Veterans Law Journal, Volume IV (2019)
Vet. L. J. (Vol. IV, 2019)
We hope you enjoy this year’s fourth volume of the Veterans Law Journal.
If you wish to contribute to the VLJ by submitting a case write-up or another article relevant to the interests of the Bar Association, please contact Jillian Berner at
In October 2019, as part of a series of events commemorating the CAVC’s 30th anniversary, the CAVC Bar Association hosted its Veterans Law at the U.S. Supreme Court event at the U.S. Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer provided opening remarks in the East Conference Room, recollecting his support for the creation of the CAVC and acknowledging the highly-specialized, fact-driven work the Court performs today.CAVC Bar Association President Jenny J. Tang then led a discussion with three attorneys, who have all had veterans law cases decided by the Supreme Court: J. Michael Hannon, who argued Brown v. Gardner; Brian Wolfman, who argued Scarborough v. Principi; and Kenneth M. Carpenter, who represented the Appellant in Kisor v. Wilkie. The three panelists discussed their clients’ expectations and feelings about being the subject of a Supreme Court case, their thoughts on why they felt the Court granted certiorari for their cases, differences between practicing at the CAVC versus the Supreme Court, and opined on the impact of their cases on veterans law and on other legal fields.Following the panel, attendees enjoyed luncheon in the West Conference room, followed by a lecture with a Supreme Court docent about the history of the Supreme Court building.Pictured reverse clockwise from bottom left: Judge William S. Greenberg, Senior Judge Robert N. Davis, Chief Judge Margaret Bartley, CAVC Bar Association President Jenny J. Tang, attorney Ken Carpenter, Professor Brian Wolfman, Senior Judge William A. Moorman, Judge Michael P. Allen, Senior Judge Lawrence B. Hagel, Senior Judge Mary J. Schoelen, Judge Amanda L. Meredith, Judge Joseph L. Toth, Judge Joseph L. Falvey, Jr., attorney J. Michael Hannon.
CAVC BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Bar Association is pleased to present:
AMA Six Months In: A Panel Discussion
Hear from experts in VA and the private bar about their experiences navigating the new appeals system since it went into effect in February 2019.
- Chairman Cheryl Mason, Board of Veterans’ Appeals
- David McLenachen, Veterans Benefits Administration
- Christine Clemens, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick
- Andrea MacDonald, Bergmann & Moore
DATE: Friday, September 27, 2019
TIME: 3 p.m.
PLACE: Sidley Austin
1501 K ST NW
Reception to follow at
Ellipse Rooftop Bar at Hyatt Place
**Remote access will be available. Details to follow in a separate email.
(Please note you will need to watch the video on youtube once it begins streaming)
If you wish to contribute to the VLJ by submitting a case write-up or another article relevant to the interests of the Bar Association, please contact Jillian Berner at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dave Boelzner at email@example.com
The submission deadline for Volume III will be in early September 2019.
Join us in commemorating the two-year anniversary of the appointments of Judges Allen, Toth, and Meredith! Judge Allen and Judge Toth will discuss their experiences in their first two years, as well as their visions for the future of the Court.
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m
Where: Law Offices of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow
901 New York Avenue, Washington, DC
Reception to follow at City Tap House Penn Quarter
**Teleconferencing information to follow**
VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL WASHING
Join us on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. for coffee, doughnuts, and a memorable experience. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
VLJ 2019. Vol. I
Here is the first volume of the Veterans Law Journal of 2019. Thanks to all who contributed–we hope you enjoy the VLJ!”
— Jillian Berner and Dave Boelzner, CAVC Bar Association Board of Governors Publications Committee