Replay – Asbestos Litigation Conference

Date: Dec 17, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $225

Non-Member Price: $275

Event Code: I006323R

Areas of Law: Civil, Ethics

Earn up to 6.5 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)




Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, Red Bank
Gary D. VanLieu, Esq.
O'Toole Scrivo, LLC, Verona


Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC
Robert Baum, Esq.
McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, PC, Florham Park
Michelle Cappuccio, Esq.
Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, PC, Cherry Hill
Kevin Michael Costello, Esq.
Costello & Mains, LLC, Mount Laurel
Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq.
Special Master, Superior Court of New Jersey, New Brunswick
John C. Garde, Esq.
McCarter & English, Newark
Kevin Hoffman, Esq.
McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, PC, Florham Park
Valerie A. Jackson, Esq.
TREASURER, Minorities in the Profession Section, NJSBA
Diversity Officer & Legal Liaison, Department of the Treasury, Trenton
Valerie Jackson is the Diversity Officer and Legal Liaison at the New Jersey Department of the Treasury - Division of Administration.

Prior to her current role, Valerie was a Deputy Public Defender and Managing Attorney of the Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Office of Parental Representation, Central Region Office, in North Brunswick, New Jersey. Upon joining the OPD in 2009 she quickly earned a reputation as a zealous advocate and skilled litigator. In 2012, Ms. Jackson was promoted by the Public Defender to her current role as Managing Attorney and in 2020 was promoted to the title of Deputy Public Defender. Prior to joining the OPD, she was a solo practitioner in Middlesex County, where she focused in family law, education law and real estate.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, Ms. Jackson is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and has served on the Association’s Board of Trustees, Diversity Committee and Child Welfare Law Section. She has also served as a Trustee for both the Middlesex County Bar Association and Foundation, and has been Co-Chair of the Association’s Board for the Advancement of Racial Equity and Social Justice. Ms. Jackson has been a member of the Association of Black Women Lawyers, the Garden State Bar Association, the Middlesex County Vicinage Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, and the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Court’s Children in Court Race Equity Leadership Team. She has served on the OPD training faculty; where she has trained attorneys on many topics related to ethics, professionalism and trial advocacy for defense attorneys.

Ms. Jackson received her B.A. from Rutgers University, her M.A. in Journalism from New York University and her J.D. from Rutgers Law School.
Leah C. Kagan, Esq.
Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC, Dallas
David Katzenstein, Esq.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
James A. Lewis, V, Esq.
TREASURER, Garden State Bar Association, NJSBA
Cole Schotz, PC, Hackensack
Timothy M. McCann, Esq.
Hawkins, Parnell & Young, LLP, New York
Michelle Pallak, Esq.
McCarter & English LLP, Newark
Jared M. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, Red Bank
Eduardo Sotomayor, Esq.
Weitz & Luxenberg PC, Cherry Hill
Daniel M. Stolz, Esq.
Genova Burns LLC, Basking Ridge

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 6.5 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 6.7, NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.0, NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
$20.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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