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LLI: The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manssas
When/WhereWednesday, Nov 13, 2019 10:30amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Instructor: Chief Judge Robert N. Davis

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Currently there are 19 million living veterans in the United States, of which 4.8 million receive disability compensation. In this class Chief Judge Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims will detail what is involved when veterans decide to make claims as well as how they can be served by the Court. He will discuss the history and structure of this Court, which President Reagan created in 1988, and the fact that it is part of the United States judiciary, not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He will go on to explain how the Court fits into the appellate system.

Chief Judge Robert N. Davis was appointed as a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims by President Bush in 2004. He became Chief Judge in 2016 and presides over the Court as a decorated Navy veteran. Prior to his judicial appointment, he was a tenured professor at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. He also taught for 13 years at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Chief Judge Davis has extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association.

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