2023 Mid-Year Meeting Education

 

Here is a look at the exciting and enriching continuing legal education and dynamic speakers scheduled for the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting.

All programs and speakers are subject to change. Check back for regular updates.

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Friday, Nov. 10 – 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
85 Years After Krystallnacht, How Lawyers Can Fight Hate and Prevent Genocide
Il Fait Chaud! Hot Tips for Hot Litigators – Paris Edition
George Mitchell and the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

Friday, Nov. 10 – 10 – 11:15 a.m.
Your Adversary Did What? Dealing with Disgraceful Conduct in Depositions and Elsewhere
Crime et Justice – Update from France

Previous Programs:

Monday, Nov. 6 – 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Leadership in the City of Light – A DEI Program for All
Renaissance – Redevelopment + Rebirth of Dead Shopping Centers
Les Miserables: Handling Cosette’s International Divorce
The Impact of Administrative Law on Private Practice: Civil, Criminal, Family – What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Monday, Nov. 6 – 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Navigating the Ukrainian Adoption Process – Overcoming Challenges and Ensuring Humanitarian Parole
Americans in Paris: The Influence of French Law and Culture
PFAS – Litigation over “Forever Chemicals” Continues

 

Monday, Nov. 6
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Leadership in the City of Light – A DEI Program for All

Nov. 6 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Bizet/Gounod

Join us as leaders from the New Jersey legal community come together to discuss the state of DEI in the Garden State today. They will draw from their collective and extensive experience to shine a light on the hurdles, innovations and best practices that can be employed to ultimately create a more inclusive, and effective legal system. They will also discuss the role lawyers have in addressing issues society is confronting in New Jersey and Paris, such as religious and racial discrimination.

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Moderator/Speaker:
James A. Lewis V, Esq.
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Cole Schotz, PC, Hackensack

Speakers:
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq., NJSBA Second Vice President
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, Jersey City
Thomas H. Prol Esq., NJSBA Past President
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
Maria P. Vallejo, Esq., President, Hudson County Bar Association
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Capuzzo, PC, Secaucus

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 ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Renaissance – Redevelopment + Rebirth of Dead Shopping Centers

Nov. 6 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Chopin

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, one-fifth of all shopping malls in the United States that are financed through commercial mortgage-backed securities are worth less than their loans. As more than $14 billion of loans backed by failing shopping malls come due in the next 12 months, struggling malls are defaulting on their debt. With mortgage rates up sharply, refinancing that debt will be more challenging and expensive.

As retailers rely more and more on online sales, shopping centers are dying. This leaves huge, abandoned buildings in many cities and towns. What happens next?

Land use attorneys, planners, bankruptcy lawyers and developers will discuss this phenomenon, which was exacerbated by the pandemic. They will discuss the legal issues surrounding the takeover of defunct shopping centers, redevelopment of the land, and provide creative solutions.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Melinda Middlebrooks Esq., Immediate Past Chair, NJSBA Bankruptcy Law Section
Middlebrooks Shapiro, PC, Belmar

Speakers:
Hon. Rosemary Gambardella
United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey
Thomas J. Cannon III, President
Flag Wharf, Inc.
Maria DeOliveira, Esq.
McCarter & English, LLP, Newark
Kenneth A. Porro, Esq.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Capuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Past Chair, NJSBA Local Government Law Section
Colleen M. Restel, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Les Miserables: Handling Cosette’s International Divorce

Nov. 6 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Mozart

Many of us know the love story of Jean Valjean’s daughter Cosette and her husband Marius, but what happens when they become miserable? Hear from a panel of experienced practitioners from New Jersey and Paris, along with an esteemed New Jersey jurist about the divorce process in both countries. They will also discuss how to handle divorce and custody disputes with international involvements.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Timothy F. McGoughran Esq., NJSBA President
Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran, LLC, Ocean

Speakers:
Hon. Angela White Dalton, J.S.C., Monmouth
Muriel Cadiou, Avocat associé
Cadiou Poivey-Leclercq & Assoćies, Paris
Paris P. Eliades, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC, Sparta
Frances Goldsmith, Avocat à la Cour
Libra Avocats, Paris
Ilan Hirschfeld, CPA
Marcum, LLP, Neptune
Megan S. Murray Esq., Chair, NJSBA Family Law Section
The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray, Holmdel

Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits
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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

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The Impact of Administrative Law on Private Practice: Civil, Criminal, Family – What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Nov. 6 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Lulli

This seminar will cover the intersection of administrative law with matters arising from civil, criminal and family matters. Attorneys need to know about how agency determinations can impact their representation of clients. The failure to take administrative action into account can result in serious harm to the client and malpractice for the attorney. This seminar will address these situations as they impact the private practice of law.

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Speakers:
Hon. Susan M Scarola, ALJ
David Apy, Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General, State of New Jersey
Matthew Giacobbe, Esq.
Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs, L.L.C., Oakland
Sanford R. Oxfeld, Esq.
Oxfeld Cohen PC, Newark
Victoria Paone Rosa, Esq.
Paone Zaleski & MUrphy, Red Bank
Herbert J. Stayton Jr., Esq.
Stayton Law, LLC

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Monday, Nov. 6
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

 

 
 

Navigating the Ukrainian Adoption Process – Overcoming Challenges and Ensuring Humanitarian Parole

Nov. 6 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Bizet/Gounod

This seminar will provide an overview of the Ukrainian adoption process, focusing on overcoming the challenges of the current moratorium. The course will explore the use of the Humanitarian Parole Act to facilitate the adoption of Ukrainian orphans and discuss the role of the Biden administration in supporting international adoptions. A panel of distinguished speakers will share their insights on the legal, procedural, and cultural challenges facing adoptive families as well as their suggested opportunities and solutions. Moreover, the panelists will provide guidance on how to navigate the complex adoption process considering the roadblock to Ukrainian adoptions during the war.

Moderator/Speaker:
Henry Rinder, CPA, ABV, CFE, CFF, CGMA
Smolin Lupin & Co., LLC, Fairfield

Speakers:
Senator Raymond Lesniak
Lesniak Institute for American Leadership
Karolina A. Dehnhard, Esq.
Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, PC, Westfield
Joanna Jozefiak, President of Mediciner
Leonid Lebediev, Advisor to the Minister of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

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Americans in Paris: The Influence of French Law and Culture

Nov. 6 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Chopin

The City of Light has long beckoned artists, politicians, journalists, and lawyers. Join us for an engaging conversation about the ways that the foundations of America, the Declaration of Independence and even Constitution, can be traced to Paris. In the era of the Revolutionary War, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, the fathers of our country, looked to France for policies and practices that would inform the birth of the new nation – some to copy and some to reject. Another wave of influence came in the 1800s, starting with the Louisiana Purchase and extending to a period when men and women went to Paris from America believing it was the only place they could realize their ambitions. Paris was a place to learn, to grow, to thrive. They brought those lessons back to America in ways that reverberated throughout the government and culture. Learn from a panel of judges and luminaries from the legal profession about the risks they took to excel at their craft and how their achievements altered the course of American history, the influence of which is still being felt today.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Capuzzo, PC, Secaucus

Speakers:
Chief Justice James R. Zazzali (Ret.)
Gibbons, PC, Newark
Hon. Julien X. Neals
United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
Hon. Peter J. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C. (Ret.)
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Capuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Angela C. Scheck
NJSBA Executive Director

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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PFAS – Litigation over “Forever Chemicals” Continues

Nov. 6 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Mozart

PFAS substances – also called “forever chemicals”– are a buzzy term. But what do they mean and what do lawyers need to know? Join us to learn more about these manmade substances that are desired for their ability to repel water and oil and contain fuel fires, and were commonly used in products like Teflon® and Scotchgard®. Hear from an experienced panel of New Jersey attorneys who can discuss the regulations surrounding these chemicals that have proven highly resistant to environmental degradation and are associated with serious adverse health effects such as decreased vaccine response. Join us to learn what is happening on the front lines of this vanguard issue from a defense attorney, a plaintiff’s lawyer and an expert in municipal issues.

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Moderator/Speaker:
John E. Keefe Jr., Esq., NJSBA Past President
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA, Woodbridge

Speakers:
Yaacov Brisman, Esq.
Brisman Law Firm P.C., Passaic
Dawn M. Lamparello, Esq.
K&L Gates, LLP, Newark

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits

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Wednesday, Nov. 8
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

 

 
 

Josephine Baker – A Groundbreaking Woman and the Law

Nov. 8 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Chopin
Cosponsored by the NJSBA LGBTQ Rights Section

Josephine Baker was born in the United States but lived most of her life as a French citizen. She was known as a groundbreaking dancer, singer, and actress, and was the first Black woman to star in a Hollywood major motion picture. In addition, she aided the French resistance during World War II and was awarded the Resistance Medal by the French Committee of National Liberation, the Croix de Guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. This program will examine Baker’s extraordinary legacy as it relates to social issues and the law during her lifetime. The panel will look at legal issues related to women’s rights, race, adoption, the LGBTQ community, and military law.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey M. Fiorello, Esq.
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, Saddle Brook

Speakers:
Hon. Jodi L. Rosenberg, J.S.C., Essex
Tracy Julian, Esq.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC, Holmdel
Alison C. Leslie, Esq.
Leslie Law Firm, LLC, Morristown
G. Glennon Troublefield, Esq., NJSBA Treasurer
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello, Roseland
Andrea B. White, Esq.
Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, Ocean

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Vive Le Difference! Work in France et Les États-Unis

Nov. 8 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Mozart

This presentation will examine labor and employment law through the eyes of French workers and employers including the changes in the pension law that led to recent protests. The speakers will also compare French law to similar laws and issues in New Jersey and provide an update on New Jersey law.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Peter L. Frattarelli, Esq.
Archer & Greiner P.C., Voorhees

Featured Speaker:
Séverine Martel, Esq.
Reed Smith, LLP, Paris

Speakers:
Domenick Carmagnola, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Carmagnola & Ritardi LLC, Morristown
John L. Shahdanian II, Esq.
Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian, PC, Livingston
Karol Corbin Walker, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP, Hackensack

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Bienvenue Dans L’Arbitrage International

Nov. 8 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Lulli

For 75 minutes, experienced arbitrators from France and New Jersey will be discussing differences between arbitration and mediation in New Jersey and in the European Union. In addition, transferring from a career in the judiciary to a career in arbitration, as well as learning all about the recently adopted New Jersey International Arbitration, Mediation & Conciliation Act. Pierrick Le Goff, Chair of the International Mediation Institute headquartered in the Hague, will be one of our participants.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Dennis Estis, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Iselin

Speakers:
Hon. Harriet Derman (Ret.)
Harriet Derman, Esq., LLC, Metuchen
Susan Sangillo Bellifemine, Esq.
Susan Sangillo Bellifemine, LLC, Cedar Grove
Pierrick LeGoff, Esq.
DeGaulle Fleurance, Paris
David Weiss, Esq.
The Weiss Group, LLC, Metuchen

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Wednesday, Nov. 8
10 – 11:15 a.m.

 

 
 

Comme Ci, Comme Ca: A Comparison of the New Jersey and French Legal Systems

Nov. 8 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Chopin

Don’t let practicing in a foreign country result in a dangerous liaison.

International legal issues now permeate even the most local of practices, from personal injury to business disputes, environmental law to product liability, from cybersecurity to privacy law. The differences in systems and practice may be dramatic, particularly in terms of discovery, privilege, service and cultural issues. This program explores various points of similarity and difference in the practice of law in New Jersey and France, illustrating more broadly and comparatively the divergence between the common law and civil law systems.

Learn about what every New Jersey attorney needs to know, including the differences between civil and common law, data privacy issues, attorney/client privilege or the lack of it, how judges are chosen, the impact of the Hague Treaty and how all of this will impact your practice.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas H. Prol Esq., NJSBA Past President
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark

Speakers:
Hon. Evelyn Padin
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
NJSBA Past President
Hon. Andrea J. Sullivan, J.S.C., Middlesex
Tracey Goldstein, Esq.
Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC, Livingston

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Tête-à-tête – Law Firm Managers on Hot Topics in Management

Nov. 8 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Mozart

Do you want to know how successful law firms maintain their momentum and overcome obstacles? Join law firm managers for a tête-à-tête on the latest topics in law firm management. They will discuss the role of AI in law firm public relations and media; blogging, podcasts and how to build a following; crisis prevention, planning and communication; when and how law firms should engage in public discourse; how to get employees back to the office; and answer your questions.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Brian McDonough
Kessler PR Group

Speakers:
Karen J. Kessler
Kessler PR Group
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., NJSBA Immediate Past President
Lawrence Law, LLC, Watchung
Diana C. Manning, Esq., NJSBA Secretary
Bressler Amery & Ross, Florham Park

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Ethics with a French Twist

Nov. 8 | 10 – 11:15 p.m. | Lulli

In the dynamic world of celebrity representation, legal professionals face unique challenges and ethical dilemmas. We will delve into the ethical considerations inherent in representing high-profile individuals. The seminar will explore the intricate balance between legal obligations, client confidentiality, public image, and the pursuit of justice. Topics will include: (1) understanding the celebrity client; (2) confidentiality and privacy issues; (3) mediation relations and crisis management; (4) malpractice insurance considerations, and (5) legal and professional standards.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Terry P. Bottinelli (Ret.)
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, Paramus

Speakers:
Hon. Kimarie Rahill, J.S.C., Ocean
Bonnie C. Frost, Esq.
Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC, Denville

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Friday, Nov. 10
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

 

 
 

85 Years After Krystallnacht, How Lawyers Can Fight Hate and Prevent Genocide

Nov. 10 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Chopin

On Nov. 7, 1938, in Paris, a young Jewish man whose family had been displaced by antisemitism from Poland, and then from Nazi Germany, entered the German embassy and assassinated an antisemitic German diplomat. His action precipitated, a mere two days later, the event known as Krystallnacht, perhaps the first flash mob in history, in which spontaneous riots, vandalism, and murders against Jews throughout Germany and Austria erupted. In fact, his act merely provided a pretext for a purge that had been planned and merely awaited its occasion.

Krystallnacht, and the Holocaust it foreshadowed, established a genocidal pattern that has been repeated in other contexts in the years since the Holocaust: in Cambodia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and other locations. Unfortunately, with the rise of hate on social media, the pattern has the potential to accelerate and erupt in many locations throughout the world.

This session will explore the progression from hate speech to genocide, both historically and in its current setting, by speaking with the current U.N. Undersecretary For Genocide Prevention, Alice Nderatu, Dr. Joel Finkelstein, a pioneering researcher on the spread of hate speech on the internet, and experts on the historic role of lawyers in both preventing genocide and, in unfortunate cases, making it legally possible. It will highlight the work of Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute’s Miller Center, the Network Contagion Research Institute, and the UN in raising awareness of these issues and providing early warning in an effort to prevent tragedy.

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Speakers:
Richard Benson
Senior Research Fellow
Eagleton Institute’s Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience
John J. Farmer Jr.
Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics
University Professor of Law
Justice Alan B. Handler Scholar
Director, Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience
Rutgers University
Joel Finkelstein
Senior Research Fellow
Eagleton Institute’s Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience
Alice Wairimu Nderitu
United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

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 ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Il Fait Chaud! Hot Tips for Hot Litigators – Paris Edition

Nov. 10 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Mozart

If you are a litigator, you cannot afford to miss this CLE where a panel of some of the state’s most experienced trial attorneys discuss and debate cutting-edge civil trial issues facing practitioners today. This session will focus on recent changes to case law, trial strategies and other practice issues that matter to attorneys and clients alike.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Craig J. Hubert, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville

Speakers:
Diane L. Cardoso, Esq.
Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC, Kearny
Tracey C. Hinson, Esq.
Hinson Snipes LLP, Princeton
Thomas J. Manzo, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq., NJSBA President-Elect
Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni, PA, Cedar Knolls
Dara A. Quattrone, Esq.
Westmoreland Vesper Quattrone & Beers, Pleasantville
Frank A. Viscomi, Esq.
Law Office of Frank A. Viscomi, Scranton, PA

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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George Mitchell and the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

Nov. 10 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Lulli

25 years ago, the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement ended a 30 year bloody conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. As Chairman of the all-party peace talks, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell played an integral role in the negotiations that culminated in the peace agreement. This seminar analyzes the Northern Ireland peace process and is especially tailored for those interested in conflict resolution, transitional justice, and human rights.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Edward M. Neafsey (Ret.)

Speaker:
Richard F. Klineburger III, Esq.
Klineburger & Nussey, Haddonfield

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Friday, Nov. 10
10 – 11:15 a.m.

 

 
 

Your Adversary Did What? Dealing with Disgraceful Conduct in Depositions and Elsewhere

Nov. 10 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Mozart

With the rise of digital communication, the 24/7 news cycle, and increasing divisiveness in our society, it is no wonder that we are seeing an increase in incivility. It happens at every stage of the process, from depositions to trials and can involve both clients and adversaries. Join us for a master class on how to handle difficult adversaries. This panel will consider examples of disturbing conduct during various stages of litigation, including depositions, hearings and trials. Looking at the conduct through the eyes of opposing counsel and the Court, panelists will discuss how best to respond (if at all) to conduct that is inconsistent with one of the fundamental principles of litigation: civility.

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Moderator:
Christine A. Amalfe, Esq., NJSBA First Vice President
Gibbons, PC, Newark

Speakers:
Hon. Thomas M. Moore, P.J.Cv., Essex
Hon. Stephen L. Petrillo, J.S.C., Essex
Michael A. Kaplan, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, New York

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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Crime et Justice – Update from France

Nov. 10 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Lulli

Attend this information-packed program, exploring cutting-edge issues for prosecutors and defense attorneys. Judges and attorneys will address today’s most important issues and concerns in criminal practice, both in the Superior Court and in Municipal Courts, including getting back to court and resolving the backlog from COVID, insurance fraud, discovery and the use of electronic and internet evidence.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Goodgold West & Bennett LLC, Millburn

Speakers:
Hon. John C. Eastlack Jr., J.S.C, Gloucester
Hon. Lourdes Lucas, J.S.C., Monmouth
Thomas P. Fischer, Esq.
Broscious, Fischer & Zaiter, PC, Washington
Assistant Prosecutor Morgan McGoughran-Tumulty
Mental Health Unit, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC, Edison

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 pending ($4 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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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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Practice HQ Training Events


Lawyers aren't taught practice management skills, and the NJSBA is here to fill the gap — no matter whether you are just starting out, mid-career or thinking about wrapping up their practices. Our PracitceHQ is here to help with webinars, informative articles, free consultations, comparison charts and so much more.

Practice HQ Training Events

Decisis


The new NJSBA member benefit Decisis will help you level-up your legal research.

Decisis gives members access to a robust database of local and federal case law is necessary information often used to structure your case. Decisis provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive, and it’s a free benefit to all active New Jersey State Bar Association members.

Decisis Training Events

Networking Events


The NJSBA provides a host of networking events so members can maintain relationships with existing colleagues and make new connects. Join us at a baseball game, the hockey arena, for a community service project, or another event.

Upcoming Networking Events

Benefits Of Membership


As a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), you will join a powerful network of 16,000 legal professionals across the state of New Jersey. NJSBA membership grants you access to year-round virtual and in-person networking events, leadership and professional development opportunities, member-only discounts, educational resources to help you stay in the know and much more!

Practice Management Tools


The NJSBA provides tools lawyers need to improve their practice, from our comprehensive PracticeHQ library of resources; a career center to find your next colleague or opportunity; an intuitive and high-powered legal research platform; and a robust Member Assistance Program to connect members, and those who live in their households, with experienced counselors and resources to address mental health needs.

 

Advocacy


As an NJSBA member, you'll become part of the collective power of the NJSBA network, giving you the ability to influence legislation and caselaw in New Jersey. Let’s work together to shape the future and solve critical issues facing attorneys and the public.

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Networking


Membership helps you build and maintain a powerful network through our in-person and online events with attorneys all over the state.

 

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Become A Partner Organization


The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) offers an exclusive partnership opportunity to amplify your organization’s impact and drive success. By harnessing the power of the NJSBA legal community, you can connect with our vibrant network of 16,000 legal professionals from 35+ different areas of practice, unlocking unparalleled opportunities for growth and achievement.

 

News and Press Publications


Learn more about the accomplishments of the Association, its members and events from regular news updates, press releases, and our award-winning magazine.


 

Reports


Read the comments, reports, resolutions and Board of Trustee news from the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals.


 

Statements and Positions


The NJSBA is the voice of the profession and takes public positions on a range of issues with the legal community and government officials. It also takes positions on legislation and files friend-of-the-court briefs on matters that impact the profession. 

Photo Galleries


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