The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

February 27, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moot Court Room--Law School

The Elder Law--Veterans Focus Clinic presents “A Conversation with Judge Coral Wong Pietsch” of the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). The event will start off with an Afternoon Tea Reception in Classroom 5 at 3:30 PM followed by the conversation with Judge Pietsch next door in the Moot Court Room. Judge Pietsch will provide an overview of the CAVC, which has exclusive jurisdiction over decisions of the Board of Veterans' Appeals. As a court of record, the CAVC is part of the United States judiciary and not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The process for appeals is complex yet veteran-friendly. This is a special opportunity to learn about the unique characteristics of the CAVC and how to navigate its formal processes.

Judge Pietsch was nominated by President Barack Obama and subsequently appointed a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) in June 2012. She has had a distinguished career in public service, both in the military and as a civilian. She was commissioned in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and served six years on active duty. Judge Pietsch continued her service in the U.S. Army Reserve and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. She became the first woman to be promoted in the rank of Brigadier General in the US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and the first woman of Asian ancestry to be promoted to Brigadier General in the Army. Prior to her appointment to the CAVC, she held the position of Senior Attorney and Special Assistant at Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific located in Hawaii. She was deployed to Iraq for a year where she was seconded to the U.S. Department of State to serve as the Deputy Rule of Law Coordinator for the Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team.

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Law--University of Hawaii Elder Law Program, Mānoa Campus

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