ODW19C36 – Paralegals as Advocates

This presentation is based on the speaker's favorite statement from the veterans' advocates' bible: The Veteran, or advocate, who relies on the VA to develop their claim does so at their own peril.

Course Category: On-Demand Webinars

Course Level: Basic

CLE Credit: Substantive

CLE Hours: 1.5

Fees: $45 for Members and $65 for Non-members

Course Materials: Conference recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides
Description: This presentation is based on the speaker’s favorite statement from the veterans’ advocates’ bible: The Veteran, or advocate, who relies on the VA to develop their claim does so at their own peril.
Review the steps necessary to become an accredited agent for the representation of veterans before the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  The application process, testing, access to VA records and computer system, and setting up shop.  Consultation for veterans filing initial claims, guiding them through the claim process, package preparation, developing claims prior to submission, submission of the claim, dealing with denials, resolving VA’s failure to properly develop claims, medical exams, medical opinions, challenging medical opinions, medical experts, medical treatise and their use in VA claims, tactical and strategic thinking and separating the two.  Taking VA appeals to the Board of Veterans Appeals, hearings, types of hearings, the value of hearings, time wasted and its worth.
Course Year: 2019


Yes, these courses qualify for mandatory continuing legal education for: National Association of Legal Assistants, State Bar of California, Florida, North Carolina, and Louisiana State Paralegal Association.  For all others please check with the corresponding institutions.

After successfully completing this course a completion email will be sent stating that your certificate is now available. To view your certificate and transcript please visit nala.education. Click on the blue arrow in the top right and select transcript. From this menu, you can view or print certificates or your transcript.

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