Security Clearances for Employment 101


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (Pending WA 1 Law and Legal)

Attorneys can expect to learn the basics of the security clearance process from application to the appeals process.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Considerations in applying for a security clearance
•  Completion of security clearance forms and undergoing the investigative process
•  Problems that arise for security clearance applicants
•  Appeals venues to address security clearance issues that are flagged by government agencies

Date / Time June 23, 2021

•  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•  11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.
Closed-captioning available

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Original Broadcast Date: June 23, 2021

John V. Berry | Berry & Berry PLLC

John Berry has been representing security clearance clients since 1999. Mr. Berry has represented security clearance applicants and holders before practically every federal agency, from the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy to the Department of State to the various intelligence agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Geospatial Agency (NGA) and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

Mr. Berry represents security clearance clients nationwide before the various federal agencies that adjudicate security clearances. He is also the author of He has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, Fox and other networks, in addition to being published by a number of newspapers, including the Washington Post on his views regarding security clearances.

In addition to security clearance matters, Mr. Berry represents law enforcement officers and federal employees in various employment and civil matters. Mr. Berry previously served as General Counsel to the Fraternal Order of Police/U.S. Park Police and U.S. Capitol Police unions. Prior to that, he served as an attorney with the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll PLLC.

He is a member of the District of Columbia, New York, Michigan, Maryland and Virginia Bars and a member of the Security Clearance Lawyers Association. Mr. Berry received an LL.M from George Washington Law School, a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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I. Considerations in applying for a security clearance | 2:00-2:15
II. Completion of security clearance forms and undergoing the investigative process | 2:15-2:30
III. Problems that arise for security clearance applicants | 2:30-2:45
IV. Appeals venues to address security clearance issues that are flagged by government agencies. | 2:45-3:00