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This presentation is designed to discuss how to cross examine the vocational witness to expose and combat their favorite misstatements, fabrications, and untruths about jobs and the requirements of jobs. Additionally, this presentation will provide sample cross examination questions and how and when to use them.
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Charles L. Martin has represented Social Security claimants since he graduated from Mercer Law School in 1977, and practices with Martin and Jones in Decatur, Georgia. He has represented over 5,000 claimants in Social Security hearings, and has briefed over 1000 cases in district court and over 100 cases in circuit courts. Now he concentrates his practice on AC and court briefs for other lawyers. He is a past president of NOSSCR, and was awarded its Eileen P. Sweeney Distinguished Service Award in 2008. He is also the author of the Ombudsman law office management software.
George Piemonte - received his B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1982 and his law degree from Nova University in 1987. He is currently NOSSCR’s President. In 2006 he was one of the first lawyers in North Carolina to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law and served on the North Carolina State Bar’s Specialization Committee for Social Security Disability Law. George is a Past Chair of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; serves as the PAC Chair for the Disability Advocacy Section; is the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Disability Advocacy Section; and serves on the on the CLE Committee of the Disability Advocacy Section.
George has practiced law since 1987 and is admitted in North Carolina and Georgia. Since 1995 he has focused his practice on Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability. George is admitted to all courts of the State of North Carolina; the Superior Court of Georgia; the Western, Middle, and Eastern District Courts of North Carolina; the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts Courts of Georgia; the 4th, 6th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal; the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a sustaining member of NOSSCR, as well as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He is a frequent speaker at NOSSCR conferences as well as other national and local CLE programs.
This course was approved for a Live Conference. It is CLE eligible for On-Demand credit. CLE Self-Study credit may be obtained by applying directly to your state bar association. Please check with your bar for their rules and regulations.
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