What to do when you get back from a Legal Conference?
I just returned home from a multi-day legal conference: this time the Fall Conference for the National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA) in Washington, D.C.
Here’s what I’l…
What the ‘MUCMI’ is going on with GERD?
PREVIEW OF THE CASE:
General Overview of the Medicine
Some terms you will hear in this argument:
GERD is Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder. GERD can often – but not always -result from a dysfu…
Issue for Oral Argument:
General Overview of the Law
When a veteran’s disability does not meet the requirements for the next higher schedular rating, but the evidence indicates his or her disability is more severe than the current rating, a veteran…
This case involves the application of a duplicitous legal standard by the BVA to a veteran’s TDIU appeal, in what is called a “reasons and bases” error by the Board of Veterans Appeals.
While it favored a VA C&P medical opinion…
This case involves several issues but centered around two: the veteran’s entitlement to increased TBI (Traumatic-Brain-Injury) and migraine ratings.
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (TBI & Migraine Ratings).
The veteran in this case was in a c…
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC: PTSD rating higher than 50-percent.
The veteran appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) seeking a PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The VA had performed a VA C&P examination and opinion in January 2019. Rely…
By: Yalitza Ledgister, writing for “The Bridge”
One day my son came home from school and, pointing to his brown arms, asked, “Mom, why can’t I have white skin?”
After the initial shock and parent-fail slap wore off, I…
Even as protestors march across bridges across the nation, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate, history teaches us that America is resistant to acknowledging the persistent racism that plagues this country and even worse, resistant to do…
“I am a Black man who jogs” was written by Augustus Turner, Mr. Turner retains all copyright to the image and content; it is republished here with his permission.
Augustus Turner is a husband, a father, a soldier, and an attorney.…
Earlier this year, I tested an idea – what if a group of lawyers grabbed a virtual cup of coffee every Monday morning and chatted about their progress building a profitable law firm that prioritizes the attorney’s well being?