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What do I need to do to bring an attorney on board to attend my DRO hearing?? just so they don't kick him out of the room day of my hearing. To cover my A$....

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You cannot hire an attorney unless the NOD was filed after June 20,2007.

A DRO review is not a DRO hearing-

did you request a hearing or a DRO review?

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My Denial was issued on Feb 06 2008, I am currently waiting on a DRO hearing on or around the 16 of September.

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I apologize -I read that too fast-

Yoggie if the lawyer goes to the hearing with you---- GREAT!!!!!

But we never know when a DRO review will happen-and aren't present for them.

The VA told me via Iris in 2004 that my DRO review was eminent and the review didnt happen until mid- 2005.

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You can take anyone to a Hearing all that is required is your written permission and that they take an oath to tell the truth a tricky thing for a lawyer.

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I agree with Pete, you can bring anyone you like as long as they have your written permission and agree to be sworn in, I hope you are sure it is a hearing and not just a review.

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I would call around your area and see if there are any lawyers doing vet claims. They usually want you to sign a contract. They would want to see a copy of your NOD to make sure if is after June 20th 2007. My lawyer is Karl Kazmierczak 1-877-527-5529. He would probably want to look at your C-File. He is in New Jersey. If you can find someone close it might be easier since you have short notice. DRO Hearings are very short and to the point. You should plan on shaping your claim to go all the way to the court if necessary. That is what lawyers are for in my opinion.

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