Judicial Advisory Committee (JAC)

  • JAC Creation

    Misc. Order 04-17


  • Mission Statement
  • To provide leadership in advising the Court on issues and concerns confronting the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims as it strives to improve its function of providing prompt, full, and fair judicial review of appeals from the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

    The Judicial Advisory Committee represents a cross section of the Court's constituency. The Committee will meet regularly to exchange ideas on issues, problems, procedures, or improvements to the Court's operations and the larger practice of veterans law. The Committee's activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Identifying and prioritizing issues and concerns affecting Court administration and recommending solutions;
    2. Proposing changes to the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure or Court forms, for referral to the Court's Rules Advisory Committee;
    3. Reviewing relevant legislation and policy, advising the Court on the potential impact of such, and recommending alternative proposals;
    4. Recommending pilot projects and other programs to evaluate new procedures
      or practices;
    5. Acting on assignments referred by the Court; and
    6. Making other appropriate recommendations to the Court.

    If you have ideas or concerns you would like the JAC to consider, please email the Clerk of Court at clerk@uscourts.cavc.gov.


  • Current Committee Members - 10/14/2021
  • Gregory O. Block - Chairman
    Clerk of the Court, USCAVC
    625 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
    Suite 900
    Washington, D.C. 20004

    David J. Barrans
    Chief Counsel, Benefits Law Group
    VA Office of General Counsel
    810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20420

    Mary A. Flynn
    Chief Counsel
    VA Office of General Counsel
    810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20420

    Glenda Herl
    President of NOVA
    1775 I Street, N.W.
    Suite 1150
    Washington, D.C. 20006

    Daniel Nagin
    Clinical Professor of Law,
    Vice Dean & Faculty Director
    WilmerHale Legal Services Center
    Harvard Law School
    122 Boylston Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Anthony Scire, Jr.
    Veterans Law Judge
    Board of Veterans' Appeals
    425 I Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    Len Selfon
    General Counsel
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
    801 18th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20006

    Glenn R. Bergmann, Esq.
    Bergmann & Moore, LLC
    7920 Norfolk Ave., # 700
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    Bart Stichman
    Joint Executive Director
    NVLSP
    1600 K Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20006

    Zachary Stolz
    Partner, Chisholm, Chisholm, and Kilpatrick
    321 S Main St #200
    Providence, RI 02903

    Jenna Zellmer, Esq.
    President CAVC Bar Association
    Chisholm, Chisholm, and Kilpatrick
    321 S Main St #200
    Providence, RI 02903