Special Presentations


Civil War Lessons for Lawyers:
A Dialogue with President Lincoln


Earn Up to 4.0 credits, including 1.0 Ethics!

Mon., March 4 - 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Civil War Lessons for Lawyers: A Dialogue with President Lincoln is a unique and compelling opportunity to engage with President Lincoln (portrayed by nationally renowned Civil War reenactor Robert Costello), as he provides fascinating insight into the famous cases he handled, to the lawyers that surrounded him, and his masterpiece, the 272-word Gettysburg Address - which is not only a model of conciseness, but is also fertile grounds for a better understanding and adaptation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Our legal panel (President Lincoln’s modern friends) will tie these conversations to legal practice today, showing as advocates, the role of the modern day attorney in advancing Lincoln’s principles.

As an attendee, you’ll witness history come alive as you pick up tips on the importance of communication, responsibility, representation, and client interaction as they relate to attorney ethics and beyond. In addition, you’ll uncover a new perspective into an array of legal qualities, from advocacy to timing, that impact your daily practice of law. Don’t miss this exciting new program – reserve your seat today!


37 Conversations - The Nixon/Dean Exchanges That Changed History: What Watergate Teaches Lawyers About Cover-Ups

Earn Up to 4.0 credits!

Thurs., March 7 - 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
Thurs., March 7
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Civil War Lessons for Lawyers: A Dialogue with President Lincoln is a unique and compelling opportunity to engage with President Lincoln (portrayed by nationally renowned Civil War reenactor Robert Costello), as he provides fascinating insight into the famous cases he handled, to the lawyers that surrounded him, and his masterpiece, the 272-word Gettysburg Address - which is not only a model of conciseness, but is also fertile grounds for a better understanding and adaptation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Our legal panel (President Lincoln’s modern friends) will tie these conversations to legal practice today, showing as advocates, the role of the modern day attorney in advancing Lincoln’s principles.

As an attendee, you’ll witness history come alive as you pick up tips on the importance of communication, responsibility, representation, and client interaction as they relate to attorney ethics and beyond. In addition, you’ll uncover a new perspective into an array of legal qualities, from advocacy to timing, that impact your daily practice of law. Don’t miss this exciting new program – reserve your seat today!


Let Me Finish – A Conversation with Governor Chris Christie and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick

Earn Up to 1.8 credits!

Mon., March 18 - 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
Mon., March 18
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Have breakfast with the Governor! Join us for a conversation with Governor Christie and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick as they discuss Governor Christie’s best-selling new book.

In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump’s attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie’s transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency’s shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner’s powerful father behind bars - a fact Trump’s son-in-law makes Christie pay for later.

Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie’s memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!


The British Occupation of Ireland 50 Years After the Birth of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement
What “The Troubles” Can Teach America about Civil Rights, Conflict Resolution, Crime and Law

Earn Up to 3.3 credits!

Thurs., March 21 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
Thurs., March 21
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Join us for this special program that marks the 50th anniversary of Northern Ireland’s Civil Rights Movement and the 100th anniversary of the Irish War of Independence as we examine the British occupation of Ireland and its legal ramifications for Ireland in the 21st century. A special panel comprised of a former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, a former Superior Court Judge and the Special Counsel to the President of Rutgers University and former Senior Counsel to the 911 Commission as they examine the aftermath of The Troubles through a 21st century lens.


Powerful Witness Preparation - Featuring Dan Small

Earn Up to 7.2 credits!

Thurs., March 28 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hyatt, Morristown
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Fri., March 29 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westin, Mt. Laurel
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National trial expert Dan Small has built a phenomenal career on his ability to prepare witnesses to be compelling advocates for his client, even if the witness is his client. As a federal prosecutor, general counsel for a healthcare management company, and as a partner at Holland & Knight, Small has used the same process that he will teach to you to introduce the witness to the foreign land of the deposition, hearing, or courtroom and to prepare them to tell the story in a way that connects to jury or judge and produces winning results.

He is a respected author on this subject — Preparing Witnesses: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients, (4th Edition, American Bar Association). Dan represents witnesses, plaintiffs and defendants in wide-ranging investigations and proceedings and in both civil and criminal litigation; that incredible breadth of experience is reflected in the bottom-line practical counsel he offers in this highly-acclaimed seminar.

Invest one precious day to discover new tips, tactics and techniques that will make you a more effective advocate. Period.


Hitler’s Courts: Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joshua M. Greene and Raymond M. Brown on Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany

Earn Up to 4.0 credits!

Wed., April 24 - 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
Wed., April 24
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Join Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joshua Greene and international law expert Raymond M. Brown, Jr., Esq. for a once in a lifetime opportunity - as they present the compelling documentary “Hitler’s Courts” and delve into the consequences that occur when those who are sworn to uphold the law break their promises and capitulate to political pressure.

Joshua Greene’s riveting documentary features archival footage from the Nazi era, rarely seen photographs, and interviews with leading voices in international law. As an attendee, you’ll experience the 35-minute documentary firsthand, and will gain unique insights that you won’t hear anywhere else as our two nationally renowned expert panelists examine the perversion of the courts under Nazi rule and discuss how distinguished lawmakers were capable of complicity in the largest mass murder of men, women and children in history. By the end, you’ll gain a new perspective that underscores the fragility of democracy - directly from the standpoint of German lawyers, judges and law professors, who watched as their constitutionally governed nation was toppled by Hitler’s rhetoric.


Great Adverse Depositions:
Principles & Principal Techniques


Earn Up to 7.8 credits!

Wed., May 1 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
Wed., May 1
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High-quality adverse depositions require the conscious and conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules. This seminar wastes no time on entry-level wisdom, code chatter, idiosyncratic war stories, or tired maxims. Instead, using video clips from high-profile cross-examinations, it brilliantly teaches how to take adverse depositions as never before … the right way: as an intellectually rigorous discipline.

Robert Musante is the nation's foremost teacher of deposition cross-examination. He has taught the logic essential to taking great adverse depositions – of fact witnesses and experts – to more than 50,000 litigators in 43 states. He has made in-house presentations to the attorneys-general of 11 states and to the partners and associates of 100+ litigation law firms.


Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, & the Declaration of Independence: Visionary Minds, Revolutionary Wordss

Earn Up to 4.0 credits!

Tues, June 25 - 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
Tues, June 25
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High-quality adverse depositions require the conscious and conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules. This seminar wastes no time on entry-level wisdom, code chatter, idiosyncratic war stories, or tired maxims. Instead, using video clips from high-profile cross-examinations, it brilliantly teaches how to take adverse depositions as never before … the right way: as an intellectually rigorous discipline.

Robert Musante is the nation's foremost teacher of deposition cross-examination. He has taught the logic essential to taking great adverse depositions – of fact witnesses and experts – to more than 50,000 litigators in 43 states. He has made in-house presentations to the attorneys-general of 11 states and to the partners and associates of 100+ litigation law firms.