Thursday Programs


Annual Meeting and Convention 2017 Track Programming

Earn up to 16 CLE credits toward New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania mandatory continuing legal education requirements at seminars sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the educational division of the NJSBA. The association’s sections, committees and the Young Lawyers Division, in addition to other groups, are program cosponsors.
   
All programs are subject to change.
   

8 - 9:15 AM Borgata | 8 - 9:45 AM Borgata | 8:30 - 9:45 AM Borgata8:30 - 9:45 AM Water Club 
 10 - 11:15 AM Borgata | 10 - 11:15 AM The Water Club10 AM - 12:15 PM Borgata 
10:30 - 11:45 AM Water Club | 12:30 - 1:45 PM Borgata |  1 - 2:15 PM Borgata | 1 - 2:15 PM Water Club | 
2:45 - 4:15 PM Borgata | 3 - 4:15 PM Borgata | 3 - 4:15 PM Water Club | 3 - 4:45 PM Water Club

 

Thursday, May 18th

8AM - 9:15AM - Borgata
Selecting the Personal Injury Case
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK
Automobile Litigation and No-Fault Committee
This seminar will examine the strategies and theories attendant to case selection. The plaintiff and defense perspectives of New Jersey law, such as the verbal threshold, and its application to the particular facts of the matter will be addressed.
Moderator/Speaker:
Michelle M. Cresti, Esq., Chair, Automobile Litigation and No-Fault Committee 
Macce & Cresti, PC, Clinton
Speakers:
Andrew A. Fraser, Esq. 
Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP, Sparta
John P. Gilfillen, Esq. 
Carroll Mcnulty Kull LLC, Basking Ridge
John C. Macce, Esq.
Macce & Cresti, Clinton
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 

Enforcing Arbitration Clauses and Jury Waivers in Employment and Commercial Agreements
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK
Business Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section
Companies increasingly utilize arbitration agreements and jury waiver provisions to reduce legal spending and minimize risk in addressing disputes. Consumers and employees have fought to invalidate these provisions in class actions and cases where individual claims are asserted. This program will explore the enforceability of arbitration clauses and jury waivers in the employment and commercial context as well as the pros and cons of including these provisions to secure greater efficiency and limit liabilities.
Moderator/Speaker:
John K. Bennett, Esq. 
Jackson Lewis,  PC, Morristown

Speakers:
Susan Sangillo Bellifemine, Esq.
Law Office of Susan Sangillo Bellifemine, LLC, Cedar Grove
Betsy G. Ramos, Esq.
Capehart & Scatchard, PA, Mt. Laurel
Jeremy B. Stein, Esq.
Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman Bulbulia, LLC, River Edge
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Hot Topics in Insurance Defense
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK
Insurance Defense Committee
This seminar will consist of several topics of particular relevance and interest to practitioners in the insurance defense field.
Moderator/Speaker:
Denise Luckenbach, Esq., Chair, Insurance Defense Committee 
Sellar Richardson, PC, Livingston 
Speakers:
Ellen Nunno Corbo, Esq.
Taylor Colicchio, LLP, Princeton
Seth M. Garrod, Esq.
Morrison Mahoney, LLP, Parsippany
Rachel Haninczak, Esq.
Law Offices of Pamela Hargrove, Moorestown
Aldo J. Russo, Esq.
Lamb Kretzer, LLC, Secaucus
Jeffrey Mazzola, Esq.
Law Offices of William Staehle, Morristown
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Attorney Ethics in Family Law
FAMILY LAW TRACK/ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
Family Law Section
Touching on various facets of ethical dilemmas facing the Family Bar each and every day, the panel will highlight professional goals for New Jersey family lawyers which include  interactions with clients, issues involving children, interactions with adverse counsel, the adverse litigant and the court; and will touch on the ethical issues facing matrimonial lawyers in the collection of fees. An experienced panel of attorneys and judges will share their wisdom from their years on the bench and in the bar.
Moderator/Speaker:
Timothy F. McGoughran, Esq., Chair Family Law Section
The Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran, LLC, Ocean Township
Speakers:
Hon. Michael R, Casale, J.S.C. (Ret.) 
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Roseland 
Hon. Lawrence Maron, J.S.C.
Passaic County
Hon. Thomas P. Zampino (Ret.)
Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC, Roseland
Tanya Freeman, Esq.
Weiner Law Group, Parsippany
Mark H. Sobel, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Michael J. Stanton, Esq. 
Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC, Bridgewater
Michael A. Weinberg, Esq.
Archer and Greiner, PC, Haddonfield
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

2017 Real Estate Transactions from A – Z: A 101 Course
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
With the new federal regulations which are now in effect, anyone who conducts residential real estate closings cannot afford to miss this informative basic course. Representing the purchaser or seller of residential real property in New Jersey demands a special set of skills and knowledge. Join seasoned practitioners who will explore the many moving parts of this rapidly-changing specialized practice area, and learn the nuances that will protect your clients and get the deal closed. In addition, a title insurance expert will provide insights and guidance on closing the transaction in full compliance with the CFPB-mandated regulatory framework.
Moderator/Speaker:
Heather G. Suarez, Esq., Chair, Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section 
Suarez & Suarez, Jersey City
Speakers:
Nicole Plath, Chief Executive Officer
Fortune Title Agency, Inc. 
Carol J. Truss, Esq. 
Gross Truss & Herstik, PC, Freehold
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 skills credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Intersection of School Litigation and Insurance
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK/CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
School Law Committee
This presentation will focus on the issues arising in the areas of insurance and school litigation.
Moderator/Speaker:
John G.  Geppert Jr., Esq., Chair, School Law Committee 
Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst
Speakers:
Eric L. Harrison, Esq. 
Methfessel & Werbel, P.C., Edison
Marc G.  Mucciolo, Esq.
Methfessel & Werbel, P.C., Edison
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Renewable Energy in Transition
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK
Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee
With a new administration in Washington and an imminent change coming in Trenton, what is the future of renewable energy in New Jersey?
Moderator/Speaker:
Paul J. Gallagher, Esq., Chair, Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee
General Counsel, Fishermen's Energy, Atlantic City
Speakers:
Matthew Greller, New Jersey Director 
Business Network for Offshore Wind, Woodbridge
James S. Sherman, Esq. 
McManimon Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Roseland
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Hot Topics In Animal Law For Non-Animal Law Practitioners
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Animal Law Committee
Animal law practitioners from different disciplines will provide the latest developments in their respective fields as well as identify the direction of future trends. As one of the fastest growing areas of the law, those non-animal law practitioners should know how their disciplines might be impacted by changes in the field of animal law. For example, those representing individuals with disabilities should know the protections their clients need for their service or emotional support animals in housing, employment and education. Also, family practitioners must be aware of the protections animals have in domestic violence situations. Presenters will also address the attempts to change the legal status of animals from merely property and reclassifying those who have animals from owners to guardians.
Moderator/Speaker:
Linda J. Niedweske, Esq., Chair, Animal Law Committee 
Niedweske Barber Hager, LLC, Morristown
Speakers:
Hon. Anthony F. Picheca, Jr., J.S.C.
Somerset County 
Andrea Joy Albrecht, Esq.
Best Friends Animal Society
Gina A. Calogero, Esq.
Gina A. Calogero, Attorney at Law, Oradell
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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8AM – 9:45AM - Borgata
#BLACKLIVESMATTER: Historical and Legal Perspectives on Contemporary Movements for Social Change
DIVERSITY TRACK
Diversity Committee, Minorities in the Profession Section, New Jersey State Bar Foundation and New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns
Join us to take a historical look at the significant landmark civil rights court cases and social movements that have taken place in the United States that have led to present day progress. 
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Hany A. Mawla, J.A.D., t/a
Speakers:
Paulette Brown, Esq., Immediate Past President, American Bar Association
Locke Lord, Morristown
Raymond M. Brown, Esq., Partner and Co-Founder, International Justice Project
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
   
NJ CLE: 2.1 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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8:30AM – 9:45AM - Borgata
Community Associations: Opportunities and Insights
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
Significant developments in community association law will be the focus of this program. Recurrent Issues, such as the collection of delinquent assessments, the conduct of meetings and association affairs, and mortgage foreclosure and election reform efforts, will be discussed. This panel will evaluate existing laws, such as the Municipal Services Act, and spotlight legislative efforts and court decisions impacting this practice. 
Moderator/Speaker:
Christine F. Li, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Speakers:
Caroline Record, Esq. 
Hill Wallack, LLP, Morristown
Damon Kress, Esq.
McGovern Legal Services, LLC, North Brunswick
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE) 
   
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8:30AM – 9:45AM - The Water Club
Show Me the Money: The Pitfalls of Public Bidding
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Local Government Law Section and Construction Law Section
This seminar will address common mistakes made by local governments in their procurement processes and award of public contracts pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law that often lead to litigation. The panelists will discuss ways local governments can avoid litigation and red flags to look out for.
Moderator/Speaker:
Richard D. Trenk, Esq. 
Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera and Sodono, P.C., West Orange
Speakers:
Hon. Garry J. Furnari, J.S.C.
Essex County
Hon. Thomas R. Vena, J.S.C.
Essex County
Joseph J. Hocking, Esq.
Law Office of Joseph J. Hocking, Esq., Montclair
Thomas Fuscaldo, QPA, RPPO
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission
Michael J. Perugini, Esq., Assistant City Solicitor
Atlantic City Solicitor's Office   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Ethics 101: A Panel Discussion
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK/YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Young Lawyers Division
This isn’t an ethics lecture, but rather a conversation with concrete information. This segment will talk about the most common ethical dilemmas facing young lawyers and how to avoid them. Listen to our panelists discuss RPC 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, and 4.1 for a better understanding of how to practice law the ethical way.
Moderator/Speaker:
Jonas K. Seigel, Esq.
Seigel Law, LLC, Ridgewood
Speakers:
Hon. Peter A. Bogaard, J.S.C.
Morris County
Corrie S. Sirkin, Esq. 
Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, Trigg, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, Hackensack
Marisa B. Trofimov, Esq., Chair, Young Lawyers Division
The Deni Law Group, LLC, Flemington
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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10AM - 11:15AM - Borgata

Fiduciary Litigation Update
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK/CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
The panel of experts will chart the latest trends in trust and estate law, especially from a litigation perspective. They will highlight the most significant cases and rulings from the last year and comment on current trends and pivotal developments. This program is vital to any member of the bar with an interest in this area of the law.  
Moderator/Speaker:
Steven K. Mignogna, Esq. 
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield
Speakers:
Gerard G. Brew, Esq. 
McCarter & English, LLP Newark
Joseph M. Kempter, JD, LLM, CPA 
Kulzer & DiPadova, PA, Haddonfield
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Mediation Mythbusters: A Game Show Experience
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK
Dispute Resolution Section
Forget those other "talking-head" seminars. Join our simulated game show where experienced attorney-advocate contestants from diverse areas of business, employment, and construction law, will field questions in order to bust the myths surrounding mediation. Misconceptions regarding both private and court-affiliated mediation persist in the legal community despite decades of increasing recognition and use of the process in state and federal courts nationwide. Some myths arise from widely held, but erroneous, assumptions about the mediation process; some stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the mediator; and some from a simple lack of knowledge of how the mediation process can be adapted and customized to benefit your particular cases or clients.   The validity of the contestants answers will be confirmed – or challenged – with a PowerPoint presentation of mediation’s historical background and best practices for maximizing benefits to your clients, both in the context of private mediations and court-affiliated mediations under state Court Rule 1:40 and Federal Practice Local Rule 301.1. Audience participation will be encouraged.
Moderators/Speakers:
Theodore K. Cheng, Esq.
Fox Horan & Camerini, LLP, New York, New York
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., APM
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., LLC, Bridgewater
Speakers:
Stacy D. Adams, Esq. 
Littler Mendelson P.C., Newark
Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, Esq. 
Law Office of Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, P.C., Nutley
Andrew J. Carlowicz Jr., Esq. 
Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP, New Brunswick
Eric G. Fikry, Esq. 
Blank Rome LLP,  Princeton
      
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
NJAPM: 1.0 credit

Hot Topics in the Attorney General’s Office
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
The Attorney General and his top brass will provide an overview on the priorities of the Department of Law and Public Safety. Topics will include prosecutorial initiatives and the Department’s efforts to combat opioid addiction, police-community relations, civil rights and anti-bias trends and diversity in the workplace.  
Moderator/Speaker:
Attorney General Christopher Porrino
Speakers:
Rebecca Ricigliano, First Assistant Attorney General      
Deborah R. Edwards, Executive Assistant Attorney General            
Lora Fong, Chief Diversity Officer 
Elie Honig, Division of Criminal Justice Director
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 
Business Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Shareholders?
BUSINESS AND TAXATION LAW TRACK
Business Law Section
A panel consisting of a sitting Chancery Court judge, a retired judge who conducts private party mediations, a professional arbitrator, an accountant specializing in business valuations and a business dispute litigator will examine the varying methods of resolving disputes between partners, directors or members of companies and the resulting issues relating to buying out interests or dissolving companies. The panel will be led by a corporate lawyer. Benefits and drawbacks of each of the methods to resolve disputes will be analyzed.
Moderator/Speaker:
Steven Eisenstein, Esq.
Lum Drasco &  Positan, LLC, Roseland  
Speakers:
Hon. Thomas M. Moore, J.S.C.
Essex County
Hon. Donald J. Volkert Jr., A.J.S.C. (Ret.)
Lum, Drasco &  Positan, LLC, Roseland
Larry Chodor, CPA/ABV, CVA
Wiss & Co., LLP, Livingston
JJ Pierson, Esq. 
JJ Pierson, PC, Short Hills
Scott E. Reiser, Esq. 
Lum Drasco &  Positan, LLC, Roseland
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Family Law Section Swearing-In of 2017-2018 Officers 

Texts, Lies and Videotape: Ethical Considerations for Legal Investigations
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
For the legal practitioner who seeks or conducts investigations related to business transactions, family law, criminal defense, trusts and estates and all manner of civil litigation including pre-suit and pre-trial discovery. A discussion on how the Rules of Court and Rules of Professional Conduct intersect when a lawyer consults/hires a third party to assist in the investigation;conducts asset searches and personal surveillance in family, criminal or civil matters; and due diligence regarding sellers/buyers, bidders and financial sponsors in real estate and business transactions.
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C. (ret.)
Chiesa Shahinian and Giantomasi, PC, West Orange
Speakers:
Hon. Mary K. Costello, P.J. Cv.
Hudson County
Hon. Jeffrey R. Jablonski, J.S.C.
Hudson County
Grace Dennigan, Esq. 
Dennigan Cahill, LLC,  Princeton 
Brian J. Neary, Esq.
Law Offices of Brian J. Neary, Hackensack 
Matthew B. Orr, Managing Partner
Pinnacle Investigations, Easton, PA, Red Bank, NJ and New York, NY
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Advanced Topics in Property Taxation 2017
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Taxation Law Section
This seminar will cover the latest advanced topics in property taxation including practice pointers, motion and trial tactics and exemption issues.
Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey M. Gradone, Esq. 
Archer & Greiner, PC, Princeton
Speakers:
Richard P. DeAngelis Jr., Esq.
McKirdy & Riskin, PA, Morristown
Alex Paul Genato, Esq., Chair, Taxation Law Section 
Archer & Greiner, PC, Princeton
Kelly A. Grant, Esq.
Capehart & Scatchard, PA, Trenton
William T. Rogers III, Esq.
Skoloff & Wolfe, PC, Livingston
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits 
The Changing Face of Employment: What Employers, Employees, and Attorneys Need to Know About Expanding Diversity in Traditionally Insular Fields
DIVERSITY TRACK/LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRACK
Construction Law Section and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section 
Diversity is more than just a buzzword---numerous studies have shown that increasing workplace diversity increases productivity and innovation (and a company’s bottom line). When expanding access to employment in traditionally insular professions, such as construction and law enforcement, employers face challenges and need guidance in order to comply with existing laws and retain qualified employees, thereby avoiding costly and distracting litigation. Employees should understand their rights in the workplace in order to be productive. Through personal and litigation stories focusing on women, members of the LGBT community, and religious or racial minority groups, attendees will learn how to best advise employees and employers on issues impacting diversity in the workplace. 
Moderators/Speakers:
Adrienne L. Isacoff, Esq., Co-Chair, Construction Law Section 
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader LLC, Rochelle Park
Speakers:
Ravinder Bhalla, Esq. 
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader LLC, Rochelle Park
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Gluck Walrath, LLP, Trenton
Jeanette Morenski, CEO
Transportation Engineering Technology, LLC
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Environmental Justice: Why Race and Class (Still) Matter
DIVERSITY TRACK/ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK
Environmental Law Section and Diversity Committee
The program will explore the evolution of the environmental justice movement, which is rooted in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and examine the systemic issues that place minority and low-income communities at a disproportionate risk of exposure to industrial pollution and other environmental hazards. The program will highlight national and local environmental justice concerns, including the recent lead water crisis in Flint, Mich. and toxic chemical railcar derailment in Paulsboro, and consider the reactions of government agencies. Program contributors will speak to how poverty and segregation have relegated poor and minority populations to some of the most polluted environments, and how to promote and advance programs and policies that can help remedy these disproportionate impacts.
Moderator/Speaker:
Shawn M. La Tourette, Esq. 
Gibbons PC, Newark
Speakers:
Gail H. Conenello, Esq., Chair, Environmental Law Section 
K&L Gates LLP, Newark
Albert Huang, Director of Environmental Justice and Senior Attorney 
Natural Resources Defense Counsel
Stuart J. Lieberman, Esq. 
Lieberman & Blecher, P.C., Princeton
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Pursuing Truth and Justice: An Examination of How Independent Courts and an Independent Media are Essential to Our Democracy
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Media Law Committee and New Jersey State Bar Foundation
History has proven that an independent and aggressive Fourth Estate is an essential watchdog in our democracy. Time and again, history has also proven that an independent judiciary is critical to preserving our rights and protecting our democracy from overreaching by the other branches of government. In 2017, with both the media and our judges and courts under attack, this program will examine the role of journalists today, layered with the role lawyers and the Judiciary have in our democracy, while seeking to address the critical question of whether they can or should get along.
Moderator:
Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Speakers:
Tom Cafferty, Esq., Chair, Media Law Committee 
Gibbons, PC, Newark
Kate Coscarelli, Senior Managing Director of Communications and Media Relations
New Jersey State Bar Association
Tom Moran, Editorial Page Editor
The Star-Ledger
Paula Saha, Director of Audience and Donor Development
NJ Spotlight 
Charles Stile, Columnist
The Bergen Record
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Emerging Insurance & Liability Issues: Ridesharing and Self-Driving Cars
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Insurance Law Section
The expansion of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, and the emergence of self-driving cars are poised to transform the insurance industry. Their growth has implications for different types of insurance, including auto-liability insurance and product liability insurance. It also raises numerous coverage questions. For example, does the ridesharing driver’s insurance or the company’s insurance respond if the driver is involved in an accident? What coverage is available if a self-driving car is involved in an accident? Also, is the driver of a ridesharing vehicle an employee of companies like Uber or Lyft? Will defendants in auto accidents shift the fault to product manufacturers when an accident occurs? The answers to these questions are not always clear. The program will explore the insurance issues related to ridesharing and self-driving cars and how regulators are working to address them. There will also be an insightful discussion among the speakers about how to prosecute and defend these insurance claims.
Moderator/Speaker:
David I. Satine, Esq., Chair, Insurance Law Section
Budd Larner, PC, Short Hills
Speakers:
Assemblyman Joseph A. Lagana (38th District), Deputy Parliamentarian
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Capuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Robert A. Becker, Assistnat General Counsel
Insurance Services Office, Inc., Jersey City
Michelle M. Cresti, Esq. 
Macce & Cresti, P.C., Clinton
Julia C. Talarick, Esq. 
Kinney Lisovicz Reilly & Wolff, PC, Parsippany
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
   
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10AM - 11:15AM - The Water Club
Introduction to Municipal Court: A 101 Course
MUNICIPAL COURT TRACK/MUNICIPAL COURT LAW CREDIT TRACK
Municipal Court Practice Section
This is an introduction to municipal court for recently admitted attorneys or for anyone who is new to Municipal Court practice.
Moderator/Speaker:
Steven W. Hernandez, Esq., Chair, Municipal Court Practice Section 
The Hernandez Law Firm, Toms River
Speakers:
Hon. Harry D. Norton Jr., J.M.C. 
Norton Murphy Sheehy & Corrubia, PC, Woodland Park
Tara Auciello, Esq. 
Law Office of Tara Auciello, New Brunswick 
Peter H. Lederman, Esq. 
Davison Eastman Munoz P.A., Freehold
Joshua H. Reinitz, Esq. 
Iacullo Martino, LLC, Nutley
   
Municipal Court Certification: 1.5 general credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 skills credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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10AM – 12:15PM - Borgata
Financial Fraud: The Continuing Saga
CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK 
Securities Law Committee
The program will address financial fraud in the market place, how the government and FINRA are combating it, and current developments. The first panel will be composed of representatives from the NJ US Attorney's Office; SEC; NJ Bureau of Securities, and FINRA. The second panel will be composed of civil and criminal defense lawyers and a corporate securities lawyer. The second panel will address comments made during the first panel, defense strategies, and how a corporate lawyer responds to the present enforcement environment.
Moderator/Speaker:
William A. Despo, Esq., Chair, Securities Law Committee 
Despo Law Group, Rumson
Speakers:
Panel One
Christopher Gerold, Bureau Chief
New Jersey Bureau of Securities
Nicholas P. Grippo, Assistant United States Attorney
Unites States Attorney’s Office, Economic Crimes Unit
Michael J. Newman, Senior Regional Counsel
Enforcement Department, FINRA, New York
Sheldon Pollock, Assistant Regional Director
United States Securities and Exchange Commission, New York
Panel Two
Frank J. Cuccio, Esq.
Bressler Amery & Ross, PC, Florham Park
Paul E. Minnefor, Esq.
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC, Red Bank
Herbert P. Moore Jr., Esq.
McCarter & English, LLP, East Brunswick
Carlos F. Ortiz, Esq.
Blank Rome, LLP, Princeton
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 2.7 criminal credits
NJ CLE: 2.7 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 2.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 2.0 substantive credits pending ($8.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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10:30AM - 11:45AM - The Water Club
Practical Tips for the Next Generation of Female Lawyers
WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION TRACK
Women in the Profession Section
This program will provide insight into the advancement of women lawyers into the highest levels of private practice. The program will also explore career development, self-promotion, work-life balance, office etiquette and generational issues as they pertain to advancing the next generation of women in the law.
Moderator/Speaker:
Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Esq.
Genova Burns, Newark
Speakers: 
Hope R. Blackburn, General Counsel
Jersey City Public Schools
Suzanne M. Cerra, Esq.
Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C., Chatham
Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, Counsel
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park
Susan Schleck Kleiner, Esq.
Law Office of Susan Schleck Kleiner, Metuchen
Randi W. Kochman, Esq.
Cole Schotz P.C., Hackensack
Dina M. Mastellone, Esq., Chair, NJSBA Women in the Profession Section 
Genova Burns,  LLC, Newark 
Carrie S. Parikh, Esq., Vice President
Wyndham Hotel Group
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

The Record on Appeal
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK
Appellate Practice Committee
A panel of experienced appellate practitioners and judges will discuss the record on appeal, including the appellate court's use of original jurisdiction and judicial notice and motions impacting the record, including motions to supplement, to strike, or for remand.
Introduction by:
Olivia B. Crisp, Esq., Chair, Appellate Practice Committee
State of New Jersey, Office of the Law Guardian, Ewing
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Carmen Messano, P.J.A.D.
Speakers:
Hon. Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D. (Ret.)
Hon. Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D.
Heather Joy Baker, Esq., Chief Counsel
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Clerk's Office
Lisa D. Bigony, Esq., Deputy Counsel
New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, Trenton
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Ethical Decision-Making at Every Stage of Litigation
CIVIL LITIGATION/ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Paralegal Committee
From the new client meeting through trial, litigation teams are charged not only with vigorous representation but also with making ethical decisions: Which parties can be simultaneously represented? What happens if a conflict arises during litigation? How should potentially attorney-client privileged communications of an adversary be handled? What can you find and use from the internet? Must you disclose certain information to a mediator? And do these same rules apply to attorneys as well as paralegals and other members of the litigation team? These and other nuts and bolts questions will be considered and discussed.
Moderator:
Kelly Ann Bird, Esq.
Gibbons, PC, Newark
Speaker:
Hon. Daniel D'Alessandro, J.S.C.
Hudson County
Hon. Ned M. Rosenberg, J.S.C. (Ret.)
Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera and Sodono, P.C., West Orange
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
What Every Attorney Should Know About Immigration
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Immigration Law Section, Diversity Committee, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and New Jersey State Bar Foundation
This course will be a broad introduction to the major immigration law topics that the general attorney, criminal attorney, matrimonial attorney, or attorney just starting to do immigration cases is most likely to encounter. It is geared to the non-immigration attorney or those with modest experience in the field and will cover such topics as what to do if your client is detained by immigration, how to secure release on bond, what to do in immigration court, how to prepare a marriage case, is my client eligible for basic benefits under the immigration laws? It will also address ethical issues including dual representation, conflicts of interest, and what to do with issues related to UPL in immigration practice. Other topics include: unlawful presence waiver, fraud waivers, where and when to file, what if the petitioner dies? Special immigrant juveniles, adoption, divorce and immigration, and crimes and immigration. A must for anyone who has immigrant clientele.
Moderator/Speaker:
Alan J. Pollack, Esq. 
Frank & Pollack LLC, Newark
Speakers:
Michele Alcalde, Esq.
Law Office of Michele Alcalde, Red Bank
Rudy A. Rodas, Esq.
United States Social Security Administration, Jersey City
Susan G. Roy, Esq.
Law Offices of Susan G. Roy, LLC, Princeton Junction
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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12:30PM - 1:45PM - Borgata
Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court
DIVERSITY TRACK
The NJSBA Diversity Committee presents its Diverse Voices-Distinguished Speaker Series with Coach C. Vivian Stringer at the Annual Diversity Luncheon. The legendary Coach Stringer will share with the audience a first-hand account of her lessons learned from the “basketball” court. Following her keynote address, we will hear from several notable legal professionals who will discuss their own personal stories, lessons learned, obstacles faced, as well as triumphs which have helped shaped their perspective on the practice of law.
Featured Speaker:
C. Vivian Stringer, Head Coach
Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Team 
Round Table Speakers:
Rébécca Bénoit, JD
Thomas R. Klein School of Law at Drexel University
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq. 
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA, Bridgewater
Angella N. Middleton, Esq.
White & Williams, LLP, Cherry Hill
Joshua H. Reinitz, Esq.
Iacullo Martino, LLC, Nutley
 
1PM - 2:15PM - Borgata

Handling the Criminal Insurance Fraud Case
CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK
Criminal Law Section
The latest law and techniques for handling the insurance fraud case from former prosecutors and defense counsel.
Moderator/Speaker:
Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Aloia Law Firm, LLC, Bloomfield
Speaker:
Hon. John I. Gizzo, J.S.C.
Essex County
John Butchko, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Fraud Deterrence 

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
James Carey, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Doreen Hafner, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Christopher Iu, Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 criminal credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Making Sense of Immigration Law: Getting Down to Business, Staying Out of Trouble
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Immigration Law Section
The program will cover 4-5 “hot” topics in the areas of Employment-based immigration law and “Crimmigration” law (the crossover of immigration law and criminal defense) including the following:  (i) Crucial Elements of President Trump’s Executive Orders and Its Impact on Non-Citizen Clients (ii) Immigration 2017 – A New President and Congress – What The Trump Administration has planned for employment-sponsored immigration processes; (iii) Immigration law in the wake of bail reform in New Jersey; (iv) An overview of this year’s H-1B cap filing results and recent changes to the H-1B program;  (v) Obligations of a criminal defense attorney under Padilla v. Kentucky, including post-conviction relief in the wake of Padilla; and  (vi) 10 common pitfalls and traps in negotiating pleas for non-citizens.
Moderator/Speaker:
Scott R. Malyk, Esq. 
Meyner and Landis LLP, Newark
Speakers:
Hon. Dorothy Harbeck (NAIJ)*
National Association of Immigration Judges
Ronald P. Mondello, Esq.
Ronald P. Mondello, PC, Fair Lawn
Michael Noriega, Esq. 
Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold and Mangan, LLC, Scotch Plains
 
*Judge Harbeck is the Eastern Regional Vice President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ).  The views expressed during her presentations do not necessarily represent the official position of the United States Department of Justice, the Attorney General, or the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  The views represent the author’s personal opinions, which were formed after extensive consultation with the membership of the NAIJ.
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 
Uniform Trust Code Update
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
Expert panelists will provide a history and overview of the Uniform Trust Code and and its impact on the creation, modification, and termination of trusts in New Jersey. They will also discuss the UTC’s impact on trustees and their respective duties under the trusts.
Speaker:
Andrew J. DeMaio, Esq.
Neff Aguilar, LLC, Red Bank
Martin D. Hauptman, Esq.
Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C., Roseland
Steven K. Mignogna, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield
Frederick K. Schoenbrodt II, Esq.
Bressler Amery & Ross, P.C., Florham Park
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits
 
Family Law Matters Involving LGBT Litigants: Promoting Fairness in the Law
FAMILY LAW TRACK
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section and Family Law Section
Conduct by lawyers and their clients in the courtroom, which innocently or deliberately discriminates against LGBT litigants and attorneys, has a profound effect on the public’s perception of fairness of the judicial system. Such conduct also triggers ethical implications for attorneys. Don’t miss this essential seminar in cultural competency, updated for 2017, as the panel provides the audience with definitions, terminology and etiquette to assist attorneys in identifying and understanding the problem of LGBT bias in the judicial process.
Moderator/Speaker:
Stephanie Frangos Hagan, Esq. 
Donahue Hagan Klein & Weisberg, LLC, Morristown
Speakers:
Justice Virginia Long, Supreme Court of New Jersey (Ret.)
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Princeton
Hon. Donald A. Kessler, J.S.C.
Essex County Vicinage - Chancery Division
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Gluck Walrath, LLP, Trenton
Debra E. Guston, Esq.
Guston & Guston, LLP, Glen Rock
Emily A. Kaller, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq.
Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC, Summit
Nina C. Remson, Esq.
Nina C. Remson Attorney at Law, LLC,  Hackensack
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility and Ethics
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice Committee
Speakers will discuss recent cases and rules concerning the bona fide office rule; and issues concerning probate matters, government attorneys, conflicts and more.
Moderator/Speaker:
Cynthia D. Santomauro, Esq. 
Cooke & Santomauro, PC, Hackensack
Speakers:
Hon. Margaret Mary McVeigh (Ret.)
DeMarco & DeMarco, North Haledon
Amirali Y. Haidri, Esq.
Law Offices of Amirali Y. Haidri, Springfield
Nicholas Kant, Esq., Deputy Attorney General
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
David B. Rubin, Esq.
David B. Rubin, P.C., Metuchen
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Hot Topics in Workers Compensation
WORKERS COMPENSATION TRACK/CERTIFIED WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW CREDIT TRACK
Workers Compensation Section
A discussion of the Catrambone decision and its implications for social security and total disability workers compensation cases.
Moderator/Speaker:
Nancy Johnson, Esq.
Capehardt Scatchard, PA, Mt. Laurel
Speakers:
Hon. Carmine Taglialatella, J.W.C.
Atlantic City
Lois J. Gregory, Esq. (Ret.)
State Second Inury Fund
Frank A. Petro, Esq.
Petro Cohen Petro Matazzaro, Northfield 
   
Workers Compensation Certification: 1.5 general credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 
DWI Update
MUNICIPAL COURT TRACK/MUNICIPAL COURT LAW CREDIT TRACK
Municipal Court Practice Section
Don't miss this important update for 2017. Jeffrey Gold and his distinguished panel will discuss the latest cases and procedures in defending a DWI Case.
Speaker:
Jeffrey E. Gold, Esq. 
Law Office of Gold & Associates, Cherry Hill
Speakers:
Hon. Roy F. McGeady, P.J.M.C.
Bergen County 
Arnold N. Fishman, Esq. 
Fishman & Fishman, LLC, Lawnside
Donna Sigel Platt, Esq. 
Donna Sigel Platt, PC, Stratford
   
Municipal Court Certification: 1.5 DWI Refusal credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

That Special Relationship: In-House Counsel Views on Outside Counsel
BUSINESS AND TAXATION LAW TRACK
In-House Counsel Committee
A panel of in-house counsel will share their insights and engage in a discussion of their views of the working relationships between inside and outside counsel. Topics to be discussed include: Marketing: What works? What gets in-house counsel’s attention? What doesn’t work?  Getting hired and staying hired: What are clients looking for? What actions will get a firm taken off the list of acceptable counsel? Billing and Fees: What are in-house counsel’s expectations? Pet peeves? Outrages? Communication: What problems do in-house counsel see and are outside lawyers addressing these concerns?
Moderator/Speaker:
Arthur H. Saiewitz, Corporate Counsel, Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Legal & Compliance
Nokia Corporation, Murray Hill
Speakers:
Bruce Bradford, Intellectual Property Counsel
Honeywell International, Inc.
Luis J. Diaz, Esq.
Gibbons, PC, Newark
Brian Doran, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Investors Bank
William Ferreira, Esq., Counsel
Wyndham Hotel Group, Parsippany
Ebonee Hamilton Lewis, Esq., Chair, In-House Counsel Committee
Senior Employment Counsel, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Practical Evidence
YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Young Lawyers Division
This interactive program includes lawyers from four backgrounds (family, criminal, civil, and chancery) and judges. The attorneys will give fact patterns and scenarios about a piece of evidence that they would like to get in during trial and the judges will decide whether or not it gets in.
Moderator/Speaker:
Dana Van Leuven, Esq. 
Van Leuven Law, LLC, Montville
Speakers:
Hon. Hany Mawla, J.A.D., t/a
Hon. Robert Reed, P.J.Cr.
Somerset County
Joseph S. Surman, Esq.
Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst, LLP, New Brunswick
Cory Rothbort, Esq. 
Sellar Richardson, PC, Livingston
Rajeh Saadeh, Esq.
The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, LLC, Somerville
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Electronic Discovery: Making Technology Work for Every Case
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK/TECHNOLOGY TRACK
This seminar will provide an overview of the current state and federal rules along with a discussion regarding staffing and technology solutions available to New Jersey practitioners. E-Discovery is no longer a one-size fits all proposition. During the seminar, attendees will be taken through a typical e-discovery project and learn how the proper application of people, processes and technology can enable lawyers to use electronic discovery in all courts for the benefit of their client and their case. Using simple techniques and asking the right questions can help every practitioner navigate the world of electronic discovery. This seminar will give attendees the perspectives of e-discovery practitioners, technical personnel, and the judiciary to provide a holistic view of how to use electronic discovery in everyday cases.
Moderator:
Rebecca Rakoski, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, P.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Speakers:
Hon. Ann Marie Donio, U.S.M.J.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Kerri E. Chewning, Esq. 
Archer & Greiner, P.C., Haddonfield
Matthew R. Streger, Esq.
Keavney & Streger, LLC, Princeton
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

So You Want to Become a Judge?
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Moderator/Speaker:
Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Speakers:
Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C. 
Hudson County
Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq., Former Chief Counsel to Governor Chris Christie
O'Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, Cedar Grove
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
  
   
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1PM - 2:15PM - The Water Club
NJ LLC Potpourri
BUSINESS AND TAXATION LAW TRACK
Business Law Section
A panel of lawyers and judges discuss topics of interest to transactional attorneys and business litigators relating to NJ LLCs.
Moderator/Speaker:
Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa, Esq. 
Archer & Greiner, PC, Hackensack
Speakers:
Hon. Frank M. Ciuffani, P.J. Ch.
Middlesex County
Hon. Robert P. Contillo, P.J. Ch.
Bergen County
Wendy F. Klein, Esq. 
Cole Schotz, PC, Hackensack
Scott I. Unger, Esq. 
Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation

Hot Topics in Residential Real Estate
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
Panel will discuss recent changes that are impacting residential real estate closings. Topics will include the recently amended broker standard form of real estate contract, the status and impact of Conley v. Guerrero, an update on the release of the new flood insurance rating maps and the status and anticipated CFPB regulatory changes and challenges under the new administration. 
Speakers:
F. Bradford Batcha, Esq.
Batcha & Batcha, LLC, Red Bank
Matthew Cohen, Esq.
Two Rivers Title, Little Silver
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Arbitration Under Attack: When Is It Binding Dispute Resolution Appropriate?
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK
Dispute Resolution Section
Recent state court decisions have given New Jersey a reputation as an unfriendly jurisdiction for arbitration. In deciding whether to compel arbitration, many courts have favored the right to a civil jury trial even though that did not fulfill the contractual expectations of one or more of the parties. The panel will discuss the underlying law and policies that inform judicial determinations, when binding arbitration is or is not an appropriate resolution mechanism, other forms of dispute resolution that can be utilized, and how you can enhance a client's chances of enforcing an arbitration agreement. The program will focus on commercial matters and situations where the parties have entered into a contract providing for arbitration of their disputes. 
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Harriet Farber Klein (Ret.)
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Florham Park
Speaker:
Justice Barry T. Albin
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Dennis J. Drasco, Esq.
Lum Drasco & Positan, LLC, Roseland
Robert E. Margulies, Esq. 
Margulies Wind, PC, Jersey City
David S. Weiss, Esq., Founder and Director 
Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR), New Jersey City University
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Lawyer Interrupted: Successfully Transitioning From the Traditional Practice of Law
THE WHOLE LAWYER TRACK
Lawyers in Transition Committee
Twenty years ago, the only career transitions most lawyers made were due to discipline and retirement. Not so today. There is an evolving awareness and acceptance of the versatility of the law degree in a great many fields, including creative fields, previously thought to attract only non-lawyers. Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning author ofLawyer Interrupted, Lemongrass Hope, and Secrets of Worry Dolls will discuss her own transition from a 13-year corporate litigation career - including a decade at Skadden Arps - to her career as a full-time novelist. She will share the pivotal lessons she learned and heeded from creative peers (and fellow interrupted lawyers) including celebrity designer, Jill Donovan and internationally renowned lego brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, among more.
Moderator/Speaker:
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq., NJSBA Treasurer
Yonta Law LLC, New Brunswick
Featured Speaker:
Amy Impellizzeri
Award-winning author of Lawyer Interrupted, Lemongrass Hope and Secrets of Worry Dolls
Speaker:
Lauren E. Caesar, Esq., Co-Chair, Lawyers in Transition Committee 
Law Office of Lauren E. Caesar, LLC, Matawan
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits

Crafting Opening and Closing Statements: Criminal Law 101
CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK
Criminal Law Section
An overview and practice pointers to prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys in crafting opening and closing statements in jury trials, and to address effective jury instructions as prepared by the courts and proposed by prosecutors and defense counsel. 
Moderator/Speaker:
Barbara E. Ungar, Esq., Chair, Criminal Law Section 
Law Office of Barbara E. Ungar, Esq.,  New Brunswick
Speakers:
Hon. Kevin G. Callahan, J.S.C. (Ret.)
Saint Peters University
Hon. Marilyn C. Clark, P.J.Cr.
Passaic County
Robert A. Bianchi, Esq., Morris County Prosecutor (2007-2013)
The Bianchi Law Group, LLC, West Caldwell
Jennifer R. Webb-McRae, Cumberland County Prosecutor
Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 criminal credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 skills credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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2:45PM - 4:15PM - Borgata
40 States and Guam Seek Rehabilitation Before Conviction for Veterans-Why Not NJ? 
CRIMINAL LITIGATION TRACK
Military Law and Veterans Affairs Section *
As S-307/A4362 sits on the Governor's desk, awaiting signature, county prosecutors have taken the initiative to rehabilitate veterans who were law-abiding citizens before a combat deployment. Forty states have Veterans Treatment Courts and New Jersey is expected to be next. Prosecutors, veteran mentors and the Department of Veterans Affairs' programs are working together to keep America's military heroes from needless convictions. The VA has a $168 billion dollar budget and spends millions in other states for in-patient alcohol, drug and mental health programs.
Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas Roughneen, Esq., Chair, Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Section
Lieutenant Colonel, NJ Army National Guard, 8-year Reserve Component Senior Defense Counsel, 29-year Veteran and Iraq War Veteran
Thomas Roughneen & Associates, Counsellors at Law, LLC, Chatham

Speakers:
Matthew Adams, Esq.
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Morristown
Joseph D. Coronato, Ocean County Prosecutor
Ocean County Prosecutors' Office, Toms River
Mark Correale, Veterans Outreach Officer
New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs
Sean F. Dalton, Gloucester County Prosecutor
Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, Woodbury
Lieutenant Colonel Susan J. Lynch
National Guard Bureau, Operations Officer and Defense Counsel, Arlington, Virginia
John Walter, Veterans Outreach Officer
New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs
   
*The views expressed as part of this seminar are those of the speakers and do not reflect the official policy or position of the New Jersey Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
   
NJ CLE: 1.8 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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3PM - 4:15PM - Borgata
Municipal Court Bench/Bar Conference
MUNICIPAL COURT TRACK/MUNICIPAL COURT LAW CREDIT TRACK
Municipal Court Practice Section
Join Municipal Court judges and practitioners as they discuss the hottest topics and most pressing issues in municipal court practice.
Moderator/Speaker:
Steven W. Hernandez, Esq., Chair, Municipal Court Practice Section
The Hernandez Law Firm, Toms River
Speakers:
Hon. James M. Newman, P.J.M.C. 
Monmouth County 
Hon. Robert T. Zane III, P.J.M.C. 
Camden County 
Hon. Marvin C. Adames, J.M.C.
Newark
Annette DePalma, Esq. 

Township of Maplewood Municipal Prosecutor 
Daniel Gee, Esq.
Parker Young & Antinoff, LLC, Marlton
Greggory M. Marootian, Esq. 
Law Office of Greggory M. Marootian, Livingston
Matthew V. Portella, Esq. 
Law Office Of Matthew V. Portella, LLC, Haddon Heights
   
Municipal Court Certification: 1.5 general credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Ethical Traps Attorneys Need to Avoid in ADR
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK/ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Dispute Resolution Section
A series of quick and thought-provoking simulations will highlight ethical challenges attorneys face during mediations and arbitrations of civil, commercial and family matters. Through role play, instructive presentations and interactive discussions, attendees will learn about the relevant ethical rules, case law and principles that govern their conduct in the ADR setting. By watching real-life scenarios played out and engaging in follow-up discourse, audience members will gain an appreciation for and a true understanding of the many sticky ethical issues and pitfalls they need to be aware of while representing their clients at mediation and arbitration. Group discussion will include an analysis of the applicable rules of professional conduct and the options available to counsel. Emphasis will be on analyzing ethical issues and controlling rules, and determining ethical courses of action.
Moderator/Speaker:
Felicia T. Farber, Esq., Chair, Dispute Resolution Section 
Law Office of Felicia T. Farber, Wayne
Speakers:
Hon. Stephan C. Hansbury (Ret.) 
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Florham Park
Hon. Deanne M. Wilson (Ret.) 
Resolutions, LLC, Mendham
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., APM 
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., LLC, Bridgewater
Robert J. Lenrow, Esq., APM 
Cease Fire Mediation Services Inc., Paramus
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 
Update on School Law 2017
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
School Law Committee
This presentation will provide an update on the latest developments and current events in school law and will include more specifics as the topics are identified and discussed in the coming months.
Moderator/Speaker:
John G. Geppert Jr., Esq., Chair, School Law Committee
Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst
Speakers:
Hon. Leslie Z. Celentano, A.L.J.
Newark
Hope Blackburn, General Counsel
Jersey City Public Schools
Sandra Lascari, Esq.
The Law Offices of Sandra L. Lascari, LLC, Madison
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
Domestic Violence
FAMILY LAW TRACK/CERTIFIED MATRIMONIAL LAW CREDIT TRACK
Family Law Section
Moderator/Speaker:
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq.
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA, Bridgewater
Speakers:
Hon. Angela White Dalton, J.S.C.
Monmouth County
Hon. David Katz, J.S.C.
Essex County
Hon. Anthony F. Picheca Jr., P.J.F.P.
Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties
Assemblyman Troy Singleton (7th District)
David J. Bruno, Esq.
The Bianchi Law Group, LLC, West Caldwell
Paris P. Eliades, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC, Sparta
David Scott Mack, Esq. 
Donahue Hagan Klein & Weisberg, LLC, Morristown
Daniel M. Serviss, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Roseland
Amy Zylman Shimalla, Esq.
Shimalla Wechsler Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, Warren
   
Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 
Civil Trial Ethics
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK/ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Product Liability and Mass Tort Section
A three judge panel will discuss specific, interesting ethical issues that trial lawyers face during the course of a civil trial. For example: Jury Selection - What are the limitations on researching potential jurors? Duty of Candor to the Court - When and how should a trial lawyer disclose to the court that their client's testimony is not truthful? What is a New Jersey civil trial lawyer's ethical obligations concerning a pro hac vice attorney's conduct during trial? Settlement negotiations: To what extent is a trial lawyer obligated to involve his or her client in settlement negotiations?
Moderator:
Rachel A. Placitella, Esq., Chair, Product Liability and Mass Tort Section
Cohen Placitella & Roth, Red Bank
Speakers:
Hon. Joseph L. Marczyk, P.J. Cv.
Atlantic County
Hon. Vincent Le Blon, J.S.C.
Middlesex County
Hon. Robert C. Wilson, J.S.C.
Bergen County
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Supreme Court Year in Review 2017
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
New Jersey Supreme Court Justices each discuss significant cases that have come before them in the areas of civil, criminal and family law. The program includes special commentary by Hudson County Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr., Chair of the Conference of Criminal Presiding Judges Jeanne Covert, and Chair of the Conference of Family Presiding Judges Deborah Venezia.
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C.
Hudson County
Speakers:
Justice Barry T. Albin
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Justice Anne M. Patterson
Supreme Court of New Jersey 
Justice Lee A. Solomon
Supreme Court of New Jersey 
Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr.
Burlington County
Hon. Deborah J. Venezia, P.J.F.P.
Middlesex County
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Client Crisis Management and Expedited Litigation
CIVIL LITIGATION
Equity Jurisprudence Committee
When a client is facing a serious and potentially irreparable incident that requires immediate attention, the client requires prompt advice and an effective plan of action. This program will provide a roundtable discussion from professionals tasked with successfully navigating these imperfect situations in real time.
Moderator/Speaker:  
Alexandra V. Gallo, Esq.
O’Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, Cedar Gove
Speakers:
Hon. Freda L. Wolfson
United States District Cwoourt for the District of New Jersey
Attorney General Christopher Porrino
Frederick W. Alworth, Esq.
Gibbons, PC, Newark 
Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq. 
O’Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, Cedar Grove

Representing Your Pro Bono Client: Ethical Considerations
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Pro Bono Committee
Panelists will discuss strategies for effectively (and ethically) representing pro bono clients. Speakers will focus on the Rules of Professional Conduct and how they relate to representation in a pro bono context, with special emphasis on the rules and techniques of effective communication. Through a series of hypotheticals, the program will highlight considerations to keep in mind when working with pro bono clients, as well as tips to avoid common areas of difficulty. With a focus on pro bono representation, the skills learned in this session will be useful in working with all clients.
Moderator/Speaker:
Jessica Kitson, Esq. Managing Attorney
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Newark
Speakers:
Raquiba Huq, Esq. Supervising Attorney/Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Legal Services of New Jersey 
Scott M. Zauber, Esq.
Subranni Zauber, LLC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Diane K. Smith, Esq., Executive Director
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Free Speech and Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act:
"Dykes on Bikes, Nut Sack Ale and The Slants"
DIVERSITY TRACK
Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section, Diversity Committee and Intellectual Property Committee
On Dec. 15, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the disparagement provision of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act unconstitutional under the free speech clause of the First Amendment. On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to revisit this issue of the federal government's ban on offensive trademarks, specifically whether this ban violates free speech under the First Amendment. The ruling focused on the impact that this may have on the pending appeal of the cancellation of the Washington Redskins trademark, however, the ruling has broader implications as it opens the door for trademark registrations that will contain "offensive" and /or disparaging words or phrases for commercial use - - - and likely a flood of litigation. This panel will be an interactive discussion on the impact of In re Tam, and what the future may hold for those seeking to register and those seeking to fight "disparaging" trademarks.
Moderator/Speaker:
Kenneth E. Sharperson, Esq., Co-Chair, Diversity Committee 
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLC, Warren
Speakers:
Rahat Babar, NE Regional Governor
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Bruce Bradford, Esq., Intellectual Property Counsel 

Honeywell International, Inc. 
Christine Haight Farley, Professor of Law
Washington College of Law, American University
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Estate and Gift Tax Update: A Whole New Ballgame
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section

Hit a home run for your clients as an expert discusses recent developments in estate and gift tax including the repeal of the estate tax in New Jersey, or not, the potential repeal of the federal estate tax, and planning for clients in an environment of total uncertainty. Other current developments will also be addressed. 

Speaker:
Richard H. Greenberg, Esq.
Greenberg & Schulman, Woodbridge
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Hot Topics in Criminal Tax Enforcement
CRIMINAL LITIGATION TRACK
Federal Practice and Procedure Section
Join us to discuss the anatomy of a criminal tax investigation: a nuts and bolts description of the process including potential charges, role of the accountant in the investigation, methods used by IRS to gather information, and Department of Justice approval process. A practical approach regarding how to handle a request for information from an IRS Special Agent – an agent shows up at your office – what do you do? IRS initiatives, programs and focus on offshore tax evasion (what you need to know) and recent developments with regards to virtual currency.
Moderator/Speaker:
Carlos F. Ortiz, Esq.
Blank Rome, LLP, Princeton
Speakers:
Mayling Blanco, Esq.
Blank Rome, LLP, Princeton
Andrew Kameros, Assistant Chief
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Walter Pagano, Esq.
Eisner Amper, New York
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation

Valuing Closely Held Businesses
BUSINESS AND TAXATION LAW TRACK/CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Equity Jurisprudence Committee
How should Family, Chancery and Business Court lawyers present and evaluate wildly differing opinions? The process by which these businesses or business interests are valued can involve what appear to be arcane approaches, methods and procedures. This “how to” seminar focuses on how to make, examine and evaluate expert reports and testimony where the experts have reached wildly different conclusions which on the surface appear equally convincing. This course will present practical guidance on the concepts used in the business valuation process and identify the critical components of a business valuation. Each expert makes judgments as to how he or she handles these critical components, which can lead to very different conclusions. This course will provide practical guidance on how to breakdown the expert’s opinion and evaluate such opinions in order to present effective direct and cross-examination. 
Moderator/Speaker:
Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Speakers:
Hon. Robert P. Contillo, P.J.Ch.
Bergen County
Hon. Donald A. Kessler, J.S.C.
Essex County 
Jay Fishman, Managing Director
Financial Research Associates, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
William J. Morrison, CPA/ABV, CFF, Partner
Withum Smith+Brown, Paramus
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits
   
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3PM - 4:15PM - The Water Club
Introduction to Medicare Advantage Plans: The New Wrinkle in Medicare Conditional Payments
WORKERS COMPENSATION TRACK
Workers Compensation Section
A discussion of Medicare advantage plans and their implications for liens in Workers compensation cases. 
Speaker:
Rafael Gonzalez, Esq.,  Director of Medicare and Medicaid Compliance
Gould & Lamb, LLC, Bradenton, Florida
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate
REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
Panel will speak about significant and recent developments confronting commercial real estate transactions. Topics to be covered will include transactional, taxation, land use and environmental issues. 
Moderator/Speaker:
Matthew J. Schiller, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Speakers:
Barbara A. Casey, Esq. 
Ballard Spahr, LLP, Cherry Hill
Stuart J. Lieberman, Esq. 
Lieberman & Blecher, PC, Princeton
Henry L. Kent-Smith, Esq.
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Princeton
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

Social Media: How To Use It To Network And Market Your Practice Without Violating IP Law
TECHNOLOGY TRACK
Intellectual Property Law Committee
In this twist on the traditional intellectual property presentation, the panel will incorporate tips from a business coach on how lawyers can use social media for business and career development with legal discussion related to a lawyers' use of social media, e.g. how to avoid a claim of copyright or trademark infringement, defamation/plagiarism, and the risk of potential patent litigation resulting from use of potentially infringing software or an inadvertent disclosure on social media. The presentation will include discussion of potential ethics issues and tips regarding, among others, photo/image use, article writing and dealing with press.
Moderator/Speaker:
Nancy Del Pizzo, Esq., Chair, Intellectual Property Committee
Rivkin Radler LLP, Hackensack
Speakers:
Deena Baikowitz, Chief Networking Officer
Fireball Network
Lionel Frank, Esq. 
Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, P.C., Lawrenceville
Morgan Jones, Esq., Corporate Counsel
InvenTel Products
Nicole O'Hara, Esq.
Gross McGinley LLP, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Tryn Stimart, Esq. 
Gibbons, PC, Newark
   
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

The Future of Class Actions in New Jersey
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL CREDIT TRACK
Class Actions Committee
The program will cover the latest developments in class action law and practice, including standing and the impact of Spokeo, TCCWNA Developments, class action waivers, ascertainabilitly and rules and legislative developments.  
Moderators/Speakers: 
Joseph J. DePalma, Esq.
Lite DePalma Greenberg, Newark
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Esq. 
Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C., Newark
David Jay, Esq. 
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Florham Park 
Reynold Lampert, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, Livingston 
Christopher J. Michie, Esq.
Clark Michie, LLP, Princeton 
Peter S. Pearlman, Esq.
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP, Saddle Brook
Kelly M. Purcaro, Esq.
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP, Saddle Brook
Ross H. Schmierer, Esq.
Paris Ackerman & Schmierer, LLP, Roseland
Henry P. Wolfe, Esq.
The Wolfe Law Firm, LLC, North Brunswick
      
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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3PM - 4:45PM - The Water Club
Avoiding the Runaway Train of Economic & Emotional Distress Damages & Attorneys' Fees in Employment Cases 
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK/LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRACK
Dispute Resolution Section
This program will focus on how cases are evaluated in early mediation. The panel will have a lively debate on valuation of damage components for LAD and CEPA cases including: (1) How economic damages are calculated and assessed for settlement purposes, including mitigation issues; (2) the runaway train of emotional distress claims including analysis of the recent jury verdict upheld by the NJ Supreme Court in Cuevas v. Wentworth; (3) the impact of fee shifting, how attorneys' fees are considered for settlement purposes. The panelists are plaintiffs and defense counsel, an EPLI claims examiner, a general counsel and a professional mediator.
Moderator/Speaker:
Marla J. Moss, Esq.
Marla J. Moss Mediation, Little Falls
Speakers:
Steve Daveggia
NIP Group
Claudia A. Reis, Esq.
Lenzo & Reis, LLC, Morristown
Robert T. Szyba, Esq. 
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, New York 
Anthony Tinari, Vice President & General Counsel
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.
   
NJ CLE: 2.1 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
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