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"Military veterans who have problems with government benefits will be soon able to obtain free legal advice from a clinic at North Carolina Central University. The clinic is scheduled to open in January, 2007. Several law students from North Carolina Central University and the law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have signed up to work in the clinic."

OPINION: I expect to see a lot more of this. The problem is that they will all be "newbies" at VA law, rules and procedures. Until Berta and the rest of you experts get to train them :D the value of their efforts will probably range from marginal to counterproductive.


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I agree, Berta, Jstacy, John999, Carlie, Wings, Tbird, Terry, and all the other Hadit.com experts who's names are too many to post, should start an on-line consulting firm for the attorneys wanting to get help so they can be up to speed on the VA claims process.

I would venture to guess they would pay fairly well for this service. It could be run as a non-profit, with funds being use to keep hadit.com up and running or even put in a legal defense fund for vets or something like that.

But if the attorney newbies are smart- they will just log on to Hadit.com and get their education right here by reading posts ----just like the rest of us. :D


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I don't see the college level newbies making much of a difference for us, at this time.

I would expect established VA legal experts to hire more help at the 'less than lawyer' level.

Compiling the facts and getting the documentation could be done by lay experts, in the first instance, under the guidance of a real attorney and possibly save veterans years of fighting the system.

Doing it right one time is all that we need in the first place.

After our case is established we just have to answer the various delaying tactics as they present themselves.

That's a lawyer's job if you ask me.

Nothing will change between my lawyer and myself as we already have a legal contract that is several years old.

God bless the vet,


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