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Register Now For NOVA's Spring 2020 Mini Conference On May 27!

NOVA - Join experienced NOVA members as they focus on important issues facing you in your practice TODAY!  We are providing some of the content planned for the NOVA Spring 2020 conference, with a focus on the AMA and recent case updates.  We have applied for CLE approval for this program. Cost is $99 for members and $199 for nonmembers!






1:00 – 2:00 pm:

Opting Into AMA Or Staying The Course In Legacy: Factors To Consider When Advising Your Client - Glenda Herl, Carpenter Chartered, and Virginia Girard-Brady, Esq., ABS Legal Advocates, P.A.

Under the AMA, a veteran can choose to leave the legacy appeals system and opt into the new system upon receipt of a statement of the case (SOC) or supplemental statement of the case (SSOC). These practitioners will discuss the factors that influence their advice to clients about whether they should opt into AMA or stay in the legacy system, and examine specific case examples.


2:15  - 3:15 pm: 

Case Law Update - Barbara Cook, Esq., Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick

Barb will review cases decided by the CAVC and Federal Circuit and discuss how you can use them to more effectively represent your client.


3:30 – 4:30 pm:

The Supplemental Claims Process And Interaction Between Legacy And AMA Cases – Jessica Cleary, George Sink, P.A., and Anne Linscott, Hill & Ponton

In the new appeals process, "supplemental claims" replace "reopened claims" previously employed in the legacy system. If filed within a year of a rating decision, a supplemental claim can preserve the client's original effective date. Beyond the one-year period, a supplemental claim is used to "reopen" the claim and can be used when a legacy appeal has become final. Join our presenters as they explain the process of filing supplemental claims and how they apply in both the AMA and legacy systems.


For more information and to sign up, please click HERE.