NOVA News & Notes – November 30, 2017

NOVA News & Notes

ICYMI: Recently Discussed on the Forums

Information Exchange Forum- Lay/Buddy statements–N & M

Appellate News Forum - EED

Appellate News Forum - Musculoskeletal ratings

Outreach, Regulatory, Legislative Information Forum - VA submits first report to Congress under appeals reform legislation


Friendly Reminder: Your NOVA Membership May Expire December 31

For those 60% of NOVA members whose membership expires at the end of the year, this is a friendly reminder that your membership will expire December 31, 2017. Thank you for being a valuable member and thank you for your support of NOVA over the past year.

If your membership is set to expire at the end of the year, you should have already received a dues notice via email. If you are unsure when your membership expires, log in to your user profile and click "Manage My Profile." Your membership expiration date will be listed at the top of the page. If your membership is set to expire at the end of the year, you'll see an expiration date of January 1, 2018.

To renew your membership now, you can do so online or via our hard copy forms which you can then email, fax or mail to NOVA Staff. To renew online, click HERE. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your NOVA Membership, please contact Meghan Dunham at the NOVA Office.

NOVA Webinar Series: Representing Veterans and Their Families Before the Department of Veterans Affairs – Now Available for Purchase!

Three experienced practitioners will walk you through the ABC’s of VA practice. Each session, approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in length, focuses on concepts critical to representation of veterans and their families. This series is intended to fulfill VA’s accreditation requirements for practitioners that are needed within the first 12 months of initial accreditation. For more info and to purchase, please click HERE.

NOVA Welcomes New and Returning Members for November 2017

NOVA would like to welcome the following members to the NOVA community.  We look forward to meeting you and working with you to help better serve our nations’ veterans:

Richard Prebil - Military Assistance Project; Philadelphia, PA
Autumn Kycia – Brian Clymer; Tucson, AZ
Madison Donaldson – Marc Whitehead & Associates, LLP; Houston, TX
Jonathan Davis - Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions, PLLC; Miami, FL
Andrew Tangen - Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County; Mundelein, IL
Henry Bouchot – The Service Connection; Whittier, CA
Robert Copeland – LC 2 LLC; Fayetteville, GA
David Landers – Finnegan; Rockville, MD
Derek Smith - Law Office of Derek T. Smith; Boulder, CO
Emily Zainey - Horenstein, Nicholson, & Blumenthal, LPA; Dayton, OH
Blair Thompson - University of Baltimore School of Law; Baltimore, MD
Brittney Horton - Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.; Miami, FL
Joseph Scone - Samaritan Law Group; Jacksonville, FL


Save the Date for Future NOVA Conferences!

Spring Conference 2018
San Diego, CA - March 15-17, 2018
Hotel: Loews Coronado Bay

Fall Conference 2018
Washington, DC - October 18-20, 2018
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Spring Conference 2019
Nashville, TN - March 21-23, 2019
Hotel: Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown