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The Evolution of Appellant Representation at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Co-sponsored by CAVC Bar Association and CAVC Historical Society Panelists: Judge Mary Schoelen Linda Blauhut, Paralyzed Veterans of America Mary Flynn, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs Ronald Smith, Esq. Moderator: David Ames, Bergmann and Moore

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The Evolution of Appellant Representation at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
The Evolution of Appellant Representation at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CAVC Library, 625 Indiana Ave NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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About the event

With the creation of the Court in 1988, veterans and their families had the right of judicial review of their VA appeals for the first time.  There was, however, a lack of sufficient qualified counsel to represent these constituents, creating unique problems for the Court and VA.  This panel will discuss the various ways the Court, and the broader veterans law community, have tried to ensure that interested pro se litigants have representation before the Court. Topics for discussion will include the effect of unrepresented litigants on practice before the Court, the rise of the Veterans Consortium, and the evolution of the appellants’ bar.

Panelists:

Judge Mary Schoelen

Linda Blauhut, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Mary Flynn, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs

Ronald Smith, Esq.

Moderator:

David Ames, Bergmann and Moore

Light refreshments will be served.

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