Daily Educational Programming Schedule – By Area Of Law

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Showing Programs In The Following: Ethics Track

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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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
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!Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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
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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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

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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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:
Hon. Susan G. Roy (former), Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC
  
Speakers:
Hon. Helene Herbert, Englewood, Herbert & Weiss
Adam E. Barker, Esq.
Kevin P. McKernan, Esq., The Law Firm of Kevin P. McKernan
Emeka Nkwuo, Esq., Lomurro Law
Joshua H. Reinitz, Esq., Iacullo, Martino & Reinitz

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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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
3:30PM - 5:00PM

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

Civil Litigation , 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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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

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

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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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. Susan G. Roy (former), Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC
Hon. Dorothy A. Harbeck, U.S.I.J.
Jonathan Holtz, Esq., Bramnick Law

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 (Luna)

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.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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

Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas J. Perry, Esq., Hutt Shimanowitz & Plocker P.C.
  
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.

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