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Gain Insight on How to Overcome Evidentiary Challenges
Are you making the best use of all types of evidence in each case and avoiding obstacles to the best of your ability? In this full day legal program, our experienced attorney faculty will share their tips on how to recognize key evidence and then traverse the obstacle course of qualifying rules and opposing counsel's attempts to strike it, to deliver it to the decision maker unscathed and introduce it for maximum impact. Register today!
This intermediate level program offers attorneys the knowledge and practical skills to make the best use of evidence and testimony.
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 credit hours, including 0.0 ethics credits.
JACQUELINE COOPER SMOKE is the owner and managing attorney of Smoke Law, L.L.C. She is licensed in the state of Alabama to practice law in all state and federal courts. She has a general practice with an emphasis on complex civil and criminal litigation. Ms. Smoke practices Social Security disability law and has enjoyed success with claimants in throughout Alabama, including claimants in Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Her professional legal experience includes complex civil cases involving wrongful death and serious personal injury, employment discrimination and products liability. Ms. Smoke has tried many civil and criminal cases and practices in both state and federal court. She began practicing Social Security disability law when a personal injury client persisted in requesting that she becomes her representative. Ms. Smoke began her career legal practicing with Beasley, Allen, et al. in Montgomery, Alabama in their commercial litigation section. She has also practice many years with another law firm and worked as an assistant district attorney, for the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County Alabama. Ms. Smoke served as a temporary probate judge in Montgomery County and is a professor at the Birmingham School of Law, where she has taught torts, evidence, legal research, criminal procedure and lawyering skills. She is an also an engineer with almost 10 years of experience with Alabama Power Co., as a distribution and transmission engineer. Ms. Smoke served as the electric operations manager for Bessemer Utilities in 2010. She is a two time graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Law. Ms. Smoke is an active member of the Alabama State Bar, The Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice and NELA Alabama.
NANCY L. EADY is a partner at Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson. She has been with the firm since 1991 and practices out of the Alexander City office. Ms. Eady heads the Legal Research Department of the firm, and has successfully defended many of the verdicts and rulings obtained by the firm’s trial attorneys. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar and serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice. Ms. Eady was selected by B-Metro as a top attorney in Birmingham in 2016 and as a top women attorney in Birmingham in both 2015 and 2016. Since 2012, she has made numerous presentations for National Business Institute on various topics, including hearsay evidence, motions in limine, ethics in social media and techniques for electronic searches. She has also spoken about legal writing issues to the Alabama Association for Justice, and spoke at the 2015 “Attorney Technology Conference” CLE hosted jointly by Alabama Law Weekly and Tennessee Attorneys Memo. Ms. Eady earned her B.S.Ed. degree, highest honors, from Auburn University and her J.D. degree from Jones School of Law.
TONY GRAFFEO is the managing attorney at the Huntsville offices of Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C., where he concentrates on litigation of motor vehicle collision cases and other personal injury matters. He also has extensive experience litigating cases involving defective products, medical negligence, and premises liability. Mr. Graffeo is a member of the Alabama and Tennessee State bars, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Alabama Association for Justice. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
JEREMIAH M. HODGES is the principal of Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C., where he primarily represents persons who have been injured by the negligent conduct of corporations and other individuals. As a lawyer for injured persons, he has spent the majority of his career representing the victims and survivors of 18-wheeler wrecks, car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, unsafe premises, and other sources of personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Hodges also handles civil litigation, domestic relations matters, and lawsuits involving fraud, insurance bad faith, and breach of contract. He has handled lawsuits across Alabama and Tennessee, and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Mr. Hodges is a member of the American Association for Justice, Alabama Association for Justice (Executive Committee), Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association (president-elect), and the Alabama State Bar. He is a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Class 10. Mr. Hodges earned his B.S. degree, with honors, from the University of Alabama and his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
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