Learn the latest on Mastering Veterans Benefits, Claims, & Appeals with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete 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.
Mastering Veterans Benefits, Claims, & Appeals CLE Benefits:
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 Complete 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. Representing clients seeking veterans benefits and claims has become among the most popular and steady practice areas. However, 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 Mastering Veterans Benefits, Claims, & Appeals. 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. 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. Winning with Presumptions & Duties
2. Best Practices on Appeals & Delays:
a. Overcoming VA Slowdown and Delay Techniques
b. Notice of Disagreement
c. What You Need to Know about the Appeals Process
d. Veteran's Affairs Developed Claim Process
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 Expert Faculty:
1. James B. Swain
is a nationally recognized expert on VA benefits planning. He has extensive experience in training attorneys and financial advisors on subjects ranging from income tax and estate tax planning to charitable & VA Pension Planning. Mr. Swain has a unique background with considerable knowledge and experience in dvising Veterans about Pension Benefits, Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning, Business Planning, Charitable Giving Planning, Executive Compensation Plans, developing and administrating Qualified and Nonqualified Benefit Plans. He served for a decade on active duty in the US Navy and another decade in the Naval Reserve.
2. Thomas J. Reed
is Professor Emeritus at Widener Law School. Professor Reed received a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1969, where he served as a member of the Notre Dame Law Review. He teaches and writes in the areas of Evidence, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Veterans Law and Military Law, Property, Pre-Trial Methods, Trial Methods, Land Use Planning, and Wills and Trusts. He is admitted to practice before a number of courts nationally, including the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Prof. Reed has lectured and written widely on military and VA benefits, including, "Serve Those Who Serve Their Country: Represent a Veteran before the VA," The 21st-Century Veteran and the 19th-Century Pension Code: Why the VA Claims Process Is a Steam Engine in an E-Universe," and "Parallel Lines Never Meet: Why the Military Disability Retirement and Veterans Affairs Department Claim Adjudication Systems Are a Failure," among others.
3. Eric Gang
is a leading authority on veterans' benefits & disability. He is the founding member of Gang & Associates, LLC, Veterans Disability Lawyers, a law firm that represents veterans worldwide. Mr. Gang devotes his law practice exclusively to representing the interests of disabled veterans. He is admitted to a number of tat and federal courts across the country, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Mr. Gang is also an accredited representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer in the area of veterans’ disability law and serves as the Executive Director of the Disabled Veterans Resource Center, a nonprofit veterans’ advocacy group. His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including the Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, Cincinnati Enquirer, Newsday, Charlotte Observer, Sacramento Bee, L.A. Daily News, ABC, CBS, and American Forces Network Europe. 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, 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
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)**
Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
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 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
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
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE 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.
You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.