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Vet Law 2014: A Forum for Lawyers Serving Veterans

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Vet Law Forum 2014

On April 2, 2014, VA held Vet Law Forum 2014, a learning and relationship building event specifically designed for law students and lawyers who serve (or desire to serve) Veterans and their families on a pro-bono basis. Presenters included VA General Counsel Will A. Gunn and Major General (Ret) Clyde “Butch” Tate, former Deputy Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army. Presentations focused on the legal needs of veterans and how law school clinics and non-profit organizations are striving to meet them. Veterans service organizations and federal judges also spoke on how to effectively advocate in VA claims and appeals.

Press Release

VA would like to thank the more than 100 individuals who attended and the presenters who volunteered their time and expertise. Below is a list of the organizations represented at Vet Law Forum 2014:

ABA Commission on Homelessness
Arent Fox LLP
Baylor Law School
Bergmann & Moore, LLC
Case Western Reserve University
CAVC Bar Association
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Crouse Petrov
CUA, Columbus School of Law
Drexel University School of Law
Duke University School of Law
East Bay Community Law Center/UC Berkeley
School of Law
Equal Justice Works
Florida Coastal School of Law
George Mason Law
George Washington Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
GMUSL-Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers & Veterans
Golden Gate University
House Committee on Veterans Affairs
Howard University School of Law Justice for Veterans
King & Spalding
Legal Assistance of Western New York
Miami VA Medical Center
Military Spouse JD Network or AFOWC
National Legal Aid & Defender Assoc.
National Veteran Legal Services Program
NCCU School of Law
New York Legal Assistance Group

Office of Program Performance Legal Services Corp
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Peer Counselor--Vet2Vet
Pepperdine U. School of Law
Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Senior Fellow for Veteran Legal Affairs
South Texas College of Law
Swords to Plowshares
Syracuse University College of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Touro Law Center
UC Berkeley Law
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
University of Arizona College of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
University of San Diego Veterans Legal Clinic
University of Tennessee
VA Center for Innovation
VA Office of the Secretary
VA Veterans Benefits Administration
VA Veterans Health Administration
Vanderbilt University Law School-Law Students
Veterans Bar
Veteran Advocacy Project-Urban Justice Center
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Veterans First
Veterans Law Clinic, Widener Law School
Washburn University School of Law
Widener School of Law Vet Law Clinic
William & Mary Law School

Forum Materials

Vet Law Forum 2014 presenter bios
Keynote address: Vet Law 2014- A Forum for Law Students & Lawyers Serving VeteransLegal Needs of Homeless Veterans
Law School Clinical Programs Serving Veterans
Into to VA Programs & Benefits
Advocacy Considerations in Board of Veterans’ Appeals Practice
Vet Law Fully Developed Claims
Vet Law Forum-Application forms for participation in the FDC Program
Vet Law Disability Benefits Questionnaires
Vet Law Forum-ABA article Meeting Veterans Unmet Legal Needs


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