Election Law Update 2023

Date: Oct 4, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Event Code: I136623

Areas of Law: Election

Earn up to 4 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics! (More Information)




John M. Carbone, Esq.
Carbone & Faasse, Ridgewood


George R. Gilmore, Esq.
Ocean County Republican Party Chairman, Toms River
Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr., Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross PC, Newark
Matthew C. Moench, Esq.
King Moench & Collins, LLP, Morris Plains
Stephanie A. Olivo, Esq.
New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Hammonton
is Director of Compliance, New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) in Trenton, New Jersey. She manages the operation of the compliance programs for the agency, which includes intake of reports filed by the regulated community, review of the reports filed, communication with the regulated community and disclosure to the public. The compliance division handles all required quarterly and election cycle campaign finance reports, personal financial disclosure forms, annual lobbying financial reports, governmental affairs agents’ quarterly reports, business entity disclosure reports and all reporting required for the gubernatorial public financing program.

Ms. Olivo received her undergraduate degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden.
Scott D. Salmon, Esq.
Jardim, Meisner & Susser, PC, Florham Park
Steven H. Sholk, Esq.
Gibbons PC, Newark
William M. Tambussi, Esq.
Brown & Connery, LLP, Westmont
David Wildstein
Editor, New Jersey Globe

Political Campaigns and Elections are both career makers and career enders, where success for your client and you are engendered by your skills and knowledge. While counterintuitive, the function of an election is not to choose a winner but to assure the other candidates and the public that loser lost fair and square.

This seminar will cover and embody the techniques, training and talent you will need to successfully serve your clients. As a lawyer, your engagement is crucial to upholding election integrity and ensuring candidates compete in a lawful and secure election. All this has to be done in a manner to avoid criminal, civil or ethical challenges to the client but most importantly to you the campaign counsel.

Topics include:

  • Avoiding problems and pitfalls that will “Rudy-ize” your ethical conduct: John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani saga
  • Presidents Donald Trump and Joseph Biden: factor, fiction, fading?
  • A look at upcoming elections-issues and candidates
  • Political Parties and the ballot line the legal challenge
  • Campaign finance compliance and avoiding complaints
  • New NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission – Capon or Competent
  • Voter Protection and Election Day activities
  • Paper ballots and Election systems: casting, counting, recounting, rechecking, and challenging
  • Recent election law changes
  • Post-election tabulation, recount preparation, and more.
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Purcell and its progeny-what’s next?
  • In re Fernandez, 468 N.J. Super. 377 (App. Div. 2021) enhanced pleadings and now high has the bar?
  • Election year activities if Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations
  • and much more!

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, including 1.0 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 3.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 2.5
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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