Learn the latest on Veterans Benefits, Claims, & Planning with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to over 100 pages of course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.
Veterans Benefits, Claims, & Planning CLE Benefits:
MAY BE APPLIED TO BECOME ACCREDITED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
Includes Online Access to over 100 pages of Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
There are more than 21 million veterans in the country. Many veterans do not know about or receive the benefits to which they are entitled. There has been significant growth in the legal practice of representing clients seeking veterans benefits and claims. At the same time, the procedures and formalities of a large federal agency can be intimidating for an unrepresented claimant. Nearly two million veterans have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the 1.3 million veterans who have been discharged since 2001, almost half have filed for disability compensation claims. Register today for this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar on the Fundamentals of Veterans Benefits, Claims, & Planning. The Rossdale CLE faculty for this seminar features four of the nation's leading authorities on Veteran Benefits, Claims, & Planning. Registration includes access to written course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed by the faculty. THIS COURSE MAY BE APPLIED TOWARD THE CLE REQUIREMENT TO BECOME ACCREDITED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. Agenda: 1. Applying for Veterans Benefits & Rights:
a. Building A Prima Facie Case for Benefits
b. Legal Strategies on Types of Claims
c. Disability Compensation Benefits
d. Effective Documents & Evidence 2. Best Practices on Representing Veterans & Their Families:
a. Importance of Understanding the Denial Letter
b. Timing of the Filing of the Notice of Disagreement
c. Using the New NOD form
d. Effectively Requesting A hearing before a DRO
e. Use of the Disability Benefits Questionnaires Prior to and During the Hearing
f. Filing of the VA9, Substantive Appeal with the BVA
g. The BVA Remand Process and EAJA Fees
3. Effective Estate Planning for Veterans:
a. Determining the Ideal Form of Planning for Your Client
b. Best Practices on including VA Benefits with Estate Planning
c. Successfully Using Pensions for Veterans & Survivors
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Dana E. Bookbinder
is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the accredited National Elder Law Foundation and a Series 65 licensed investment advisor representative. She concentrates her areas of practice in Veteran’s Planning, Disability Planning, Estate Planning, Life Care Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Asset Protection Planning, & Elder Law. In addition, Ms, Bookbinder is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veteran’s benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She is a former Chair of the Elder and Disability Law Section of her state bar association. She is a frequent author and lecturer on asset, estate and tax planning. Ms. Bookbinder received her B.A. degree with distinction from Cornell University and her law degree from The George Washington University Law School.
2. Michael Shea
is a retired CW5 Army aviator and lawyer who spent more than 20 years with his state's Army National Guard. He served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Blackhawk Medevac pilot and did a tour of duty as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam with the US Marine Corps. He has practiced law for over three decades. Returning from Iraq after his second tour in 2008, Mr. Shea realized that there is a need for effective, empathetic and reasonably priced representation for those veterans and their families who find themselves facing debt collection issues, divorce, and post-decree issues involving child support and parental responsibilities. He is a trained mediator and provides mediation services as a third party, to help military families through the transition from deployment to home station and the transitions from active duty or Guard to retirement. Mr. Shea is accredited by the VA to assist veterans in filing for VA Pension Benefits.
3. Stacey-Rae Simcox
is the Managing Attorney of the William & Mary Law School’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and teaches two courses on Veterans Benefits Law. The Puller Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation to marry law and psychology to help veterans pursue their disability claims before the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense. She has also held the positions of Associate Director for Research, Professional Education and Terrorism Prosecution at the Center for Legal and Court Technology while teaching Internet Law, Technology Augmented Trial Advocacy and Legal Skills. Professor Simcox has additionally taught portions of the Electronic Discovery course and a number of Continuing Legal Education courses concerning technology and ethics and technology augmented trial practice. She is the 2012 Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award recipient – an award given by each graduating class to a member of the faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching. Professor Simcox served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Susan Crawford of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, DC. She is a veteran of eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves, reaching the rank of Major. As an attorney in the United States Army, Professor Simcox held a variety of positions including prosecutor; labor attorney; fiscal, contract and general administrative law attorney; Chief of Administrative Law; torts and litigation attorney; and legal assistance attorney. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Professor Simcox is Of-Counsel to Johnson, Gasink & Baxter LLP.
4. Brian Walker,
a Judge Advocate/Captain of the United States Air Force Reserves, focuses his practice primarily on military and veteran’s law, civil litigation, and state and federal criminal defense. Mr. Walker is a graduate of the Judge Advocate Staff Officer's Course at the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's School and the Officer Training School at the Air University of the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his extensive experience with veterans and members of the Armed Forces, Mr. Walker has served as an Adj. Professor of Government, Ass. Sergeant at Arms for his state's Senate and was a leader in the Correspondence Division for a successful candidate for U.S. President. He is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims, and is a Licensed Attorney by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed. CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 VCLE credit
Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**
Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**
Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462. REGISTER FOR CLE CREDIT AND LISTEN & LEARN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH THIS CONVENIENT 24/7 ON-DEMAND SEMINAR & PODCAST.
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