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Wednesday, May 13
   
 9 -10:15 a.m.
   
Room 1
Presidential Powers During Times of Crisis 
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Join judges, lawyers and Constitutional Law experts as they explore the evolving scope of presidential powers during the Trump presidency through the lens of impeachment, the Coronavirus and other additional current events. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Elie Honig, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland
   
Speakers:
Hon. Harriet Derman (Ret.)
DeFrancesco Bateman, Warren
Jeffrey S. Jacobson, Esq.
Faegre Drinker, LLP, New York
Lawrence Lustberg, Esq.
Gibbons P.C., Newark
Rajiv D. Parikh, Esq.
Genova Burns, LLC, Newark
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
Room 2
Kicked to the Curb
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section
*Larry works for a TV station. Can Larry come to work wearing a MAGA hat? 
*What if Larry works in a police station or a public school?
*Alyssa, who works with Larry at the TV station, loves to watch Rachel Maddow. Can Alyssa watch Rachel in the break room?
*Bobby parks his car in the parking lot and has a “F Trump” bumper sticker. 
*Clint has covered his cubicle with pictures to make it resemble the border wall.
*Can Larry, Alyssa, Bobby or Clint be disciplined for workplace speech?
   
In this supercharged environment, and with Presidential elections approaching, this fast-paced program will offer lawyers who counsel clients — and lawyers who have employees — timely tips to help avoid angry workplace exchanges, hurt feelings and, potentially, adverse employment actions and exposure to claims. 
   
The Labor and Employment Law Section presents a panel of speakers who will offer diverse viewpoints from the media and lawyers who represent public and private sector employers, unions and individuals. Our panel will discuss topics including:
   
*How public and private sector workplaces differ on these issues
*The role of policies and what those policies can/cannot include
*What, if any, corrective actions are possible and advisable
   
Moderators:
John L. Shahdanian II, Esq.
MARC, Florham Park
Keith Waldman, Esq.
Selikoff & Cohen, P.A., Mount Laurel
   
Speakers:
Raymond M. Baldino, Esq.
Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman, Newark 
Shannon Morales D’Jamoos, Senior Counsel and Director, Employment Law
GAP
Patricia Northrop, General Counsel
NJTV
Bruce Rosen, Esq.
MARC Law, Florham Park
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
Room 3   

Transitioning from Law Clerk to Associate:  Professional Tips to
Make it a Success for Young Lawyers and Those Who Hire Them 
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Cosponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law 
This program is developed and presented by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, a cooperative venture of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the State and Federal Judiciary and New Jersey’s three law schools.  This presentation, designed to provide guidance for both young lawyers and those who hire them, will feature discussions on issues likely to be encountered when transitioning from law clerk to practicing attorney, including but not limited to mentoring, personal interactions, ethical obligations, confidentiality, networking, common representation problems and questions. The format is intended to be interactive with audience participation encouraged.
    
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Georgia M. Curio, A.J.S.C. (Ret.)
Georgia M. Curio Mediation Services
 
Speakers:
Hon. Linda R. Feinberg, A.J.S.C. (Ret)
Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, PC, Lawrenceville
James J. Uliano, Esq., Former Chair, NJSBA Young Lawyers Division. 
Chamlin Rosen Uliano & Witherington, West Long Branch
Karol Corbin Walker, Esq., NJSBA Past President

Chair, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, Hackensack

   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   

 
Wednesday, May 13
      
11 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

   
Room 1
Leadership in the Law in Times of Crisis
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Join us for a one-of-a kind program as some of the State’s top leaders in the legal profession discuss the leadership qualities that enable them to persevere in difficult times. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq., NJSBA President
Yonta Law, LLC, New Brunswick
   
Speakers:
United States Attorney Craig Carpenito
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal
Attorney General of the State of New Jersey

Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin
Mayor of Teaneck
Matt Platkin, Chief Counsel
Office of the Governor of the State of New Jersey 

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)


      
Room 2
New Knowledge for the New Normal: Civil Litigation in the Pandemic
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
The hottest tips for today’s hot litigators involve how to proceed during this national crisis. Join some of the best trial attorneys in the state as they address topics directly related to representing litigants during the pandemic. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Michael G. Donahue, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Civil Trial Bar Section
Stark & Stark   Attorneys at Law, Princeton
   
Speakers:
John E. Gregory Jr., Esq.
Spevack Law Firm, New Brunswick
John E. Keefe Jr., Esq., NJSBA Past-President
Keefe Law Firm, Red Bank
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM
Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq., NJSBA Secretary
Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni, PA, Cedar Knolls
Chad M. Moore, Esq.
Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP, Hammonton
Mary Ann C. O’Brien, Esq., LLM
Crammer Bishop & O’Brien, PC, Absecon
Wendy Allyson Reek, Esq.
Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni, PA, Cedar Knolls
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
   
Room 3
Security and Privacy Basics and Beyond 

TECHNOLOGY TRACK
Cosponsored by Cybersecurity Task Force
This program will provide you with a basic, yet solid working knowledge of the core strategies you need to effectively protect yourself by implementing a simple yet powerful cybersecurity plan for your law firm and your family while working from home. You will review a functional and solid “cybersecurity playbook” you can use to protect your firm, the key issues you need to be aware of, common ways that organizations and individuals are exploited, and more. 
   
Please join us for this insightful and informative discussion, which will be an invaluable tool for your practice. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Robert Spangler, PhD., Associate Executive Director, Operations and IT
New Jersey State Bar Association 
   
Speakers:
Renata Lowenbraun, Vice President of Legal - Privacy & Product, CIPP/US, OTCP
Payfone
Sajeed Naseem, Chief Information Security Officer
Administrative Office of the Courts, Trenton
Karen Painter Randall, Esq., Partner, Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy 
Connell Foley, Roseland 
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 

Wednesday, May 13   

 

1 - 2:15 p.m.
   
Room 1
The Zone of Appellate Jurisdiction vs. Trial Court Jurisdiction During an Appeal 
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
When and how can you bring your case to the Appellate Division or Supreme Court?  We will review the ordinary and unusual situations in various areas of law, including civil, criminal, family and administrative appeals. Issues to be discussed will include finality and exhaustion of remedies, special rules involving appeals from criminal and family court orders, the process for obtaining a stay of a trial court decision, the power of the trial court or agency to act after an appeal is filed, remand orders and other ways the appellate court can send matters back to the trial court or agency, and interlocutory review. 
   
Moderators:  
Lawrence Bluestone, Esq.
Genova Burns, LLC, Jersey City
   
Speakers:
Hon. Robert J. Gilson,  J.A.D.
Hon. William E. Nugent
, J. A. D., Atlantic City 
Lisa Bigony, Deputy Chief Counsel
Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division
Carol M. Henderson, AAG, Chief, Appellate Bureau
Division of Criminal Justice
Jenna Kennett, Emergent Clerk
Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
     
1 - 2:15 p.m.
    
Room 2
Business Valuations, Cash Flow and the Pandemic’s Impact on Financial Issues in Divorce 

FAMILY LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Family Law Section
This seminar will address the impact of COVID-19 on business valuations, cash flow analyses and applications for modifications in support. The panel will feature both experienced forensic accountants and practiced family law attorneys who will discuss different ways accountants and attorneys may need to address alimony, equitable distribution and other financial issues where businesses impacted by the pandemic are involved.
   
Moderator/Speaker: 
Megan Murray, Esq. 
The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray, Hazlet
   
Speakers:
Lizanne J. Ceconi, Esq.
Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC, Summit
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq.
Adinolfi Lieberman Burick Falkenstein Roberto and Molotsky, P.A., Haddonfield
Dina M. Mikulka, Esq.
Morris Downing & Sherred, Newton
Kevin J. Baldwin, CPA/ABV
DLA Litigation Services, Shrewsbury
Sandra R. Klevan, CPA/ABV, CFF
Financial Research Associates, Bala Cynwyd, PA
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 finance credits
   
1 - 2:15 p.m.
 

Room 3
Not Worth the Gamble: What Every Lawyer Should Know About Ethics and Malpractice

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
   
Speakers:
Gawain Charlton-Perrin, Esq.
The Hanover Insurance Group
Robert B. Hille, Esq., NJSBA Past President 
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Roseland
Mike Mooney, Senior Vice President – Professional Liability Practice Leader
USI Affinity
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)   

 

Wednesday, May 13
   
3 - 4:15 p.m.
   
   
Room 1
Bias Crimes
 
CRIMINAL LITIGATION TRACK
Cosponsored by the Criminal Law Section
    
Moderator/Speaker:
Brandon D. Minde, Esq.
Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, PC , Cranford
      
Speakers:
Rachael Wainer Apter, Esq.
Division of Civil Rights, Newark
Deputy Chief Erik Dabb
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
John J. Farmer Jr., Director
Eagleton Institute of Politics, University Professor of Law, Justice Alan B. Handler Scholar
Director, Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience
Rutgers University
Amy Feinman, Esq.
Northeast Area Civil Rights Counsel, ADL, Boston, MA
Bryn Whittle, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General, Trenton
      
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 criminal credits
   

3 - 4:15 p.m.
   
Room 2
Issues at the Crossroads: Where Elder Law and Family Law Meet
ELDER AND DISABILITY LAW TRACK AND FAMILY LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Elder and Disability Law Section
Panelists will discuss family law issues from an elder law perspective. What should the family law attorney consider when drafting a pre-nup for seniors who are entering a second marriage? Medicaid divorces, child support issues and Special Needs Trusts for the disabled child will also be discussed.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Crystal West Edwards, Esq., CELA
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C., Morristown
     
Speakers:
Beth L. Barnhard, Esq.
Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
Eugene Rosner, Esq.

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, LLC, Clark
Lynn E. Staufenberg, Esq.
Zager Fuchs, PC, Red Bank 
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
3 - 4:15 P.M.
   
Room 3
eDiscovery and Remote Depositions:  Practical Tips for Every Practitioner
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Electronic discovery is everywhere. In fact, there is no discovery that is not eDiscovery. Understand what you need to know, from a basic glossary of terms and tech-tips, to a view from the bench and what judges are expecting
      
Moderator:
Hon. John E. Harrington, J.S.C.
Burlington County Administration Building, Mount Holly

   
Speakers:
Lloyd Freeman, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, P.C., Haddonfield 
Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.
XPAN Law Group, Philadelphia
Michael D. Reeve, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, P.C., Philadelphia
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil/criminal credits   


Wednesday, May 13

   
5 - 6:15 p.m.
   
Room 1
Refugee and Asylum Law/Policy Update
IMMIGRATION LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Immigration Law Section
Refugees and Nationals from banned countries
Changes in asylum policy and law—is anyone still eligible?
Migrant Protection Protocols—what’s really happening at the border
Alternatives to asylum—SIJ Petitions, T-visas, U-visas, and more
   
Speakers:
Hon. Dorothy Harbeck
U.S. Immigration Court, New York
Lauren Anselowitz, Esq.
Harlan York & Associates, Newark
Susan Girardo Roy, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Immigration Law Section
Former Immigration Judge
Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC, Princeton Junction
Professor Joanne Gottesman
Rutgers Law School, Camden
Professor Lori Nessel
Seton Hall University Law School, Newark
   
* Dorothy Harbeck is the Eastern Region Vice President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ).  The views expressed here 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 presenter’s personal opinions, which were formed after extensive consultation with the membership of the NAIJ.

   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   

5 - 6:45 p.m.
   
Room 2 
A 2020 Look at Environmental Law and Renewable Energy in the Garden State – A Two Part Presentation 
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW TRACK      
Part 1: Winds of Change in the Garden State: Protection Against Climate Change (PACT) As New Jersey Takes on Clean Air, Carbon-Neutral Energy, and Resiliency in Our Post-Pandemic World
The Winds of Change are all about us. The panelists will explore the ambitious Murphy Clean Air, Clean Energy & Climate Change agenda that is being rolled out across the Garden State. Together with discussion of the updated NJ Energy Master Plan, the program will explore the potential changes coming down the parkway in the Garden State from Governor Murphy's Executive Order 100 and NJDEP Commissioner McCabe's Administrative Order 2020-01 while addressing the changes that are to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare what those in the environmental policy and green economy space see each day: that our collective economic fate is inextricably linked to public health. Reducing environmental harms and their related adverse health outcomes is sure to guide us as we build a resilient economy that can deliver broadly shared prosperity. The program panelists will also weave together the tapestry of regulatory and executive environmental pronouncements issued since Governor Murphy took office, including Executive Order 89 which creates a resiliency planning framework for New Jersey, discuss the State's renewed focus on environmental justice in marginalized communities, and invite you to discuss “Next Steps” for the new frontier we are about to explore.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas H. Prol, JD, MPH, NJSBA Past President
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
  
Speakers:
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (20th District)
Majority Conference Leader
Shawn M. LaTourette, Esq., Chief of Staff
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Kenneth A. Porro, Esq.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Neil Yoskin, Esq. 
Cullen and Dykman LLP
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
Part 2: Hot Topics in Environmental Law: COVID-19, Commercial Real Estate and PFAS 
Join outgoing NJSBA Environmental Law Section Chair Daniel McKillop and incoming Chair Catherine Ward as they moderate presentations by distinguished panelists regarding the latest “right here, right now” issues impacting environmental law in the Garden State.  Michael Plumb will discuss compliance with environmental laws and regulations during the COVID-19 state of emergency, Eric Tomaszewski will discuss environmental issues arising in real estate transactions including impacts created by recent developments in applicable regulatory law, and Daniel Farino will provide an overview of the regulatory status and litigation impacts of PFAS in New Jersey and beyond.  . 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Daniel  T. McKillop, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Environmental Law Section
Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC
Catherine M. Ward, Esq.
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
   
Speakers:
Daniel R. Farino, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield
Michael K. Plumb, Esq.
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, PC, West Orange
Eric E. Tomaszewski, Esq.
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC
   
5 - 6:15 p.m.
   
Room 3
Municipal Court Bench Bar Conference
MUNICIPAL COURT PRACTICE TRACK
Cosponsored by the Municipal Court Practice Section
Joined esteemed Superior Court Judges who are Chairs of the Supreme Court Municipal Court Practice  Committee and seasoned attorneys as they discuss the unique challenges faced by municipal court practitioners in light of the pandemic. 
   
Moderators/Speakers:
Michael A. Hoffman, Esq., Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section
The Hoffman Centers, PC, Vineland
Jason Komninos, Esq., Chair-Elect, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section
Law Office of Jason Komninos, Hackensack
   
Speakers:
Hon. Julio L. Mendez, A.J.S.C., Atlantic 
Hon. Stuart A. Minkowitz, A.J.S.C., Morris, Sussex
Hon. Lisa P. Thornton, A.J.S.C., Monmouth
Hon. Timothy F. McGoughran, JMC, Ocean Twp, NJSBA Treasurer
Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran, LLC, Ocean
John Menzel, JD
Law Office of John Menzel, JD, Asbury Park
Robyn B. Mitchell, Deputy Attorney General
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
   
Municipal Court Attorney 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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE


 



Thursday, May 14 
      

9 - 10:30 a.m.
   

Room 1
The Courts in Times of Crisis
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
We think of ourselves as living in unprecedented times but, unfortunately, New Jersey’s citizens have faced crises before. Emergencies such as September 11th and Superstorm Sandy have necessitated innovation and flexibility from individuals and institutions. The Courts play a pivotal role in times of uncertainty. Hear from an esteemed panel of judges as they describe how the Courts have acted and reacted in times of crisis, what lessons New Jersey practitioners can learn from those experiences and what judges need from New Jersey lawyers now to see that justice is carried out.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Raymond M. Brown, Esq.
Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC, Lyndhurst
      
Speakers:
Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the New Jersey Courts
Hon. Nelson Johnson, J.S.C. (Ret.)
Author, Historian
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credit pending ($8.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
Room 2
Ethical Billing for New Jersey Attorneys: The Rules, Ethical Considerations and Practicalities of Billing Your Clients That You Need to Know Now
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Cosponsored by the Civil Trial Bar Section
This seminar will cover New Jersey Court Rules on retainer agreements, client billing and the practical aspects of both.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Anthony Carlino, Esq. 
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown
   
Speakers:
Susan Miano, CPA/ABV, CFF
Friedman LLP
Florina Moldovan, Esq. 
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown
   

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
Room 3
What’s Next? The Changing Priorities in a Post-Pandemic Legislature
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
All four leaders of the legislature come together in a roundtable discussion to talk about the ever-changing policies in New Jersey in the wake of COVID-19. They will talk about their legislative initiatives and their insights into reopening New Jersey. Whether it is about tax relief, jobs, the state budget, the status of pre-COVID-19 priorities, or working with the State and Federal administrations, the seminar will prove to be informative and insightful. A brief Q&A will follow the moderated discussion. 
         
Moderator/Speaker:
Carolyn V. Chang, Esq.
Law Office of Carolyn V. Chang, Mt. Holly
   
Speakers:
Senator Stephen M. Sweeney (3rd District)
Senate President
Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr. (21st District)
Republican Leader
Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin (19th District)
Assembly Speaker 
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick (21st District)
Republican Leader
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

 


Thursday, May 14

         
11 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
      
Room 1
The Art of Avoiding Conflicts

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK  
Topics include:
Ghostwriting – seems innocuous and a chance to make some easy money but are you assisting the unauthorized practice of law?
Joint Defense Agreements (usually an issue in civil)
Fee sharing – applies to all practice areas and there are some vagueries about it
Clients who have diminished capacity, mental disability or addiction – when you realize this, what can you do about it without breaching ethical duties?
Doing business deals with clients, formal (actual business ventures) or informal (advancing money or making loans)
“Funny business” with the clients – getting too personally involved (emotionally or physically)
Ethical pitfalls for ex-prosecutors – revolving door issues, 
Ethical traps for neutrals – don’t blur the lines between being neutral and being an advocate 
   
Speakers:
Hon. Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C. (Ret.)
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, PC, West Orange
Hon. Jeffrey R. Jablonski, P.J.Ch., Jersey City
Hon. Mary Costello, J.S.C., Hudson
Grace Dennigan, Esq.
Dennigan Cahill Smith, Princeton
Ronald L. Israel, Esq.
Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi, West Orange
Brian J. Neary, Esq.
Law Offices of Brian J. Neary, Hackensack
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)  

   
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
   
Room 2
Employment Law and the Federal Court 
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Cosponsored by the Federal Practice and Procedure Section 
This panel will address employment law matters in federal court. They will also discuss differences between federal and state employment law cases both procedurally and substantively, the treatment of restrictive covenants in federal court, and what employment and other federal litigation they expect to see arise out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Jemi Lucey, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Federal Practice and Procedure Section
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Iselin
   
Speakers:
Christopher Adams, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Iselin
Sharon King, Esq.
King & King, Woodbury
Michael Madden, Esq.
Madden & Madden, Haddonfield
Maja Obradovic, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Iselin
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
   
Room 3
The New Subchapter V Cases under Small Business Chapter 11
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
The Small Business Reorganization Act, which became effective on Feb. 19, 2020, is intended to address problems encountered by small business debtors in reorganizing under the Bankruptcy Code. The Act creates a new Subchapter V to Chapter 11, which aims to make small business bankruptcy proceedings more expeditious and less costly. It also contains provisions that may reduce a creditor’s leverage and require their greater vigilance in a small business case. Join Assistant United States Trustee Martha Hildebrandt and a panel of knowledgeable speakers as they flesh out the most important provisions of this act for you and your clients.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Martha Hildebrandt, Esq.
Assistant United State Trustee, Region3: District of New Jersey
   
Speakers:
Hon. Andrew B. Altenburg Jr.
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden                                                 
Carol L. Knowlton, Esq.
Gorski & Knowlton, PC, Hamilton
Dean G. Sutton, Esq.
Dean G. Sutton Esq., Sparta
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)


Thursday, May 14   

1 - 2:15 p.m.
   
Room 1
10 Things Lawyers Should Do in Litigation 
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL TRACK
What is your best chance of success? Hear from esteemed members of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the United States District Court as well as seasoned practitioners as they give you their views of the top 10 things lawyers should do in litigation.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
David Kott, Esq.
McCarter & English, LLP, Newark
   
Speakers:
Justice Jaynee LaVecchia
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Justice Anne M. Patterson
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Hon. John Michael Vazquez, U.S.D.J.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 
Brian J. Molloy, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge
   

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil/criminal credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
1 - 2:15 p.m.
   
Room 2
Custody Fatigue During a Pandemic

FAMILY LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Family Law Section
A complicated, emotionally-charged issue has become even more so in recent weeks. The panel will discuss custody problems such as what happens when teenage children refuse to follow a parenting time schedule and the children become “pawns” between the parents, all with the pandemic as a backdrop. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Derek Freed, Esq. 
Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC, Pennington

   
Speakers:
Hon. Julie M. Marino, J.S.C., Hunterdon
Hon. Marcia L. Silva, J.S.C., Middlesex
Jeralyn L. Lawrence
, Esq., NJSBA Second Vice President
Lawrence Law, LLC, Watchung
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq.
Adinolfi Lieberman Burick Falkenstein Roberto and Molotsky, P.A., Haddonfield
Sheryl Seiden, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Family Law Section
Seiden Family Law, Cranford
Michael A. Weinberg, Esq.
Weinberg Kaplan & Smith, PA, Marlton   

Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 custody 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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
1 - 2:15 p.m.
   
Room 3
Affirmative Action in Higher Education and the Implications of the Harvard Case

DIVERSITY TRACK
Cosponsored by the Minorities in the Profession Section
The contentious Harvard trial on race-conscious admissions thrust questions of Asian American identity, racialization, and political alignment into the national spotlight. The trial is over, but questions remain about the fairness of admissions policies and the current climate on college campuses for all minority students. A similar admission problem has emerged in New York specialized high schools where only seven African American students out of nearly 900 students were selected for a one particular specialized school.
   
In this program, the audience will understand how the admissions process works and how race can factor into decision-making. Discussion topics will include: (1) the legal, evidentiary, and remedial distinctions between intentional discrimination and the constitutionality of a race-conscious admissions policy; (2) the social science evidence on the impact of race- conscious admissions policies on campus climate; and (3) the politicization of the affirmative action debate in the Asian American and African American communities and its implications.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Dean L. Burrell, Esq.
Arbitrator-Mediator/Workplace Investigator, Morristown
   
Speakers:
Rhasheda S. Douglas, Esq.
Rutgers Law School, Camden
Stacy Hawkins, Professor of Law
Rutgers Law School
Roger Lai, Esq.
Office of Legislative Services, Trenton
Cara McClellan, Assistant Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias Credit and 0.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

 



Thursday, May 14

 

3 - 4:15 p.m.
   
Room 1
The Supreme Court Year in Review
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
In this yearly program moderated by Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C., Supreme Court Justices share their insights into the most important procedural and evidentiary issues for litigators. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C. (Hudson)
      
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, A.J.S.C. (Burlington)
Hon. Deborah Venezia, P.J.F.P. (Middlesex)
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil/criminal credits
 NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
      
3 - 4:15 p.m.
   
Room 2
Estate Administration 101: Handling an Estate Administration During COVID-19

REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE TRACK AND YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK 
The pandemic makes everything more complicated, and the administration of a decedent’s estate is no exception. This program will review the basics of estate administration with an additional focus on procedural differences during the time of social distancing. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Dana Bennett, Esq.
Bennett & Wyatt LLC, Red Bank
   
Speakers:
Martin D. Hauptman, Esq.
Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C., Roseland
Tara S. Sinha, Esq.
Witman Stadtmauer, P.A., Florham Park
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
       
3 - 4:15 p.m.
   
Room 3
Solo Seniors: Who Are They? How and Why Are Their Legal Needs Different?

ELDER AND DISABILITY LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Elder and Disability Law Section
The discussion would highlight the demographic and societal changes which are leading to the rise in seniors aging independently. It would discuss the special estate planning needs of the group, and highlight the ethical and practical issues of representing Solo Seniors, especially those who have not appointed a fiduciary. This presentation would also include a discussion about representing clients with diminished capacity. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Shana Siegel, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Pa, Bridgewater
   
Speakers:
Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker
Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater
Cathyanne A. Pisciotta, Esq.
Pisciotta & Menasha, LLC, North Brunswick
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

 



 


Friday, May 15
   
9 -10:15 a.m.
   
Room 1
Chancery 2020: Pandemic Practice
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Cosponsored by the Equity Jurisprudence Special Committee
Join esteemed chancery judges and practitioners as they discuss how to navigate chancery litigation and expedited proceedings during the current health crisis.
   
Moderators/Speakers:
Alexandra V. Gallo, Esq.
Co-Chair, NJSBA Equity Jurisprudence Special Committee
O’Toole Scrivo, Cedar Grove
Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq.
Co-Chair, NJSBA Equity Jurisprudence Special Committee
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge
      
Speakers:
Hon. Jodi Lee Alper, P.J.Ch, Essex
Hon. Maritza Berdote Byrne, P.J.Ch, Morris
Hon. Paula T. Dow, P.J.Ch, Burlington
Hon. Edward A. Jerejian, P.J.Ch, Bergen
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
Room 2
The Many Closets of a Diverse Profession
DIVERSITY TRACK
Cosponsored by the LGBT Rights Section
This program will look at diversity through the personal first experience lens of diverse attorneys. In a candid and transparent manner, attorneys will share these narrative experiences as learning moments to engage those in attendance around conversations of implicit bias, micro-aggression, differential treatment, and sometimes outright discrimination. Attendees will also be encouraged to participate in a diversity and inclusion “self-audit” to become more aware of their known and unknown understanding of themselves and how that may be manifested in the form of bias. Attendees walk away with actionable steps to reduce bias, discrimination, and intolerance in their workplace settings and the profession in general.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq.
Fiorello Puccio & Fiorello LLC, Wayne
   
Speakers:
Arielle B. Adler, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, Roseland
Celeste Fiore, Esq.
Argentino Fiore Law & Advocacy, LLC, Montclair
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Gluck Walrath, LLP, Freehold
Shawn M. LaTourette, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA LGBT Rights Section
Chief of Staff, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Reid Powell, Securities and Governance Counsel
Vonage
Brian P. Rice, VP, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Litigation Counsel       
RailWorks Corporation, New York 
    
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity, inclusion & elimination of bias credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
Room 3
ABA Study/Women and the Business of Law
WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION TRACK
Cosponsored by the Women in the Profession Section
The legal landscape for women continues to present many obstacles and recent reports suggest that women attorneys will suffer the most in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. These obstacles are not new but our response to them should be. Hear from the authors of the American Bar Association's landmark study "Walking Out the Door," which examined why women leave the law. Learn why culture and unwritten rules can make the business  of law so challenging for women and gain valuable strategies from our esteemed panel that all attorneys -- especially women -- can use to develop and thrive in the profession.  Wherever you are in the life cycle of your legal career, you are sure to walk away from this program with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Christine A. Amalfe, Esq.
Gibbons, PC, Newark 
      
Speakers:
Paulette Brown, Esq.
Past President American Bar Association
Past President National Bar Association
Senior Partner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Locke Lord LLP, New York and Princeton
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., NJSBA Second Vice President
Lawrence Law, LLC, Watchung
Roberta D. Liebenberg, Esq.
Fein Kaplan & Black, Philadelphia
Stephanie A. Scharf, Esq.
Scharf Banks Marmor, LLC, Chicago
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
   
9 - 10:15 a.m.
   
   
Room 4
Real Estate Transactions 101: During the Pandemic and Beyond

REAL PROPERTY TRUST AND ESTATE TRACK AND YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Residential real estate closings were complicated transactions even before the social distancing mandate. Join seasoned real estate attorneys and a respected title company CEO as they take you through the process of conducting real estate closings during the pandemic and beyond. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Heather G. Suarez, Esq.
Milber, Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP, Jersey City
   
Speakers:
Nicole Plath
Fortune Title Agency, Inc., Roseland
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE: (Transitional & Non-Transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
    

    

Friday, May 15

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
   
Room 1
The Civil Trial Bench Bar Conference: Discovery During the Pandemic 
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL TRACK
A review of current practices in discovery, discovery end dates, motions in limine, motions for summary judgment, amendments to interrogatories, trial dates and requests for adjournments.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Gerald H. Baker, Esq. 
Javerbaum Wurgaft, Springfield
    
Speakers:
Hon. Jamie D. Happas, P.J. Cv., Middlesex
Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J. Cv., Mercer
Hon. Joseph L. Marczyk, P.J. Cv., Atlantic
Michael G. Donahue, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Civil Trial Bar Section
Stark & Stark   Attorneys at Law, Princeton
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM
Lomurro Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold
   
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 ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
   
Room 2
The Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Conference
WORKERS' COMPENSATION TRACK
Cosponsored by the Workers’ Compensation Section 
Join workers’ compensation judges and practitioners as they discuss the most pressing issues that they are facing during the pandemic and how they deal with them. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Mark S. Setaro, Esq.
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP, Mt. Laurel
         
Speakers:
Assemblywoman Joann Downey (11th District)
Parliamentarian
Michael Gersie, Esq.
HMS, Mercerville
Meena Hanna, Esq.
HMS, Mercerville
Kathleen A. Hart, Esq.
Weiner Law Group, LLP, Parsippany
Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq.
Rothenberg Rubenstein Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, Clinton
      
Workers’ Compensation Certification: 1.8 general credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Room 3
Family Law Bench Bar Conference

FAMILY LAW TRACK
Cosponsored by the Family Law Section
Learn how family part judges from across the state address procedural matters and hear how attorneys think about those procedural differences.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Robin Bogan, Esq. 
Pallarino & Bogan LLP, Morristown
   
Speakers:
Hon. Charles W. Dortch Jr., P.J.F.P., Camden
Hon. Harold U. Johnson Jr., P.J.F.P., Cumberland
Hon. Peter J. Melchionne, P.J.F.P., Bergen
Hon. Richard J. Nocella, P.J.F.P., Burlington
Hon. Kimarie Rahill, P.J.F.P., Somerset
Hon. Tara Schillari Rich, J.S.C, Hudson
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Family Law Section 
Adinolfi Lieberman Burick Falkenstein Roberto and Molotsky, P.A., Haddonfield
Sheryl Seiden, Esq. 
Seiden Family Law, Cranford
   
Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.8 general credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  
Room 4
Criminal Law Bench Bar Conference
CRIMINAL LITIGATION TRACK
Cosponsored by the Criminal Law Section
Hear the latest issues and practice tips that will help you represent your clients during these troubled times. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
James J. Gerrow, Esq. 
Sitzler & Sitzler, Hainesport
   
Speakers:
Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett, Milburn
Brandon Minde, Esq.
Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, PC , Cranford
Prosecutor Esther Suarez
Hudson County Prosecutor
      
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.8 criminal credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.8 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)



   


    
 
 

 






   

   

   


   

   

   


   

   
   
   
   


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