Two-thirds of judges appointed to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ("CAVC" or "Court") could and should be drawn from among lawyers experienced in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") benefits claims adjudication system. It is a specialty court, and like other such courts, its judges would benefit from specialized experience. All stakeholders in the claims system and the Court's work, and most importantly, veterans, would benefit from a Court that has appointees steeped in VA law and adjudication.
25 Federal Circuit Bar Journal 371-400 (2016)
Hennings, Bradley W.; Boelzner, David E.; and White, Jennifer Rickman, "Now Is the Time: Experts vs. the Uninitiated as Future Nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1810.