Montana County Attorneys Association 2012 Summer Training Seminar PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES Tammy Hinderman Tammy A. Hinderman is an Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Services Bureau of the Montana Department of Justice. Tammy grew up in Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a B.A. degree in psychology in 1995. She earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in 1998. After practicing law in Oregon for several years, Tammy went back to graduate school at the Information School of the University of Washington where she earned her M.L.I.S. degree with a Certificate in Law Librarianship in 2004. Tammy’s first legal job was as an Assistant Attorney General for the Appellate Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, where she practiced criminal appellate law. Tammy then spent several years as an insurance defense attorney in a boutique aviation law firm in Portland before accepting a clerkship with the Honorable United States District Court Judge Anna J. Brown. Since moving to Montana, Tammy has served as the reference librarian in the State Law Library, as an Appellate Defender with the Office of the Statewide Public Defender, and most recently as agency counsel for the State of Montana. Tammy joined the Appellate Services Bureau last October. Katie Schulz Ms. Schulz graduated from Montana School of Law in 2001 where her focus of studies was with criminal law and child welfare. Her 3L internship was with the Missoula County Attorney’s Office and prior to law school Ms. Schulz obtained a Masters in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from the University of Montana. She attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Schulz clerked for Montana Supreme Court Justice Pat Cotter until she returned to her home town of Kalispell to work as a Deputy County Attorney for Flathead County. As a Deputy, Ms. Schulz was the lead attorney for the County’s Dependent Neglect Cases and worked closely with the Department of Family Services. In addition, and like the other deputies in her office, she prosecuted all other types of cases in the office, including felonies, misdemeanors, and mental health commitments. She also worked with Adult Protective Services in filing guardianships, assisted with some juvenile cases and wrote the judgment and sentences for the office. After working nine years with Flathead County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Schulz recently came to the Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant AG in the Appellate Division. Bowman Smelko, PhD, PYSD Dr. Smelko has expertise in assessment and treatment of young children and perpetrators across the age range. He has been deemed an expert witness in multiple judicial districts across multiple states and has served as the director, clinical director, and CEO in highly specialized programs. Evaluations provided range from Psychosexual Risk Assessments, Competency (Fitness to Proceed and Ability to Waive Miranda), Sanity (Mental Disease and Defect), Violent Predator Assessments, Death Penalty related matters (Mitigating and Clemency), Neuropsychological/Psychological (Child, Adolescent, and Adult), Partner and Family Violence Matters, Parenting Assessments, Custody evaluations, Guardianship, Tort Law related matters, and Juvenile Transfer hearings. Specific to the area of Sexual Offending Dr. Smelko has presented on the state and national level regarding psychosexual risk assessment, supervision of offenders, and treatment. His presentations have been on Adult, Juvenile, children, and on the developmentally delayed/Mentally Ill populations. Dr. Smelko has treated and evaluated offenders across the settings of DOC, Probation and Parole, Criminally Insane, and has served both state and federal branches of our government. Dr. Smelko has served as consultant to the prosecution and defense on numerous occasions and was the Director of the Sex Offender Treatment and Evaluation program for the state of Colorado’s Mental Health Institutes. Kristina Korobov Kristina Korobov, J.D. is the Director of Prosecutor Education at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in Indianapolis, IN. In this position, Korobov is responsible for meeting the training needs of the attorneys in her office. She also prosecutes Child Abuse homicides as well as selected domestic violence and sex crimes cases. Kristina has been prosecuting cases involving domestic and sexual violence and child abuse cases since 1997. She began her career in prosecution at the Marion County (Indianapolis, IN) Prosecutor’s Office, where she worked from 1996 until 2005, serving as Chief of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit and as a Major Felony Prosecutor. In addition to handling cases, Kristina was responsible for attorney supervision and training, policy development, community outreach and training for law enforcement officers. Among other cases during her tenure, Korobov prosecuted Scott Cooper, a police officer who was manufacturing child pornography; serial rapist Charles Hill; and Samuel Shrum, Marion County’s first Repeat Sex Offender. Ms. Korobov continued her prosecution career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney with the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney in Leesburg, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC, where she handled all domestic violence and some physical child abuse cases, was responsible for Law Enforcement Training, and was a member of the Loudoun Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) from 2006 to 2009. Ms. Korobov also served as the Coordinator of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership, an initiative funded by the United States Department of Justice and as Chief Counsel for Strand Analytical Laboratories, a private DNA Laboratory. Korobov has been training on a national level since 2003 and formerly served as a Senior Attorney and Acting Director for the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW), a division of the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA) in Alexandria, VA. As Acting Director, Kristina trained multi-disciplinary audiences at the International, National, Regional, State, and Local levels. She has trained internationally and has presented training on tribal lands. In addition to covering subjects involving violence against women, Korobov continues to provide training on child abuse and the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, as well as presentations on witness intimidation, trial skills, gang prosecutions and homicide cases. In 2002, Kristina was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault and received an Outstanding Lecturer Award from Communities Against Rape / Center of Hope for Youth. She has served on the Boards of the Midwest Regional Network for the Intervention with Sex Offenders and the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She currently serves on the RAINN National Advisory Board and the Board of Legacy House (Indianapolis). Joseph Thaggard Joe Thaggard is a Deputy Criminal Chief/Assistant United States Attorney based in Helena. He supervises the Organized Crime/Drug Unit and the National Priorities Unit. He has been an AUSA since 2002. He worked as an Assistant Montana Attorney General from 1990 to 2002. He served as a Deputy Richland County Attorney from 1989 to 1990. Mitch Morrissey Mitch Morrissey was elected District Attorney of Denver, Colorado in November 2004 and was sworn into office on January 11, 2005. Mr. Morrissey is internationally recognized for his expertise in DNA technology, applying that technology in criminal prosecutions and working to ensure that DNA science is admissible in court. He has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors regarding DNA technology in the Middle East, Canada and throughout the United States. A veteran prosecutor, he introduced the first DNA evidence used in a criminal trial in Denver. The DNA Resource section of his Web site, www.denverda.org, has become a resource for people interested in forensic DNA throughout the world. Mr. Morrissey has worked extensively on the Denver Cold Case Project where over 5,400 unsolved sexual assaults and murders have been reviewed in an effort to use DNA technologies to solve those cases. Mr. Morrissey, along with the Denver Police Department, is permanently implementing the use of DNA to also solve burglary cases and other property crimes. Mr. Morrissey is one of the lead proponents of using Familial DNA Database Searches in the United States and directs the Denver DNA Human Identification Research Project which is studying the use of familial DNA searches in criminal investigations in Denver and Colorado. A familial DNA search software developed under Morrissey’s direction is in use in criminal investigations in Colorado, Virginia and Wyoming. Andrew Paul In May of 2000, Andrew graduated from the University of Montana, School of Law. From January 2001 to September 2001, Andrew worked as prosecutor with the Lake County Attorney’s Office. In September of 2001, Andrew returned to Missoula to work for the Missoula County Attorney’s Office as a general criminal prosecutor. He prosecuted cases ranging from barking dog violations to homicide. In the fall of 2006, Andrew took over as the drug prosecutor at the Missoula County Attorney’s office, handling all felony drug prosecutions in Missoula County. Since 2009, Andrew has been co-located with the Missoula Drug Task Force, working with City, Sheriff and DEA officers to prosecute drug offenses. James Nelson Jim Nelson has served as a Justice on the Montana Supreme Court since May 1993. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in business from the University of Idaho in 1966 and his law degree, cum laude, from George Washington University in 1974. Justice Nelson engaged in the general practice of law in Cut Bank for nearly 20 years representing individuals, small businesses, ranchers and farmers in domestic relations, real estate, litigation, contract, wills, probate, estate, and oil and gas matters. He served as the Glacier County Attorney for 14 of those years. He was active in community affairs and organizations and served as a member and as chairman of the State Board of Oil and Gas Conservation; as a member of the State Gaming Advisory Council; and as a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Corrections and Criminal Justice Policy. Justice Nelson presently serves as the Supreme Court's liaison to the Commission of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction; as a member of the State Bar of Montana CLE Institute; as Chairperson of the Supreme Court's Commission on Technology; and was formerly one of Montana’s Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. In 2001, Justice Nelson taught Criminal Law and Procedure II, as an adjunct professor, at the University of Montana School of Law. Justice Nelson is a veteran, having served as an officer in the United States Army. He and his wife, Chari have been married 42 years and have two grown children and four grandchildren. Cynthia Ford Prof. Cynthia Ford has been at UMLS since 1990. She herself graduated from Dartmouth College and then Cornell Law School; she tried to transfer from Cornell but Montana denied her transfer application. She began her trial practice with the Crowley Firm in 1977, and later practiced at Davis Wright in Seattle and finally as a solo practicioner on Bainbridge Island before joining the faculty at Montana. She has civil trial experience in state, federal and tribal courts, and has argued several cases to the Montana Supreme Court. Prof. Ford also has served as a tribal trial judge at the Pt. Madison Indian Reservation (Suquamish Tribe) and as a tribal appellate judge on the Flathead Reservation. Prof. Ford has taught Evidence at Montana since Duke Crowley's retirement, and coached the UMLS Trial Team for 20 years before retiring in 2011. She also teaches Evidence every summer at Golden Gate Law School in San Francisco, first in the Honors Lawyering Program and now in the STEP program which integrates Evidence and Trial Advocacy. Prof. Ford is on the faculty of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Program at Montana as well. In addition to her full-time work at UMLS, Prof. Ford consults with trial attorneys throughout Montana. She had the pleasure of being appointed a Special Deputy A.G. for a domestic violence prosecution in Flathead County several years ago, and more recently partnered with now-Judge Karen Townsend on a financial-abuse-of-an-elder case in Cut Bank. That case resulted in a hung jury, and thus required a second trial. Prof. Ford's favorite moment of that case was when (private) defense counsel responded to an objection by saying "Enough with the rules already!"
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