Know Before You Go (to Trial) – Using a Jury Consultant

Date: Dec 18, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Event Code: I140523

Areas of Law: Civil, Criminal Law

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)




Lauren D. Fraser, Esq.
PAST TRUSTEE, Past Presidents And Trustees, NJSBA
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, Newton


Norberto A. Garcia, Esq.
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, Jersey City
Jerry Goldstein
Managing Director, NJ Trial Consulting
Diana C. Manning, Esq.
SECRETARY, NJSBA Executive Committee, NJSBA
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.
Michael R. Paglione, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, Lawrenceville
Mark H. Renzi
Renzi Legal Resources, Hamilton Township

Ever wish you knew how jurors might view a legal strategy or what they might take away from a particular exhibit you plan to use? Trial and jury consultants can be a valuable resource for litigators – whether they handle civil or criminal matters – to figure out how to build the best case possible.

Join this master class to learn more about using a trial or jury consultant. Hear from experienced practitioners and consultants with decades of experience about how, why and when to use a consultant. Find out what they learned and what they wish they had asked. Walk away with tips and strategies to use in your next trial.

The seminar will cover:

  • 10 reasons why to use a consultant;
  • How to set expectations of what working with a consultant will mean for a case;
  • When to engage a consultant;
  • What options – mock trial, testing exhibits, focus groups – in-person or virtual – are available;
  • Whether it makes sense You can vet specific theories or arguments; the whole case;
  • How to determine what case is ripe for working with a consultant;
  • What lessons lawyers can learn that can be applied to multiple cases from a single matter;
  • What you need to know about costs; and
  • Ethical implications of working with consultants.

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 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil or Criminal Attorney Credit: 2.4, NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
$8.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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