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The Case for Working with a NOVA-member Attorney

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1993 whose mission is to:

Why should veterans work with a NOVA member? NOVA attorneys have access to the greatest number of veterans resources, recognize the importance of ongoing education, and work with others to ensure that veterans and their dependents receive the best possible representation.

NOVA Attorneys Stay Up-to-date on Veteran Issues

Membership in NOVA uniquely prepares its members to represent veterans through educational resources, discussion boards, and seminars. The world of veterans benefits is ever changing and keeping current with all of the new developments can be difficult.

NOVA makes it easy for its members to stay up-to-date with weekly emails that include updates pertaining to veterans affairs, news, legislation, and events. This regular communication ensures that NOVA members constantly have timely information, enabling them to provide better representation for their clients.

NOVA Attorneys Collaborate to Address Veteran Challenges

NOVA encourages members to participate in online Forums to share advice on handling issues that may arise during a veterans claim. Forum participants may communicate with each other regarding challenges that have arisen in dealing with VA and how those challenges can be better addressed.

NOVA also holds two large conferences per year. The conferences include individual seminars that provide training on how to approach specific types of claims, offer physicians explanations regarding medical conditions—helping representatives better understand the conditions their clients are dealing with—, update members on new developments in the VA system, and offer suggestions on preparing arguments for the best chance of success.

In addition to these large conferences, NOVA provides frequent member-only webinars in relevant areas throughout the year.

NOVA Attorneys Directly Address the VA About New Initiatives

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs attend nearly every NOVA conference to present on new VA initiatives. They hold question and answer sessions following the presentations, which allows NOVA members to speak directly with higher level VA employees regarding challenges faced by representatives and veterans and get help to overcome those challenges.

Find A NOVA Attorney

NOVA’s online directory listing helps veterans connect with their members. Three of the six NOVA members in Virginia are right here at Goodman Allen Donnelly – Nancy Foti, Krystle Waldron, and Erin Ralston.

Connect with a Goodman Allen Donnelly NOVA attorney.

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