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2nd Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference


An Opportunity to Serve Those Who Served Our Country

Register Now!
April 1, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The University of Maryland School of Law 500 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Designed for law students, lawyers, veterans, policy makers and other service professionals, this conference will provide a forum for discussing critical issues facing our veterans, including women veterans’ facing homelessness, veterans in the justice system and new legislative initiatives. The conference also includes a training for lawyers interested in representing veterans in their claims for service-related disability benefits.

8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Women Veterans— Emerging Issues and the Services Offered to Address Them

Speakers include; Nancy Hogan, Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; 1LT Jennifer Hahn, Deployment Cycle Support Manager, Maryland National Guard; Cate Conroy, Deputy Director, Outreach & Advocacy, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs; Joy J. Ilem, Deputy National Legislative Director of the Disabled American Veterans

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion:Veterans in the Justice System and Delivery of Services

Speakers include: Patricia A. Lane, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator, VA Maryland Health Care System; Meg Ferguson, Co-Chair, Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, Maryland State Bar Association; James S. Haskell, MA, MSW, LCSW-C,Veterans Reentry Specialist, VA Maryland Health Care System

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Legislative Issues

The conference and training are free, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Danyell Cox at 410-837-9379 or dcox@probonomd.org.
Conference organizers include: The Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc., The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, The University of Maryland School of Law Leadership in Public Service Program and Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association Conference sponsors include the Reuben Shilling Mental Health Law Fund

Speakers include: Steven R. Berg, Vice President for Progams and Policy, National Alliance to End Homelessnesss; Kimberly Ross, Staff Director and Counsel, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Nancy Hogan, Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Featured Speaker 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Veterans’ Benefits Training

The Honorable Lawrence B. Hagel, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

This training for pro bono lawyers with Carrie Weletz of Bergmann & Moore, LLC will instruct them on how to handle a Veterans’ Benefits case from start to finish. Each participant is expected to accept one pro bono case.

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