skip navigation

Judicial Advisory Committee

  • JAC Designation

    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.

  • Committee Members
  • 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

    Megan C. Kral
    President CAVC Bar Association
    Appellate Attorney, VA Office of General Counsel
    P.O. Box 7992
    Washington, D.C. 20044

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

    James D. Ridgeway
    Chief Counsel for Strategy, Innovation, & Programs
    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

    Ron Smith
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
    901 New York Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20001

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

    Zachary Stolz
    Partner, Chisholm, Chisholm, and Kilpatrick
    One Turks Head Place
    Suite 1100
    Providence, R.I. 02903

    Greg Block
    Clerk of the Court, USCAVC
    625 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
    Suite 900
    Washington, D.C. 20004