Senior Lawyers’ Conference 2024

Date: Jun 20, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Member Price: $179

Non-Member Price: $224

Event Code: I094524

Areas of Law: Elder & Disability Law

Earn up to 6.7 credits, including 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)




Gary N. Skoloff, Esq.
Past Trustee, NJSBA
Skoloff & Wolfe PC, Livingston


Ash Ahluwalia
One Team Financial, Berkeley Heights
Greg Cooke
USI Affinity, New York
Dr. Defne Ekin
Team Clinician, New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program, New Brunswick
Rich Gustafson, RICP
One Team Financial
Leonard V. Jones, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Newark
is a civil litigation attorney and associate with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. in Newark, New Jersey, and New York City, where he focuses his practice in complex civil and employment litigation, including representing individual, business and public entity clients in state and federal courts. He has also served as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Union County Prosecutor's Office, prosecuting cases involving narcotics, violent crimes and economic crimes.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Jones was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to a four-year term as a Member of the District XII Fee Arbitration Committee and is a member of the New Jersey State, Garden State and Union County Bar Associations. He is a member of several sections and committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association, including the Diversity Committee, Minorities in the Profession Section, Civil Trial Bar Section and Federal Practice and Procedure Section, as well as the Young Lawyers Division. He is also a member of the Union County Bar Association Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias Committee and the Program Committee of the Sidney Reitman American Inn of Court.

Mr. Jones received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University, his Masters in Public Administration from Seton Hal University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Eagleton Institute of Politics Governor’s Executive Fellowship. He clerked for the Honorable James P. Wilson, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division, Union Vicinage.

Presented in cooperation wit the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Committee

Senior Lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge, but retirement and the path there is still a new experience that has its ups and downs. Join us for this popular annual program that discusses practical issues that need to be addressed leading up to and into your senior years. This conference is designed so that attorneys of all ages can take advantage of valuable information that they can use before becoming and as seniors in the legal profession.

Join us for an all-new Senior Lawyers Conference!

The 2024 NJSBA Senior Lawyers Conference is an exclusive event designed for accomplished attorneys aged 55 and above who have achieved significant milestones in their careers. This comprehensive CLE program brings together a wealth of experience and expertise, providing you with the tools and strategies needed to tackle the unique challenges and seize the exciting opportunities that come with being a seasoned practitioner in today's dynamic legal landscape.

Our lineup of highly successful practitioners like you will guide you through a carefully curated selection of topics, empowering you to take greater control of your future and achieve even better levels of success and happiness in your professional life. From demonstrations of simple ways to use AI and more of the latest technology in your practice to career alternatives for those who want to work less but still practice, from vital cybersecurity information to harnessing the energy of younger generations to staying motivated and finding renewed purpose in your practice, this conference offers invaluable insights that will help you thrive in the years ahead.

Program Agenda:

9:00 | Introduction - Gary Skoloff, Esq.

9:05 | Retirement Planning and Medicare.

9:50 | Social Security Myths

11:05 | Break

11:15 | Maintaining Health and Well-being: Prioritize your physical and mental health to ensure long-term success and satisfaction in your career.

12:00 | Lunch

1:00 | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Successfully Harnessing the Power of New Generations: Effectively collaborate with and mentor younger attorneys to create a thriving, multi-generational workplace.

2:00 | Malpractice Protection for Senior Lawyers 

3:00 | Break

3:10 | Navigating AI and AI Use Policies in Your Firm: Explore the implications of AI in the legal profession and determine if and when you will need to adopt this technology.

4:25 | Q & A and Wrap Up

4:30 | 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 6.7 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.0, NJ General: 5.7).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 5.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 5.0
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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