CLE | Serving Those Who Served: Helping Vets Access VA Benefits

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2019 | TIME: 1:30 to 5 p.m. | LOCATION: Syracuse University College of Law, Dineen Hall, Room 350, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204 | MCLE: 3.5 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

Do you have clients who’ve served our country and now, as veterans, have encountered difficulty in accessing their rightful Veterans Administration benefits? Register for this informative CLE and learn what you need  to assist our veterans in receiving what they sacrificed so much for.

Topics covered include: Overview of Department of Veterans Affairs & Basic Eligibility • Establishing Service Connection for Disability Benefits • Disability Percentage Ratings • Effective Dates for VA Benefits • Non-Service Connected Pension Benefits • VA Benefits for Non-Veterans • Initial Application for Benefits & Initial Appeals Process • The Board of Veterans Appeals • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

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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