What is the Deep Issue in the Case?
38 U.S.C. §7107(b) (2012) requires “[t]he Board shall decide any appeal only after affording the appellant an opportunity for a hearing.”
On remand from the Veterans Court, the veteran asked for a new BVA he…
This case involves the BVA’s dismissal of a veteran’s claim for an earlier effective date for his service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) based on clear and unmistakeable error. Our client appealed the Board’s decision to th…
The cause number of this appeal, and the veteran’s name, have been withheld to protect the veteran’s privacy.
In this case, the BVA denied an increased rating of 70% to a veteran for his service-connected PTSD. The BVA also found the vete…
This case involves a veteran’s appeal to the BVA seeking service connection for arthritis. The veteran served in the US Air Force from 2005 to 2006. He injured his knee and other parts of his body when required to move heavy appliances into a…
“I can’t take a day off or a vacation. Someone has to get the work done.”
If you are a lawyer and that is the reason you are not taking a vacation, or at least a day off, then you are bailing water from a sinking ship.
Working to keep…
“To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.”
So begins an August 2017 report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.
The problem with this statement, however, is that it is a false comparison.