Daily Educational Programming Schedule – By Area Of Law

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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
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. Access Seminar MaterialsCLE 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

Housing Litigation Trends

Special Interest Track (Studio 1)

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.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 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
Gabriel Fox, Esq., Northeast NJ Legal Services
Francis M. Giantomasi, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Adelina Herrarte, JD, Center for Social Justice Seton Hall Law School
Philip D. Stern, Esq., Kim Law Firm LLC

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 (Central Meeting Room 4)

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.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:
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
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Automobile Insurance: 2023 Update

Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 2/3)

A detailed review of all cases, statutes and rules dealing with the verbal threshold, PIP benefits and UM/UIM coverage.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
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

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

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

Judicial Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion on Landlord Tenant Law

Special Interest Track (Waves)

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.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

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

THURSDAY, MAY 16
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Combating Hate: How the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is Tackling Rising Incidents of Bias Across the State

Diversity and Inclusion, Presidential/For All Attorneys, Special Interest Track (Studio 1)

Incidents of hate and bias in New Jersey and across the nation have surged to record-breaking numbers, and recent spikes in antisemitism and Islamophobia have added to the disturbing trend. Get a closer look at information on bias incidents across the state and what Attorney General Platkin and his office are doing specifically to combat the rise, from criminal and civil enforcement to tracking data to providing education and training. Panelists will include representatives from the Office of the Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights, and Division of Criminal Justice.Access Seminar MaterialsCLE Credits For This Program:

CLE Credits For This Program:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.2 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.2 diversity and inclusion credit.
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.0 diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias credit
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending

Speakers:
Stephen Ferketic, Esq., Director of the Division of Criminal Justice
Dr. Kristin Golden, Director of the Office of Justice Data
Sundeep Iyer, Esq., Director of the Division on Civil Rights
Yolanda Melville, Esq., Senior Counsel to the Attorney General and Director of Community Engagement

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 Ballroom CD)

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 the latest tax twists and turns, criminal issues, intellectual property issues, pending and enacted state and federal legislation, and the latest deals and risks.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:
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
Abigail J. Remore, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Robert S. Roche, Esq., RSR Sports Management, LLC
Jake Rosenberg, Vice President of Football Administration, Philadelphia Eagles

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.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

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
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
Seth Tipton, Esq., Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC
Paul Urbish, Esq., Director of Compliance and Investigations, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission

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.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:
Leonard V. Jones, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  
Speakers:
Ellen Bailey, Deputy General Counsel, Stockton University
Jemi Lucey, Greenbaum Row, Smith & Davis LLP
Jennifer Soyka, Esq., Assistant Deputy General Counsel, Rutgers University
Kenya Tyson, Senior Associate Provost, Dartmouth College

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

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

Labor & Employment, 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.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:
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

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.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

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

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

The Evolving Role of Government in Environmental Litigation

Special Interest Track (Central Meeting Room 1)

In both state court and federal courts, New Jersey practitioners are seeing an uptick of government-led and government-involved litigation involving emerging and expanding theories of liability and damages. Many of these actions involve so-called emerging contaminants, or contaminants for which new standards are being set. Our experienced panel of litigators will discuss and examine the changing landscape in environmental law, and preview what New Jersey attorneys may expect to see as the government’s role in environmental litigation continues to evolve.Access Seminar Materials

Speakers:
Vinita Banthia, Esq., Archer & Greiner
Charles J. Dennen, Esq., Archer & Greiner PC
Daniel R. Farino, Esq., Archer & Greiner PC

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