Daily Educational Programming Schedule – By Area Of Law

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Showing Programs In The Following: Family Law Track

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.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)
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:
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.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)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits

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
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.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)
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.)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)
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:
Kevin Baldwin, CPA, ABV, DLA LLC
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

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.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)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.8 general credits
New 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
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
Beth C. Manes, Esq., Manes & Weinberg, LLC
Ashley Manzi, Esq., Manzi Epstein Lomurro & DeCataldo, 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

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

Domestic Violence: The Intersection Between Family Law & Criminal Law

Family Law Track (Salon C)

Exploring how do deal with parallel cases when there is a Domestic Violence action and a parallel criminal (or municipal) action.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)
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
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
1:30PM - 3:00PM

The Intersectionality Between Family Law and Civil Law

Civil Litigation , 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.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)
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
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.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 diversity and inclusion credit.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credit
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credit pending

Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
  
Speakers:
Hon. Julie Lee Kim, J.S.C., Bergen
Hon. Julio Mendez (Ret.)
Lisa Burke, Administrative Office of the Courts
LaDonna M. Cousins, Esq., Williams Law Group, LLC
Victoria D. Miranda, Esq., Seiden Family Law
Francesca O'Cathain, Esq., O'Cathain Law Group
Maritza Rodriguez, Esq., Rodriguez Law Firm LLC
William S. Singer, Esq., Singer & Fedun LLC

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.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)
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

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