Daily Educational Programming Schedule – By Area Of Law

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Showing Programs In The Following: Solo and Small-Firm Track

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.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 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending
New Jersey New Admit: 1.5 law office management credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Lori Ann Buza, Esq., KSBranigan Law, PC
  
Speakers:
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
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

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.)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 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

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 1)

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.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 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
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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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 Mid-Year Meeting


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