A Day on Evidence

Date: Mar 22, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Member Price: $187

Non-Member Price: $234

Section Price: $176

Event Code: I036524

Areas of Law: Civil Trial Bar, Ethics

Earn up to 6.7 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics! (More Information)




John D. North, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, Iselin


Hon. Arnold L. Natali, Jr., JAD
Bhaveen R. Jani, Esq.
Stark & Stark, Hamilton
David R. Kott, Esq.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
McCarter & English LLP, Newark
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM
Past Trustee, NJSBA
Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold
Diana C. Manning, Esq.
Immediate Past President, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Bressler Amery & Ross, PC, Florham Park
Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, is a Principal of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. in the firm’s Florham Park, New Jersey, office. She concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation and appellate advocacy, and has represented clients in those matters for more than 25 years.

Ms. Manning is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York, the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals, the United States Bankruptcy Court and the United States Supreme Court. Past President of the Morris County Bar Association and Foundation, and Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), she has served on TANJ’s Amicus Committee and is Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Manning has also been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Chair of the District XA Ethics Committee and has been Vice Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Amicus Committee. Because of her depth of experience in the area of legal malpractice, she was also appointed to the NJSBA Blue Ribbon Panel Committee in Professional Malpractice.

Ms. Manning authored the “State of New Jersey” chapter of The Law of Lawyers’ Liability: Fifty-State Survey of Legal Malpractice (ABA/First Chair Press, 2012), which gives an overview of the laws governing attorney wrongdoing in each state, written by lawyers who practice in that state. She is a frequent lecturer for ICLE on legal malpractice and professional responsibility topics and the recipient of several honors.

Ms. Manning received her B.A. from Rutgers College and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
Jared M. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, Red Bank
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq.
Immediate Past President, New Jersey Association For Justice, Inc., NJSBA
Certified By the Supreme Court of New Jersey As a Civil Trial Attorney
Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC
Justin P. Schorr, PhD
President and Principal Collision Reconstruction Engineer
DJS Associates Inc., Abington

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA’s Certified Attorneys and Civil Trial Bar sections

Evidence skills can take years to master. John North, Esq., an accomplished trial attorney and author of the NJICLE treatise, A Trial Lawyer’s Strategic Guide to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence, will lead our distinguished panel in a full-day program specifically designed to give litigators at all levels an opportunity to improve their evidence skills. The panel will delve into topics, including: a report from the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Evidence, recent amendments to F.R.Ev. Rule 702, the use of animations to illustrate and simplify complex expert opinions, the importance of witness testimony, a review of common rules of evidence, recent case law developments and a presentation on judicial notice of the Internet of “Facts”. The program will culminate with an important discussion of spoliation and ethical evidence issues every attorney needs to be aware of. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your evidence skills!

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Welcome
  • 9:05 | Report from the Supreme Court Committee on rules of evidence
  • 9:35 | Recent issues and rulings of interest
  • 10:00 | Expert witness issues
    - Trial Court’s “gatekeeping” role under In re Accutane; Barden v Brenntag North America, Inc. and other recent opinions.
    - Recent Amendments to F.R.Ev. R. 702
  • 10:45 | Break
  • 10:55 | Use of animations to illustrate and simplify complex expert opinions
  • 12:00 | Luncheon
  • 12:45 | Witness statements
  • 1:15 | Judicial notice of internet “facts”
  • 1:50 | Spoliation/fraudulent concealment of evidence claims
  • 2:25 | Evidence –spoliation and ethics
  • 3:25 | Program wrap up
  • 3:30 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.7 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 6.7, NJ Ethics: 1.2, NJ General: 5.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 5.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.0, PA Substantive Credit: 4.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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