said...

The Veterans Consortium Pro-Bono Program provides training free of charge to lawyers who agree to represent a veteran/VA claimant before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).

As well as receiving the day-long training, attorneys who participate in the program are provided a mentor (a practicing veterans law lawyer), the Veterans Benefits Manual (VBM), and other veterans law-related publications.


rewinn said...

A couple of hours of CLE from the 12/27 "Lawyers for Warrors" program:

* What Officialdom Can and Can't Do: VA, State and Local efforts, JAG:

* In The Civil Justice System : SCRA, USERRA, Family Law, etc: http://www.tvw.org/media/mediaplayer.cfm?EvId=2007120083B

* Handouts for the above, along with links to those videos and other information, are here: http://www.rewinn.com/9893.html

Most of the content is federal in nature (e.g. USERRA, SCRA) and thus would apply, in a general way, to any members of the military community; there are some things specific to Washington State that other states should consider copying.