FREE Virginia CLE on Oct. 29: Representing Service Members and Veterans

  • Veterans/Military
  • Training/Conferences

Representing Service Members and Veterans CLE

Oct. 29: William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA



Sign up to attend this FREE 5.5 credit CLE that will focus on representing service members and veterans. On Saturday, October 29th, at William & Mary Law School, spend the morning learning about issues related to civil representation of service members in Virginia, and the afternoon on disability compensation claim representation of veterans. Attendees will be asked to consider potential referrals of pro bono or reduced fee representation for a service member or veteran's case in the coming year.


Topics will include:

  • Cultural Competency when Representing Those Who Wore the Uniform
  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and its Effects on Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Consumer Law Issues for Military and Veterans
  • Representing Veterans in the Disability Claims Process of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (this CLE will satisfy the requirements for continuing education in the first year of accreditation with the VA for those who apply in advance and receive their accreditation. Form to complete is here:

Sponsored by the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, Lawyers for Warriors: Hampton Roads, and the Military and Veterans Health Law Task Force of the American Bar Association


Speakers include the following attorneys:

  • Thomas Caruso, LT, JAGC, U.S. Navy
  • Leah Davenport, Civilian Supervisory Attorney, Oceana Naval Air Station
  • Dwain Alexander, II, Senior Civilian Supervisory Attorney, Regional Legal Service, Mid-Atlantic
  • Caleb Stone, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic
  • Elizabeth Tarloski, Visiting Professor of Practice, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic
  • David Boelzner, Clinical Assistant Professor, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic
  • CLE Credit Comments: 5.5 Virginia CLE credits and Dept. of Veterans Affairs Accreditation CLE
  • Contact:
    Diedra Cherry
    William & Mary Law School Puller Veterans
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