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2018 NJSBA Town Hall Program
Historic Trenton Masonic Temple
100 Barrack St Trenton, NJ 08625
June 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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“What Would You Do? A Real World Perspective on How to Advocate for Your Clients in Trenton.”

Registration Fees:
$50 NJSBA members
$75 Nonmembers

Program Description & Agenda

Watch legislators and staffers interact about real world lobbying issues, learn how government affairs affects your practice, understand how to better serve your clients through government relations and recognize the ethical pitfalls of lobbying and the practice of law.

Join us for an interactive discussion on real world lobbying scenarios that unfold in front of you. Lobbyists will ask both legislators and staffers how they handle real world scenarios and let them play out their reactions and engage in an interactive dialogue to better understand how to advocate your  client’s issues in Trenton. Learn how they react to certain scenarios, how NJSBA's advocacy affects your practice, how you can better serve your clients through the legislative process and do it all without violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

 I.          You Get To Ask Legislators And Their Staff What Would You Do If…           (9:10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.)

Moderated by Christine Stearns, Esq., a lobbyist at Gibbons P.C., and William Maer, partner at Public Strategies Impact, LLC., legislators and staffers participate in a round robin discussion fielding questions on how they would handle different, real-world scenarios fraught with conflict. Watch the office dynamic unfold before your eyes and experience the interplay between the legislator and the staffer. And get an expert perspective of the ethical pitfalls of these interactions.

           Senator Patrick Diegnan        
           Tom Lynch, Chief of Staff, Senator Diegnan
           Assemblywoman Annette Quijano                
           Brian Quigley, General Counsel, New Jersey Assembly Majority Office
           Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi                    
           Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
           Kevin Logan, Chief Counsel, NJ Assembly Republican Office
            Jason Redd, Senior Counsel, Senate Majority Office

10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. break

II.         Ethics update on pay to play/lobbying laws (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Moderated by William Caruso, Esq., of Archer Law, will discuss ethical interactions with elected officials and listen to different perspectives on the issue.

           Steven H. Sholk, Esq., Gibbons P.C.
            Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq., Genova Burns
           Fruqan Mouzon, General Counsel, Senate Majority Office

CLE credits:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 3.0 credits (50-minute hour), including 1.2 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (transitional and non-transitional): 1.5 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits pending ($12 fee—separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)

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