Join Us for NOVA’s Fall Webinar – “Letting Your Veteran Be Heard – Getting the Most Out of DRO and BVA Hearings” on November 9, 2016



NOVA will offer this webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET. Sean Kendall and Timothy Franklin, NOVA members and experienced veterans’ attorneys, will present the session, with NOVA Board member Matthew Hill moderating the event.

Attorneys Kendall and Franklin have represented veterans at Decision Review Officer (DRO) and Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) hearings in almost every state, including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Both presenters feel in-person hearings are an under-utilized tool in VA compensation practices and hope to encourage more practitioners to consider personal hearings for their veterans.

The presenters will provide a brief overview of traditional review versus DRO review of appeals. They will discuss how and when to request hearings, and the legal and practical differences between representing veterans in front of a DRO and a Veteran’s Law Judge. They will also cover client preparation, case preparation, and the use of different strategies depending on the level of review and case complexity. Finally, you will hear examples of “what not to do” and be able to ask questions of the presenters.

Sean Kendall has a J.D. from The George Washington University - National Law Center and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado. He is a past member of NOVA's Board of Directors and Board of Governors of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims Bar Association, as well as a former member of the Rules Committee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims. Sean started working in the area of veterans' law in 1990 for the National Veterans' Legal Services Project as a law clerk. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Colorado.

Timothy R. Franklin earned his J.D. at the University of Denver - Sturm School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Colorado at Denver. Tim is VA accredited and admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Tim represents veterans in all aspects of VA compensation and discharge upgrades at Sean Kendall’s law office. In addition to working with Sean, Tim is a professor at the University of Denver - Sturm School of Law. Tim teaches veterans law, and helps oversee the D.U. Veterans Advocacy Project, which provides pro bono representation to low income veterans seeking discharge upgrades, VA compensation/pension, and general legal guidance.

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