Daily Educational Programming Schedule

Top Experts and Judges Presenting the Strategies
You Need to Succeed in 2024 and Beyond

Earn up to 16 CLE credits

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from jurists, top attorneys in the field and subject-matter experts. Attendees will be able to choose from over 100 seminars and earn up to 16 CLE credits including ethics, diversity, equity and inclusion credits and certified civil trial credits. This year’s line-up of continuing legal education programs offers a robust array of seminars looking at every aspect of the law facing New Jersey practitioners.
NOTE: All programs, speakers, tracks, times and locations are subject to change.

This year’s Opening Business Session and Keynote Presentation will examine “Artificial Intelligence and the Impact on the Practice of Law.” The discussion that will explore how AI is shaping our profession, what opportunities may now open for you, and what you should be concerned about.
Dr. Chris Mattmann, president and founder of Mattmann.AI, an international AI expert, author and speaker,
will give a keynote.

Thomas P. Scrivo
will then moderate a discussion with New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Jaynee LaVecchia (Ret.), District Court Judge Katherine B. Forrest (Ret.), Administrative Office of the Courts Acting Administrative Director Judge Glenn A. Grant, New Jesey Public Defender Jennifer Sellitti and NJSBA President-Elect William H. Mergner, Jr.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Tax-Exempt Organizations Primer and Key Considerations

Business and Taxation Track (Studio 2)

An overview of forming a NJ nonprofit organization and applying for tax-exempt status. Key considerations to keep in mind to not jeopardize the tax-exempt status.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Farah N. Ansari, Esq., Schenck, Price Smith & King
  
Speakers:
Kristen E. Crouchelli, CPA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Recent GDPR Updates: What You Need to Know

Civil, Technology Track (Studio 4)

In 2021, key updates were made to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). During this panel, we will discuss the implications of the most recent changes including how it impacts your practice and your clients' business.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 cybersecurity general credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Trina L. Glass, Esq., Duane Morris LLP
  
Speakers:
Mary T. Costigan, Esq., CIPP/US, Jackson Lewis P.C
Morgan Jones, Esq., Brown Rudnick LLP
Odia Kagan, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Michelle A. Schaap, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

What Every Attorney Should Know About Immigration Custody: The Nuts, Bolts, and Ethics of Representing People in Immigration Detention before New Jersey’s Criminal and Municipal Courts

Criminal, Immigration, Municipal Track (Music Box Theatre)

This program will delve into the crossover between immigration and criminal law. This crossover is complex and requires a unique set of strategies to get the best results for your clients. Criminal convictions can impact an individual’s immigration status and have life-altering ramifications for your clients. Before deciding to represent a non-United States citizen, attorneys must understand the consequences criminal charges and convictions can have on an individual’s immigration status and know how to proceed in a criminal matter, when and if your client is detained by ICE. The panelists will offer guidance on how to prepare cases for foreign nationals facing removal for crimes.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 criminal credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Lauren Anselowitz, Esq., Harlan York & Associates
  
Speakers:
Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., J.S.C., Middlesex
Cristina Carreno, Esq., Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold & Mangan, LLC
Raquiba Huq, Esq., Legal Services of New Jersey
Shira Wisotsky, Esq., Legal Services of New Jersey

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

A Look Behind the Curtain: Insights into How Different Stakeholders in Employment Mediations Evaluate Claims for Settlement

Dispute Resolution, Labor Track (Tides)

Our program will be a look at points of view around the mediation table. Labor & Employment Lawyers settle 99% of their cases in mediation so gaining an understanding of the dynamics of the negotiations from the other parties' perspective is essential to a successful resolution. It is enlightening for parties and litigation counsel who are in settlement discussions to hear what the other side is thinking behind the curtain and what is driving the numbers. We are planning on an interactive discussion amongst the panelists as well as audience participation.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Marla J. Moss, Esq., Moss Mediation
  
Speakers:
Ty Hyderally, Esq., Hyderally & Associates, PC.
Gregory B. Noble, Esq., O Connor Parsons Lane & Noble
Roshan Shah, Anderson & Shah, LLC
Robert T. Szyba, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

For the Record: The History of Children’s Privacy Rights, the Nature of Schools, and the Importance of Affirming Educational Spaces for Trans and Non-Binary Youth

Diversity and Inclusion, Special Interest Track (Studio 1)

Welcoming, affirming, and safe schools play a critical role in ensuring the wellbeing of transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming young people. Schools historically have been sites where the educational process also enables young people to discover themselves and in the safety of the learning community begin to express their individuality and identity. In response to national and local antitrans campaigns that rely on misinformation, perpetuate fear, mischaracterize the nature of schools, and incorrectly represent children as property rather than as autonomous beings, this program will provide legal practitioners, across practice areas, with accurate and reliable information to combat growing threats to sustaining schools as welcoming, affirming, and safe sites for transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming children and youth.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.5 diversity and inclusion credits.
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Lisa Burke, Administrative Office of the Courts
  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Ethics in Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Ethics, Wills and Estates Track (Central Ballroom AB)

Attorneys who are advising clients in the estate planning process, and those who advise the executors or administrators of the estate of a deceased person must comply with all of the same obligations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. However, these two areas of the law present certain challenges which are unique to these practice areas. Even the identification of the client may raise serious issues. The program will address 17 identifiable issues which may be raised during the planning and the administration processes.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 ethics credit
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending

Moderator/Speaker:
John L. Pritchard, Esq., Law Office of John L. Pritchard
  
Speakers:
Nicholas A. Giuditta, III, Esq., Giuditta Law

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

What About Fido? A Discussion of Issues Relating to the Intersection Between Pets and Family Law

Family Law, Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

Family law intersects with animal law in cases of divorce (FM), nondissolution (FD) and domestic violence (FV); these cases are handled in Family Court while other pet custody cases are docketed in the Law Division. There will be a discussion of whether an enhanced status for animals will affect pet custody cases in the future, leading to issues regarding the best interests of the animal. The speakers will also address the topic of pets in the context of domestic violence and the emerging torts of negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress through the owner’s act of witnessing an animal’s injury or death. Panelists will focus on the substantive issues influencing a court's decision on possession of a domestic companion animal in these various contexts, as well as considerations of venue and jurisdiction. The panelists are highly experienced family law practitioners and members of the Animal Welfare Committee, a group dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of the animal population. The speakers have authored articles on these topics, which were published in the October 2023 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Julian Gorelli, Esq.
  
Speakers:
Gina A. Calogero, Esq., Gina A. Calogero, Attorney At Law
Michelle A. Newton, Esq., Seton Hall School of Law
Emerald Sheay, Esq., Gomperts Penza & McDermott, LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Absent Parents and their Effect on Children

Family Law, Well-Being Track (Salon C)

Experienced attorneys, judges and a psychologist share their expertise and perspectives on identifying causes, facilitating solutions, and understanding the legal and social implications of parents who do not see their children. PCCP-Parental Child Contact Problems including Affinity, Alignment, Estrangement and Unjustified Rejection, strategies to identify the type of PCCP in your case, a model notice of motion remedies, and an effective form of order.Lessons learned and voices heard interviewing and representing children. Can a parent be compelled to exercise parenting time? The effect on children when parents do not want to see them.Parental civil and criminal responsibility for their children’s behavior. National initiatives and resources for parents and caregivers. The correlation between parenting time and child support and parents who subsequently don’t see their children.

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Daniel A. D'Alessandro (Ret.), Callagy Law
  
Speakers:
Hon. Tara Schillari-Rich, J.S.C., Hudson
Dr. Danielle Forshee, PsyD., Dr. Danielle Forshee LLC
Cassie Murphy, Esq., Paone Zaleski & Murphy
Christopher R. Musulin, Esq., Musulin Law Firm, LLC
Andrew J. Rhein, Esq., Manzi Epstein Lomurro & DeCataldo LLC
Amanda Yu, Esq., Drisgula Divorce & Family Law

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Critical Insights into the State Commission of Investigation

N/A Track (Central Ballroom CD)

Join this panel to meet the SCI commissioners and learn about the agency's focus on issues and topics, how it conducts its work, and what that means for the legal profession and the state's residents and businesses.

Speakers:
Tiffany Williams Brewer, Esq., Chair New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
Robert Burzichelli, Esq., Commissioner New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
Marian Galietta, Esq., Deputy Director New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
John Lacey, Esq., Commissioner New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
Chadd Lackey, Esq., Executive Director New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
Kevin Reina, Esq., Commissioner New Jersey State Commission of Investigation

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Cultivating Resiliency: Time to Thrive, Developing the Leader Within You and Overcoming Obstacles

Solo and Small-Firm, Well-Being, Women in the Profession Track (Signature)

The challenges of the past several years have been extremely difficult. There have been challenges for business, personal well-being and family life. You need a toolkit to keep your eye on the prize and continue to lead your practice and business through these challenging times. Experienced attorneys will share tips to cultivate resiliency in your business and life, including the value of having a vision statement; how to build a network of mentors and people to reach out when you need help; the value of investing in yourself, and why it helps to have a long-term plan with objectives and values you hope to achieve. Attendees will walk away from the session with strategies and inspiration to help their practice be in a better position to weather the next storm.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pendingNew Jersey New Admit: 1.5 law office management credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Lori Ann Buza, Esq., KSBranigan Law, PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Laurie C. Poppe, J.S.C., Ocean
Andrew Smith Esq., Andrew Smith Law Group LLC
Natalya G. Johnson, Esq., Johnson & Johnson
John E. Keefe, Jr., Esq., Keefe Law Firm, NJSBA Past President
Karol Corbin Walker, Esq., Kaufman Dolowich, NJSBA Past President

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30AM - 10:45AM

Fiduciary Litigation Update

Wills and Estates Track (Studio 3)

This segment will include a panel discussion of recent developments in the area of fiduciary litigation. Not only will the panel address recent cases, but also pending and proposed legislative changes that will impact the area.

Moderator/Speaker:
Andrew J. DeMaio, Esq., Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA
  
Speakers:
Melissa B. Osorio Dibble, Esq., Archer & Greiner PC
Timothy M. Ferges, Esq., McCarter & English, LLP
Stephen J. Pagano, Esq., Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Opening Business Session and Keynote Presentation: Artificial Intelligence and the Impact on the Practice of Law

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Technology Track (Music Box Theatre)

Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), but do lawyers really need to know about it? Join us for this discussion that will explore how AI is shaping our profession and what opportunities may now open for you and what you should be concerned about.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.2 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending

Keynote:
Dr. Chris Mattmann, President and Founder, Mattmann.AI, LLC, International Expert in Artificial Intelligence, Author and Speaker
  
Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Glenn A. Grant, Acting Administrative Director of the Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts
Hon. Jaynee LaVecchia (Ret.), McCarter & English, LLP
Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, U.S.D.C. (Ret.), Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Patrick Fuller, Chief Legal Strategist, ALM
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq., Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni PA, NJSBA President-Elect
Jennifer N. Sellitti, Esq., New Jersey Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG), and Sustainability Hot Topics

Business and Taxation Track (Studio 4)

This program will explore ESG stakeholders at corporations will discuss companies’ mission for ESG, management and performance of ESG goals in context of employee, investors, and customer expectations, evaluate ESG trends in the marketplace and reporting requirements, discuss setting ESG initiatives and longterm goals, measuring and tracking success, offer an overview of policy and governance framework, industry approaches and challenges, and look at the politicization of ESG and other tensions.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Natalya G. Johnson, Esq., Johnson & Johnson
  
Speakers:
Tracee E. Davis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Robert J. McKeehan, Esq., Johnson & Johnson
Monica Schroeck, Esq., Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
Natalie Wilmore, Esq., Former Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, TelevisaUnivision, Inc.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Implicit Bias in the Discovery and Jury Trial Process

Civil, Criminal, Federal Practice Track (Studio 2)

In this seminar, earn diversity, ethics, and inclusion credits while helping you to address implicit bias in the civil litigation process. Understand how potential jurors have implicit bias, and how you can present your case in a manner to avoid or address potential biases. This seminar will also address the impact of implicit bias on nonEnglish speakers and the defense medical examination updates from the Supreme Court's recent decision in DiFiore v. Pezic, 254 N.J. 212 (2023) as well as MoralesHurtado, 241 N.J. 590 (2020).CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 diversity and inclusion credit.
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Christina Vassiliou Harvey, Esq., Lomurro Law
  
Speakers:
Hon. Hany Mawla, J.A.D.
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq., Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, NJSBA Second Vice President
Ahsan A. Jafry, Esq., Burns White, LLC
Jessica Lewis Kelly, Esq., Administrative Office Of The Courts

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Current Trends in Federal Cybercrime Investigations, Prosecutions, and Disruptions

Civil, Criminal, Federal Practice , Presidential/For All Attorneys Track (Central Ballroom CD)

The panel will explore the current cybercrime threat landscape, offering insight into the types of cybercrime investigations and prosecutions being conducted by federal law enforcement and providing a case study of a recent investigation and disruption of one of the largest ransomware variants in the world.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 cybersecurity general credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Speakers:
Hon. Philip R. Sellinger, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Anthony P. Torntore, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Andrew Trombly, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Brett Yeager, FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Newark Cyber Task Force

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

How to Deal with Survivors and Victims of Crimes as Clients/Witnesses and Litigants Without Burning Out

Criminal, Family Law, Well-Being Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

Victims and witnesses who are survivors of violence (sexual, emotional and physical abuse) are often reluctant to cooperate with attorneys and testify in court proceedings. Many times they are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or through their previous experiences, have been re-victimized by justice systems that were not properly equipped to adapt to the rights and needs of such survivors. As legal professionals we have been educated on the law and procedures, but many attorneys and judges often lack specialized training in dealing with such victims and witnesses. Related procedures are sensitive to proper methods of questioning these individuals without putting them on the defensive and further causing harm. It is our duty to ensure that they understand their access to justice and guide them past the impediments and obstacles such as lack of knowledge about their rights and legal representation.Each presenter will share their experiences with dealing with such survivors and victims and give insight and techniques to help other legal professionals represent such individuals in an effective, compassionate, fair and humane manner while ensuring that we as attorneys do not burn out or do so to our detriment.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Richard F. Klineburger, III, Esq., Klineburger & Nussey
  
Speakers:
Hon. Susan Sheppard, P.J.Ch., Atlantic/Cape May
Jacqueline Carle, Esq., TD Bank
Jennifer M. DiPillo, Esq., Delaware County Victim Assistance Center

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

ADR - Getting your Family Law Case OUT of Court

Dispute Resolution, Family Law Track (Salon C)

Learn creative ways to explore the use of ADR to resolve your cases, with professionals from several fields (legal, mental health, real estate, accountants, etc.)CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Derek M. Freed, Esq., Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC
  
Speakers:
Robin C. Bogan, Esq., Pallarino & Bogan LLP
Alexandra Coglianese, Esq., Bremer Buckner
Cheryl E. Connors, Esq., Tonneman & Connors, LLC
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., Lawrence Law, LLC, NJSBA Past President
Shireen B. Meistrich, L.C.S.W.
Sheryl J. Seiden, Esq., Seiden Family Law, LLC
Michael A. Weinberg, Esq., Weinberg Kaplan & Smith

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Hot Topics in Legal Ethics

Ethics Track (Music Box Theatre)

This session will update attendees on recent developments in legal ethics over the past year, including Supreme Court and DRB decisions of note, unauthorized practice issues, ground rules for use of artificial intelligence and social media, challenges when representing public bodies, candor to the tribunal and more!CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Willard Shih, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA
  
Speakers:
Peter J. Gallagher, Esq., Ferro, Labella & Weiss LLC
Carol Johnston, Esq., Secretary, Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics
Rachel A. Placitella, Esq., Cohen Placitella & Roth
David B. Rubin, Esq., David B. Rubin, PC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

False Claims in Government Contracting: Ethical and Compliance Considerations

Ethics, Special Interest, Federal Practice Track (Studio 1)

Join this expert panel that will discuss enforcement priorities, trends and impacts in the broad area of false claims in government contracting. Attendees will learn about various ways that investigations are initiated, what the government looks for when investigating allegations of false claims, the range of issues in determining how to respond to government inquiries (whether civil or criminal), including ethical considerations. The panel also covers compliance factors, including how and why such programs are important in preventing a range of government enforcement actions, and how they may mitigate harm in the event of an alleged violation.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt, Esq., Mandelbaum Barrett
  
Speakers:
Daniella Gordon, Esq., McCarter & English, LLP
James McMahon, Esq., China Construction America
Robert C. Scrivo, Esq., Mandelbaum Barrett PC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

From Motion Practice to Best Interest Hearings: Litigating an FN (Child Abuse /Neglect) Matter with a Concurrent FD (Non-Dissolution) in Family Court

Family Law Track (Luna)

This program will discuss the nuances of FN litigation when a concurrent FD motion is filed in family court. Panelists will discuss the various motions, legal standards, and DCPP policies involved in litigating concurrent matters. The panelists will discuss various motions that can be filed by kin caregivers, noncustodial parents, and grandparents seeking visitation with and or custody of children in division custody. The program will explore various legal strategies used by family law attorneys who regularly litigate matters in child dependency court. This program will assist family law attorneys, child welfare defense attorneys and new attorneys.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.8 general creditsNew Jersey New Admit: 1.5 family law credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Maling M. Miranda, Esq., New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
  
Speakers:
M. Alexis Pollock, Esq., Office of the Public Defender
Valerie C. Shore, Esq., Family Defense Attorney
Sylvia L. Thomas, Esq., Legal Services of New Jersey

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Hot Topics in Land Use

Land Use Track (Central Ballroom AB)

Hear from seasoned land use professionals as we discuss a range of timely topics, including updates related to affordable housing, religious land use issues and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Douglas K. Wolfson (Ret.), Edgewood Properties Inc.
  
Speakers:
Donna M. Jennings, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA
Jennifer Mazawey, Esq., K & L Gates
Nylema Nabbie, Esq., McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC
Sen. Holly Schepisi, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo
Jason R. Tuvel, Esq., Prime & Tuvel LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Municipal Court 101 Seminar 2024

Municipal, Young Lawyers Track (Tides)

This is an introduction to municipal court for recently admitted attorneys or for attorneys who are new to the practice area or wants a refresher. Experienced practitioners and judges will discuss important procedures, practical information and practice tips.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMunicipal Court Attorney Certification: 1.8 general creditsNew Jersey New Admit: 1.8 municipal court practice credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC
  
Speakers:
Adam D. Greenberg, Esq., Honig & Greenberg LLC
Kevin P. McKernan, Esq., The Law Firm of Kevin P. McKernan
Moshood Muftau, Esq., Office Of City Counsel
Matthew Teeter, Esq., Roberts & Teeter LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Inside Trenton – New Laws, New Updates, What Does It Mean To You?

Presidential/For All Attorneys Track (Signature)

Legislators talk legislation and major developments in the law. Hear directly from lawmakers on issues impacting the practice of law, whether it be judicial appointments, public records, insurance, and many other issues.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
William J. Maer, Public Strategies Impact
  
Speakers:
Sen. Jon M. Bramnick, Esq., Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold & Mangan, LLC
Sen. Anthony M. Bucco, Esq., Murphy McKeon PC
Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., New Jersey General Assembly
Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn, Esq., District 13, Law Office of Victoria A. Flynn LLC
Parimal Garg, Esq., Chief Counsel, New Jersey Office of the Governor
Sen. Linda R. Greenstein, Esq.
Assemblywoman Luanne M. Peterpaul, Esq.
Sen. Michael L. Testa, Jr., Esq., Testa Heck Testa & White, PA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Education Law Update

Special Interest Track (Waves)

This session will explore various trending issues in the education law arena, including psychiatric clearances for students/discipline, staffing shortages, the Open Public Records Act and special education settlement agreements, special considerations for students of divorced parents and issues related to affirming, welcoming and safe schools. CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.4 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 2.0 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Athina Lekas Cornell, Esq., Cornell, Merlino & Osborne, LLC
  
Speakers:
Hillary Freeman, Esq., Freeman Law Offices, LLC
Christine Martinez, Esq., Machado Law Group
Mark Gerald Toscano, Esq., Comegno Law Group PC
Jamie Zug, Esq., Law Office of Jamie M. Zug

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

The Corporate Transparency Act: Overview and Practical Considerations for All Attorneys

Special Interest, Federal Practice , Business and Taxation Track (Aqua)

This presentation will provide an overview of this new law's most critical sections, explain how real estate attorneys – and all practitioners -- can assist their clients with Corporate Transparency Act compliance and consider the best practices for law firms to follow in advising their clients.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Charles Wilkes, Esq., Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP
  
Speakers:
Holly Burke, Esq., Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP
Stephanie Lomurro, Esq., Manzi Epstein Lomurro & DeCataldo, LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

AI Task Force: Basic Session on AI and the Law

Technology Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

The NJSBA AI Task Force on Artificial Intelligence program is pleased to present this comprehensive “crash course” designed to equip New Jersey attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals with essential knowledge about artificial intelligence. The program will focus on key areas that every attorney should be familiar with, including but not limited to: Gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and its applications in the legal field. Addressing ethical considerations when using AI in legal practice. Exploring the impact of AI on legal processes and decision making. Identifying the potential risks and challenges posed by AI in the legal sector. The faculty of this program will be comprised of distinguished members of the NJSBA AI Task Force, who will bring their expertise and insights to provide a well-rounded understanding of artificial intelligence in the context of law. This program will be an excellent opportunity for legal professionals to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving landscape of AI and law.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Dr. Robert Spangler, NJSBA
  
Speakers:
Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq., XPAN Law Partners LLP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
1:30PM - 3:00PM

The Value of Psychological Support Services for Law Professionals and Family Members

Well-Being, Women in the Profession Track (Studio 3)

In order to be an effective attorney, professionals know the value of having a team of people to support the practice. There might be paralegals, investigators, accountants, assistants and others to ensure all aspects of a practice are attended to. Addressing the mental health needs of the legal community are also critically important for everyone who works in the field, the clients they serve and the justice system. Find out how adding psychological support to your life and practice can help you serve clients more effectively.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Charles Nechtem, Charles Nechtem Associates
  
Speakers:
Shaunta Clark, Charles Nechtem Associates

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Alternative & Non-Traditional Lending - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Business and Taxation Track (Waves)

In a depressed economy and as traditional lending sources contract, middle market businesses often turn to alternative and nontraditional lending sources to maintain cashflow and their business operations. Hear from the attorneys on the front line to discuss the nature of these lending arrangements including merchant cash advances, documentation, remedies and enforcement.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
David H. Stein, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA
  
Speakers:
Hon. James J. DeLuca, J.S.C. (Ret.), Harwood Lloyd, LLC
Jeffrey A. Cooper, Esq., Rabinowitz, Lubetkin & Tully LLC
William C. Gascoigne, senior managing director, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Christina A. Livorsi, Esq., Day Pitney LLP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Now Daubert, Now What?

Civil, Criminal Track (Central Ballroom AB)

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently adopted in State v. Olenowski a state law version of the Daubert framework to evaluate the admissibility of expert testimony in criminal cases under N.J.R.E. 702. Why is this change in the law, which parallels the Court’s previous adoption of Daubert factors in civil cases, important? How might it affect admissibility challenges to experts for either the prosecution or the defense moving forward? In this presentation, a leading Evidence law scholar, judges, and practitioners from the State and the Office of the Public Defender will discuss the traditional use of forensic science in criminal and quasi-criminal cases in federal and state courts, spotlight key facets of the Olenowski opinions, and consider what the future might bring under the Daubert framework.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Jack M. Sabatino, P.J.A.D.
  
Speakers:
Hon. Edward J. McBride Jr., P.J.Cr., Camden
Jules Epstein, Edward D. Ohlbaum Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Tamar Lerer, Esq., Office of the Public Defender
Robyn Mitchell, Esq., Office of the Attorney General
Joseph Paravecchia, Esq., Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Data Privacy and Security in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

Civil, Technology Track (Tides)

The program will also explore the new NJ statute on data privacy and security and discuss how to navigate the coordination of compliance efforts with various state privacy statutes. Even more, find out about the artificial intelligence angle of this new law that will extend to issues like governance, bias, contracting and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 cybersecurity general credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
John T. Wolak, Esq., Gibbons PC
  
Speakers:
Daniela Noguiera, Esq. NJ Office of the Attorney General
Carrie Parikh, Esq., Chief Privacy Officer, Assistant General Counsel, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Artificial Intelligence and Minority Communities – Navigating the Coming Wave

Diversity and Inclusion, Technology Track (Luna)

As artificial intelligence seeps into every facet of our lives, its potential to magnify existing inequities demands scrutiny. For instance, artificial Intelligence can exacerbate the disinformation problem, automate preestablished patterns of discrimination and increase threats to privacy through facial recognition software. In this program, participants will hear from a panel with diverse views on the subject that will make for a robust and comprehensive dialogue.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Anthony Vaughn, Jr., Esq.
  
Speakers:
Clifford D. Dawkins, Esq., Rutgers Law School
Trina L. Glass, Esq., Duane Morris LLP
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM, Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

How to Avoid Malpractice Risk by Being a Pro at Understanding Your Professional Liability Insurance

Ethics, Law Practice Management, Solo and Small-Firm, Young Lawyers Track (Signature)

This seminar will first address understanding professional liability coverage for attorneys and law firms, including scope of coverage, what may be a claim, claims made policies, responsibilities for providing notice, the significance of the timing of reporting a claim, etc. An overview of how to read a legal malpractice policy will be provided, highlighting certain key terms, conditions, definitions, and exclusions. Next, we will delve into several real life, “trending” scenarios or hypotheticals and discuss whether coverage would be provided. The topics to be discussed include the following: Misrepresentations on application or renewal application, the “innocent insured” clause; Cyber and AI Risks and Exposures (to self, firm, clients and third parties and vendor risk considerations); Ethical Implications; Intersection between Ethics and Legal malpractice; and Considerations to be made regarding legal malpractice and claims when an attorney is retiring from a law firm and/or the practice of law, including long tail coverage. Finally, there will be a discussion as to the types of policies available to attorneys in New Jersey, as well as trends.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 0.6 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice and 0.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive and 0.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Kathleen J. Devlin, Esq., Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP
  
Speakers:
Greg Cooke, USI Affinity
Robert B. Hille, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, NJSBA Past President
Michael R. McAndrew, Esq., Law Office of Michael R. McAndrew LLC
Kimberly M. Parson, Esq., Rebar Kelly
Miles Winder, Esq., NJSBA Past President

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

What Do You Do When Your Child is Too Old for Child Support?

Family Law Track (Salon C)

This panel will explore the intersectionality between Family Law and Guardianship Matters.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Christine Fitzgerald, Esq., Seiden Family Law
  
Speakers:
Hon. Marc R. Brown, NJ Superior Court
Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC
Stephanie Lomurro, Esq., Manzi Epstein Lomurro & DeCataldo, LLC
Beth C. Manes, Esq., Manes & Weinberg, LLC
Lauren Sharp, Esq., Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn
Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq., Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP
Michelle Wortmann, Esq., Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Products Liability Hot Topics and Practice Tips

Federal Practice , Civil Track (Studio 1)

This presentation will provide an overview of products liability litigation trends focused on the healthcare, life sciences industries, and pharma space. This includes discussions of recent cases addressing issues such as personal jurisdiction, federal preemption (including the pharmaceutical “impossibility” preemption), MDL trends, and emerging areas of product liability law.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Andrew T. Bayman, Esq. King & Spalding LLP
  
Speakers:
Sabrina Mizrachi, Esq., Vice President, Global Product Regulatory and Litigation, Estee Lauder
Christopher M. Placitella, Esq. Cohen, Placitella & Roth PC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Wage and Hour Litigation: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

Labor Track (Studio 3)

The program will provide a practice skills-type program with a plaintiff attorney, defense attorney and mediator to discuss wage and hour litigation and how to resolve it.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil creditsNew Jersey New Admit: 1.5 labor and employment law credits

Speakers:
Christopher J. Keating, Esq., Keating Law Firm
Ravi Sattiraju, Esq., Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Insights from Law Firm General Counsel - The Ethics of Fee Collection: To Pursue or Not to Pursue, That is the Question!

Law Practice Management Track (Aqua)

Our popular program returns! Join us to hear about what issues law firms are facing, including navigating collections from clients, continuing issues facing the post-COVID workplace, and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
James J. DiGiulio, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo
  
Speakers:
Darrell M. Felsenstein, Esq., Assistant Ethics Counsel and Statewide Fee Arbitrator Coordinator, Office of Attorney Ethics
Ronald Israel, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Sarah J. Scott, Esq. Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Elizabeth J. Sher, Esq., Day Pitney LLP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Sittin’ in with the DJs… With a Little Help from an MJ and AJ – 2024 Edition

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Civil, Criminal, Federal Practice Track (Central Ballroom CD)

There are important differences between state and federal civil practice. Join federal district court and magistrate judges and a retired Superior Court assignment judge in a candid dialogue about some of the most important distinctions between the two systems – from complaints and orders to show cause, to motion practice in federal and state courts, to jury selection and e-Discovery – with an emphasis on federal practice and procedure.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq., Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, NJSBA Past President
  
Speakers:
Hon. Julien X. Neals, U.S.D.J.
Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J.
Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S. M.J.
Hon. Peter F. Bariso, Jr., A.J.S.C. (Ret.) Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

A Watchful Eye? Considerations on Staff and Office Security

Solo and Small-Firm, Technology Track (Studio 2)

There has been an increase in potentially harmful incidents directed at members of the judiciary, attorneys, and staff. As a Solo and Small Firm practitioner, you need to make sure that you are providing a physically secure environment for yourself, your clients, and your staff. Panelists will discuss the following: 1) What physical security measures are appropriate for the office? For instance, can you install a security camera at the point of entry or any other parts of the office to monitor the comings and goings of visitors/clients? 2) What federal and state privacy laws are impacted here? 3) What are the restrictions on recording employees? 4) Does capturing a client on camera in for an office visit a violation of attorney client privilege? Is it potentially discoverable evidence? 5) Are there other lesser security measures that can be taken? What about obtaining a security assessment from a consultant or perhaps giving some basic safety training to staff? 6) What kind of disclosures on these security measures need to be made to clients and/or staff? (i.e., posting a sign? Disclosure in a retainer agreement? etc.)CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Jill Roth-Gutman, Esq., Roth-Gutman Law, LLC
  
Speakers:
Donald Newman, Office of Small Business Advocacy, New Jersey Business Action Center
Elizabeth Rozin-Golinder, Esq., Rozin Golinder Law LLC
Alix R. Rubin, Esq., Rubin Employment Law
Beth Zoller, Esq., KSBranigan Law PC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Automobile Insurance: 2023 Update

Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

A detailed review of all cases, statutes and rules dealing with the verbal threshold, PIP benefits and UM/UIM coverage.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Gerald H. Baker, Esq., Javerbaum Wurgaft
  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Housing Litigation Trends

Special Interest Track (Studio 4)

Join us for a discussion on the latest issues in housing litigation. New Jersey is a hot bed in the housing field. Don’t miss this discussion of the legal issues coming to the courts from affordable housing, to landlord-tenant matters, to a host of other issues.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Yongmoon Kim, Esq., Kim Law Firm LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Joseph A. Turula, PJCv, Hudson
Scott C. Borison, Esq. Borison Firm, Maryland
Edgar Fernando Espinosa, Esq., Northeast NJ Legal Services
Francis M. Giantomasi, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Adelina Herrarte, Esq., Assistant Clinical Professor, Center for Social Justice Seton Hall Law School
Philip D. Stern, Esq., Kim Law Firm LLC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Judicial Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion on Landlord Tenant Law

Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

Join us for a thought provoking seminar led by a distinguished panel of judges, where we focus on key legal principles of landlord-tenant law. Gain valuable insights into the court process, post judgment applications, explore evolving legal trends, and engage in a dynamic exchange of perspectives. This seminar offers a unique opportunity to learn from the collective wisdom of judges who bring years of experience presiding over cases that shape the landscape of landlord tenant law.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Tracey Goldstein, Esq., Goldstein Kelin LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. William Anklowitz, J.S.C., Mercer
Hon. Aimee Belgard, P.J.Cv., Burlington
Hon. Joseph Monaghan, J.S.C., Bergen
Hon. Stephen L. Petrillo, J.S.C., Essex

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Making Moves: Transition to Practice

Young Lawyers Track (Music Box Theatre)

Making the transition from law school to a practicing attorney is an intense learning curve. Learn from people who have been in your shoes to find out the tips, strategies and skills they need to succeed and thrive.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Amanda Kate Cipriano, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  
Speakers:
Caroline Braga, Esq., Saiber LLC
Michael R. Griffith, Esq., Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC
Christopher L. Jackson, Esq., Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
James Lee, Esq.
Alessandra Moore, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Zachary Posess, Esq., Gibbons PC
Maralee Sanders, Esq., Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia
May Wedlund, Esq., Jalloh & Jalloh, LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

What's New with LLCs 2024

Business and Taxation Track (Studio 2)

A panel of judges and attorneys discuss and analyze recent court opinions from NJ and elsewhere concerning LLCs.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa, Esq., Archer & Greiner, PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Jodi Lee Alper, P.J.Ch., Essex
Hon. Paula T. Dow, P.J.Ch., Burlington
Hon. Edward A. Jerejian, P.J.Ch., Bergen
Mark J. Oberstaedt, Esq., Archer & Greiner PC
Rachel Lilienthal Stark, Esq., Stark & Stark
Jeremy Stein, Esq., Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Avoiding Affidavit of Merit Pitfalls

Civil Track (Studio 3)

The Affidavit of Merit Statute has a simple premise of weeding out frivolous litigation while permitting meritorious ones to go forward. But the statute has become a trap for the unwary. Learn about the latest updates affecting medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice as well as other professional negligence matters.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Christina Vassiliou Harvey, Esq., Lomurro Law
  
Speakers:
John M. Hockin, Jr., Esq., Ronan, Tuzzio & Giannone
Charles Murray III, Esq., Farkas & Donahue
Victoria A. Schall, Esq., Schall At Law LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Hot Topics in Insurance Defense

Civil Track (Central Ballroom AB)

Join us for the latest updates on insurance defense, including the view from the bench; a discussion about care plans and economic experts; defending sexual abuse cases filed where abuse happened years ago; and the DiFiroe v. Tomo Pezic, et. Al decision that addresses the what parties can attend a Defense Medical Exam.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Mariel M. Mercado-Guevara, Esq., Coffey Modica
  
Speakers:
Hon. Kimberly Espinales-Maloney, J.S.C. Hudson
Denise M. Luckenbach, Esq., Sellar Richardson
John C. Macce, Esq., Macce & Cresti, PC
Amanda M. Rochow, Esq., Inglesino Taylor

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

How to Prepare Your Expert for a Deposition or Trial Testimony

Civil, Criminal Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

N/A

Moderator/Speaker:
Michael Saccomanno, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CDFA, Marcum, LLP
  

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

New Jersey False Claims Act

Civil, Criminal Track (Central Ballroom CD)

New Jersey just amended its False Claims Act. It provides for treble damages, fines and penalties of up to $22,000 per claim, and the defendants have to pay the whistleblower’s attorneys fees and costs, and NJ is chockablock with pharmaceutical companies, biotech, health care startups and defense contractors where this comes into play. Get the state and federal viewpoint and hear about the criminal aspects, as well.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil creditsNJ New Admit: 1.8 civil trial preparation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Robert A. Magnanini, Esq., Stone & Magnanini LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J.Cv., Mercer
Hon. Philip R. Sellinger, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Craig Carpenito, Esq., King & Spalding LLP
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Esq., Gibbons PC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Intersectionality between Criminal Law and Domestic Violence Practice

Criminal Track (Salon C)

Exploring how do deal with parallel cases when there is a Domestic Violence action and a parallel criminal (or municipal) action.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 criminal credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Robert A. Epstein, Esq., Manzi Epstein Lomurro & Decataldo
  
Speakers:
Hon. Raquel Vallejo, J.S.C., Union
Hon. Marcella Matos Wilson, J.S.C., Essex
David J. Bruno, Esq., The Bianchi Law Group, LLC
Toni Damiano, Esq., Damiano Law Offices
Steven R. Enis, Esq., Senoff & Enis LLC
Alexandra M. Freed, Esq., Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC
Walter M. Luers, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
Jenna Shapiro, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Ethics and Diversity Issues in Municipal Court

Diversity and Inclusion, Ethics, Municipal Track (Waves)

This panel seeks to address the ethical and diversity/bias issues and concerns that may arise in Municipal Court. Discussion topics will include: Diversity and bias issues in the courtroom Treatment of others and dealing with pro se litigants Handling threats in the courtroom Immigration issues: Special issues for: a. Prosecutors b. Public Defenders c. Municipal court judges Decorum and Professionalism Competency and avoiding pitfalls in the municipal courtroom.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.0 ethics and 0.8 diversity andinclusion credits.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 0.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias and (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.0 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Susan Girardo Roy, Esq., Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC
  
Speakers:
Adam E. Barker, Esq.
Helene C. Herbert, Esq., Herbert & Weiss
Kevin McKernan
Emeka Nkwuo, Esq., Lomurro Law
Barbara E. Ungar, Esq., Law Office of Barbara Ungar

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Land Use and Its Impact on the Diverse Community – A Historical Perspective to Today

Diversity and Inclusion, Land Use Track (Aqua)

There are numerous historic and seminal land use cases that adversely impact historically underrepresented communities – from Yick Wo v. Hopkins and Buchanan v. Warley to Euclid v. Ambler Realty and Mount Laurel. The discussion will include a look at the historical perspective of land use impacting the diverse community, an issue that is often overlooked. It will also examine current land use issues that are either directly or indirectly impacting the diverse community, including the present status of Mount Laurel, redevelopment in the State and social justice issues related to infrastructure location and construction.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 diversity and inclusion credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Maria P. Vallejo, Esq., Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
  
Speakers:
Victoria D. Britton, Esq., Price, Meese, Shulman & D'Arminio, PC
Joseph DeMarco, Esq., Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC
James B. Johnston, Esq., City of Jersey City
Rachel N. Lokken, Esq., Fair Share Housing Center
Calvin Souder, Esq., Souder Shabazz and Woolridge LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Ethics, The Court and The Bar - A Comprehensive Look at How the Ethics System Works

Ethics Track (Music Box Theatre)

Learn about how the ethics process and the judiciary’s disciplinary system works, the various Court agencies tasked with oversight of the practice of law, utilizing the Ethics Hotline and other ethical matters of concern to the Supreme Court.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Robert B. Hille, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, NJSBA Past President
  
Speakers:
Carol Johnston, Esq., Secretary, Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics
Johanna Barba Jones, Esq., Director, Office of Attorney Ethics
Diana C. Manning, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross, PC, NJSBA Secretary
Mike Mooney, USI Affinity
G. Glennon Troublefield, Esq., Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello, NJSBA Treasurer

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

I-9 & Immigration Compliance in the New Age

Immigration, Labor Track (Studio 4)

Review all current I9 rules, regulations and processes to enable nonimmigration practitioners to render basic advice and recognize potential liability in clients practices, including how to properly complete the form, timing requirements, new remote hire process, common pitfalls, governmental investigative process and penalties. I9 compliance affects all employers in the US, whether there are foreign nationals in their workforce or not. Surprisingly, this “simple” one page form causes more questions and frustrations (and penalties!) than any other HR function. Attend this session to avoid costly mistakes. Objectives: learn proper procedure for executing Form I9, including the new version of the form and new remote hire process. learn proper record keeping requirements, including document requirements and retention identify common pitfalls and mistakes learn the anatomy of an I9 investigation and penalties. learn how to correct mistakes.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Alka Bahal, Esq., OGC Solutions®
  
Speakers:
Stacey Simon, Esq., Meyner and Landis LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Sign on the Dotted Line: The Status of Restrictive Covenants in Employment and Settlement Agreements in 2024

Labor Track (Tides)

This panel will discuss the current legal status of noncompete, nonsolicitation, confidentiality, and nondisparagement provisions in New Jersey employment and settlement agreements with expert practitioners who will not only discuss the current legal status of these provisions but offer successful negotiating strategies.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Domenick Carmagnola, Esq., Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC, NJSBA Past President
  
Speakers:
Kory Ann Ferro, Esq., Greenspoon Marder, LLP
Stephanie D. Gironda, Esq., Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
Sara Kaplan-Khodorovsky, Esq., Green Savits, LLC
Ian D. Meklinsky, Esq., Fox Rothchild LLP
Keith Waldman, Esq., Selikoff & Cohen
Brandon L. Wolff, Esq., Chair-Elect, NJSBA Young Lawyers Division

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Best Practices Make Perfect: Law Firm Management, Structure, Disputes, and Succession Planning

Law Practice Management, Young Lawyers Track (Luna)

A newly created YLD-sponsored CLE which will explore basic law firm management, structure, disputes, and succession planning. This CLE is designed for all attorneys in private practice or attorneys transitioning to private practice. Learn some best practices from this esteemed panel!CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingNJ New Admit: 1.8 law office management credits
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Samuel J. Berse, Esq., Berse Law, LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Lisa Vignuolo, P.J.Ch., Middlesex
Jacob P. Davidson, Esq., Falk Flotteron & Davidson
Susan Miano, Marcum LLP
Joseph Natale, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo
Alicia F. Williams, Esq., NJ Lawyers Fund For Client Protection

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Residential Real Estate Transactions from A-Z

Real Estate, Young Lawyers Track (Signature)

Anyone who conducts residential real estate closings cannot afford to miss this informative basic course. Representing the purchaser or seller of residential real property in New Jersey demands a special set of skills and knowledge. Join seasoned practitioners who will explore the many moving parts of this specialized practice area and learn the nuances that will protect your clients and get the deal closed. In addition, a title insurance expert will provide insights and guidance on closing the transaction in full compliance with the current regulatory framework.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingNJ New Admit: 1.8 real estate closing procedures credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Carol J. Truss, Esq., Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC
  
Speakers:
F. Bradford Batcha, Esq., Batcha & Batcha LLC
Nicole Timpanaro, CEO, Fortune Title Agency

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Advanced Issues With AI: Balancing Innovation and Risk (NJSBA AI Task Force Program 2)

Technology Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

Presented by the NJSBA AI Task Force, this program will provide an in-depth and advanced exploration of the intricate landscape of artificial intelligence for practitioners already familiar with the technology. As an attendee, you will participate in a fast-paced and insightful discussion focused on some of the most complex challenges and opportunities that lie ahead not in the next few years, but within the next 6 to 12 months. The program will cover the following key topics: artificial intelligence and social justice concerns: This segment will delve into the ways in which artificial intelligence can both challenge and enhance social justice. It will also propose potential solutions to mitigate bias and discrimination in AI systems. artificial intelligence, ethics, and regulatory issues: This part of the program will address the ethical dilemmas posed by artificial intelligence and discuss the evolving regulatory landscape. Artificial Intelligence’s presence in email inboxes and more protected spaces: Attendees will have the opportunity to examine the diverse applications of AI across industries and the unique issues they present. Additional Advanced Issues: The program will also facilitate open discussions about other advanced issues in AI, ranging from privacy concerns to the impact on the job market.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Dr. Robert Spangler, NJSBA
  
Speakers:
Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.), Ronald J. Hedges LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Estate and Gift Tax update

Wills and Estates Track (Studio 1)

This program will review recent developments in the estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax arena that could have substantial impact on your clients' estate plans. In addition to reviewing recent developments, the panelists will address planning strategies that should be considered now, before the estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax exemptions sunset to much lower levels in 2026.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Glenn A. Henkel, Esq., LL.M., CPA, Kulzer & DiPadova PA
  
Speakers:
Allison Clayton, Esq., Sherman Atlas Sylvester & Stamelman LLP
Richard H. Greenberg, Esq., Greenberg & Schulman

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Complex Business Litigation

Business and Taxation Track (Studio 3)

This is the opportunity to learn about the history, rules, procedures and intricacies of handling complex business litigation matters in the state courts. Learn from the judges who serve around the state about what the program can do and how to make handling a case through the program a success for attorneys and clients.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Speakers:
Hon. Frank J. DeAngelis, P.J.Ch., Morris/Sussex
Hon. Keith Lynott, Esq., J.S.C., Essex
Hon. Robert Mega, P.J.Ch., Union
Hon. Steven J. Polansky, P.J.Cv., Camden
Hon. Mary F. Thurber, Bergen County Justice Center
Hon. Craig Wellerson, P.J.Cv., Ocean
Hon. Mara Zazzali-Hogan, J.S.C., Monmouth

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Hot Topics in Civil Litigation

Civil Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

This popular yearly program returns with important 2024 updates on the hottest topics in civil trial practice and procedure, ranging from ethics to social media discovery.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Wendy Allyson Reek, J.S.C., Somerset
  
Speakers:
Diane Cardoso, Esq., Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC
Frank D. DeRienzo, Esq., Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni PA
Daniel N. Epstein, Esq., Epstein Ostrove LLC
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq., Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, NJSBA Second Vice President
John E. Gregory, Jr., Esq., Spevack Law Firm
Craig J. Hubert, Esq., Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader PC
Chad M. Moore, Esq., Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP
Dara A. Quattrone, Esq., Westmoreland Vesper & Quattrone
Corinne L. McCann Trainor, Esq., Fox Rothschild

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Criminal Justice Reform: A Renewed Look 10 Years After Bail Reform

Criminal Track (Central Ballroom CD)

Ten years ago, the Supreme Court issued a report that led to criminal justice reform. A new report issued by the Reconvened Joint Committee on Criminal Justice studied those reforms and a new set of recommendations were issued. Speakers will talk about CJR then and now and the discuss pending policy changes and legislation to address what works and what doesn’t.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 criminal credits

Speakers:
Hon. Ernest M. Caposela, J.S.C., Passaic
Parimal Garg, Esq., Chief Counsel, New Jersey Office of the Governor
John Koufos, Arnold Ventures
Christopher Porrino, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
William Reynolds, Esq., Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Key Insights on White-Collar Criminal and Regulatory Investigations & Defense

Criminal, Federal Practice Track (Music Box Theatre)

Join a panel of experienced current and former state and federal prosecutors who break down how to best handle and defend white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations and matters.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 criminal credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Christopher D. Adams, Esq., Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis
  
Speakers:
Matthew Boxer, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Desiree L. Grace, Chief, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
Jenny Kramer, Esq., Alston & Bird LLP
Jennifer Mara, Esq., Baldassare & Mara LLC
Jamie Hoxie Solano, Esq., Ford O’Brien & Landy

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

AI/GAI and Its Use for Lawyers and Employers: What Can Go Wrong?

Diversity and Inclusion, Labor, Technology, Young Lawyers Track (Luna)

Join us for a discussion of how these tools are used in law firms; what it means for hiring, recruiting, interviewing and more in the employment context; the impact AI will have on diversity, hiring and retention; the latest case updates; EEOC and DOJ guidance and much more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 0.6 diversity and inclusion credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice and (Non-transitional) 0.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive and 0.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Ayesha Krishnan Hamilton, Esq., Hamilton Law Firm PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.), Ronald J. Hedges LLC
Diana-Marie Laventure, Esq., Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP
NaSheena Porter Poznansky, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Stephanie Wilson, Esq., Reed Smith, LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

The Case for Using Mediators, Arbitrators and Special Masters in the State and Federal Courts

Federal Practice , Dispute Resolution Track (Aqua)

Join a panel of judges and experienced practitioners as they discuss the reasons why and the best opportunities to use an arbitrator, mediator or special master to help resolve a case. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each and what tips, tricks and strategies practitioners need to know.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Thomas M. Moore, P.J.Cv., Essex
Hon. Peter E. Doyne, A.J.S.C. (Ret.) Ferro Labella & Weiss LLC
Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S.D.C., (Ret.), Gibbons PC
Rasmeet Chahil, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Vincent Miranda, Managing Attorney, Litigation & Employment, Dun & Bradstreet
Stuart Reiser, Esq., Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Municipal Court Bench-Bar Conference

Municipal Track (Waves)

The annual meeting of the municipal bench and bar produces a lively discussion where distinguished panelists from all over the State discuss trending topics in the world of NJ Municipal Court practice.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMunicipal Court Attorney Certification: 1.8 general credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Jacob P. Davidson, Esq., Falk Flotteron & Davidson
  
Joshua H. Reinitz, Esq., Iacullo, Martino & Reinitz
  
Speakers:
Hon. Katherine E. Howes, P.J.M.C., Somerset County
Hon. Francesco Taddeo, P.J.M.C., Hunterdon County
Jon-Henry Barr, Esq., Barr & Gulyas, LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

How Appealing: Tricks of the Trade in Appellate Practice

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Civil, Criminal Track (Central Ballroom AB)

Join esteemed appellate jurists and practitioners as they present a seminar in which they highlight the best practices for representing your clients on appeal.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Barry T. Albin (Ret.), New Jersey Supreme Court, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Greta Gooden Brown, J.A.D.
Hon. Jack M. Sabatino, P.J.A.D.
Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.C.A. (Ret.), Arnold & Porter LLP
Bruce D. Greenberg Esq., Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Level the Playing Field! Name, Image and Likeness Issues for Amateur Athletes 2024 Update

Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

Recent developments arising from the new NCAA rules for lawyers and lawyer-agents who advise, negotiate and advocate for the amateur athlete, including ethical considerations. We will cover immigration twists and turns, criminal issues, intellectual property issues, how to ensure opportunity for all and the latest deals and risks.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C. (Ret.), Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Mary K. Costello, P.J.Ch., Hudson
Joshua J. Horowitz, CPA, MBA. Withum Advisory Tax Services
Samuel Newbold, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Abigail J. Remore, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Robert S. Roche, Esq., RSR Sports Management, LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

The Role of Casino Counsel

Special Interest Track (Studio 2)

From mutli-nationalcasino operator companies to regional casinos, federal and state criminal and regulatory agencies, and gaming equipment and game suppliers, there are no shortage of opportunities for attorneys. This panel will include in house attorneys for casino companies and sports betting operators, outside casino counsel, gaming and gaming regulators to discuss their experiences and provide insight into their careers and the practice of casino law.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Ellen Fertakos, Esq., State of New Jersey
  
Jordan Hollander, Esq., Office of Attorney General - Div of Gaming
  
Speakers:
Robert Dunn, Fanduel
Jocelyn Fietkiewicz, New Jersey Attorney General's Office
Nanette L. Horner, Esq., Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Lynne L. Kaufman, Esq., Cooper Levenson

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Defining your Legal Legacy: Purpose-Driven Paths in the Law

Well-Being, Women in the Profession Track (Tides)

What does it mean to leave a lasting mark on the world through the practice of law? Defining one's legal legacy goes beyond mere technical proficiency. It demands an understanding of purpose and a deliberate and strategic approach to career advancement. This seminar presents an opportunity for legal professionals at different stages of their careers to explore the deeper dimensions of their work and chart purposeful paths toward enduring impact. You will hear from accomplished practitioners who have forged purpose driven careers across various legal specialties, from public interest law to corporate governance. They will share their experiences and advice on how to clarify personal values and aspirations within the legal profession. They will discuss strategic career planning and goal setting, emphasizing the alignment of professional goals with personal values and societal impact. This is an opportunity to gain invaluable insights and practical guidance for navigating the complexities of the modern legal profession with purpose, integrity, and impact.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., Lawrence Law, LLC, NJSBA Past President
  
Maritza Rodriguez, Esq., Rodriguez Law Firm LLC
  
Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Lee A. Solomon, New Jersey Supreme Court
Heather Joy Baker, Esq., Clerk, New Jersey Supreme Court
Robert A. Bianchi, Esq., The Bianchi Law Group, LLC
Jeffrey W. Mazzola, Esq.
Jey Rajaraman, Esq., American Bar Association
Cheyne R. Scott, Esq., Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
Nicole Tierney, Esq.

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Estate Administration 101

Wills and Estates, Young Lawyers Track (Studio 4)

Introductory seminar for practitioners addressing basic estate administration procedures and common issues confronted by attorneys who assist client with probating wills and administering estates.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingNJ New Admit: 1.8 basic estate administration credits
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Dana A. Bennett, Esq., Bennett Law LLC
  
Speakers:
Adam M. Grenker, Esq., Fox Rothschild, LLP
Abbey Horwitz, Esq., Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP
Frederick K. Schoenbrodt, II, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross PC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Chancery 2024: Litigation in the Fast Lane

Civil Track (Aqua)

Chancery practice in New Jersey often involves litigating high stakes matters at an expedited pace requiring lawyers to be equipped with the agility and skills to achieve results for their clients. This program will provide practitioners with useful tools to succeed in this exciting arena and will touch on the hot topics that the Chancery courts are handling in 2024.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Alexandra V. Gallo, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo
  
Speakers:
Hon. Jodi Lee Alper, P.J.Ch., Essex
Hon. Frank J. DeAngelis, P.J.Ch., Morris/Sussex
Hon. Robert Mega, P.J.Ch., Union
Hon. Lisa Vignuolo, P.J.Ch., Middlesex
Jonathan Liss, Esq., Gibbons PC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Tackling Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: Updates from the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller

Civil, Criminal Track (Studio 2)

Hear from Acting State Comptroller Walsh and members of his leadership team on how the independent government agency operates. From investigations into Medicaid fraud and police training to enforcing public bidding and contract law, OSC has broad oversight authority over the Executive Branch agencies and public spending.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Speakers:
Josh Lichtblau, Esq., Director, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the State Comptroller
Jane Schuster, Esq., Office of the State Comptroller
Kevin Walsh, Esq., Acting New Jersey Comptroller, Office of State Comptroller

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

New Jersey At SCOTUS: NY v. NJ and the Waterfront Commission

Civil, Criminal, Presidential/For All Attorneys Track (Central Ballroom CD)

Last year, New Jersey defeated New York in a 9-0 decision before the U.S. Supreme Court. This panel will discuss that case—aptly named New York v. New Jersey—and describe the Waterfront Commission Compact at the heart of the case, the State’s approach to winning the litigation, and the actions the State has taken since in light of that victory. The panel will also discuss the other recent SCOTUS decisions involving New Jersey in recent years, and the impact those decisions have had on the state. The panel will be introduced by Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and will include Parimal Garg, Chief Counsel to Governor Philip D. Murphy, and New Jersey Solicitor General Jeremy Feigenbaum.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Matthew Platkin, Attorney General, State of New Jersey
  
Speakers:
Jeremy Feigenbaum, Solicitor General, State of New Jersey
Parimal Garg, Esq., Chief Counsel, New Jersey Office of the Governor

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

The Intersectionality Between Family Law and Civil Law

Civil, Family Law Track (Salon C)

A discussion between family lawyers and civil lawyers, about practice areas that overlap into both the civil and family section. Tevis Claims / Per Quod Claims. How to plead these in family court pleadings, and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.8 general credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Megan S. Murray, Esq., The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray
  
Speakers:
Hon. Stacey D. Adams, J.S.C., Monmouth
Hon. Andrea J. Sullivan, J.S.C., Middlesex
Rita Ann M. Aquilio, Esq., Lawrence Law
Thomas DeCataldo, Jr., Esq., Manzi Epstein Lomurro & DeCataldo, LLC
Beatrice E. Kandell, Esq., Skoloff & Wolfe PC
Diana C. Manning, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross, PC, NJSBA Secretary
Thomas J. Manzo, Esq., Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader PC
Jessica Sprague, Esq., Jardim Meisner & Susser

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire in Practice

Criminal Track (Waves)

Attorney conducted voir dire (ACVD) is being piloted for criminal jury trials in Bergen, Camden and Middlesex counties and is set to expand in 2024 to Atlantic, Cape May, Burlington and Hudson Counties. Hear from a panel of experienced jurists and practitioners who have selected juries in New Jersey and elsewhere using ACVD. They will review the process, cover do’s and don’ts, and discuss the list of juror questions, how to address hardship or challenges for cause that can be asserted based on review of the juror questionnaire, and challenges that arise during oral questioning. Find out what this means for civil practitioners as well.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 criminal creditsNJ New Admit: 1.8 criminal trial preparation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Michael G. Donahue, Esq., Stark & Stark PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Colleen M. Flynn, P.J.Cr., Middlesex
Hon. Mitzy Galis-Menendez, P.J.Cr., Hudson
Hon. Edward J. McBride Jr., P.J.Cr., Camden
Keith L. Abrams, Esq., Assistant Prosecutor, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
Margaret Butler, Esq., First Assistant Public Defender, New Jersey Office of Public Defender
Richard F. Klineburger, III, Esq., Klineburger & Nussey

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Climate Change and Vulnerable Communities – An Insightful Discussion of Our Changing Weather and its Impact on Minority Communities

Diversity and Inclusion Track (Signature)

Climate change has wrought havoc to people across the globe. However, the brunt of the burden has not been equally distributed. Indeed, a 2021 Environmental Protection Agency Report found that the most severe harms from climate change disproportionately affect underserved communities who are least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and other impacts. In this program, participants will hear from a panel with diverse views on the subject that will make for a robust and comprehensive dialogue.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 diversity and inclusion credit.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Ron McCormick, Esq., Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
  
Speakers:
Dr. Sarah Das, Associate Scientist, Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Shawn M. LaTourette, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Thomas H. Prol, Esq., Sills Cummis & Gross PC, NJSBA Past President

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Challenging Situations With Clients Involving Cultural Sensitivity

Diversity and Inclusion, Solo and Small-Firm Track (Central Meeting Room 4)

Solo and small firm attorneys will discuss four real-life scenarios where clients have pushed the boundaries of cultural sensitivity and diversity issues in the office. Discussion will focus on balancing the needs of staff and maintaining standards supporting diversity in the office while dealing with the impact on your working with a client in an ongoing basis. This will be an open and frank discussion where audience participation and input will be welcomed as we tackle these issues head on.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 diversity and inclusion credit.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Catherine Finnerty, Esq., Goldman & Beslow, LLC
  
Speakers:
William E. Denver, Esq., The Denver Law Firm LLC
Renee A. Rubino, Esq., Gibbons PC
Angela M. Scafuri, Esq., Townsend Tomaio & Newmark LLC
Antoinette Solomon, Esq., Law Offices of Antoinette Solomon
Erdal Turnacioglu, Esq., Erdal Employment Law

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

US/Mexico Border

Immigration Track (Studio 1)

Looking at the border crisis through the lens of international law, immigration law, and federal criminal law. This CLE will begin by defining the issue at the U.S./Mexico border by numbers, with statistics regarding the number of migrants seeking to enter. The CLE will discuss Title 42 as well as Remain in Mexico policy, and what that statute and policy allow(ed). The CLE will attempt to clarify misconceptions about asylum law, and discuss the legality of family separation, and civil v. criminal detention. The CLE will also discuss statistics about the flow of fentanyl and other illegal drugs into the United States through the southern border, and dispel myths about the connection between the increase in fentanyl and migrants. The CLE will discuss specific state reactions to the increase in migrants (Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, etc.). Finally the CLE will discuss solutions to the border issue, and discuss what the Biden administration has the authority to do.

Speakers:
Eileen S. King English, Esq., King English Immigration Law LLC
Michelle Hackman, Immigration and Policy Reporter, Wall Street Journal

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Managing Partners Roundtable

Law Practice Management Track (Tides)

Hear from the managing partners at the state's most prestigious firms and learn how they are navigating issues facing the profession, including mentoring attorneys new to the field, navigating work from home and return to the office, DEI matters and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Peter J. Torcicollo, Esq., Gibbons PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C. (Ret.), Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Patrick Fuller, Chief Legal Strategist, ALM
Chad M. Moore, Esq., Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP
Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq., O'Toole Scrivo LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Navigating the Ethical Challenges of ADR through the Eyes of Former Judges

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Dispute Resolution Track (Studio 3)

With a rise in case filings straining New Jersey's federal and state courts, retired judges are increasingly sought after as mediators and special masters. Our esteemed panel, comprising former New Jersey federal judges, including a former Chief Judge of the District, a state court judge, and a former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, will explore modern ethical challenges in mediation and special master roles. Topics include standards for neutrals, disclosure obligations, ethical considerations for advocates in alternative dispute settings, confidentiality, and the overarching principles of good faith expected outside the courtroom.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Michael A. Kaplan, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. James Zazzali, Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court (Ret.), Gibbons PC
Hon. Douglas E. Arpert (Ret.), Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP
Hon. Harriet Derman, J.S.C. (Ret.), Harriet Derman, Esq., LLC
Hon. Freda Wolfson, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court (Ret.), Lowenstein Sandler LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Esteemed Judges on What They Wish They Knew as Lawyers

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Federal Practice Track (Central Ballroom AB)

What do people who have been on both sides of the bench want lawyers to know about successful litigation? A diverse panel of judges from all levels of the federal and state judiciaries will provide insight into what they wish they knew as lawyers that would have helped them be more successful.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
David R. Kott, Esq., McCarter & English LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Douglas M. Fasciale, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Christine P. O’Hearn, U.S.D.J.
Hon. Zahid N. Quraishi, U.S.D.J.
Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.C.A. (Ret.), Arnold & Porter LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

So, You Want to be a Judge?

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Federal Practice Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

This is a chance to learn about what it takes to become a state or federal court judge. This conversation will raise the curtain on the process of nomination and appointment. Hear from representatives of the Governor's Office, the NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, elected leaders and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Carlos Bollar, Esq., Archer & Greiner PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Julio Mendez (Ret.)
Victor A. Afanador, Esq., Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador
Sen. Anthony M. Bucco, Esq., Murphy McKeon PC
Valentina DiPippo, Esq., Office of the Governor
Albertina Webb, Esq., Sarno DaCosta Daniello & Maceri

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:15PM

Lessons from Women Litigators and Judges

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Women in the Profession Track (Music Box Theatre)

One of the hottest programs of the Annual Meeting returns with a fresh panel of judges an practitioners who will discuss their journeys in the legal profession and what strategies attorneys can use in their day to day practices.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Lisa Perez-Friscia, J.A.D., t/a
  
Speakers:
Hon. Anne M. Patterson, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Andrea Carter-Latimer, J.S.C., Middlesex
Hon. Heidi Willis Currier, P.J.A.D.
Hon. Lisa Miralles Walsh, AJ.S.C., Union
Christine Amalfe, Esq., Gibbons PC, NJSBA First Vice President
Mary Gabriel, Esq., McCarter & English LLP
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., Lawrence Law, LLC, NJSBA Past President

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Hot Topics in Cannabis Law: 2023 – A Panel Discussion

Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

The Cannabis Law Special Committee will present a guided Q&A panel discussion focusing on selected legal and business topics, including: labor issues in the cannabis space market sustainability (flower prices, etc.) license limits in the future – lottery provision in rules social equity excise fee (SEEF)expiration of priority license ownership after two years and impact on minority and social equity owned businesses.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Sarah Trent, Esq., Valley Wellness
  
Speakers:
Mollie Hartman Lustig, Esq., McLaughlin & Stern
Daniel T. McKillop, Esq., Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC
Chirali V. Patel, Esq., Blaze Law Firm LLC
Ruth A. Rauls, Esq., Saul Ewing LLP
Chris Riggs, Esq., New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission
William J. Wallace, Esq.

THURSDAY, MAY 16
1:30PM - 3:00PM

How Will the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Affect College Admissions?

Special Interest, Federal Practice Track (Studio 4)

As we continue to navigate the evolving landscape of affirmative action and its implications following the SCOTUS’s decision Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFFA) v. President & Fellows of Harvard College (Harvard) and SFFA v. University of North Carolina, this panel discuss how the decisions affect college admissions. The decision ending race based admissions policies at colleges and universities leaves in place other forms of affirmative action like legacy preferences and early admissions. This conversation will consider how underrepresented student enrollment dropped in states that previously banned race based affirmative action, and how some have tried to increase student diversity through race neutral methods.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credit pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Leonard V. Jones, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  

THURSDAY, MAY 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Trends in Employment Discrimination: Expansion of Protected Classes and Reverse Discrimination; Religious Exemptions and Pay Equity

Labor Track (Luna)

This panel will discuss recent trends in employment discrimination including: proposals for the expansion of protected classes under workplace antidiscrimination laws (e.g., proposed expansion of the NJLAD to include weight and height) and the uptick in reverse discrimination claims based on existing laws; the impact of religious exemptions to workplace discrimination laws under current law following the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission; and developments in pay equity, including proposed legislation governing wage transparency.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.2 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pendingNJ New Admit: 1.2 labor and employment law credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Colin Lynch, Esq., Zazzali Fagella Nowak Kleinbaum & Friedman, PC
  
Speakers:
Cheyne R. Scott, Esq., Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
John L. Shahdanian, II, Esq., Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian
Stephanie Wilson, Esq., Reed Smith, LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Dead Shopping Centers and How to Revive Them

Business and Taxation, Land Use Track (Studio 4)

An overview of shopping centers that are dying and how to revive them. This program will also look at dead centers and the consequences; bankruptcy implications and specific parts of the statute designed for shopping centers; as well as lease and mortgage provisions triggered by defaults.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Lawrence B. Litwin, Esq., Lawrence B. Litwin PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Glenn Berman (Ret.), Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Anthony F. DellaPelle, Esq., McKirdy, Riskin, Olson & DellaPelle, PC
Paul Grygiel, AICP, PP, Phillips Preiss Grygiel Leheny Hughes, LLC
Matthew S. Krauser, Newmark Valuation & Advisory
Melinda D. Middlebrooks, Esq.
Adriana M. Peters, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate

Business and Taxation, Real Estate, Young Lawyers Track (Luna)

Learn from seasoned commercial real estate attorneys as they discuss the latest trends in the law involving retail, office and industrial transactions, including sales, financing and insurance.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Matthew J. Schiller, Esq., Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP
  
Speakers:
Francis M. Giantomasi, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Leah Sandbank Kaufman, Esq., McManimon Scotland & Baumann LLC
Stuart J. Lieberman, Esq., Lieberman & Blecher PC
Sean R. McGowan, Esq., Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Navigating Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases in 2024

Civil Track (Aqua)

This panel will discuss the landmark CSAA amendments from legislator’s perspective, TCA, CSAA, Charitable Immunity. A panel of experienced practitioners will discuss all aspect of handling a sex abuse case, including retainer agreements, discovery issues (requesting reservation of rights letters, deposing victims, obtaining records from DCPP with motions for a court order), need for insurance archaeologist for coverage in old cases, insurance coverage and declaratory judgment actions, RPCs and duty to represent the defendant not the carrier, what to do when there is bad faith, drafting jury charges on the liability and damages (punitive and attorney’s fees) under the CSAA and LAD. It will also examine representing nonprofit and other organizations – when are policies needed, sample policies, coverage issues for past acts, background checks for employees, the Diana Screen.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Kevin P. McCann, Esq., Chance & McCann LLC, NJSBA Past President
  
Speakers:
Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney (former)
Eric L. Harrison, Esq., Methfessel & Werbel
Craig J. Hubert, Esq., Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader PC
Eric G. Kahn, Esq., Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
Shanna McCann, Esq., Chance & McCann LLC
Michael S. Mikulski, II, Esq., Connor Weber & Oberlies
Jeffrey M. Russo, Esq., Russo Law Offices LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Your Adversary Did What? Exploring the Line Between Zealous Advocacy and Outrageous Conduct in Depositions

Civil, Criminal, Ethics, Federal Practice Track (Tides)

This panel will consider the rules of conduct in deposition under the federal and state rules, using real-life examples of conduct in depositions that necessitated court intervention. In addition to discussing the governing rules, panelists will discuss how to best respond (if at all) to conduct that tests the bounds of advocacy and civility.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil creditsNJ New Admit: 1.8 civil trial preparation credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Michael A. Kaplan, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Barry T. Albin (Ret.), New Jersey Supreme Court, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Hon. Evelyn Padin, U.S.D.J.
Hon. Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C. (Ret.), Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan LLC
Hon. Marlene Lynch Ford, A.J.S.C., Ocean (Ret.), Keefe Law Firm
Christine Amalfe, Esq., Gibbons PC, NJSBA First Vice President

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

“Non-Traditional” Families? … Expanding the Notions of Family

Diversity and Inclusion, Family Law Track (Salon C)

A roundtable discussion on evolving family structures.

Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Julio Mendez (Ret.)
Lisa Burke, Administrative Office of the Courts
LaDonna M. Cousins, Esq., Williams Law Group, LLC
Debra E. Guston, Esq., Guston & Guston, LLP
Francesca O'Cathain, Esq., O'Cathain Law Group
Maritza Rodriguez, Esq., Rodriguez Law Firm LLC
William S. Singer, Esq., Singer & Fedun LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Are DEI Programs DOA? Status of DEI Programs Post SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC

Diversity and Inclusion, Labor Track (Signature)

This panel will discuss the future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Programs by delving into the current legal landscape of DEI programs after the US Supreme Court’s June 2023 decisions in SSFA v. Harvard and SSFA v. UNC. Our panel goes beyond the surface to scrutinize the present status of DEI initiatives across the private and public business and educational sectors. Join us as we navigate the intricacies and challenges faced by organizations in fostering inclusive environments without running afoul of applicable statutes and developing case law. Gain valuable insights into the effectiveness of existing DEI programs, explore innovative strategies for improvement, and discover actionable steps towards a more diverse and equitable future.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 diversity and inclusion credit.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
John L. Shahdanian, II, Esq., Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian
  
Speakers:
Kirsten S. Branigan, Esq., KSBranigan Law PC
Clifford D. Dawkins, Esq., Rutgers Law School
Lloyd Freeman, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Assemblywoman Ellen Park
Ravi Sattiraju, Esq., Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP
Robert T. Szyba, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Ethics and Immigration (Entertaining Ethics)

Ethics, Immigration Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

This panel will use the portrayal of immigration law in film (The Proposal and The Terminal) and television (Superstore) as a springboard to discuss an attorney’s ethical obligations and professional responsibilities. To make attorney ethics and professional responsibility less theoretical, the panel will present excerpts of popular movies and television shows portraying real world immigration issues and their related ethical dilemmas. Immigration law as portrayed in pop culture is often filled with myths and falsehoods, wherein clients seem to engage in the legal system with little or no attorney guidance, committing fraud and misrepresentation, violating immigration laws, engaging in unlawful employment practices, and potentially human trafficking. Where are the attorneys in all of this? If these were your clients, what would you, as an attorney advise? The panel will discuss and debate an attorney’s ethical obligation and professional responsibilities in each scenario. NOTE: Justice Noriega is a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. The views expressed during his presentation does not necessarily represent the official position of the New Jersey Supreme Court or the State of New Jersey. The views represent the author’s personal opinions, which were formed after extensive consultation with the membership of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Judge Harbeck is the Eastern Regional Vice President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ). The views expressed during her presentations do not necessarily represent the official position of the United States Department of Justice, the Attorney General, or the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The views represent the author’s personal opinions, which were formed after extensive consultation with the membership of the NAIJ.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Lin Walker, Esq., Meyner and Landis LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Michael Noriega, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Dorothy A. Harbeck, U.S.I.J.
Jonathan Holtz, Esq., Bramnick Law
Susan Girardo Roy, Esq., Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Insta What?? Using Social Media to Ethically Build Your Brand

Ethics, Law Practice Management, Solo and Small-Firm, Technology Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

There is no question that social media is a growing force for reaching clients and building a brand. This panel will show Solo and Small Firm attorneys who may not be familiar with using social media some of the tools they can use to reach new clients ethically. Specifically, panelists will demonstrate the following: 1) What a LinkedIn profile is, the type of information that should be posted on LinkedIn, and how LinkedIn can be used to reach potential new clients 2) What InstaGram is, the types of postings that can be made, and how it can be used to reach new clients 3) X (formerly Twitter) and TikTok – these present special challenges for attorneys but do reach a younger potential clientele base After these social media tools are demonstrated, panelists will then discuss (i) how you can use them and how the rules on attorney advertising and ethics apply to them and any pitfalls you need to be aware of, plus (ii) how to avoid the “appearance of impropriety.” Just because an attorney can do something, does not always mean they should. The appearance of impropriety is an important concern as well, especially if we want to maintain standards in our profession.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.2 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 0.5 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
PA CLE: 0.5 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits pending

Speakers:
Kelly Castor, Esq., Castor Law LLC
Marc D. Garfinkle, Esq., The Law Office of Marc Garfinkle
Cher Krumins-Beens, CKB Marketing and Branding
Donald Newman, Office of Small Business Advocacy, New Jersey Business Action Center
Elliot Stern, Accel Marketing Solutions, Inc.

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Civil and Criminal DOJ Enforcement Trends

Federal Practice Track (Studio 1)

This presentation will provide an overview of DOJ’s enforcement trends in recent years, with a focus on the healthcare and life sciences industries. This includes discussions of the types of actions DOJ is most commonly pursuing (including FCA, AKS, data integrity and private equity acquisitions), updates on DOJ’s compliance program, the Monaco Memo, and DOJ’s new whistleblower program for corporate crimes.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Adam Baker, Esq., King & Spalding LLP
  
Speakers:
Jason Gould, Esq., Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
Rachael Honig, Esq., Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Rutgers University
Matthew Smith, Esq., Managing Counsel, T.D. Bank
Gabriel Vidoni, Esq., Director, Legal, Merck
Melissa Wangenheim, Esq., Regulatory Enforcement Counsel, eBay

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Cancel Culture: New First Amendment Challenges in Media and Employment Law

Labor, Special Interest Track (Studio 3)

“Cancel Culture” is a cross partisan phenomenon born of social media, which has migrated into the workplace. In Netchoice v. Paxton case, wherein the United States Supreme court will have to confront whether the First Amendment prohibits states from interfering with social media platforms, is just the tip of the iceberg. Some say that protecting the most vulnerable requires reimagining our free speech values, while others may argue that “Cancel Culture” is just the latest form of the kind of censorship the U.S. Constitution rejects. The panel will explore the first amendment implications of Cancel Culture in social media and the workplace and the immensely complicated and monumental issues it poses in our increasingly polarized workplaces and society at large.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Raymond M. Baldino, Esq., Zazzali Law
  
Speakers:
Lisa K. Barre-Quick, Esq., Apruzzese McDermott Mastro & Murphy
Ari Cohn, Esq., Free Speech Counsel, TechFreedom
Frank L. Corrado, Esq., Barry Corrado & Grassi PC
Lisa Manshel, Esq., Manshel Law LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

DWI Year in Review: New Laws, New Cases

Municipal Track (Waves)

This seminar will visit the cutting edge of DWI practice involving newly enacted sentencing options and pleabargaining opportunities, defending and prosecuting drugged driving defendants in light of State v. Olenowski, what prosecutors and defense attorneys must know when investigating postconviction relief for subsequent offenders in light of State v. Cassidy and State v. Zingis, and how ongoing litigation in State v. Cunningham and the State's efforts to introduce new breath testing technology will affect prosecutions both now and in the future.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMunicipal Court Attorney Certification: 1.8 DUI credits

Moderator/Speaker:
John Menzel, Esq., Law Offices of John Menzel
  
Speakers:
Sophia Shalaby, Esq., Law Offices of Sophia M. Shalaby, LLC

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Supreme Court Year in Review

Presidential/For All Attorneys Track (Central Ballroom AB)

Learn about the biggest cases facing the profession in the past year. Join this panel of jurists and practitioners talking about the decisions and issues that matter most to New Jersey attorneys.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Peter F. Bariso, Jr., A.J.S.C. (Ret.) Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Rachel Wainer Apter, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Anne M. Patterson, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Lee A. Solomon, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, A.J.S.C., Burlington
Hon. Deborah J. Venezia, P.J.F.P., Middlesex

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Mental Health Diversion Program: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

Presidential/For All Attorneys, Civil, Criminal Track (Central Ballroom CD)

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed into law a measure that will help ensure each county in the state has a mental health diversion program, meant to help people who come into contact with the criminal law system who have also have a mental health diagnosis.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Speakers:
Hon. Siobhan Teare, J.S.C., Essex
Timothy F. McGoughran, Esq., Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran LLC, NJSBA President
Morgan McGoughran-Tumulty, Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor's Office
Alyshia McGuire, Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor's Office
Mary Frances Palisano, Gibbons PC
Kelly Lerner Sanders, Esq., New Jersey Office of the Public Defender

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Hot Topics in Health Law for All Attorneys: How to Play with a Full Deck When the Stakes are High

Special Interest Track (Studio 2)

The panel will consist of a group of experienced New Jersey health law attorneys who will cover health law issues, including issues which arise in multiple non-health law practice areas. The presentation will include health law topics and real life examples that lawyers should consider when representing physicians and other health related clients such as: HIPAA, antikickback and self referral laws, private equity, investment in health care, medispas, corporate practice of medicine restrictions, change of ownership disclosure obligations, duty to report to licensing boards and other regulators, restrictive covenants, and more.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Grace D. Mack, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA
  
Michael F. Schaff, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA
  
Speakers:
Nicole DiMaria, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Joseph M. Franck, Esq., Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC
Michael Kennedy, New Jersey Department of Health
Khaled John Klele, Esq., McCarter & English, LLP
Stefanie Mozgai, Assistant Commissioner, NJ Department of Health

THURSDAY, MAY 16
3:30PM - 5:00PM

What I Wish I Knew: Lessons Learned from the Legal World

Women in the Profession, Young Lawyers Track (Music Box Theatre)

A panel of young lawyers and a judge will discuss their experiences in the legal world and what they have learned in their careers, including from early successes as well as “teachable moments.” The panelists will discuss practical issues which are not taught in law school such as networking, climbing the career ladder, managing billable hours, navigating financial matters, asking for help, and engaging with your adversaries.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Katrina M. Homel, Esq., New Jersey Education Association
  
Speakers:
Hon. Jodi F. Bouer, J.S.C., Mercer
Saad Admani, Esq., State Tax Law LLC
Kimberly M. Gilhooly, Esq., Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
Robert N. Holup, Esq., Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giasullo & Gross, LLC
Lauren Jones, Esq., Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Alexandra Loprete, Esq., Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC
John Malchow, Esq., Simon Law Group
Cory Rothbort, Esq., Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC
Brandon L. Wolff, Esq., Chair-Elect, NJSBA Young Lawyers Division

FRIDAY, MAY 17
9:00AM - 10:00AM

States of the Judiciaries

N/A Track (Music Box Theatre)

Make plans to join us to hear from Hon. Renée Marie Bumb, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court and Hon. Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court about their respective courts, the issues they face and the plans and goals for the year ahead.

Speakers:
Hon. Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Renée Marie Bumb, Chief Judge, U.S.D.C.

FRIDAY, MAY 17
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Workers Compensation Bench-Bar: Back to Basics

Workers Compensation Track (Central Ballroom CD)

Don’t miss the Annual Meeting Bench- Conference 2024! This year’s presentation includes an address by the Hon. Maria Del Valle-Koch, Director and Chief Judge of the Division; an interactive discussion regarding the roles of attorneys and doctors/experts in cases; a primer on medical examinations and testing; legislative and case law update; and the use of interpreters at trial.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 3.6 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 3.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 3.0 substantive credits pendingWorkers’ Compensation Certification: 3.6 general credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Michele Haas, Esq., Vice Chair, NJSBA Workers’ Compensation Section, Brown & Connery, LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Maria Del Valle-Koch, Director and Chief Judge, New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation
German Bayas, Verbatim Translation Services
Dorothy T. Daly, Esq., Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, PC
Luis Mansilla, Verbatim Translation Services
William Mitchell, M.D. Neurosurgical & Spinal Specialists
Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. Levinson Axelrod, PA
Mark Zirulnik, Esq, Zirulnik, DeMille & Vilachá

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Doing Deals in the Garden State

Business and Taxation, Labor, Real Estate Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

Mergers and acquisitions – buying and selling businesses and business assets – entail a complex blend of business savvy, market knowledge, process familiarity, and substantive legal skills. For lawyers engaged in M&A deals, they must not only be in command of all the corporate law nuances that go into a purchase or merger agreement, but also have familiarity with (or access to other lawyers familiar with) the relevant tax, employment, environmental, and other legal issues that frequently arise in these deals. And while many transactions nationwide are governed by Delaware or New York law, deals involving New Jersey-based owners or businesses will inevitably drag in legal issues in each of these areas that are peculiar to the Garden State. This panel brings together corporate, tax, employment, and environmental attorneys from around the state to share their expertise regarding some of these key NJ legal issues that arise when doing deals. CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Speakers:
Martin W. Aron, Esq., Jackson Lewis PC
Jason D. Navarino, Esq., Riker Danzig LLP
Alexa Richman-LaLonde, Esq., Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Rachel Lilienthal Stark, Esq., Stark & Stark

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Civil Trial Bench-Bar Conference

Civil Track (Central Ballroom AB)

This annual program brings together judges and attorneys to discuss the key issues facing practitioners in the field.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas J. Manzo, Esq., Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader PC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Douglas M. Fasciale, New Jersey Supreme Court
Hon. Michael V. Cresitello, P.J.Cv., Middlesex
Hon. Heidi Willis Currier, P.J.A.D.
Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J.Cv., Mercer
Hon. Owen C. McCarthy, P.J.Cv., Monmouth
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq., Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni PA, NJSBA President-Elect
Denise Mariani, Esq., Stark & Stark PC

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Criminal Law Bench-Bar Conference

Criminal Track (Signature)

Leading practitioners and judges will discuss the topics that matter most to the criminal law bar.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 criminal credits

Moderator/Speaker:
James J. Gerrow, Jr., Esq., Persiano Law Office
  

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Enhancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Through LGBTQ+ Inclusive Practices

Diversity and Inclusion Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

This workshop-style session will provide a refresher on cultural competency basics relating to sexual orientation and gender identity that are relevant to the legal professional. The session will include examples of best inclusive practices relevant to all areas of legal practice and the administration of justice and will also offer some practice area specific considerations for working with LGBTQ+ people, whether as colleagues or clients. To optimize the benefit of the program for the attendees, attendees will be invited during the program to share scenarios with the presenters as well as other attendees can provide insights that facilitate practitioners applying the guiding principles offered to their respective practices/professional settings.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE:  This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.8 diversity and inclusion credits.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Lisa Burke, Administrative Office of the Courts
  

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Family Bench-Bar Conference

Family Law Track (Salon C)

A panel discussion between family lawyers and family court judges.CLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50-minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.8 general credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Cheryl E. Connors, Esq., Tonneman & Connors, LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Daniel H. Brown, J.S.C., Middlesex County
Hon. Angela White Dalton, J.S.C., Monmouth
Hon. Amy Lefkowitz, J.S.C., Bergen
Hon. Laurie C. Poppe, J.S.C., Ocean
Hon. Gary Potters, J.S.C., Hudson
Hon. Marcella Matos Wilson, J.S.C., Essex
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
Timothy F. McGoughran, Esq., Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran LLC, NJSBA President
Megan S. Murray, Esq., The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:00AM - 12:30PM

The Future Of Environmental Law in New Jersey

Special Interest Track (Studio 4)


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Founded in 1899, the NJSBA is the largest organization of attorneys, judges and legal professionals in New Jersey. At the core of our mission is improving the lives of our members, advancing the rule of law and serving as the voice of the profession. With 85 sections and committees, the NJSBA allows attorneys to benefit from being part of the most wide-reaching legal association in the state, while still cultivating expertise and building networks within specialized practice areas.

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The New Jersey State Bar Association is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive bar association. The Association recognizes that the broad concept of diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability. The NJSBA fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that gives value to the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of the Association.

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NJSBA Meetings and Events Calendar


From section, committee and division meetings with valuable CLE credit, to receptions and dinners and special events, the New Jersey State Bar Association regularly holds meetings so our members can meet their mandatory CLE requirements and network with the state’s largest attorney membership.

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2024 Annual Meeting & Convention


The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Annual Meeting & Convention will be held at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa May 15-17

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2024 Mid-Year Meeting


The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Mid-Year Meeting will be held at The Shelbourne Hotel, Nov. 2-9

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Practice HQ Training Events


Lawyers aren't taught practice management skills, and the NJSBA is here to fill the gap — no matter whether you are just starting out, mid-career or thinking about wrapping up their practices. Our PracitceHQ is here to help with webinars, informative articles, free consultations, comparison charts and so much more.

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Decisis


The new NJSBA member benefit Decisis will help you level-up your legal research.

Decisis gives members access to a robust database of local and federal case law is necessary information often used to structure your case. Decisis provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive, and it’s a free benefit to all active New Jersey State Bar Association members.

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Networking Events


The NJSBA provides a host of networking events so members can maintain relationships with existing colleagues and make new connects. Join us at a baseball game, the hockey arena, for a community service project, or another event.

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Benefits Of Membership


As a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), you will join a powerful network of 16,000 legal professionals across the state of New Jersey. NJSBA membership grants you access to year-round virtual and in-person networking events, leadership and professional development opportunities, member-only discounts, educational resources to help you stay in the know and much more!

Practice Management Tools


The NJSBA provides tools lawyers need to improve their practice, from our comprehensive PracticeHQ library of resources; a career center to find your next colleague or opportunity; an intuitive and high-powered legal research platform; and a robust Member Assistance Program to connect members, and those who live in their households, with experienced counselors and resources to address mental health needs.

 

Advocacy


As an NJSBA member, you'll become part of the collective power of the NJSBA network, giving you the ability to influence legislation and caselaw in New Jersey. Let’s work together to shape the future and solve critical issues facing attorneys and the public.

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Networking


Membership helps you build and maintain a powerful network through our in-person and online events with attorneys all over the state.

 

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The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) offers an exclusive partnership opportunity to amplify your organization’s impact and drive success. By harnessing the power of the NJSBA legal community, you can connect with our vibrant network of 16,000 legal professionals from 35+ different areas of practice, unlocking unparalleled opportunities for growth and achievement.

 

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Learn more about the accomplishments of the Association, its members and events from regular news updates, press releases, and our award-winning magazine.


 

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The NJSBA is the voice of the profession and takes public positions on a range of issues with the legal community and government officials. It also takes positions on legislation and files friend-of-the-court briefs on matters that impact the profession. 

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