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Navigating the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims’ Rules of Practice & Procedure

Produced on August 17, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation Administrative Veterans

Course Description

On November 18, 1988, the Veterans’ Judicial Review Act was signed into law, which established The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). The CAVC has exclusive subject matter jurisdiction over appeals from the VA Board of Veterans Appeals. The Court’s Rules of Practice and Procedure consists of forty rules that include the requirements for filing an appeal to the Court, time limitations, the Record Before the Agency, Record of Proceedings, motions, briefs, and oral arguments. This program, taught by veteran and attorney Tom Kniffen, will review the Rules of Practice and Procedure and provide tips for effective practice before the CAVC.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the CAVC’s history

  2. Review the CAVC’s United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  3. Explore how the rules affect practice before the CAVC

Credit Information

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Thomas Kniffen

Law Office of Thomas J. Kniffen

Tom Kniffen is a veteran. He is a former Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force. Tom worked as an appellate attorney for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], defending VA before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims [CAVC], and as Section Chief of the VA Compensation Service Regulatory Affairs Office, from 1999 – 2015. In both positions, his responsibilities focused upon VA benefits. Since 2015 when he founded his law firm, www.kniffenlaw.com, Tom has represented veterans and their dependents before CAVC, the United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and VA at the Agency Level.


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Georgian P.

Enjoyed this Program! Speaker was effective and knowledgeable with the information presented! Great job! Interested in taking more courses related to this topic by this speaker!

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