At its annual meeting on December 6, the CAVC Historical Society announced the results of its 2022 Officer and Trustee elections. The Society also voted to amend its bylaws to create a new lifetime membership category.
The Society’s Officers, serving two-year terms through 2024, are:
President: Diane Boyd Rauber, National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
Vice President: Stacy Tromble, National Veterans Legal Services Program
Secretary: Lauren Barefoot, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Treasurer: David Ames, Bergmann & Moore, LLC
Beginning three-year terms as Trustees are:
Glenn Bergmann, Bergmann & Moore, LLC
Jonathan Gaffney, legislative branch employee
David Myers, National Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Renee Reasoner, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Jennifer Zajac, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Congratulations to the new Officers and Trustees, and thank you to our outgoing officers and trustees for their service!
On October 21, 2021, the CAVC Historical Society and CAVC Bar Association hosted a panel discussion featuring three Chief Judges from the second generation of the Court, Senior Judges William P. Greene, Jr., Lawrence B. Hagel, and Robert N. Davis.
Moderated by current Judge Michael P. Allen, the panel discussed challenges and triumphs as the Court grew, the continued evolution of the institution, and their thoughts about the Court’s history.
On February 25, 2021, the CAVC Historical Society and CAVC Bar Association hosted a panel discussion featuring the first three Clerks of the Court, Melanie Dorsey, Robert Comeau, and Norman Herring. Moderated by the fourth and current Clerk, Gregory Block, the panel discussed challenges faced in the early days of the Court, the evolution of the position from the days of paper to electronic filing, and share their thoughts about the Court’s history.
At our Annual Meeting on May 29, the Historical Society announced the results of our 2019 Trustee Elections. The following individuals have been elected to three-year terms on the Society’s Board of Trustees:
Linda Blauhut (returning for a second term)
Glenda Herl (returning for a second term)
David Myers (returning for a second term)
Charles Teague (returning for a second term)
Ken Carpenter finished his three-year term as a trustee and did not run for re-election.
In addition, our treasurer, Mohammad Shouman, resigned from his position effective May 21, 2019. The Board of Trustees selected Chris Wysokinski, a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to fill that position.
Congratulations to our new trustees and treasurer, and thank you to Ken and Mohammad for your service to the Historical Society!
In a historic first, the CAVC has announced that it will livestream its oral arguments beginning with today’s argument in Casey v. Wilkie, Vet. App. No. 18-1051. Viewers can watch the arguments at https://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/youtube.php.
Gregory Block, Clerk of the Court, sent the following message to the Court’s CM/ECF users: