Public Employment Conference 2024

Date: May 2, 2024 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Hilton East Brunswick,

Member Price: $199

Non-Member Price: $244

Section Price: $199

Event Code: I017324

Areas of Law: Labor & Employment

Earn up to 7.2 credits! (More Information)





Anthony Bagliore
Acting Chief Mediator, Public Employment Relations Commission
Antoinette Blaustein
UniServ Field Rep., New Jersey Education Association, Trenton
Susie B. Burns, Esq.
PRB Attorneys At Law, LLC, Newark
Dean L. Burrell, Esq.
Burrell Dispute Resolution, Morristown
David A. Cohen, Esq.
VP for University Labor Relations and Special Counsel for Labor Affairs
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Michael J. DiPiero, Esq.
Brown & Connery LLP, Westmont
Rebecca K. Givan
General VP, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Sylvia Hall, Esq.
Director of Labor Relations, Office of the County Counsel - Essex County
Mary Beth Hennessy-Shotter, Esq.
Chair, Public Employment Relations Commission, Trenton
Madelaine P. Hicks, Esq.
Antonelli Kantor Rivera, Livingston
Elesia L. James, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel, Trenton Public School District, Trenton
Joyce M. Klein
Arbitrator, Ocean Grove
Christine Lucarelli-Carneiro, Esq.
General Counsel, Public Employment Relations Commission, Trenton
Colin Lynch, Esq.
Zazzali Fagella Nowak Kleinbaum & Friedman, PC, Newark
James McAsey
CWA Staff Representative, Communications Workers of America, Trenton
Ira W. Mintz, Esq.
Weissman & Mintz LLC, Somerset
Marcia J. Mitolo, Esq.
Limsky Mitolo
Joan Parker
JoanParkerADR, Villanova
Jennifer Roselle, Esq.
PEM Law LLC, West Orange
Joel Weisblatt, Esq.
Arbitrator and Mediator, Public Employment Relations Commission
Steven P. Weissman, Esq.
Weissman & Mintz LLC, Somerset
Samuel Wenocur, Esq.
Oxfeld Cohen PC, Newark
Stephanie Wilson, Esq.
Reed Smith, LLP, Princeton

Government Attorney Rate: $165
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A diverse group of professionals will come together on May 2 for the Annual Public Employment Conference – a daylong series of programs dedicated to those who represent teachers, nurses, firefighters and others in the state’s vital public workforce. This in-person event will be attended by attorneys, arbitrators, union members, government officials and public employees.

Here’s why you should mark your calendar for this important gathering:

Cutting-Edge Insights: The conference promises thought-provoking and insightful presentations. Experts will delve into today’s most pressing issues.

Record Attendance: Last year, nearly 500 attendees participated in this must-attend event. As we move beyond the pandemic, we’re aiming to surpass that number in 2024.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships. The conference provides a platform for meaningful interactions and collaboration.

Register today to stay informed about the latest developments, gain valuable knowledge and contribute to the advancement of public employment practices.

Check out the program schedule:

  • 8:45 | Welcome and Introductory Remarks 
    - Presenters: Stephanie Wilson, Esq.; Mary Beth Hennessy-Shotter, Esq.; Steven P. Weissman, Esq.
  • 9:00 | Legal Developments Panel
    - Moderator: Christine Lucarelli-Carneiro, Esq.
    - Union Panelist: Ira W. Mintz, Esq.
    - Management Panelist: Elesia L. James, Esq.
  • 10:00 | Current Collective Bargaining Issues
    - Moderator: Joel Weisblatt, Esq.
    - Union Panelists: Rebecca K. Givan.; Antoinette Blaustein; Samuel Wenocur, Esq.
    - Management Panelists: David A. Cohen, Esq.; Jennifer Roselle, Esq.; Madelaine P. Hicks, Esq.
  • 12:00 | Lunch
  • 1:00 | Collective Bargaining Dispute Resolution: Interest Arbitration, Fact Finding and Strikes
    - Moderator: Anthony Bagliore
    - Union Panelists: Colin Lynch, Esq.; Marcia J. Mitolo, Esq.
    - Management Panelists: Susie B. Burns, Esq.; Michael J. DiPiero, Esq.
  • 2:30 | Arbitration - Current Issues 
    - Moderator: Joan Parker
    - Arbitrators: Dean L. Burrell, Esq.; Joyce M. Klein
    - Union Panelist: James McAsey
    - Management Panelist: Sylvia Hall, Esq.
  • 4:00 | 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 7.2 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 7.2).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 7.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 6.0
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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