CLE | Discharge Upgrades: Practicing Before Various Military Boards

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 | TIME: 1 to 3:30 p.m. | LOCATION: Syracuse University College of Law, Dineen Hall, Room 350, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204 | MCLE: 3.0 Prof. Practice | COST: $40 Member, $70 Non Member, $10 Paralegal, FREE to Lifetime/Agency/Student. Under NYS rules the CLE associated with this event has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys. Information regarding Financial Waivers may be found here


This seminar focuses on discharge updates and changing military records. Specifically, this CLE covers the basics of procedure and substantive law surrounding the Discharge Review Boards and the Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records.


This CLE gives guidance on how best to present arguments to the Boards and what types of evidence can assist clients to be successful. This CLE also covers how to identify mitigating factors, especially with clients who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Attendees may avail themselves of FREE parking in the university’s Stadium Lot immediately behind the law school.


Yelena Duterte, Esq. is the Director of the Syracuse University College of Law Veterans Legal Clinic. Duterte supervises student attorneys representing clients before the Department of Veterans Affairs, Discharge Review Boards, and Boards of Correction for Military Records. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and New York.

Chantal Wentworth-Mullin, Esq. is currently the Legal Fellow at the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic at the Syracuse University College of Law. As a fellow, Chantal regularly provides outreach services in Oneida County and assists Clinic students who represent veterans and their families in pursuit of discharge upgrades, VA healthcare, and VA benefits, including compensation, GI Bill benefits, and pension benefits. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Michigan, and New York.

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