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Law Firms

While you do not need a lawyer to submit a claim to the VCF, some claimants choose to work with an attorney.  Information here is of particular interest to law firms and attorneys who are representing VCF claimants. Attorneys representing claimants are encouraged to check this page periodically for updates and new information. 

Forms and Resources

  • Law Firm Payment Instructions- instructions if your firm has an agreement with the claimants you represent that VCF payments will be made directly to a law firm bank account.
  • Exhibit C - Attorney Certification of Compliance with Provision on Limitation on Attorney Fees.
  • Change of Attorney Form - due to change of attorney.

 

Law Firm Did You Know?

 

Claims Management System (CMS) Info

CMS Enhancements - Tip Sheets

Communications to Law Firms:

2017

August 18, 2017

Notes and slides posted from the August 9, 2017 VCF in-person meeting with law firms.

June 12, 2017

Law Firm Tip Sheet posted for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

May 8, 2017

Law Firm Tip Sheet posted for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

March 20, 2017

Law Firm Tip Sheet posted for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

March 7, 2017

Notes posted from March 2, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.

2016

December 1, 2016

Law Firm Tip Sheet for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

November 22, 2016

Notes posted from November 16, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.

October 7, 2016

Notes posted from September 26, 2016 VCF meeting with law firms.

August 1, 2016

CMS Law Firm Tip Sheet.

August 1, 2016

Guidance for claims started or submitted using the old system.

August 1, 2016

New Claimant Portal Overview Training - August 2016.

June 28, 2016

Notes posted from June 15, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.

May 31, 2016

Notes posted from May 24, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.

March 25, 2016

Notes posted from March 24, 2016 VCF meeting with law firms.

March 25, 2016

Information for Surrogates and Probate Courts: VCF Treatment of Letters of Administration or Other Court Orders Providing Limitations on the Authority of a Personal Representative – Effect on Group A Payments - you can print and take this document to the court.

February 1, 2016

Changes made to the Claims Management System to reflect the VCF reauthorization.

January 28, 2016

Notes posted from January 27, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.

2015

December 28, 2015

New enhancements made to the Claims Management System.

December 28, 2015

Notes posted from December 8, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

September 29, 2015

Notes posted from September 28, 2015 meeting with law firms regarding VCF Program Shutdown.