May 14 Programs

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Thursday, May 14
5:30 - 7 p.m.
   
You Are Invited!
Join us to bid farewell to NJSBA 2019-2020 President Evelyn Padin and witness Chief Justice Stuart Rabner swear-in NJSBA 2020-2021 President Kimberly A. Yonta and the officers and trustees of the Association.
   

It's a unique opportunity to hear Yonta's plans for the year ahead and her message of perseverance and hope for the future that all are invited to attend. A happy hour will immediate follow, sponsored by Lawrence Law.
Register for the INSTALLATION here.

    

         

 

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, P.A., Bridgewater
   
Speakers:
Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Pa, 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)

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