Annual Meeting & Convention Wednesday Schedule

NOTE: All programs, speakers, tracks, times and locations are subject to change. 

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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:
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 pendingCPE: 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:
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:
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 pendingTrial 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:
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 pendingTrial 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:
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:
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:
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 - 11:00AM

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.

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 credit pendingMatrimonial Law Certification: 1.8 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
9:30AM - 11:00AM

US/Mexico Border

Immigration Track (Luna)

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.

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 credit pending

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

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:
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

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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Monica Fillmore, Esq., Burns White LLC
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq., Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, NJSBA Second Vice President
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 Meeting Room 1)

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:
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 pendingTrial 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 Ballroom CD)

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:
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:
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 pendingCPE: 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, ethical ground rules for use of artificial intelligence and social media, ethical challenges when representing public bodies, candor to the tribunal, personal relationships with clients, and more!

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., Supreme Court Clerk’s Office
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
Sen. Linda R. Greenstein, 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 pendingCPE: 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 CD)

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:
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 pendingTrial 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:
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
  

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:
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:
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:
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 (Location TBA)

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:
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 pendingTrial Attorney Certification: 1.8 civil credits

Moderator/Speaker:
Andy Bayman, Esq. King & Spalding LLP
  
Speakers:
Shaila Rahman Diwan, Esq. King & Spalding LLP
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:
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 pendingTrial 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:
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 Meeting Room 1)

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:
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:
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.
  
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 2/3)

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:
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 pendingTrial 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:
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 pendingTrial 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 Ballroom AB)

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:
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:
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

 

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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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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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