Motion Practice in the Zoom Era

Date: Jan 23, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $159

Non-Member Price: $199

Section Price: $149

Event Code: I121524

Areas of Law: Civil Trial Bar

Earn up to 3 credits! (More Information)




Thomas J. Vesper, Esq.
Westmoreland Vesper & Quattrone, Pleasantville
Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a Partner in Westmoreland, Vesper & Quattrone in West Atlantic City, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, and his litigation specialties/trial experience includes professional negligence, premises liability, negligent security, auto negligence and consumer fraud.

Mr. Vesper is Past President of ATLA-NJ (now NJAJ) and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a founder of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and a founder and Executive Director of the Aletheia Institute.

Mr. Vesper is the author of several dozen books or chapters and more than 250 articles, including his book of quotations, Uncle Anthony’s Unabridged Analogies, 3rd ed. (2012) as well as the AAJ Trial Notebook, 6th ed. (2012) and the AAJ Deposition Notebook, 4th ed. (2012). He writes and lectures on wrongful death, products liability, truck/bus accident reconstruction, discovery, case evaluation, settlement, trial techniques, and trial and deposition notebooks.

Mr. Vesper received his B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University and his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Camden, where he was a member of the Rutgers Camden Law Review. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 23 years.


Hon. James P. Savio, JSC (Ret.)
Savio R & D, Absecon
is a part-time mediator/arbitrator in Margate, New Jersey, and retired as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Civil Part, Vicinage 1, Atlantic and Cape May Counties, in 2022. He sat in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has also served in the Chancery Division, Family Part, in Atlantic County, and as a municipal court judge in Margate City and several other Atlantic County municipalities.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Savio was in private practice in Margate and Atlantic City, Managing Partner of Savio Reynolds & Drake and Gormley & Savio in Absecon, and an associate with Lloyd, Megargee, Steedle & Connor in Egg Harbor Township. He was a member of the Atlantic County Bar Association, where he served as Chair of the Judicial & Prosecutorial Selection and Appointment Committee and as a Trustee. He has lectured for ICLE, bar associations and the New Jersey Defense Association and has been a Barrister of the Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court.

Judge Savio received his B.A. from Seton Hall University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Katelyn E. Cutinello, Esq.
Cocca & Cutinello, LLP, Morristown
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM
Past Trustee, NJSBA
Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold
Janelle N. Winters, Esq.
Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford PC, Newark

Covid changed the landscape of trial practice, giving rise to remote motion practice, remote trials, and an increased use of the de benne esse deposition. This seminar brings together a stellar panel of experts, who will address some of the new concerns in motion practice in the Zoom era.  

This program will include a discussion of:

  • Punctuality and time considerations for the court and the parties
  • Tools and techniques for presenting your motion remotely
    • How to best make your first impression to the motion judge
    • How to best structure your motion, certification and/or response to motion
    • How to best visualize your arguments to the court
    • Best techniques for presenting dispositive facts
      • Short videos
      • Photos
      • Deposition testimony
  • Records- when is the best time to file summary judgment motions?
  • How, when and what to address for the best remote motion in limine
  • Special considerations involving pro se litigants
  • Effect of hearing format on final outcome of the case - Is live argument/hearing more effective?

Gain an understanding and appreciation of the many concerns involving remote motion practice as you reexamine your trial practices in the post-Covid era.

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 3 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 3.0, NJ General: 3.0, NJ New Admit Civil or Criminal: 3.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE: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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