The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program fall trainings are co-sponsored by the Veterans Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and supporting law firms. The trainings will be in Portland OR, Salt Lake City UT, Phoenix, AZ, and Washington, DC.
(The Portland, Oregon, training will be on Monday, October 26, 2009, at Perkins Coie LLP.)
There is specific information about these daylong trainings at the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program website.
Volunteer lawyers provide pro bono representation to a veteran (or family member) before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. All cases involve an appeal from a denial of VA benefits. Each lawyer agreeing to accept one case receives free training, a veterans law manual, a pre-screened case, and on-going access to a mentor.
Oregon veterans and attorneys: Don’t forget your county veterans offices (e.g. in Washington County) and the Oregon State Bar (OSB) veterans programs: the Military Assistance Panel for attorneys who want to offer their legal assistance and for veterans who need them.