Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. ( will present at the “Lawyer’s Guide to Veteran and Military Law” seminar given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on April 25, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of pension benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs, including financial eligibility criteria for needs-based Housebound and Aid and Attendance benefits. For additional information regarding this event, contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at

Young lawyers and experienced practitioners should register to learn the key strategies needed to assist elderly and disabled service members and veterans meet their legal needs at this 2017 conference!

For additional information regarding VA compensation and pension benefits, contact Vanarelli & Li, LLC at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at

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Nancy Morgan, Esq., Accredited Veterans Attorney
Finkelstein & Partners (Edison, NJ,  Newark, NJ, Newburgh, NY)
 Speakers include:
Patricia Apy, Esq.
Paras, Apy and Reiss, P.C. (Red Bank)
Robert Ebberup, Esq.
Law Office of Robert Ebberup (Toms River)
Lt. Col. Sarajane (Sally) Stenton, Esq.
Law Office of Robert Ebberup (Toms River)
Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.
Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, NJ State Bar, Elder and Disability Law Section
Certified Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation                  Accredited Veterans Attorney
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Vanarelli & Li, LLC (Westfield)
Learn how to handle the unique issues of your clients with military background, including:
Military pay and the role of the Defense Finance and Acconting Service
Custody and visitation for military parents
Military support guidelines for child and spousal support
Military Protective Orders
Eligibility for VA Pension Benefits, including Housebound and Aid and Attendance Benefits
Presumptive Service-Connection
VA Survivor Benefit Plans and Special Needs Trusts
      ..and more!
CLE Credits:
NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.7 hours of total CLE credit.
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 4.5 credits (50 minute hour)
PA CLE: 3.5 substantive credits pending ($16 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE: 4.5 professional practice credits

Door Registration: $190

 About Donald D. Vanarelli 

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli was co-counsel in Galletta v. Velez, in which a federal court, for the first time, held that VA pension benefits are not countable in determining Medicaid eligibility. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicaid, VA pensions and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About Vanarelli & Li, LLC 

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: [email protected]