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VA Benefits 101 and Cultural Competency Training

May 8 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


VA Benefits 101 and Cultural Competency Training

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Fordham University School of Law
150 W 62nd Street, Room 1-01
New York, NY 10023
3 CLE CREDITS (professional practice)
1 CLE CREDIT (diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias)


This CLE is designed to educate attorneys about the VA claims process. During the first 3-hour portion, attendees will learn about the following; representation before the VA; eligibility for VA disability compensation benefits; claims procedures, including establishing service connection; Fully Developed Claims (FDCs); the new VA appeal process; and dependency and indemnity compensation and pensions. The later portion of the CLE on cultural competency will give attorneys the proper skills and knowledge to represent military members, veterans, and their families in an efficient and effective manner.

This program is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Military and Veterans Legal Center. The first 3 hours of this training satisfies attorney VA accreditation CLE requirements. This CLE also has a focus on representing pro bono veteran clients through the ABA Veterans Claims Assistance Network (ABA VCAN), and it meets ABA VCAN volunteer CLE requirements.

This training program is a part of the Feerick Center for Social Justice’s Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans (VLV) Program. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Filzer, Feerick Center for Social Justice AmeriCorps VISTA Member and VLV Coordinator, at kfilzer@fordham.edu or (646) 312-8725.