NOVA Webinar Series: Representing Veterans and Their Families Before the Department of Veterans Affairs Coming in November!

NOVA is pleased to announce its next webinar series – Representing Veterans and Their Families Before the Department of Veterans Affairs coming in November 2017!

Presenters: Matthew Hill, Hill & Ponton (Session 1)
Chris Attig, Attig|Steel, PLLC (Session 2)

Kenneth Carpenter, Carpenter Chartered (Session 3)

Three experienced practitioners will walk you through the ABC’s of VA practice.  Each session, approximately 1 – 1.5 hours in length, will focus 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. PLEASE NOTE: In order for these accreditation webinars to qualify for your VA Accreditation, they must be taken within the 12 months after being accredited. *CLE Approval for this program is pending in Virginia.

In Session 1, slated for November 1st at 2 pm ET, Matthew Hill will provide an overview of the VA disability claims system, to include compensation, pension, and dependency indemnity compensation.  He will describe the process of filing claims, and what is needed to prove them.  Mr. Hill attended law school at the University of Florida and was awarded the book award in Trial Practice.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Hill was a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  For the last several years, Mr. Hill has focused exclusively on representing veterans in claims for compensation through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

In Session 2, scheduled for November 8th at 2 pm ET, Chris Attig will guide you through the administrative appeal process, from filing a notice of disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to an appeal before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 
Attig|Steel, PLLC has represented veterans at all levels of the VA claims process since 2007.  Chris is a regular presenter at NOVA conferences, and serves on the Board of Directors.  He also instructs veterans in “DIY” claims preparation through his popular Veterans Law Blog and his series of Veterans Law eBooks and Training Videos.

Finally, Session 3 will cover other types of claims, such as claims for increase, secondary service connection, extraschedular consideration, and requests for revision. This session will be led by NOVA founder Kenneth Carpenter on November 15th at 2 pm ET. Mr. Carpenter has been engaged in the private practice of law in Topeka, Kansas since 1973. Mr. Carpenter is the President of Carpenter Chartered, a professional legal corporation. Carpenter Chartered began doing pro bono representation of disabled veterans in 1983. The primary focus of the firm’s representation is with the psychiatrically disabled veteran, predominantly veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The firm also specializes in cases involving total disability ratings and earlier effective dates, as well as handles requests for revisions based on allegations of clear and unmistakable error and survivor claims for dependents of veterans.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NOVA Staff by clicking HERE.

Register Now! Space in EACH webinar is limited to the first 100 registrants!

*If you cannot attend the live sessions, you can still sign up and receive a recording of the presentations!

Member Registration Fee: $69.00/week or $189.00 for all three sessions!
Non-Member Registration Fee: $89.00/week or $249.00 for all three sessions!