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Program tracks will cover areas of law including family, criminal, real property, municipal court, diversity and inclusion, presidential initiatives, and more. Programs are updated frequently. Check back for additional speakers and details.
   
Attendees can earn up to 16.2 CLE credits over the course of the three days!
   
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Wednesday, May 19: 8 - 8:55 a.m. | 10 - 11:15 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. | 3 - 4:15 p.m. | 4:45 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 20: 8 - 8:55 a.m. | 9 - 10:15 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. | 2:15 - 3:55 p.m.
Friday, May 21: 9 - 10 a.m. | 10:15 - 12 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
   

 
8 - 8:55 a.m.
   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 1
Hot Topics in Land Use 2021
Cosponsored by the Land Use Section
Come hear from experienced land use and development attorneys about a number of current issues facing practitioners, like: virtual hearings and appeals flowing therefrom, the Permit Extension Act of 2020, the impact of adult use cannabis on land use policy, and current case updates.
 
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Hon. Douglas K. Wolfson, J.S.C. (Ret.) 
The Weingarten Law Firm, LLC, Piscataway
   
SPEAKERS
F. Clifford Gibbons, Esq.
Dolan & Dolan, Newton
Donna M. Jennings, Esq. 
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge
Jennifer Mazawey, Esq.
Genova Burns LLC, Newark
Jason R. Tuvel, Esq. 
Prime & Tuvel, Mt. Laurel, Hackensack
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit
      
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 2
Automobile Insurance Update AM21052
Cosponsored by the Automobile Litigation and No-Fault Committee
Join Jerry Baker, one of New Jersey’s foremost experts on auto insurance law, and Assemblywoman Joann Downey for this popular yearly program that contains the latest information for your practice. 
   
SPEAKERS
Assemblywoman Joann Downey (11th District)
Assembly Parliamentarian
Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, Springfield
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.1 civil credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 3
The History of Child Welfare Law in the U.S. AM21001
Cosponsored by the Child Welfare Law Section
Beginning with a review of the earliest prosecution of child abuse in the U.S. on record to the history and latest developments happening in New Jersey, this presentation will highlight the most impactful cases and statutes in child welfare law. 
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Amy Vasquez, Esq.
Law Office of Amy Vasquez, Burlington
       
SPEAKERS
Classie Colinet, Esq.
Co-Chair of the Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Justice for the Child Welfare Law Section of NJSBA
Office of the Public Defender, Newark
Mary E. Coogan, Esq.
Vice PresidentAdvocates for Children of New Jersey, Newark
Beatrix W. Shear, Esq.
Moskowitz Law Group, LLC, Hackensack
   
Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.1 general credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit
         
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 4
Legal Ethics and Practice in a Transitional Immigration Law Landscape: What Biden/Harris Has Trumped AM21057
Cosponsored by the International Law and Organizations Committee
  
SPEAKER
Hon. Dorothy Harbeck (NAIJ)
David H. Nachman, Esq.
Nachman, Phulwani, Zimovak Law Group, PC, Ridgewood
Michael Noriega, Esq.
Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold and Mangan, Scotch Plains
Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.
Nachman, Phulwani, Zimovcak Law Group, PC, Ridgewood
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 ethics credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 ethics credit

   
MUNICIPAL COURT TRACK
Room 5
Municipal Court 2021- Timely Tips and Topics AM21061
Join experienced practitioners for the latest topics including expungements, marijuana, immigration, DWI and the latest case to affect your practice. Don’t miss it!
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
John Menzel, JD
John Menzel, JD, Asbury Park
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Demetrica Todd Ruiz, J.M.C.
Vineland
Susan Girardo Roy, Esq.
Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC, Princeton Junction
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC, Edison
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit



9 - 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 19

    
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 1
Keynote Address, Dr. Sanjay Gupta
The 2021 NJSBA Annual Meeting will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and author of Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age, on the best-kept secrets of experts around the world for maintaining your mind, holding onto memories, building resiliency against disease, and continually boosting a robust brain, regardless of age.  
   
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Sanjay Gupta


 
10:05 - 11:20 a.m.
Wednesday, May 19
      
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 1
Cybersecurity, the “Solar Winds” Case and You: What Lawyers Can Learn From a Major Security Breach AM21002
Solar Winds, one of the most respected US information technology firms, was the subject of a cyberattack that spread to its clients and went undetected for months. According to the Wall Street Journal, US agencies and private companies — including parts of the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Treasury — were attacked. This seminar will reveal how this complex attack took place, and what attorneys like you need to know to stay safe.
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Dr. Robert Spangler, Associate Executive Director for Operations and IT
New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick
   
SPEAKERS
Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr., M.D., J.D. (7th District)
Michael Mooney,
Senior Vice President, Professional Liability Insurance Leader
USI Affinity, Philadelphia
Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.
XPAN Law Partners, Marlton
   
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
   
FAMILY LAW TRACK
Room 2
How to Tackle Thorny Financial Issues When Dissolving Non-Marital Relationships AM21003
Cosponsored by the Family Law Section
This seminar will address how to handle difficult financial issues when dissolving non-married relationships such as support and dividing real property, home improvements, business interests, addressing loans and leases, tax issues and other financial obligations.
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Cheryl Connors, Esq.
Tonneman & Connors, LLC, Eatontown
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Gregory L. Acquaviva, J.S.C.
Monmouth
Hon. Daniel H. Brown, J.S.C.
Middlesex
Timothy McGoughran, Esq.
Second Vice President, New Jersey State Bar Association
The Law Office of McGoughran & Sanvenero, Ocean
Dina Mikulka, Esq.
Morris, Downing, Sherred, LLP, Newton
Corrine McCann Trainor, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP, Lawrenceville
   
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 taxation credits

      
TAX AND ESTATE LAW TRACK
Room 3
Estate and Gift Tax Update (COVID-19 Edition) AM21004
Cosponsored by the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
   
SPEAKERS
Dana A. Bennett, Esq.
Bennett & Wyatt, LLC, Red Bank
Richard H. Greenberg, Esq.
Greenberg & Schulman, Woodbridge
Glenn Henkel, Esq.
Kulzer & DiPadova, PA, Haddonfield
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits
   
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 4
Hot Topics in Insurance Defense AM21005
Cosponsored by the Insurance Defense Committee
Speakers will discuss current issues relevant to insurance defense litigation practice.
   
Topics include:

·   Navigating the Affidavit of Merit Statutory Requirements and the Court’s Interpretations of Them
·   Defending Future Loss of Earnings Claims
·   Responding to Requests for Admissions from Plaintiffs
·   Rejection of the Ongoing Storm Rule, Pareja v. Princeton International Properties 
·   Effective Notice to Produce Requests with Boardable Medicals
·   The New Voir Dire Questions and the move to support Juror Impartiality

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Amanda M. Rochow, Esq.
Lamb Kretzer, LLC, Secaucus
   
SPEAKERS
Ellen Nunno Corbo, Esq.
Burns White, LLC, Princeton
Denise M. Luckenbach, Esq.
Sellar Richardson, P.C., Cherry Hill
Renee Rivas, Esq.
Haworth Barber & Gerstman, LLC, Hackensack
Aldo Russo, Esq.
Lamb Kretzer, LLC, Secaucus
   
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)
      
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TRACK/CANNABIS LAW TRACK
Room 5
High Expectations! How Will the Legalization of Marijuana Impact Communities of Color? AM21006
Cosponsored by the Minorities in the Profession Section
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act legalizes the personal use of cannabis for people age 21 and older, subject to state regulations; decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana and hashish possession and removes marijuana as a Schedule I drug. Communities of color may expect to see a decrease in marijuana related arrests and incarceration rates. The Act may also bring economic growth to minority communities. The Act provides the opportunity for minority business owners to establish lucrative cannabis dispensaries, subject to certain State licensing requirements. However, there are other potential consequences that must be considered. Although the Act requires cannabis users to be 21 or older, there is a concern that it will become more accessible to minors who may view the legalized dug as harmless. Furthermore, there is a concern that corporations selling cannabis will target their sales to minority youth by utilizing social media influencers and employing other similar strategies.
   
In this program participants will hear from a panel with diverse views on the subject that will make for a robust and comprehensive dialogue.  Discussion topics will include (1) regulatory and compliance requirements for lawful cannabis businesses (2) the impact of legalization on minority youth and (3) perspectives on the consequences of legalization of marijuana versus decriminalization.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Assistant Prosecutor Ron T. McCormick
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
   
SPEAKERS
State Senator Ronald L. Rice (28th District)
N.J. Legislative Black Caucus Chair 
Guillermo C. Artiles, Esq.
Partner, McCarter & English
Trenton, Newark, Washington D.C.
Dianna Houenou, Esq.
Chair, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission
Associate Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser to Governor Phil Murphy
Ryan M. Magee, Esq.
Of Counsel, Riker Danzig, Morristown
Assistant Prosecutor Nicholas Ostuni Sr.
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office 
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 diversity and inclusion credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 diversity and inclusion credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
BUSINESS AND TAX TRACK
Room 6
Avoid LLC Litigation With Properly Drafted Operating Agreements AM21053
Cosponsored by the Business Law Section
A discussion about the surprises and traps in the default provisions of NJ-RULLCA and how to avoid them with properly drafted provisions in your operating agreement.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, P.C., Hackensack
    
SPEAKERS
Hon. Maritza Berdote Byrne, P.J.Ch.
Morris
Hon. Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.Ch.
Somerset
Hon. Edward A. Jerejian, P.J.Ch.
Bergen
      
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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11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 19
    
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK/LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRACK
Room 1
Vaccination Fascination: Potential Pitfalls for Employers Requiring Mandatory COVID-19 Shots AM21007
Cosponsored by the Labor and Employment Section
COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out. This program will explore a number of critical issues for the workplace on New Jersey. Topics include:  

·   Can employers compel employees to get vaccinated?
·   Are there exceptions?
·   Are there different rules that apply to private sector and public sector employers?
·   What reasonable accommodations are available?
·   Must employers allow remote work as a reasonable accommodation?
·   Can an employee’s refusal to vaccinate be taken into account in considering accommodations?
·   Can employers provide incentive programs for individual employees or groups of employees to vaccinate?
·   What aspects of vaccination and testing may be bargained in the private sector or negotiated in the public sector?

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Keith Waldman, Esq.
Selikoff & Cohen, PA, Mt. Laurel
      
SPEAKERS
Kimberly Jefferies Leonard, Ph.D., Researcher and Behavioral Health Specialist
Envision Consulting LLC, Washington, D.C.
Sanford R. Oxfeld, Esq.
Oxfeld Cohen, P.C., Newark
John L. Shahdanian II, Esq.
The MARC Law Firm, Florham Park
Stephanie Wilson, Esq.
Reed Smith, Princeton
   
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)

    
REAL PROPERTY TRACK
Room 2
Commercial Real Estate COVID-19 Challenges AM21008
Cosponsored by the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
   
SPEAKERS
Barbara Casey, Esq.
Ballard Spahr LLP, Cherry Hill
Nicole Plath, Chief Executive Officer
Fortune Title Agency, 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)

 
 
YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Room 3
Motion Practice for Young Lawyers AM21009
Cosponsored by the Young Lawyers Division
In this interactive seminar – a companion to the very popular Practical Evidence seminar – a panel of young lawyers and Judges from the Law, General Equity, Family and Criminal Divisions will address frequently asked questions and legal considerations for motion practice in each division. The discussion will provide substantive pointers, identify common procedural missteps, and review key considerations for motions in each division such as return-date deadlines, filing system considerations, and practice tips for oral argument and evidentiary hearings.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Ryan J. Gaffney, Esq.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
         
SPEAKERS
Hon. Nesle Rodriguez, P.J.F.P.
Hudson
Hon. Peter A. Bogaard, J.S.C.
Morris
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, Esq. (District 21)
Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Assembly Minority Leader
Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold and Mangan, Scotch Plains
Alexandra Loprete, Esq.
O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble LLC, Springfield
Victoria D. Miranda, Esq.
The Williams Law Group, LLC, Short Hills
Cory J. Rothbort, Esq.
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, Roseland
Rajeh A. Saadeh, Esq.
The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, LLC, Somerville
   
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)

      
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 4
A Class Action Update: Federal and New Jersey Developments for 2020-2021 AM21010
Cosponsored by the Class Actions Committee
Even in a pandemic, the past year saw many important developments in class action practice at both the federal and state level. Indeed, many new developments in class actions have surfaced precisely because of COVID and its associated legal challenges.
   
This panel of class action practitioners, including both plaintiff and defense specialists, will address hot topics in class action practice, including COVID interruption of services and consumer class actions, privacy and data breach cases, and updates on the Telephone Communications Practices Act.
   
The panel will also cover the latest developments on class action procedure, including: Article III standing and the TransUnion v. Ramirez case before the U.S. Supreme Court; the New Jersey Appellate Division’s decision in Baskin v. P.C. Richard & Son, which is now pending before the New Jersey Supreme Court; the Eleventh Circuit’s landmark decision on incentive awards; and the Sixth Circuit’s decision on negotiation class. And turning to the horizon of what’s ahead, the panel will address trends in litigation funding disclosure.
   
MODERATOR
Kelly M. Purcaro, Esq.
A.Y. Strauss, L.L.C., Roseland
   
SPEAKERS
Lisa R. Considine, Esq.
DiSabato & Considine LLC, Rutherford
David J. DiSabato, Esq.
DiSabato & Considine LLC, Rutherford
Joseph A. Fischetti, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, New York
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross PC, Newark
David Jay, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Florham Park
Yongmoon Kim, Esq.
Kim Law Firm, Hackensack
David E. Sellinger, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig LLP, 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 (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION TRACK
Room 5
Know Your Worth: Recognizing and Communicating Your Value in the Legal Profession and Beyond AM21011 
Women and diverse attorneys often find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to negotiating the terms of their employment, including compensation, promotions, job descriptions, and titles. Furthermore, the latest studies show that pay inequity remains a pressing issue for diverse lawyers in general, and women and women of color in particular. In paving your career trajectory for future leadership, whether it is in a small firm, large firm, public sector or non-profit, this frank advice  from experienced attorneys who know their worth and how to talk about it is certain to benefit every practitioner in assessing and growing their value.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Cheyne R. Scott, Esq.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, Secaucus
   
SPEAKERS
State Senator Holly T. Schepisi (39th District)
Schepisi Consulting & Law, LLC, Westwood
Paulette Brown, Esq.
Past President, American Bar Association
Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord, Princeton
Susan L. Nardone, Esq.
Director, Employment and Labor Law, Gibbons PC
Evelyn Padin, Esq.
Law Offices of Evelyn Padin, Jersey City
Immediate Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Tracy M. Thompson, Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
New Jersey Attorney General’s Office
       
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE

   
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW TRACK/RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK

Room 6
Electrifying Our Transportation: NJ’s Bold Initiatives to Scale-Up AM21030
Cosponsored by the Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Raymond S. Papperman, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
      
SPEAKERS
Victoria Carey, Senior Project Officer – Clean Energy at NJ
Economic Development Authority, Trenton
Bhavini A. Doshi, Esq.
McManimon Scotland Bauman, LLC, Roseland
Pam Frank, CEO
Charge EVC, Highland Park
Peg Hanna, Assistant Director, Air Monitoring and Mobile Sources
NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton
Cathleen Lewis
State of New Jersey, Board of Public Utilities, Trenton
   
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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1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19
   

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Room 1
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ethics and Malpractice (and Some Things You Didn't Know You Needed) AM21033
This presentation will feature experienced ethics law practitioners from both the Office of Attorney Ethics and private bar who will educate and train interested attorneys on attorney ethics and malpractice claims and insurance in New Jersey. This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the disciplinary system in New Jersey including the intersection between the Office of Attorney Ethics and the District Ethics Committees. This presentation will also review the Rules of Professional Conduct and highlight common areas of concern and how to avoid them for both private and government attorneys. The presentation will also provide guidance on the interplay between ethics violations, malpractice claims and the appropriate coverage. This presentation is designed for attorneys interested in better understanding the rules and procedures which dictate attorney practice in New Jersey.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Robert B. Hille, Esq.
Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Roseland
         
SPEAKERS
Lauren Martinez, Esq., Deputy Ethics Counsel
Office of Attorney Ethics, Hamilton
Michael Mooney, Senior Vice President, Professional Liability Insurance Leader
USI Affinity, Philadelphia
Ryan J. Moriarty, Esq., Deputy Ethics Counsel
Office of Attorney Ethics, Trenton
      
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics 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)

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 2
Media Law: Is It Time for New Jersey to “SLAPP-Back?” AM21054
Cosponsored by the Media Law Committee
Will 2021 be the Year for an anti-SLAPP Law that Protects Defendants’ Free Speech?
    
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Bruce S. Rosen, Esq.
McCusker, Anselmi Rosen & Carvelli, P.C. Florham Park
   
SPEAKERS
State Senator Joseph Lagana (38th District)
Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs, LLC, Matawan
Walter M. Luers, Esq.
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP, Saddlebrook
Laura Lee Prather, Esq.
Haynes and Boone, LLP, Austin, TX
Kaitlyn Wolff, Esq., Legislative Counsel
Uniform Law Commissioners, Chicago, Illinois
   
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)
  

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 3
Animal Law: Implications for Criminal Prosecutions, Domestic Violence Law, and Beyond AM21041
Cosponsored by the Animal Law Committee
This session explores the multi-faceted intersection of animal law with more traditional practice areas.  Join noted members of the bench and bar as we discuss the prosecution and defense of animal cruelty cases, representation of animal activists, as well as explore animal issues in domestic violence restraining order applications, and other matters where animal interests are increasingly considered.
      
From new laws requiring more involvement of humane law enforcement officers to new methods of animal cruelty investigation and prosecution, animal-related cases require new investigation partners, more comprehensive roles for prosecutors and defense attorneys, and additional training opportunities for all involved.  Likewise, the interests of animals demand more frequent consideration in domestic violence restraining orders.  There is also a growing need to provide for the representation of individuals involved with direct action in support of animals.  Together, this session will be sure to offer information and guidance for attorneys who specialize in many different practice areas.
      
MODERATORS/SPEAKERS
Thomas A. Leach, Esq.
Leach Policy Management, LLC
Michelle A. Newton, Esq.
Dennigan Cahill Smith, LLC, Princeton
      
SPEAKERS
Hon. Anthony F. Picheca Jr., J.S.C.
Somerset
Assistant Prosecutor Amanda Dalton Clark
Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Freehold
Dr. Nancy Halpern, DVM, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP, Princeton
Jacob V. Hudnut, Esq., Chief Prosecutor
Office of the Municipal Prosecutor, Jersey City
Doris Lin, Esq.
Director of Legal AffairsAnimal Protection League of New Jersey, Glen Gardner
   
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)

      
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Room 4
Transitioning from Law Clerk to Associate: Professional Tips to Make It a Success for Young Lawyers and Those Who Hire Them AM21015
NJSBA 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 law firm, 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
Louis Thompson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Rutgers Law School
      
SPEAKERS
Hon. Linda R. Feinberg (Ret.)
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville
James J. Uliano, Esq.
Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, West Long Branch 
Karol Corbin Walker, Esq.
Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Chair, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, LLP, Hackensack

   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics (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
)
   
FAMILY LAW TRACK/LGBTQ RIGHTS TRACK
Room 5
Marriage Equality Six Years After Obergefell: How Equal is Equal AM21016
Cosponsored by the LGBT Rights Section and the Family Law Section
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq.
Fiorello, Puccio & Fiorello, LLC, Wayne
       
SPEAKERS
Debra E. Guston, Esq.
Guston & Guston, LLP, Glen Rock
Jodi Argentino, Esq.
Argentino Fiore Law & Advocacy, Montclair
Shannon Minter, Esq.
National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, D.C.
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
        

   
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 6
Chancery Update 2021 AM21062
Cosponsored by the Equity Jurisprudence Committee
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Alexandra V. Gallo, Esq.
O’Toole Scrivo, LLC, Cedar Grove
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Jodi Lee Alper, P.J.Ch.
Essex
Hon. Edward Jerejian, P.J. Ch.
Bergen
Victoria R. Pekerman, Esq.
Shapiro Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP, Hackensack
Kevin W. Weber, Esq. 
Gibbons, PC, 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)

 

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3 - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19
   
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 1 (3 to 4:40 p.m.)
Hot Tips for Hot Litigators: Virtual and Hybrid Trials Edition AM21043
Cosponsored by the Civil Trial Bar Section and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
This popular seminar returns with a list of topics that are on-point for litigating in 2021. Topics include virtual trials from the plaintiff’s perspective, virtual trials from the defense perspective, virtual depositions, iPAD litigation and Maison vs. NJ Transit.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM
Lomurro Law Freehold
      
SPEAKERS
K. Raja Bhattacharya, Esq.
Bendit Weinstock, PA, West Orange
Daniel N. Epstein, Esq.
Epstein Ostrove, LLC, Edison
Norberto Garcia, Esq.
President, New Jersey State Bar Foundation
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, Chatham
John E. Gregory Jr., Esq.
Spevack Law Firm, Iselin
Thomas J. Manzo, Esq
Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, PC, Lawrenceville
Chad M. Moore, Esq.
Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP, Hammonton
Randall M. Paulikens, CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP
Friedman, LLP, Red Bank
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, Hackensack

   
Trial Attorney Certification: 2.0 civil credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.0 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

      
CRIMINAL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 2
Advocacy During a Pandemic: Revisiting Pretrial Detention Orders and Navigating Newfound Discretion in Sentencing for Certain Non-Violent Offenses AM21018
Cosponsored by the Criminal Law Section
This program will focus on the roles of defense attorneys and prosecutors in the wake of the recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision which allows for detention hearings to be re-opened under certain circumstances for defendants who have lingered in jail for more than six months during the pandemic. This program will also discuss the roles of defense attorneys and prosecutors in advocating at sentencings now that pending legislation is likely to remove or reduce mandatory minimums for many non-violent offenses. This CLE will discuss procedure, best practices, and the most compelling arguments to make on both sides of the “v.”
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Christopher J.  Keating, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, Red Bank
          
SPEAKERS
Hon. Siobhan A. Teare, J.S.C.
Essex
Robert A. Bianchi, Esq.
The Bianchi Law Group, LLC, Parsippany
Mary Ciancimino, Esq., Deputy Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender, Hudson County, Jersey City
Bina K. Desai, 
 
Executive First Assistant Prosecutor
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, New Brunswick
Assistant Attorney General Carol M. Henderson, Deputy Chief of the Appellate Bureau
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Trenton
Kevin J. Moran, Esq., Deputy Section Chief - Major Crimes Unit
Office of the Camden County Prosecutor, Camden
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 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)

      
SOLO AND SMALL-FIRM TRACK
Room 3
How to Make Strong Financial and Management Decisions to Keep Your Firm Thriving AM21019
Cosponsored by the Solo and Small-Firm Section
The business of law is sometimes more challenging than the practice of law. Hear from a panel of expert attorneys who are also experienced business strategists and problem solvers as they provide you with concrete steps to help make your firm more profitable and efficient.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
William E. Denver, Esq.
The Denver Law Firm, LLC, Red Bank
      
SPEAKERS
Craig M. Aronow, Esq.
Rebenack Aronow & Mascolo, LLP, New Brunswick
Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, Esq.
KSBranigan Law P.C., Montclair
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq.
First Vice President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Lawrence Law, LLC, Watchung
   
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)

   
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK
Room 4
Post-Pandemic ADR: Do We Need to Be in the Room Where It Happens? AM21020
Cosponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section and the Judicial Administration Committee
Mediation and arbitration have long been viewed as disciplines that require in-person proceedings to be successful. The desired personal connection and dialog between mediation participants, and the credibility assessments that are inherent in many arbitration rulings, would appear to be unachievable virtually. Yet, we know from the past year’s protocols and practices that this is not so. This program will explore what this portends going forward, after safety concerns have been sufficiently reduced. A panel of practitioners and ADR professionals will discuss the possible benefits of the new technology on the expansion of both court-sponsored and private ADR efforts, including whether remote ADR provides an opportunity to include economically disadvantaged and other populations who heretofore could not participate due to the need to travel or for other reasons.
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Hon. Harriet F. Klein, J.S.C. (Ret.)
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Florham Park
      
SPEAKERS
Chief Justice James R. Zazzali (Ret.)
Gibbons, PC,  Newark and Red Bank
Angela Foster, Ph.D., Esq.
Law Office of Angela Foster, North Brunswick
Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM
Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services, Clinton and Hoboken
Alan Pralgever, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
   
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)

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 5
Pro Bono in the Pandemic AM21021
Cosponsored by the Pro Bono Committee
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented legal assistance. From housing, to unemployment, to domestic violence, the pandemic has continued to wreak havoc on some of New Jersey's most vulnerable residents. Furthermore, the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in our state based on race, ethnicity, and gender, and highlighted even more clearly the need for attorneys to help the residents of New Jersey pursue equity and justice in their daily lives.
   
In this program, hear from pro bono experts from across the state on the value of doing pro bono work and your ethical responsibilities as an attorney to serve.  You will also learn how you can help, how to get started, and how to make a difference.
   
This will begin with a presentation about pro bono obligations by VLJ, followed by interactive discussion led by the moderators in which the questions below are addressed:

·         What legal services does the organization provide? 
·         Have your client needs changed, or your program focus shifted, due to the pandemic? If so, in what ways? 
·         What type of volunteer assistance does the organization need? 
·         How does someone sign up to volunteer with your organization?
·         What is it like to volunteer?
·         What resources are available through the organization to support the volunteers?
·         What benefits does the volunteer receive?
·         What are potential challenges to volunteer service and how does your organization address them?
·         How have current events reshaped pro bono service?
·         How do volunteers meet with clients?
·         When is Zoom/conference call/meeting in person appropriate?
·         What are the new procedures for court, including filing and appearances? 

MODERATORS/SPEAKERS
Lori Outzs Borgen, Esq.
Director, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall Law School, Newark
Lori E. Chapin, Esq.
TK Trial, Newark
      
SPEAKERS
Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin (19th District)
Assembly Speaker
Cathy Keenan, Esq., Executive Director
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Newark
Jeanne LoCicero, Esq., Legal Director
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Newark
Victoria Nicholson, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Programs
Partners for Women and Justice, Bloomfield
Michael G. Perez, Esq.
Community Health Law Project, Trenton
Akil Roper, Esq.Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Legal Services of New Jersey, Edison
   
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)

    

SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 6
Insurance Coverage Issues and Trends Raised by Coronavirus Losses AM21013
Cosponsored by the Insurance Law Section
The COVID pandemic is and will continue to be a transformative and costly event. This seminar will prepare attorneys to help their clients, policyholders and insurance carriers understand the insurance coverage implications stemming from COVID-19 claims, discuss available resources and warn about potential pitfalls. Practitioners will learn how the insurance marketplace responded to COVID-19 claims. The panelists will discuss various topics including:

A.    Survey of insurance responses to COVID-19 claims:
       Topics will include the following:

·      Healthcare and workers’ compensation coverages
·      Employment-related coverages
·      General liability coverages
·      Property/business income coverages
·      Management, cyber and representations and warranties coverages

B.     Business Interruption
        Business interruption claims are on the rise because of the pandemic. Our discussion will include:

·      Overview of a typical insuring agreement for a commercial property policy
·      Categories of coverage that may permit recovery of lost profits
·      Key coverage issues

C.     Regulatory Estoppel
        This section of the presentation will provide a background on the development of regulatory estoppel in New Jersey and discuss how courts have addressed the regulatory estoppel argument in COVID 19 cases.

D.    Evolution of Pandemic Insurance Disputes and Caselaw

E.     A description of what the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance has done so far to address the pandemic, including a survey of the various orders and bulletins the agency has issued, and a brief summary of the agency’s powers.
   

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Kathleen J. Devlin, Esq.
Kinney Lisovicz Reilly & Wolff PC, Parsippany
      
SPEAKERS
Bethany L. Barrese, Esq.
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, PC, Basking Ridge
Mariel Mercado-Guevara, Esq.
Morrison Mahoney, Parsippany
Jonathan A. Messier, Esq., Assistant General Counsel
Greater New York Insurance Companies, New York
Kenneth Sharperson, Esq.
Weber Gallagher, Bedminster
   
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)

      
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4:45 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19
   
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK/DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TRACK
Room 1
A Year After George Floyd: A Moment or a Movement? AM21022
In the summer of 2020, the cry to eradicate systemic racism was heard in every sphere: from suburban communities to urban centers to corporate America and beyond. A year later, we examine what’s been said and what’s been done. We take a closer look at what it means to root out systemic racism specifically in the law, and how these ideas are being applied as our society faces a crisis of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence.
   
INTRODUCTION BY
Dominick Carmagnola, Esq.
President-Elect, New Jersey State Bar Association
Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC, Morristown
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Raymond M. Brown, Esq.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC, Hackensack
   
SPEAKERS
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal
Attorney General of New Jersey
Carolyn V. Chang, Esq.
Law Office of Carolyn V. Chang, Mount Holly
Karen Thompson, Esq.
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Newark
Maria P. Vallejo, Esq.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, Secaucus
      
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)


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THURSDAY, MAY 20
   
8 - 8:55 a.m.
   
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Room 1
Ethical Behaviors Using Social Media Technology AM21023
Cosponsored by the Paralegal Committee
In the midst of the pandemic, we are using social media and technology to communicate now more than ever. It is therefore, important to highlight the pitfalls of oversharing sensitive information. This program will highlight the most important ethics rules and cases involving client confidentiality and practical ways that paralegals should put these into practice.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Yolanda S. Barry, Paralegal
Pinilis Halpern, LLP, Morristown
   
SPEAKERS
Carol Johnston, Esq., Staff and Counsel
Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics
Committee on Attorney Advertising
Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law
David B. Rubin, Esq.
David B. Rubin, PC, Metuchen
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 ethics credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 ethics credit

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 2
Hot Topics In Privacy Law AM21024
Cosponsored by the Privacy Law Committee
Topics include:

1.      Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure Cases involving digital privacy:
     
·      Carpenter v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018)
     ·      State v. Manning, 240 N.J. 308 (2020)
     ·      State v. Lunsford, 226 N.J. 129 (2016)
     ·      State v. Earls, 214 N.J. 564 (2013)·      I/M/O App. of the State of New Jersey for Communications Data Warrants to Obtain the Contents of Stored Communications from Twitter, Inc., 448 N.J.Super. 471 (App. Div. 2017)

2.      Fifth Amendment Self-Incrimination and mandate to turn over passwords:
     
·      Commonwealth v. Davis, 220 A.3d 534(Pa. 2019)
     ·     State v. Andrews, 243 N.J. 447 (2020)

3.      Article III Standing:
     
·      Spokeo v. Robins, 136 S.Ct. 1540 (2016)
     ·      Ramirez v. Transunion LLC, 951 F.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2020)
     ·      Thornley v. Clearview AI, Inc., No. 20-3249 (7th Cir. Jan. 14, 2021)

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Angelo A. Stio, III Esq.
Troutman Pepper, Princeton
      
SPEAKERS
Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Former USMJ)
Dentons, US, LLP, New York|
Hon. Sohail Mohammed, P.J.Cr.
Passiac
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 1.1 civil credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credits

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 3
Practitioners Guide to Advocating for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities AM21025
Cosponsored by the Elder and Disability Law Section
Attendees will learn the key components to representing and advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities before the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities. These components will include what every practitioner (regardless of practice area) should know about surrogate decision making, transitioning from the special education system into adulthood, maintaining eligibility for means-tested benefits and best practices to ensure inclusivity and the use of people-first language.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Crystal West Edwards, Esq., CELA
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC, Morristown
   
SPEAKERS
State Senator Anthony M. Bucco (25th District)
Law Offices of Murphy & McKeon, PC, Riverdale
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
ParlesRekem, LLP, Springfield
Elizabeth M. Shea, Esq.
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC, Morristown
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.0 professional practice credit

   
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9 - 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, May 20
   
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 1
The Importance of Mentorship in the Legal Community AM21026
Whether you have been practicing 5 months or 50 years, are a solo, small firm attorney, government lawyer, in-house counsel or are with a big firm, this program is for you. Mentors may be down the hall, on the other end of the phone or responding to an email or a message posted on social media but, no matter how they interact with us, they are vital to the success of the legal profession. The esteemed panelists will look at why mentoring matters, who should be a mentor, what is mentoring and how the mentoring relationship benefits not only the mentee, but the mentor, and helps all of us be better lawyers.  
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
David R. Kott, Esq.
McCarter & English, LLP, Newark
      
SPEAKERS
Justice Fabiana Pierre-Louis
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Trenton
Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway Jr.
Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Newark
John Keefe Jr., Esq.
Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Wilentz Goldman & Sptizer, PA, Red Bank
   
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)
   
CANNABIS LAW TRACK
Room 2
Administering Cannabis Assets AM21027
Cosponsored by the Bankruptcy Law Section
Even though cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, New Jersey has recently legalized its adult-use cannabis market with a projected value of $1 billion. Stakeholders in this new market will inevitably develop and obtain valuable assets, including cannabis licenses, intellectual property (IP) rights, and sensitive personal data related to their cannabis consumers. As this market matures and evolves, the inevitable reorganization and liquidation of some of these businesses will present novel challenges to those counsel and fiduciaries charged with administering cannabis assests and will necessitate they exercise a heightened level of care and diligence.
   
In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the challenges which cannabis assests pose in the context of reorganization and liquidation, including the inherent tension between state and federal law, and the general unavailability of federal bankruptcy protections for many cannabis industry participants. We will also examine specific regulatory, data privacy, and cybersecurity obligations related to the administration of cannabis assets. We will also discuss actionable strategies for counsel and fiduciaries to protect and maximize the value of intellectual property (IP) rights while they administer cannabis assets.
          
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Melinda D. Middlebrooks, Esq.
Middlebrooks Shapiro, PC, Springfield
         
SPEAKERS
Matthew G. Miller, Esq.
MG Miller, New York
Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.
XPAN Law Partners, LLP, Marlton
Joseph M. Shapiro, Esq.
Middlebrooks Shapiro, PC, Springfield
   
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)

   
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Room 3
Malpractice Claims: What Should You Report and When Should You Report It? AM21028
Cosponsored by the Malpractice Insurance Committee
Attorneys may sometimes find themselves faced with dissatisfied clients, or former clients. Attorneys in those situations may receive a communication from the client specifically threatening to “sue” or “make a claim”. Or a lawsuit may actually be filed against the attorney. What has to be reported to the attorney’s professional liability insurance company? When must it be reported? What if the client/former client simply expresses general dissatisfaction? Or seems to be disputing the fees that were charged? Should that be reported?
   
This program will explore the issues based upon such circumstances, including a discussion of the leading reported cases in New Jersey addressing the issues. The program will also examine and discuss in detail aspects on a typical professional liability insurance policy and a typical policy which create reporting obligations on the applying attorney, which may lead to a denial of coverage or revocation of the policy if those reporting requirements are ignored.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Robert W. McAndrew, Esq.
McAndrew Vuotto, LLC, Morristown
         
SPEAKERS
Greg Cooke, Vice President, Sales & Client Management
USI Affinity, Philadelphia
Diana C. Manning, Esq.
Bressler Amery & Ross, PC, Florham Park
Risa D. Rich, Esq.
Bressler Amery & Ross, PC, Florham Park
Miles S. Winder III, Esq.
Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics 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)

   
WORKERS COMPENSATION TRACK
Room 4
COVID-19 Vaccines and Interplay Between Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law AM21029
Cosponsored by the Workers Compensation Section
Issues to be addressed include:
     ·         Whether employers should mandate or encourage employees to get the vaccine;
     
·         What are the risks/implications mandating vaccination?
     
·         What are the rights of employees or employers if an employee refuses or cannot receive vaccination?
     
·         Should employers offer incentives to get the vaccine?
     
·         What is the employer’s liability for complications arising from the vaccine?
      
SPEAKERS
Michele G. Haas, Esq.
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP, New Brunswick
Jammie Jackson, Esq.
Kotlar Hernandez & Cohen, Mount Laurel
Julie Kinkopf, Esq.
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP, Mt. Laurel and 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)

   
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW TRACK/RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK
Room 5
The DEP Commissioner Speaks on the Climate Crisis: The Unique Risks That New Jersey Faces From Climate Change and How the Murphy Administration Is Responding AM21058
The DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette will give a presentation on the unique risks that New Jersey faces from climate change including rapidly rising sea levels, increased storm intensity, chronic flooding, and urban heat islands. Commissioner LaTourette will delve into how the Murphy Administration is responding with a two-pronged climate action approach that (1) reduces the worst impacts of climate change by cutting emissions of climate pollutants that fuel global warming and (2) enhances the resilience of New Jersey communities through resilience planning and strategic regulatory reform. Then, the Commissioner will be joined by a round table discussion that centers on what adverse climate impacts and measures to avoid them mean for your community and how will these measures affect the practice of law—from real estate transactions, to project finance, to environmental regulation and beyond.
    
FEATURED SPEAKER
Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton
   
ROUNDTABLE MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Thomas H. Prol, Esq.
Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
   
SPEAKERS
Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton
State Senator Bob Smith (17th District)
Bob Smith and Associates, Piscataway
David Rosenblatt, Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Commissioner
Climate and Flood Resilience
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton
Madeline Urbish, Head of Government Affairs & Policy, New Jersey
Ørsted, 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)

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 6
National Defense Strategy and the Air National Guard AM21059
Cosponsored by the Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section
The Military Law and Veteran’s Affairs Section is proud to present Colonel Nathan W. Kearns, Air National Guard (ANG) Assistant to Pacific Air Forces for US-Indo Pacific Command, State Headquarters Staff Judge Advocate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Air National Guard. 
   
The Colonel will discuss the national defense strategy as it relates to China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and violent extremist organizations.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Murphy, Esq.
State Partnership Program Director, New Jersey National Guard
   
SPEAKER
Colonel Nathan W. Kearns
Air National Guard Assistant to PACAF for INDOPACOM
State Headquarters Staff Judge Advocate Massachusetts National Guard
   
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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10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, May 20
   
CANNABIS LAW TRACK
Room 1
Overview of the Adult Use Cannabis Laws in New Jersey AM21031
Cosponsored by the Cannabis Law Committee
This will be a panel discussion concerning the recently signed “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act,” the law decriminalizing marijuana and hashish possession and the law clarifying marijuana and cannabis use and possession penalties for individuals younger than 21 years old.
   
Topics will include the new adult use law, licensing, employment law, expungement and social justice issues, banking and business issues and more.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Michael F. Schaff, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA, Woodbridge
      
SPEAKERS
Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq.
Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, Woodland Park
Lisa Gora, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA, Woodbridge
Michael A. Hoffman, Esq.
The Hoffman Centers, P.C., Vineland
Chirali V. Patel, Esq.
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello, PC, Roseland
Ruth A. Rauls, Esq.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Princeton
Robert E. Schiappacasse, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
Seth R. Tipton, Esq.
Florio Perucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC, Phillipsburg
Sarah Trent, Esq., Founder & CEO
Valley Wellness
   
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)

   
LGBTQ RIGHTS TRACK/LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRACK
Room 2
Employment Discrimination Claims After Bostock v. Clayton County AM21032
Cosponsored by the Federal Practice and Procedure Section and the LGBT Rights Section
Until June 2020, the legal landscape for New Jersey employees and employers involved in disputes over alleged discrimination on the basis of an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression had been largely unchanged for more than a dozen years:  the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) explicitly protected employees from such discrimination, but federal employment law—specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”)—did not. Then, in the landmark case of Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status was impermissible discrimination “because of … sex,” and thus prohibited by Title VII. This program will discuss the implications of the Bostock opinion for New Jersey practitioners against the backdrop of the NJLAD’s already expansive employee protections. In analyzing how the decision impacts employment discrimination issues in the litigation and counseling contexts, the panelists will explore what important questions remain unanswered.
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Arielle B. Adler, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland
         
SPEAKERS
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Gluck Walrath LLP, Freehold
Jemi Goulian Lucey, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge
Thomas Regan, Esq.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Newark
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

     

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Room 3
Arrivals, Departures, Transfers and Cancellations: Ethical Considerations as Lawyers “Travel” From Firm to Firm AM21012
Join us for an informative, fun (and funny) session detailing the ethical considerations when lawyers find themselves on the move. The presentation will feature epic video clips to illustrate the points. The panel consists of judges and lawyers with expertise in Chancery, Civil, Family, Criminal and Employment Law.  
   
We will be covering:

·   Associate giving notice
·   Partner separating from a firm
·   Public to private to public transition for lawyers
·   Retiring lawyers
·   Winding up/ selling a practice
·   Special ethical dilemmas for solo practitioners
·   Sudden illness or disability of a lawyer
·   Attorney turnover

Practical advice will include:

·   What do you tell your clients about all of the above?
·   WHEN do you tell your clients about all of the above?
·   Newly changed RPC about naming law firm
·   How to give notice to supervisors, partners or laterals about your change in employment?
·   What do firms say to clients/other firms when they fire a lawyer for cause?
·   Is there an ethical problem giving a faint-hearted reference to someone whom you know you fired for cause?
·   How does any lawyer handle the fact that there are pending ethics charges – to whom must you disclose this?

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Hon. Patricia Costello, A.J.S.C. (Ret.)
Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi, PC, West Orange
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Jeffrey R. Jablonski, A.J.S.C.
Hudson
Hon. Mary Costello, P.J.Ch.
Hudson
Hon. Maureen B. Mantineo, J.S.C.
Hudson
Reiah N. Etwaroo, Esq.
Law Offices of Rosemarie Arnold, Fort Lee
Ronald Israel, Esq.
Chiesa, Shahinian and Giantomasi, PC, West Orange
Brian J. Neary, Esq.
Law Offices of Brian J. Neary, Hackensack
       
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics 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)

 
   
FAMILY LAW TRACK
Room 4
Guardians, Guardians Ad Litem, Law Guardians and Parenting Coordinators:  What You Need to Know AM21034
Cosponsored by the Family Law Section
      
This seminar will provide practitioners guidance as to the differences and nuances related to the respective roles of Guardians, Guardians Ad Litem, Law Guardians and Parenting Coordinators. The panel will discuss recent case law impacting upon the appointment of a Guardian on behalf of an adult. The panel will further discuss practice pointers and hot tips regarding the use of Guardians, Guardians Ad Litem, Law Guardians and Parenting Coordinators in the context of family law matters.  
      
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Megan S. Murray, Esq. 
The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray, Hazlet
       
 
SPEAKERS
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq.
First Vice President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Lawrence Law, LLC, Watchung
Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D.
New Ways for Families NJ , Morristown
Brian M. Schwartz, Esq.
Schwartz Vinhal & Lomurro Family Law, LLC, Summit
Tremain L. Stanley, Esq.
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, PC, West Orange
Amy Wechsler, Esq.
Lawrence Law, LLC, Watchung
Shirley Berger Whitenack, Esq.
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park
   
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)

   
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 5
Tips to Preparing for Settlement Conferences and Joint Pretrial Orders in State and Federal Court AM21035
Cosponsored by the Federal Practice and Procedure Section and the Civil Trial Bar Section
This program will provide tried and true tips for civil trial practitioners to successfully prepare for settlement conferences in State and Federal Courts.  Our panel of learned Judges and Trial Attorneys will offer stories of their experiences in preparing for and participating in settlement conferences before our District and Superior Courts.  The seminar will also address the requirements of the Joint Final Pretrial Order in District Court as compared to the recent proposal for virtual jury trials in Superior Court and the requirement of a similar pretrial order.
    
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Michael V. Madden, Esq.
Madden & Madden, P.A., Haddonfield
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Karen M. Williams, U.S.M.J.
Hon. Jamie D. Happas, P.J.Cv.
Middlesex
Diana C. Manning, Esq. 
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., Florham Park
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq.
Treasurer, New Jersey State Bar Association
Leary, Bride, Mergner & Bongiovanni, P.A., Cedar Knolls
Regina M. Philipps, Esq.
Madden & Madden, P.A., Haddonfield
      
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)
   

WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION TRACK
Room 6 (10:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)
Has Coronavirus Taken Women Back to the 1950s?
The Benefits of Identifying, Supporting and Retaining Female Talent in the Wake of COVID-19 AM21036

Cosponsored by the Women in the Profession Section
The current public health pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in the legal profession. Female lawyers have confronted unique work-from-home challenges and many have even left the workforce, compounding well-documented attrition and promotion challenges. Many are concerned that after years of progress, the virus could continue to hurt the chances for advancement for women, especially women of color.
   
Women have borne the brunt of the pandemic. A survey conducted last spring put that in stark relief. The New York Times poll showed that – among other household chores – nearly half of men say they do most of the home schooling. Just 3% of women agreed.  Owing, in part, to the contrast in how burdens fell during the pandemic, over 2 million women left the workforce this past year, and some reports put that number as high as 2.5 million.  This session will foster a discussion of what can be done -- by the profession, by employers, and by all attorneys (not only women) -- to help women and the broader legal community weather this moment and avoid regression.
       
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Paulette Brown, Esq.
Past President, American Bar Association
Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord, Princeton
             
SPEAKERS
Hon. Kimberly Espinales-Maloney, J.S.C.
Hudson
Heather Joy Baker, Clerk
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Trenton
Diane L. Cardoso, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, Springfield
Lisa A. Gorab, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge 
Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq.
Past President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Carolyn F. O'Connor, Esq.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Florham Park
Najma Q. Rana, Assistant Prosecutor
Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, Jersey City
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.9 Diversity and Inclusion credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 Diversity and Inclusion credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
 
   
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12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 20
   
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 1
A Different Kind of Pandemic: What Can Be Done to Stop the Plague of Sexual Harassment
Despite all the policies, practices and changes in the law, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation continue to occur throughout most industries. This interactive panel discussion will focus on some of the reasons that we cannot seem to eradicate the plague of sexual harassment and what we as lawyers can do to make actual inroads.  Questions and comments from the audience are welcome. 
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Domenick Carmagola, Esq.
President-Elect, New Jersey State Bar Association
Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC, Morristown 
   
SPEAKERS
Angelo J. Genova, Esq.
Genova Burns LLC, Newark
Terry D. Johnson, Esq.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Princeton
Ravi Sattiraju Esq.
Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP, East Windsor
Nancy Erika Smith, Esq.
Smith Mullin, PC, Montclair
   
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 credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   

      
YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Room 2
The Rules of the Game: The Civil Procedure and Practices You Need to Know For State and Federal Courts AM21038
Cosponsored by the Young Lawyers Division
This seminar will feature a panel of federal and state court practitioners and judges who will review applications of the most commonly used rules of civil procedure with a focus on highlighting the differences between the state and federal court rules and practices.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Jason S. Kanterman, Esq.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York
         
SPEAKERS
Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S.D.J.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Hon. Robert H. Gardner, J.S.C.
Essex
Megan K. Balne, Esq.
Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, Marlton
Frank D. DeRienzo, Esq.
Leary, Bride, Mergner & Bongiovanni, P.A., 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 (Transitional & Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK
Room 3
Darrow’s Nightmare and the Ethics of Advocacy AM21039
Clarence Darrow has been called “America’s most famous trial lawyer” but even he was not immune to stress and anxiety in the practice of law.
   
Join Judge Nelson Johnson, author of Boardwalk Empire, as he discusses his new book, Darrow’s Nightmare, which recounts the worst two years in the career of legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow when he was charged with jury tampering in Los Angeles in 1912. With the help of Judge James Hely, Judge Johnson will discuss the many pitfalls involved in trying a case in a hostile environment.
   
Darrow’s Nightmare: The Forgotten Story of America’s Most Famous Trial Lawyer, (Los Angeles 1911-1913), is available in print, e-book, and audio format.
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Nelson Johnson (Ret.)
Author, Historian
Hon. James Hely, J.S.C.
Union
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics 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)

      
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 4
Moving Your Case in the Appellate Division AM21040
Cosponsored by the Appellate Practice Committee
Appellate Division judges and experienced practitioners will address motions in the Appellate Division, including applications for leave to appeal (interlocutory orders) and other means to efficiently proceed before the Appellate Division. The program anticipates a review of unusual and sometimes troublesome fact patterns to generate discussion between the panelists, as well as questions from participants. 
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Bonnie C. Frost, Esq.
Einhorn Barbarito Frost & Botwinick, PC, Denville
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., P.J.A.D.
Hon. Hany A. Mawla, J.A.D.
Hon. Marianne Espinosa (Ret.)
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, Springfield
Hon. Marie E. Lihotz (Ret.)
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield
Dale E. Console, Esq.
Dale E. Console, Esq., PC, Kingston
Andrew R. Turner, Esq.
Turner Law Firm, LLC, South Orange

       
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)

   
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRACK/LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRACK
Room 5
Successful Mediation of Employment Disputes:  Common Pitfalls and Strategies to Dig Out! AM 21014
Cosponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section
A panel consisting of an employee rights attorney, an employer’s defense counsel, an in-house employment counsel, a management liability claims manager and workplace mediators will discuss their perspectives from the mediation table including pitfalls commonly experienced during employment mediations and strategies for overcoming them to reach a successful resolution. Issues such as: widely differing mediation expectations/preparation; particular challenges of multi-party cases; adversaries with at-odds negotiation styles and how to get the most value from virtual mediations, will be explored. Discussion will be interactive amongst panelists with audience participation encouraged through the chat feature..
      
MODERATORS/SPEAKERS
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., APM
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., LLC, Bridgewater
Marla J. Moss, Esq.
Moss Mediation
      
SPEAKERS
Drake P. Bearden Jr., Esq.
Costello & Mains, LLC, Mt. Laurel
Bess Franzosa, Esq. 
Retail Business Services, LLC
Michelle Gordon, Esq. 
Markel Services Incorporated.,Texas
Howard Mankoff, Esq.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, PC, Roseland
      
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 6
Trends and Hot Topics in Financial Services AM21042
Cosponsored by the Securities Law Committee
Staying current on the latest “hot topics” in the financial services industry is critical for both firms and the investing public. Our panel will be a cross-section of financial

services regulators and attorneys who are on the front lines of the financial services industry. The panelists will share their experiences with many of the current hot-button issues including:

·         Current regulator priorities
·         Financial fraud
·         Senior investors
·         Regulation Best Interest
·         The rise of the Reddit/meme traders and the related GME short squeeze
·         Increasing confidence in the investing public

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Logan S. Fisher, Esq.
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., Florham Park
            
SPEAKERS
Lisa Colone, Esq., Chief Counsel, Enforcement
FINRA Enforcement, New Jersey
Christopher Gerold, Esq.
Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, Newark
Hasan Ibrahim, Esq.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Prudential Advisors, Newark
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 1.5 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 finance credits
   
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2:15 - 3:55 p.m.
Thursday, May 20  
     
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 1
The Supreme Court Year in Review AM21017
Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr. (Ret.) and an esteemed panel of Supreme Court justices and Superior Court judges will discuss the cases from the past year that will have the greatest impact on your practice.
         
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Hon. Peter F. Bariso, Jr. (Ret.)
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, Secaucus
            
SPEAKERS
Justice Barry T. Albin
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Trenton
Justice Anne M. Patterson
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Trenton
Justice Lee A. Solomon
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Trenton
Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, A.J.S.C.
Burlington
Hon. Deborah Venezia, P.J.F.P.
Middlesex
   
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)  

MUNICIPAL COURT TRACK
Room 2
Municipal Court Bench Bar Conference AM21044
Cosponsored by the Municipal Court Practice Section
This segment will involve a conversation between top practitioners and members of the municipal court bench as they discuss some of the most pressing issues that face municipal court practitioners. Topics would likely include marijuana legalization / practical concerns / DWI / DRE Updates (Olenowski, Cassidy - Omnibus Orders), COVID effects - what is staying, how will we deal with backlog and more.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Michael A. Hoffman, Esq.
The Hoffman Centers, PC, Vineland
   
SPEAKERS
Hon. Richard T. Fauntleroy, J.M.C.
Richard T. Fauntleroy, P.C., Pleasantville
Jon-Henry Barr, Esq.
JH Barr & Associates, Clark
Jelani Gibson, Content Lead
New Jersey Cannabis Insider, NJ Advance Media
Peter H. Lederman, Esq.
Lomurro Law, Freehold
Brian W. Mason, Esq.
Mason Thompson, LLC, Dover
Steven A. Somogyi, Assistant Director, Municipal Court Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts
   
Municipal Court Attorney Certification: 2.0 general credits 
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.0 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

      
YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Room 3
From the Classroom to the Courtroom 2021 AM21045
Cosponsored by the Legal Education Committee
No matter how confident you are, no matter how well you did in law school, stepping into a courtroom for the first time is intimidating. The road from being an uncertain novice to a seasoned, confident advocate can be challenging, but fortunately, experienced practitioners and judges are willing to provide guidance, advice and salient suggestions about how to best cross the bridge between law school and practice.
   
Our distinguished panel, who have collectively heard or handled thousands of cases, will provide you with practical and useful advice on how to successfully navigate the day-to-day logistics of handling litigation and courtroom appearances so that you and your arguments receive serious consideration from judges. Both recently admitted and experienced attorneys will benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of this outstanding panel.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Hon. Lawrence R. Jones
Former N.J. Superior Court Judge
Professor, Monmouth and Montclair Universities
      
SPEAKERS
Hon. Marlene Lynch Ford, A.J.S.C.
Ocean

Hon. Bonnie Mizdol, A.J.S.C.
Bergen

Hon. Lisa P. Thornton, A.J.S.C.
Monmouth
Prosecutor Esther Suarez
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City
Diana- Marie Laventure, Esq.
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, Parsippany
Professor Jamie Pukl-Werbel
Seton Hall University Law School, Newark
Rajeh A. Saadeh, Esq.
Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, LLC, Somerville
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.0 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)

      
SOLO AND SMALL-FIRM TRACK
Room 4
How Hitting the “Off” Switch Can Help You Thrive AM21046
Cosponsored by the Solo and Small-Firm Section
This is a law office management segment you won’t want to miss! Do you lose focus during the day? Want a better quality of life? Need a less awkward/more efficient way to conduct end of year reviews for your staff? Need suggestions for how to set goals in the coming year?
   
Experienced solo and small firm practitioners from different areas of law will provide answers to some of these questions and demonstrate how mindfulness can help you focus so that you can refresh and renew.
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Maritza Rodriguez, Esq.
Rodriguez Law Firm, LLC, Newark
    
SPEAKERS 
Heidi Alexander, Esq.
Director of Lawyer Well-Being
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Lori Ann Buza, Esq.
KSBranigan Law, P.C., Montclair
Kiomeiry Csépes, Esq.
Kiomeiry Csépes Law Offices, Trenton
Beth C. Manes, Esq.
Manes & Weinberg, LLC, Westfield
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq.
President, New Jersey State Bar Association
Yonta Law, LLC, New Brunswick
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.0 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 2.0 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)
   
SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK
Room 5
The Sweeping Immigration Law Changes in 2021: What Has Already Changed and What to Expect AM21047
Cosponsored by the Immigration Law Section
Topics include:

·         Latest on Immigration Courts procedures and processes
·         Latest on enforcement priorities and the most recent enforcement Memorandum
·         State of DACA and Advance Parole for DACA holders
·         New provisions affecting work authorization
·         New refugee and asylum rules, procedures and regulations
·         Updates on changes in employment based visa processes;
·         What’s new at the US Consulates?

   
MODERATOR
Alan J. Pollack, Esq.
Frank & Pollack LLC, Newark
   
SPEAKERS
Michele Alcalde, Esq.
Law Office of Michele Alcalde, Red Bank
Lauren Anselowitz, Esq.
Harlan York & Associates, Newark
Cristina Carreno, Esq.
Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, Scotch Plains
Eileen S. King English, Esq.
Hartington King English, LLC, Freehold
Nandini Nair, Esq.
Greenspoon Marders LLP, Edison
Susan Girardo Roy, Esq.
Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC, Princeton Junction
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.0 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)

   
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 6
Home-Grown Hate: The Disturbing Truth About Hate Groups in New Jersey and How to Stop Them AM21037
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Professor John J. Farmer Jr., Director
Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, Newark
Other speakers TBA
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.0 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credit pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE) 
 


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FRIDAY, MAY 21
      
9 - 10 a.m.
   
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TRACK
Room 1
The States of the Judiciaries
   
SPEAKERS
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner
New Jersey Supreme Court
Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
   
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10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, May 21
      
FAMILY LAW TRACK
Room 1
The Family Law Bench Bar Conference - We Made It Through to 2021: What Is Working, What Is Not and Where Do We Go From Here? AM21048
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Derek M. Freed, Esq.
Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed, LLC, Pennington
      
SPEAKERS
Hon. Richard J. Nocella, P.J.F.P.
Burlington
Hon. Haekyoung Suh, P.J.F.P.
Somerset/Warren/Hunterdon
Hon. Kimarie Rahill, J.S.C.
Ocean
Hon. Kay Walcott-Henderson, J.S.C.
Mercer
Robin C. Bogan, Esq.
Pallarino & Bogan, LLP, Morristown
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq.
Adinolfi Lieberman Burick, Haddonfield
      
Matrimonial Law Certification: 2.1 general credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
CIVIL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 2
Civil Trial Bench Bar Conference AM21049
Cosponsored by the Civil Trial Bar Section and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
This year’s program will consist of a round table discussion of judges and lawyers who have participated in virtual trials.
   
SPEAKERS
Eugenie Voitkevich, Esq.
Law Office of Eugenie Voitkevich, Woodbridge
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 2.1 civil credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

      
CRIMINAL LITIGATION TRACK
Room 3
Criminal Law Bench Bar Conference AM21050
Cosponsored by the Criminal Law Section
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER
James J. Gerrow Jr., Esq.
Sitzler & Sitzler, Hainesport
      
SPEAKERS
Hon. Ronald Susswein, J.A.D.
Hon. Sheila Venable, A.J.S.C.
Essex
Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez Jr., J.S.C.
Middlesex
Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri
Mercer County Prosecutors Office, Trenton
Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett, Millburn
Ehsan F. Chowdhry, Esq.
E F Chowdhry Law Practice, Neptune
   
Trial Attorney Certification: 2.1 criminal credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW TRACK/RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK
Room 4
Hot Topics in Environmental Law and Issues for 2021 AM21051
Cosponsored by the Environmental Law Section
The Environmental Law Section will moderate presentations by distinguished panelists regarding the latest “right here, right now” issues impacting environmental law in the Garden State.
   
Topics to be discussed:

·         Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG): A New Cost of Doing Business?
·         Environmental issues arising in real estate transactions including impacts created by recent developments in applicable regulatory law
·         An overview of Politically Neutral Environmental Law under the Biden Administration.

MODERATOR/SPEAKER
Catherine M. Ward, Esq.
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, Cherry Hill

    
SPEAKERS
Michael Sinkevich, Esq.
Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich, PC, Princeton
Eric E. Tomaszewski, Esq.
McManimon Scotland Bauman, LLC, Roseland
   
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)

   
WORKERS' COMPENSATION TRACK
Room 5
Workers' Compensation Bench Bar Conference AM21060
Cosponsored by the Workers' Compensation Section
   
The popular Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Conference returns with the important “State of the Division” from the Director and two timely featured speakers: Dr. Robert G. Lahita, Professor of Medicine at Rutgers University, Professor at New York Medical College and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Joseph's Healthcare System, who will discuss long-haul COVID claims and Davis Walsh, Esq., contributor and co-editor of Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law & Procedure who will discuss  how to handle COVID from a litigator’s point of view. 
   
MODERATOR/SPEAKER:
Mark S. Setaro, Esq.
Weber Gallagher , Mt. Laurel
   
STATE OF THE DIVISION:
Hon. Russell Wojtenko, Jr., Director/Chief Judge
New Jersey Division of Workers Compensation
   
SPEAKERS:
Kathleen M. Dotoli, Esq.
Law Office of Kathleen M. Dotoli, Toms River
Dr. Robert G. Lahita
Professor of Medicine at Rutgers University
Professor at New York Medical College
Chairman of the Department of Medicine, St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Davis M. Walsh, Esq., 
Contributor and Co-Editor
Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law & Procedure  
   
Workers’ Compensation Certification: 2.1 general credits
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.1 credits (50 minute hour)
NY CLE (Non-transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($4.00 check payable to NJICLE)


      
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