Anatomy of a Slip-and-Fall Case

Date: May 3, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Member Price: $177

Non-Member Price: $209

Section Price: $157

Event Code: I054124

Areas of Law: Certified Attorneys, Civil, Young Lawyers Division

Earn up to 4 credits! (More Information)




Shawn C. Huber, Esq.
Certified By the Supreme Court of New Jersey As a Civil Trial Attorney
Brown & Connery, LLP


Hon. Owen C. McCarthy, PJCv
Monmouth County Court
Thomas M. Else
Senior Forensic Meteorologist AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)
Weather Works, LLC, Hackettstown
Tracey C. Hinson, Esq.
Hinson Snipes, LLP, Princeton
Scott D. Moore, PE CSP CSMTT
President, Moore Engineering Services, Voorhees
Laura Nicolette, Esq.
Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C., Jersey City
Jeffrey J. Zenna, Esq.
Certified By the Supreme Court of New Jersey As a Civil Trial Attorney
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, PC

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Certified Attorney and Civil Trial Bar Sections

One of the most common torts is the premises liability or slip-and-fall accident. Slippery floors, parking lot potholes and poorly-constructed or maintained walkways often give rise to premises liability cases. Whether you are a trial attorney or general practitioner, you are likely to deal with this type of case in your career.

This convenient, half-day program provides an outline for handling slip-and-fall cases. You’ll learn effective strategies for representing plaintiffs and defendants and explore how to build your case by using demonstrative evidence and expert testimony. The program will open with insight from industry experts and move on to a discussion of techniques used by both plaintiffs and defense attorneys in slip-and-fall cases, with a special segment offering a judicial perspective.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Welcome
  • 9:05 | The expert on slips, trips and falls
  • 9:40 | Snow and ice and other weather concerns
  • 10:15 | Plaintiff concerns in slip-and-fall cases
    • Initial investigation
      - What information to ask for and what documents you need
      - Initial document request and inspection
    • Discovery issues
      - Electronic discovery and the e-world
      - Social media
      - Photos and surveillance
      - Depositions
  • 10:50 | Break
  • 11:00 | Defense perspective
    • Initial investigation
      - What information to ask for and what documents you need
      - Initial document request and inspection
      - Insurance coverage
      - Possible co-defendants
    • Discovery issues
      - Electronic discovery and the e-world
      - Use of social media
      - Photos and surveillance
      - Depositions
  • 11:30 | Special considerations concerning the Tort Claims Act
  • 12:00 | Perspectives from the Bench
    • Use of the “mode of operation” charge, and more
  • 12:30 | Final comments and program wrap-up
  • 12:35 | Adjourn

A wonderful opportunity to invest in your ability to handle the slip-and-fall case!

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 4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 4.0, NJ General: 4.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.0
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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