Mr. Smith developed and moderated a seminar for Maryland attorneys handling medical malpractice or medical negligence claims against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care institutions. The program, “Hot Topics in Long-term Care Litigation,” was presented by the Nursing Home Section of the Maryland Trial Lawyers’ Association in Columbia Maryland. Speakers included medical experts and attorneys. Mr. Smith was also a speaker at the seminar, lecturing on the topic, “Using Administrative Regulations, Professional Codes, and Health Care Provider Policies and Procedures to Prove Violations of the Standards of Care.” Mr. Smith serves as Chair of the Nursing Home Section, Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers’ Association) for the 2008-09 year. He also served as Chair of the Nursing Home Section for the 2007-08 year, and as Vice-Chair of that Section for the 2006-07 year.