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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 Vice President and Fourth and DC Circuits Representative, Charlotte, NC. George is the managing partner for the Martin, Jones, & Piemonte law firm with offices in Charlotte, NC and Decatur, GA. George handles Social Security disability cases at both the agency and court levels in addition to representing disabled veterans before the VA. He was one of the first lawyers in North Carolina to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. He is admitted to the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. He served as a member of the North Carolina State Bar’s Specialization Committee for Social Security Disability Law for the maximum number of allowable terms; is a Past Chair of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; is the Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Disability Advocacy Section; is the Chair of the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee of the Disability Advocacy Section; is the Chair of the PAC Committee of the Disability Advocacy Section of NCAJ; serves on the CLE Committee of the Disability Advocacy Section; and is a frequent presenter for NOSSCR, NCAJ, and other organizations. George received his BS in psychology from the University of Florida and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University
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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