(Webcast) Serving More NYS Veterans: Holistically Incorporating Veterans Law Into Your Practice

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Program Chair:
Kent Eiler
Project Director
Veterans Assistance Project
City Bar Justice Center

  • Low-income veterans have unique legal issues and unique solutions to those legal issues by virtue of their status having served at one time in the armed forces of the United States. To provide these services effectively a minimum amount of cultural competence about this diverse and unique community is necessary. Learn how lawyers serving this unique community can provide life-changing poverty prevention and health care access with targeted legal services.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

  • Danielle E. Bernard
    Staff Attorney
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

    Chantal C. Wentworth-Mullin
    Managing Director
    Wohl Family Veteran’s Legal Clinic
    Syracuse University College of Law

  • 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
    Overview of Benefits Available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Benefits Administration and Veterans Health Administration

    3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
    Practice Tips on Client Representation Before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Potential Resources Available to Veterans from State and Community Partners

    3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
    The Intersection of Benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with benefits from the Social Security Administration, Military Retirement, and Cultural Competence to Effectively Represent Veteran Clients

    4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  • New York: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    New Jersey: 1.5 General
    California: 1.5 Elimination of Bias
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Organization:
    City Bar Justice Center, Veterans Assistance Project, Kent Eiler, Project Director

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org