Intermediate VA Benefits Training (EVM201203)

December 3, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Access Recording

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. If you are in need of the initial VA Benefits Training, you may access it in our Education Portal: VA Benefits Training-EVM191021

You may access the Basic VA Benefits Training (EVM191021) for free by volunteering to take a VA benefits case through CBA Pro Bono Connect.

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 electronic materials)
Member $75
Non-Member $150
Student Member $20

Register by Mail


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: 3.5 CLE Credits (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program may qualify for transitional and/or non-transitional CLE credits. Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is 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. 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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