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The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training

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Program Overview:

What better way to mark Veterans' Day than to learn how you can assist a veteran in need? Please join us for The Veterans Consortium (TVC) Pro Bono Programs Volunteer Attorney Training on Wednesday, November 11 from 11 am - 1:15 pm Central.

The Honorable Margaret Bartley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, will welcome attendees and offer opening remarks.

This two-hour training, led by TVC attorneys, will teach you how to help veterans appeal unfavorable rulings by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These appeals involve a wide range of VA disability, educational assistance, and survivor benefit and pension benefit claims. Veterans come to TVC because a claim has been denied, or their disability compensation has been reduced or terminated.

Following the training, you will have access to TVC's website of available cases. These cases offer great opportunities to partner with colleagues or clients. For approximately 40 hours per case, you will gain valuable first-chair and appellate experience, while helping to further TVC's mission.

This webinar is complimentary, and Quarles & Brady will apply for 2.0 hours of continuing legal education credit.

Opening Remarks:

The Honorable Margaret Bartley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Moderators:

Michael A. Levey, National Pro Bono Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Thomas McDonell, Associate / Firm National Coordinator, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, Quarles & Brady LLP

Presenters:

Courtney L. Smith, Esq., Director of Volunteer Outreach & Education, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Mike Kail, Director of Strategic Operations, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Samantha Farish, Esq., Equal Justice Works Fellow, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Who Should Attend:

In-house and outside counsel interested in veterans' affairs and providing pro bono legal services.

CLE:

Quarles & Brady LLP applies for continuing legal education credit in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, and Wisconsin. We will issue a Certificate of Attendance to Arizona attendees as the State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. We will issue a Certificate of Attendance to District of Columbia attendees as the District of Columbia Bar does not have a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit.

If you are a member of a jurisdiction that does not honor CLE credit from AZ, IL, IN, MN, VA, or WI, we will be happy to provide the materials needed in order for you to apply for CLE credit. Please contact Jennifer Michalski, CLE Coordinator, at [email protected].

NOTE: The Impact of COVID-19 on Continuing Legal Education

Live Seminar/Webinar: Please note, to best comply with safety recommendations regarding COVID-19, many State Bar offices may be closed or operating with reduced staffing. This is anticipated to cause significant delays in approval for CLE accreditation. The processing time for course approval is expected to take between 8-16 weeks.

This webinar is complimentary.

Questions?
Please contact Dawn Caldart at 414.277.5553 or [email protected].