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The Intersection of Veteran and Military Benefits With Non-VA Practice Areas (2024 Military & Veterans Law Section Program)

Veterans and military service members come from all walks of life, and therefore have non-military or VA disability legal needs, both during and after service. However, for some legal issues, there are unique benefits and laws available to veterans and service members that are not available to non-veteran civilians dealing with the same legal issue. These benefits and laws can play an important role and are an important advocacy tool in representing veterans in non-military-related areas of law.

This program provides insight for practitioners of criminal law, family law, estate planning and elder law as to how these unique military-related benefits and laws intersect with non-military practice areas, and how they can be used to better advocate for a client who is a veteran or service member.


  • How Incarceration Affects Eligibility for VA Benefits and Using the Information for Sentencing
  • Military Disability Retirement Pay and Family Law Issues
  • Dependency and Indemnity (DIC) Benefits and Accrued Benefits

Monday, August 5, 2024 (Original Program Date: May 16, 2024)
8:55 AM–12:15 PM

View the full program agenda.


  • Sarah Gerow, Sullivan & Hilscher Family Law, Raleigh
  • Kris Hilscher, Sullivan & Hilscher Family Law, Raleigh
  • Richard Rousseau, Criss & Rousseau Law Firm, Harker Heights, Texas
  • Christopher Stevens, Deuterman Law Group, Winston-Salem/Greensboro

Planned by NCBA Military & Veterans Law Section

  • Christopher Stevens, Deuterman Law Group, Winston-Salem/Greensboro (Planner)

North Carolina: 3.00 MCLE Hours

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.