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Veterans Law Roundup: Recent Federal Decisions & Subject Matter Jurisdiction at the Appellate Level

Produced on July 16, 2020

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Course Information

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

Course Description

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issue many precedential decisions that significantly impact veterans, their dependents, and the VA. The subject matter jurisdiction of both courts, however, affects who exactly can file an appeal and in which Court. This program, taught by veteran and attorney Tom Kniffen, will review who can file an appeal and where, and cover key 2018 - 2020 precedential decisions from both Courts.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the subject matter jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  2. Review recent key decisions from the CAVC and the Federal Circuit

  3. Examine the impact of these decisions on veterans


Credit Information

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Faculty

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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Thomas E. K.

Good update if you are already admitted to the Veterans bar.

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