An Opportunity to Serve Those Who Served Our Country

7th Annual Veterans’
Legal Assistance Conference & Training:
An Opportunity to Serve Those
Who Served Our Country
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 9 a.m. Opening Remarks:
Ronald Weich, Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law
Antonia Fasanelli, Executive Director, Homeless Persons Representation Project
Jennifer Larrabee, Deputy Director, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Basic Training 101: Veterans Service-Connected and Pension Benefits
9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Training for Practitioners:
Discharge Upgrades
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
12:15 – 1:30
Lunch and Keynote Address:
Susan L. Burke, an experienced litigator with 27 years of experience in federal class and complex
litigation, focuses on bringing federal lawsuits that help to reform broken systems or fix societal
problems. Burke’s work in American federal courts has had a global impact: As lead counsel for
Iraqi victims, she achieved a legal first by negotiating multi-million dollar settlements with defense contractors involved in the Abu Ghraib torture, and with Blackwater, a private mercenary
company responsible for the Nissor Square massacre. Burke has appeared as a guest on Real
Time with Bill Maher, Nightline, CNN’s Amanpour and PBS NewsHour, and her legal work has been
profiled by The Washington Post and the Philadelphia Daily News, among other news outlets.
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Justice for Veterans: Progress on Dockets and Courts for Veterans in Maryland
Child Support Issues
3 – 4:15 p.m.
Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act Information
3 – 4:15 p.m.
Discussion of Special Monthly Compensation: Aid & Attendance and Other Monthly Benefits
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Reception, sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP