Veterans Benefits: Developing Personal and Witness Statements

- Recorded on 5/7/2020 -

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View the training online anytime. You will be emailed the training link within 1 business day of registering.

This training is intended for lawyers barred in any state, as well as law students, paralegals, and JDs who are interested in volunteering. The training covers how to work with veterans in developing personal statements and witness statements to submit with their veterans disability compensation claims and discharge upgrade petitions.

Topics covered:

  • Eligibility requirements for VA service-connected disabilities; 
  • Obtaining critical information to develop a personal statement or witness statement; 
  • Cultural competency in working with low-income veteran clients. 

Participants must commit to assisting one veteran client develop a personal or witness statement within one year of registration.  Malpractice insurance, access to a mentor, and case support provided.

Co-sponsored by Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and Homeless Persons Representation Project

Questions? Contact Kiah Pierre at