CCK’s Jenna Zellmer was published in the Spring 2016 edition of Veterans Law Journal. Jenna’s article entitled, When can the CAVC invoke the doctrine of issue exhaustion?, discusses the Federal Circuit Court’s interpretation and application of 38 U.S.C. § 7252(a), which in certain circumstances requires a veteran to raise and exhaust an issue at the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) before the veteran can raise the issue at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Jenna’s analysis of the case law suggests that the Court is working to strike a balance between procedure and allowing veterans to access the benefits they deserve. This is an evolving area of veterans law. It is important that veterans understand their rights and, when appropriate, have competent representation.
Jenna Zellmer is an appellate attorney at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD who has dedicated her practice to representing disabled veterans before the CAVC and the Federal Circuit. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Boston College.
View the full Spring 2016 edition of Veterans Law Journal.