Advanced VA Benefits Training CLE (EVM200316)

March 16, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:20 PM

CBA Law Center

30 Bank St New Britain, Connecticut United States

Presented by the Veterans and Military Affairs Section

About the Program

This training will help attorneys who provide legal services to veterans with disability and related claims before the Veterans Benefit Administration. This training is designed for accredited veterans advocates who wish to dive deeper into helping veterans—particularly veterans having difficulty accessing the VA or facing mental health issues.

Attorneys accredited previously to practice before the VA must update their training to maintain accreditation. This training is developed to help VA accredited attorneys maintain their accreditation. It is not suitable for the first year of accreditation CLE.

You Will Learn

  • About VA discharge upgrade and recharacterizations
  • About military and medical record collection
  • About service connected mental health claims
  • About reductions in benefits
  • About VA debt/overpayments

Who Should Attend

VA accredited attorneys who wish to maintain accreditation and VA attorneys seeking to assist veterans struggling with mental health claims.


(Includes a light breakfast, electronic materials*, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $75
Non-Member $150
Student Member $20


Chelsea Donaldson, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, West Haven
Cinthia Johnson, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, West Haven
Nicola Kelsey, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, West Haven
Millie VandenBroek, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, West Haven

CLE Credit

CT: 3.0 CLE Credits (General)
NY: 3.0 CLE Credits (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided unless purchased separately. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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Phone: (844)469-2221