Veterans Law

The Veterans Law Clinic opened its doors in January 2007. The response to this clinic has been outstanding statewide, and the purpose and benefits of a Veterans Law Clinic located in a state with such a large veteran and military personnel population, and in close proximity to a major veterans hospital, are obvious. The Veterans Law Clinic is handling all types of claims at all stages of the Veterans Affair’s claims adjudication process including judicial review. Under extensive supervision, law students assist veterans and their families with the complexities and technical aspects of filing their claims with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Offices nationwide, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

The Veterans Law Clinic expanded in 2008-2009 to include two separate three credit-hour courses totaling at least 32 students. The first course (Veterans Law I) teaches the fundamentals involved in advocating a claim at all stages of the VA claims adjudication process including the initial fact-finding stage at the VA regional office, up to and including the appellate stage which entails the Board of Veterans Appeals, as well as the United States Court of Veterans Claims.  All students in Veterans Law I must put in 20 hours of classroom work and 100 hours of clinical work to fulfill the requirements of the course.  The second course (Veterans Law II) entails students getting involved directly in veterans cases at all stages of the VA claims adjudication process, including judicial review, utilizing the skills taught to them in the Veterans Law I course.  All students in Veterans Law II must put in 125 hours of clinical work to fulfill the requirements of the course.

Helpful Links

United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA Forms
Health Care Enrollment and Eligibility
Veterans Health Administration
Rate Charts U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

Other Resources

North Carolina VA Medical Center – Durham

508 Fulton Street
Durham, N.C. 27705
Phone: 919-286-0411 or 888-878-6890
Fax: 919-286-6825

 

Winston-Salem VA Regional Office

Federal Building, 251 N. Main Street
Winston-Salem , N.C. 27155
Phone: 800-827-1000

Contact Information

Supervising Attorney: Craig Kabatchnick
Potential Clients: The Veterans Law Clinic is one of the leading advocates for eligible active duty personnel, veterans, or their survivors. The Clinic accepts cases year-round but cannot accept all cases. To determine eligibility, contact the Supervising Attorney.