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Want to Attend the Upcoming VA Accreditation Program? Begin the Application Process Now

On December 2, 2010, CBA-CLE will offer a second round of VA Accreditation for those who were unable to attend the highly-acclaimed program at our Elder Law Retreat in Breckenridge. Registration for the program will be available soon, but we encourage you to begin the application process with the Department of Veterans Affairs now.

If you want to take this class you should file your paperwork by at least October 4, 2010, to allow extra time for processing over the holidays and ensure you receive your letter before the December 2nd class. Most applications are processed within 30-45 days. You can link to the Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney here.

The program will satisfy the 3 hours of continuing education credit required by the Veterans Administration for accredited attorneys.  Keep in mind that any attorney who wants to assist clients with a claim for Veterans Benefits must be accredited.

See 38 CFR §5901 et seq. for the rules relating to accreditation of attorneys. For additional information, visit the Veteran’s Administration FAQs on their website.

The program will take place December 2, 2010, from 9am – noon, at the Colorado Bar Association CLE classroom at 1900 Grant Street in Denver, and will also be available via live webcast. It will be taught by Valerie Peterson, Esq., Executive Director of Elder Counsel.