Frequently Asked Questions
What is CAVC? The
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC or Court) is an
Appellate Court created by Congress pursuant to Article I of the
U.S. Constitution on November 18, 1988. It has exclusive jurisdiction
to review decisions by the Board of Veterans' Appeals. For additional
information see 38 U.S.C. §§ 7261(a)(1),
7264 (West 2008).
What is the CAVC Bar Association? An association of those concerned with the judicial review of veteran’s appeals before the CAVC. The members of the bar admitted to practice before the Court in accordance with such rules of practice as prescribed by the Court, as well as other persons who meet standards of proficiency prescribed in such rules of practice as the CAVC may allow to practice before it. The purpose of the CAVC Bar Association is to promote the effective practice before the Court, to provide a forum for discussion of practice issues, to develop suggestions for pertinent system improvements, and to keep its members informed of developments affecting those who assist veterans.
How Do I Join? Download the membership form and send it to:
CAVC Bar Association, Ben Franklin Station, P.O. Box 7992, Washington,
DC 20044-7992. Click here to
Can I join if I am not an attorney? Yes—the different
membership categories are listed on our membership page.
Can you refer me to an Attorney to assist with my claim? On
its website at http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov,
the Court maintains public list of practitioners and a link to the Veterans
Consortium Pro Bono Program web site. You may find an attorney through
How do you volunteer for a committee?
Contact President, Aniela Szymanski, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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