Category Archives: VA Attorneys

VA ER care: Staab vs Shulkin. April 8, 2016 is the important date

The Secretary now has an inkling of what it feels like to have a bucket of  excrément  thrown at him by the VA.  I’ve read the VAOIG’s completely one-sided overblown gossipy report (LINK), and his lawyers worthy rebuttal.  Nevertheless, his Chief … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TRIP

Indeed, as the lyrics state, I’ve decided my future lies beyond 810 Yellow Brick Road NW. Rarely do you get a chance to roll up six important projects into one and accomplish them all in one fell swoop. Imagine being … Continue reading

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BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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THE UDORN RESEARCH GROUP

I belong to very few organizations and for good reason. Any time you attach your name to a group, you embody that group’s beliefs and aspirations. I hight three. I belong to the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, the National … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WAIVER OF REVIEW IN THE FIRST INSTANCE

Boy howdy do I ever wish I’d found out about these little “judicial anchors” when I first set sail on my VA claims adventures in 1989. Actually, it’s sad to find them so rarely used by those in the legal … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Jetgun BvA Decisions, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Remanded claims, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, vARO Decisions, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law, Waiver of Review in the First Instance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

HI-HO, HI-HO, IT’S OFF TO COURT WE GO.

   The CAVC has bean bery bery goot to me. Now there are 39 of us at the Court.      

Posted in CAvC HCV Ruling, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, VA Agents, VA Attorneys | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

VETERANS DAY 2017–SKIP THE LIGHT FANDANGO

A lot of water has passed under the bridge for Veterans since the 2016  Vets Day parades. Many hopes have been dashed for some resolution on AO presumptives (and presumptees). A week later our spirits rejoice at the thought of  … Continue reading

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