Special National Presentations

Depositions Done Right
Earn Up to 7.3 credits!

Fri., May 4 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Embassy Suites, Parsippany
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Sat., May 5 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Doubletree, Mt. Laurel
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The country's #1 teacher of deposition crossexamination presents an analysis of archetypal principles and rules, using the Q&A from Donald Trump's depo in the recently settled lawsuit involving his D.D. hotel.

This all new program wastes no time on entry-level "wisdom," code chatter, idiosyncratic war stories, or tired maxims; rather, it offers a penetrating critique of the deposition attorney's performance to illustrate the fundamental principles and rules.

Legal Lessons from the Civil War
Earn Up to 4.0 credits!

Fri., May 25, 2018
(A Non-Motion Friday)
9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin
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Featuring: Hon. Travis Francis, AJSC (Ret.);
Hon. John Jorgensen, JSC; William Pat Schuber, Esq.

The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, and is a defining moment in our nation's existence. The United States post-war was a much different nation than it was when Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as President on March 4, 1861. Indeed, the Civil War has often been referred to as the Second American Revolution, as significant changes politically, militarily, and socially came together to forge a new America. At the heart of that revolution was the watershed transformation driven by a myriad of legal issues. Legal Lessons of the Civil War is an exciting new seminar designed to explore those important legal problems as well as their solutions.

As an attendee, you'll learn how some of those legal issues have relevance in today's modern world. Cases such as ex parte Merryman (dealing with the important writ of habeas corpus) and ex parte Milligan (providing a framework for trial by military commissions) continue to have ramifications. Similarly, the promulgation of the first "Laws of War" and General Thomas Ewing's General Order #11, which called for forced evacuations of citizens in western Missouri, have had a lasting impact on our country's jurisprudence. Equally as important is the Dred Scott case, and how that set in motion the ultimate firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.

The seminar will also provide an analysis of the war's battles and leaders, as there are many parallels between the battle field and the court room. Finally, the Civil War ushered in three amendments to our Constitution, and they truly transformed the nation. Attendees will hear about the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery), the 14th Amendment (equal protection of the laws), and 15th Amendment (right to vote) from a Constitutional scholar, and learn of the lasting impact those amendments have made in American society.

Human Law and Anatomy 101 for the Modern Attorney:
A fun, fast-paced review of the key muscles and bones you’re most likely to encounter in the cases you represent.
Earn Up to 7.2 credits, including 1.8 ethics!

Sat., June 16
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
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Musculoskeletal disorders are the largest category of workplace injuries and account for the majority of personal injury claims. Having a basic working knowledge of the real mechanism of a back, shoulder or knee injury - or what is and is not trauma related is crucial to your success as an advocate. In plain-English, and with a sharp focus on the challenges you face, Sam Hodge will keep you in stitches as he explains the nuances of the spine and upper and lower extremities is an easy to understand manner that will allow you to better evaluate or defend your case.

This entertaining and valuable journey will take you inside the human body through videos, illustrations and animations as you learn the parts of the body that are most susceptible to injury and those that are not. Professor Hodge will explain how diagnosis are made - and the particulars of medical tests and surgical procedure - from the unique perspective of a very successful litigator and teacher.

Trials: Tips, Tactics & Tales - Featuring Mike Cash
Earn Up to 6.7 credits!

Mon., March 19
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Live Webcast
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Tues., March 20
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Fairfield
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You've likely seen dozens of trial advocacy instructors. Many were probably very good - some great. But you haven't seen anybody like Mike Cash.

Cash's timing and gift for delivery were developed in his prior life as a stand-up comic and were honed in the courtroom. They are evident and important aspects of his presentations at trial and integral to his skill as a seminar leader. Cash presents tips and tactics illustrated with tales from actual trials where they were successfully (and sometimes unsuccessfully) employed. Trials is a fast-paced program rich with demonstration and worth every second of your attention.

See, discover and enjoy:
- pre-trial tips that will allow you to shut down your opponent at trial;
- high impact openings;
- illuminating direct examinations of any kind of witness that will hold a jury's attention;
- decisive cross-examinations which will unravel a witness;
- how to create and use show-stopping demonstrative evidence; and
- closing arguments that move the jury to action.

Don't expect the trite or the familiar from Mike Cash or this intense, creative program. He respects your experience and celebrates your already proven abilities as a trial lawyer. Cash's presentation is designed specifically to take you to the next level of success in the courtroom.

Program Highlights:
- Discover pre-trial tips that will allow you to shut down your opponent at trial.
- Demonstrations of high impact openings and closing arguments that move the jury to action.
- Tips and tactics illustrated with tales from the real-life trials where they were employed.