2019 Fall Conference

12 Sep 2019 @ 8:00am EDT
14 Sep 2019 @ 3:00pm EDT

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Basic Session Only (Thursday Only) NOVA Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$350.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
Basic Session Only (Thursday Only) Non NOVA Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$450.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
Basic Session Only (Thursday Only) Student Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$100.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
General Session Only (Friday & Saturday Only) NOVA Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$495.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
General Session Only (Friday & Saturday Only) Non NOVA Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$645.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
General Session Only (Friday & Saturday Only) NOVA Student Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$170.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
Basic & General Sessions (All Three Days) NOVA Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$695.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
Basic & General Sessions (All Three Days) Non NOVA Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$945.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
Basic & General Sessions (All Three Days) Student Rate - Early Bird Rate
28 Jun 2019
$220.00
Sale Opens 05 Jun 2019
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Event Details

The NOVA 2019 Fall Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR! The NOVA Conference is intended for both new and experienced veterans law practitioners. The seminar will increase your knowledge, confidence, and expertise in representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition, your time may be credited to your jurisdiction’s CLE requirements. We hope to see you in Portland!

Based on attendee feedback, our Spring 2019 conference will continue with the format started in fall 2017. The conference is designed to build from basic to advanced topics, with plenty for both the new and experienced practitioner on each day. The first day, formerly known as the New Practitioners’ Session, is now our Basic Session. The Basic Session will cover important foundational concepts critical to a successful practice, such as an overview of VA benefits, how to get your client’s condition service connected, and how to develop and handle new evidence. Experienced practitioners can also find useful information in our Basic Session, e.g., maximizing your clients’ benefits and understanding the new appeals reform structure.

The second and third days, also known as our General Session, will cover Intermediate and Advanced Topics respectively, building on the themes of the Basic Session.


Please respect the rights of all attendees. A high standard of public decorum is expected at all times, especially when addressing the assembly and during social functions. Your support of this policy is greatly appreciated.

Coming Soon!

Portland, OR. - September 12-14, 2019

Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown

921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US

 

The NOVA Room Block Rate is $199 plus tax, per night, single or double occupancy, and is available three days prior and three days after the conference based upon room availability. Room reservations must be made by Sunday  August 11, 2019 for this rate to be honored.
 

To book your room click HERE.

*We recommend booking your room early as the room block always fills before the deadline.

 

Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US

The NOVA Room Block Rate is $199 plus tax, per night, single or double occupancy, and is available three days prior and three days after the conference based upon room availability. Room reservations must be made by Sunday August 11, 2019 for this rate to be honored.


To book your room click HERE.

Registration will be open Soon!

To register, simply choose which session(s) you'd like to attend below, and click "Purchase Tickets" - you will then be asked to provide some basic attendee information.

The first day, formerly known as the New Practitioners’ Session, is now our Basic Session. The Basic Session will cover important foundational concepts critical to a successful practice, such as an overview of VA benefits, how to get your client’s condition service connected, and how to develop and handle new evidence. Experienced practitioners can also find useful information in our Basic Session, e.g., maximizing your clients’ benefits and understanding the new appeals reform structure.

The second and third days, also known as our General Session, will cover Intermediate and Advanced Topics respectively, building on the themes of the Basic Session. Topics include more in-depth discussions on appeals reform, VA mailing and notice deficiencies, recent cases, and ethical issues. We are pleased to offer two sets of concurrent sessions as well, so attendees may enjoy an experience suitable to the needs of their practice.

 

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Before August 23, 2019...........75% of fee paid will be returned
On or After August 23, 2019......No Refund (Seminar Materials will be provided)


Other Registration Information:

  • Please note that the student registration rate is reserved for active full-time law students. If you possess a Law School/Student NOVA Membership as a Law Professor, please register under the NOVA Member Rate
  • When completing your registration, please do so as you would like your name badge at the conference to read. We will also use the information provided on your registration to compile our list of seminar attendees that is distributed with conference materials. We do not use your NOVA member profile information.
  • Please provide a unique email address for each attendee that is their own email, not that of their organization or staff. The email provided on the registration form will be used for all conference communication, including materials and CLE, and we want to ensure proper receipt. 

Multi Registration Discount:

Organizations that register two or more individuals at the same time can apply the multi-registration discount. The discount is 10% off your final amount, or each registration. *Please note this discount does not apply to single registrations and can only be used if registering from the same firm at the same time.*

Discount Code: Coming soon!

 

NOVA does not provide hard copies of the conference materials on site. About 1-2 weeks before the conference, you will receive an email (to the email with which you registered) with a link to download the seminar materials. Some attendees, knowing that NOVA does not provide hard copies on-site, choose to print these out for easy reference. You may also copy the materials to your laptop or tablet, should you plan to bring one to the conference. We recommend you save or print your materials prior to arriving at the conference. Make sure to open all PDF's with an adobe reader, in order to access any attachments such as speaker bios and exhibits.

William G. Smith Scholarships

Scholarships have been created in memory of NOVA Founding Member William G. Smith, Esq., who provided leadership and support to countless practitioners in veterans’ law. Scholarships cover the cost of registration only and are available to individuals who are not financially able to attend, and who would not otherwise be able to attend the seminar due to financial hardship. These scholarships are designated for attorneys, non-attorney practitioners, law students, and also accredited veteran’s service representatives.

Scholarship registration will be open soon!

Schedule Coming Soon!

 

Display the resources you have to offer those who serve our nation's veterans! Among NOVA’s greatest benefits are our semi-annual seminars, held to ensure that our members have the best tools and latest information so they may better serve their clients.

*Exhibitors are responsible for hotel room reservations and cancellations.


Reserve Your Table Now!

Access our Exhibitor Registration Form HERE to help you learn more about how you can display the resources you have to offer those who serve our nation's veterans!  Questions? Contact us by clicking HERE.

*Exhibitor tables will be assigned at NOVA's discretion.


Become a NOVA Sponsor

We are eager to work with you and help you publicize the resources you have available more effectively. By sponsoring one of the following events/items we offer at a NOVA Conference, your brand is sure to capture the attention of our attendees. The list below is just a sample of some of the sponsorship opportunities available, contact us for more!

  • Power Strip Sponsor:    $4,000
  • Breakfast Sponsor:        $2,500
  • Name Badge Sponsor:  $2,500
  • Morning/Afternoon Break Sponsor: $1,000
  • Reception Sponsor: $TBD
  • Cookies Sponsor: $700

Organizations that register two or more individuals at the same time can apply the multi-registration discount. The discount is 10% off your final amount, or each registration. *Please note this discount does not apply to single registrations and can only be used if registering from the same firm at the same time.*

DISCOUNT CODE: Coming soon!

CLE credits vary by state and NOVA Programs are usually fully accepted. We have sign in sheets each day to record your attendance for CLE purposes.

At the conclusion of the conference, NOVA staff will calculate your CLE credit hours based on whether you signed in at the registration desk each morning and you will receive an email with necessary forms that you will then have to submit to your state bar or the VA. 

12 Sep 2019 @ 8:00am EDT
14 Sep 2019 @ 3:00pm EDT

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