CAVC Fourteenth Judicial Conference-Registration Now Open

Register now for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Fourteenth Judicial Conference

April 11 & 12, 2019
The National Press Club
Washington, DC
Find more information and register here.
Conference Brochure can be viewed here.
Reception on April 11 and afternoon program on April 12 sponsored by the CAVC Bar Association
More Details to follow

CAVC Judicial Conference Scholarship Competition

The CAVC Bar Association is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for law student applicants to attend the CAVC’s 14th Judicial Conference.  Selected scholarship recipients will receive paid registration ($290 value) and a travel stipend (up to$500 for those outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area).

Entries must be transmitted via email for consideration to, with the email subject line “CAVC Judicial Conference Scholarship Application.” The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Please help spread the word to law students you know who may be interested and others in your professional networks.

CAVC Judicial Conference Scholarship Competition


VA: Behind the Scenes

On April 12, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (Office of General Counsel, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Management Office, and Court of Appeals Litigation Group) will discuss recent and ongoing developments, as well as the upcoming year.

April 12, 2017, at 3:00 PM ET
Conference Room 10E
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC

Call-in information: TBD

Reception to follow at City Tap House, 901 9th Street NW.

Pacific Northwest Veterans’ Law Panel

Join the CAVC Bar Association, the Military Law Association, and Phi Alpha Delta for a veterans law panel discussion at the University of Washington School of Law on Friday, February 9, 2018. Reception to follow.

Friday, February 9, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
University of Washington School of Law, Room 138

Jenny J. Tang, attorney at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Timothy R. Franklin, a private sector lawyer
Charles DiNunzio, a judicial law clerk at the CAVC

Please RSVP by emailing

Click here to download the program flyer.

Character of Discharge and Discharge Upgrades

Thanks to everyone who attended our Character of Discharge and Discharge Upgrades panel!

Wednesday, May 10th at 3:00 PM

Federal Circuit Bar Association Conference Room
1620 I Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, D.C

Featured Panelists:
Roselyn Tyson, Policy Analyst, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service
Andrew Bodyk, External Liaison, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service
Dana Montalto, Attorney & Senior Clinical Fellow, Harvard Law School Veterans Legal Clinic (author of the report Underserved)

Panel Presentations:
Navigating the Twilight Zone of Character of Discharge Determinations (E. Seamone)
Undeserved (D. Montalto)
VA Benefit Eligibility Based on Character of Discharge (R. Tyson)