The Essential New Jersey Legal Ethics Primer
Date: Nov 30, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Areas of Law: Ethics
Earn up to 4.2 credits, including 4.2 in Ethics! (More Information)
- Hon. Edwin H. Stern P.J.A.D (Ret.)
- Hon. Maurice J. Gallipoli
- Hon. Virginia Long
- Marc D. Garfinkle, Esq.
- The Law Office of Marc Garfinkle, Morristownmaintains a solo practice in Morristown, New Jersey, where since 2012 he has limited his practice to matters relating to legal ethics, bar admission, judicial misconduct and attorney discipline. He has also been the municipal public defender in Livingston, New Jersey.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and California, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Northern District of California, Mr. Garfinkle is a former New Jersey ethics investigator and has been a member of the American, New Jersey State, Morris County and Essex County Bar Associations, as well as the Association for CLE Administrators (ACLEA). He is Past Chair of the District VB Ethics Committee, has written a monthly “Practice Paper” on legal ethics for the New Jersey Law Journal, and is a frequent guest of the media in professional responsibility matters. In addition to lecturing for ICLE, Mr. Garfinkle produces live ethics and “new lawyer” CLE for attorneys coast to coast, and his clients have included state bar associations in Ohio, Missouri, South Carolina, Alaska and Oregon, as well as the ICE trial attorneys for the United States Department of Homeland Security. His online programs have been produced by Lawline.com, West LegalEduCenter, Solo University.com and RocketMatterCLE, among other providers. Having taught Persuasion and Advocacy at Seton Hall Law School since 2007, he is also the self-published author of several books including $olo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job (3d. Ed.), The Hip-Pocket Guide to Testifying in Court, The New Lawyer’s Hip-Pocket Guide to Appearing in Court and The Hip-Pocket Guide to Speaking in Public.
Mr. Garfinkle received his B.A. from Marietta College and his J.D. from UC Hastings (formerly Hastings College of the Law, University of California).
- Carol Johnston, Esq.
- Supreme Court Clerk's Office, TrentonNew Jersey Supreme Court Clerk’s Office in Trenton, New Jersey, joined the Administrative Office of the Courts in 2006 and serves as Secretary to the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Attorney Advertising and the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. She also answers the attorney ethics research assistance hotline.
Ms. Johnston formerly served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, for 15 years. She was Ethics Officer for the Department of Law and Public Safety and a member of the Prosecutor’s Code of Ethics Committee.
Ms. Johnston has lectured for ICLE, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Judiciary, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and several county bar associations and American Inns of Court. In 2017 she was the recipient of ICLE’s Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education.
Ms. Johnston is a graduate of Hamilton College and New York Law School. She clerked for Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz.
- Johanna Barba Jonesa, ESQ.
- Johanna Barba Jonesa, ESQ., Hamilton
Fully Satisfy your New Jersey & New York MCLE Ethics Requirement!
This essential legal ethics primer is designed to provide you with a fast-paced review of the most important ethical concerns that arise in the practice of law. With this program, you’ll hear a comprehensive review of the common pitfalls where attorneys are held accountable for inappropriate actions, as well as essential tips to help you avoid potential ethical traps altogether in the first place. You will also learn about the most recent disciplinary decisions of the Disciplinary Review Board and Supreme Court and recent amendments to the Rules of Professional Responsibility.
Purchase today to hear our esteemed panel of Judges and two New Jersey experts deeply involved in advising and representing parties in disciplinary actions, as they impart basic ethical principles that should guide every attorney in daily practice. By the end, you’ll walk away with a solid understanding of the issues you need to avoid, and the ability to identify the kind of risks you’re likely to face.