Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Helping with VA Claims.

One large category of legal need is working with the Federal Veterans Administration (VA).

"The U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals (now "U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims") asked Congress to reallocate part of the Court’s own budget for representation for needy claimants. A consortium of four organizations received a grant to operate a pro bono programto recruit attorneys willing to volunteer to represent needy individuals at the Court. See:

Meanwhile, USAToday reports a multitude of efforts to help with these claims. Are they pro bono or in expectation of fee-on-success? Either way, it's noteworthy:


rewinn said...

Larry Scott's VA Watchdog at http://www.vawatchdog.org/ has a lot of VA-related links and stories.

rewinn said...

The National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (NOVA) serves attorneys and non-attorney practitioners admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).

NOVA recognizes the need to share information and analysis in order to provide successful advocacy for veterans. NOVA provides continuing legal education and support to individuals representing veterans.


rewinn said...

CNN reports: "WWII vet: Wounded Marine's story 'broke my heart'" :