NJSBA Town Hall Advocacy Program
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Shaping the Law
Effective Statehouse Advocacy
Whether you are catching a minute with a legislator while walking down the hallway or having a formal meeting with clients in tow, communicating effectively with a decisionmaker is key. The issues we talk about aren’t fit for 15-second sound bytes.
The first hour of the event explores the perspectives of those who are in positions of power and influence in Trenton on effective communication and how to be persuasive. The second hour opens the floor for legislators to talk about what’s on the horizon in the statehouse in this year, when all of the seats are in play. The town hall wraps up with an ethics overview of the obligations of attorneys and lobbyists.
Thursday, March 23
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Experts and insiders will address effective and persuasive communication, offer a legislative update, and explain the ethical obligations attorneys and
Let’s Talk: Persuading the Decision Makers
Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., District 18 (D)
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick, District 21 (R), minority leader
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, District 20 (D)
Mary Kay Roberts, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, LLP
Christine A. Stearns, Gibbons, PC (moderator)
William Castner, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Legislative Update: What’s on the Horizon This Year?
Senator Linda R. Greenstein, District 14 (D), assistant majority leader
Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, District 25 (R), republican whip
Assemblywoman Joann Downey, District 11 (D)
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, District 15 (D), deputy majority leader
William J. Maer, Public Strategies Impact (moderator)
Rules of Professional Conduct and Lobbying
William Caruso, Archer and Greiner (moderator)
Rebecca Moll Freed, Genova Burns
Steven H. Sholk, Gibbons, PC
Member Fee $50
Non-member fee $75
Program material is available online at http://bit.ly/townhalladvocacy17
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 3.6 credits (50-minute credit hour) including 1.2 ethics/ professionalism credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-Transitional): 2.0 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
PA CLE: 2.0 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits pending ($12 check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program.)