Special National Presentations




How to Say "No" and Preserve the Relationship
Earn Up to 7.3 credits, including 1.2 ethics!

Thurs., Aug. 23 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunsick
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Live Webcast
Thurs., Aug. 23
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HOW you say "No" to your client, partner, boss, or business colleague can make or break your career. Yet most instinctively or intuitively just blurt out a "no" or take just a few minutes to consider it before jumping headfirst into what could be a make or break moment for you. This can be devastating. In this program led by negotiation expert and author Martin Latz, participants will shift their mindsets and behavior from instinctive to strategic based on the experts' proven research. Next time they face this situation, they will systematically think about which strategies to use and have a strategic framework within which to approach it. How they say "no" will then be based not only on their own experiences, but on the collective experiences of the best negotiators in the world and on the most up-to-date research.



Speaking and Writing to Win
Earn Up to 8.0 credits, including 4.4 ethics!

Tues., Aug. 21
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hyatt, Morristown
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Wed., Aug. 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Westin, Mt. Laurel
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Communication is vital to success and Steve will provide you with proven techniques that will improve your verbal and written communication skills to help you win your cases. You will learn how to write persuasively and precisely and how to address a court or colleague with clarity and style. Need those ethics credits? Steve will address ethical issues and their nuances relevant to legal writing and communication including competence, diligence, truthfulness, fairness and more. Join the ranks of the New Jersey attorneys who have benefited from hearing Steven's insights about writing and speaking to win!

Part 1: Writing to Win
The Essentials of Writing for Trial and Appellate Advocates! No matter what level of experience you have or what area of practice you work in, as a lawyer you are constantly faced with the challenge of writing clear and concise documents. Understanding the law is one thing, but knowing how to communicate it in a meaningful way is another. Being unclear in communication can cause costly errors and disastrous effects in the cases you handle. Do you know what your written communications are really saying to your clients and peers? At this one day seminar, nationally renowned author and lecturer Steven D. Stark will provide you with the tools you need to successfully write in today’s legal environment!

Part 2: Speaking to Win
Whether you are called upon to give an oral argument, legislative testimony, a presentation to clients, or comments to the press, you'll come to understand what makes a great speaker effective, and discover how to use those techniques yourself. This multi-media, multi-disciplinary program includes fun, practical, improvisational exercises - to be done in class and then at home - designed to improve your skills and conquer anxiety. Whether you're a trial lawyer or simply have to give the occasional presentation, you'll come away with concrete ideas you can implement immediately.



How to Navigate the Generation Gap and Other Issues Involving Diversity in the Workplace
Earn Up to 3.3 credits, including 1.2 ethics!

Wed., Sept. 26
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunsick
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Live Webcast
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PART 1: How to Avoid Costly Ethics Issues Before They Cause Problems
Register today to gain insight from highly-experienced plaintiff and defense attorneys on the cases and situations that most frequently lead to infractions. As an attendee, you’ll learn proven strategies to avoid legal malpractice claims, and will gain a better understanding of the situations where hard working, well-intended attorneys most commonly get into trouble when handling cases. By the end, you’ll walk away with greatly enhanced ability to recognize a wide range of potentially challenging situations BEFORE you jeopardize your career.

PART 2: What You Should Do If Malpractice Has Been Committed
As an attorney, the steps you take when a malpractice claim is made against you can have significant ramifications.
   - What do you do first?
   - Who do you contact?
   - What are the ramifications of a malpractice claim on your practice?

In the second session of this important new program, you’ll hear a panel of experts explain a list of the most common infractions and the corresponding law pertaining to legal malpractice claims. In addition, you’ll also hear practical advice and proven strategies to confidently navigate your way through legal malpractice claims and litigation. Finally, you’ll take home a seminar handbook that will serve as a guide to avoiding legal malpractice in the years to come.



Ben Franklin on Ethics
Earn Up to 4.0 Ethics credits!

Tues., Nov. 6 - 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunsick
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Ben Franklin was the only “Founding Father” that signed all four of our founding documents - the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce, the Treaty of Paris and the U.S. Constitution. His pervasive influence over the early history of the nation has led to his being jocularly called "the only President of the United States who was never President of the United States." Henry Steele Commager once said of Franklin: "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." Walter Isaacson, called Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.”

Franklin was a writer, printer inventor, and founding statesman, but in all things, he emphasized a life based on virtue and an ethical structure —indeed, he believed that individuals and our new nation could not thrive without it. His writings promoted the virtues of temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity and humility, although he would be first to admit that he often fell short of them. His organizational skills were also legendary and made him the most influential force in making volunteerism a major force in American life.

Franklin’s ideas about ethics and virtue hold many lessons for New Jersey attorneys. At this unique and entertaining CLE event, historical re-enactor Christopher Lowell brings Franklin to life for a lively discussion about what it means to have a virtuous and ethical life and practice, and how to bring these traits to the forefront of everything that you do.



Gain the Edge!
Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers

Earn Up to 7.2 credits!

Wed., Dec. 5
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Fairfield
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Thurs., Dec. 6
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Double Tree, Mt. Laurel
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Martin Latz is one of the nation’s leading experts and instructors on negotiating techniques. A Harvard Law honors graduate, Marty will help make YOU a better lawyer.

If haven't taken this course and you negotiate with colleagues who have, they have the edge! Gain it for yourself! Join the thousands of New Jersey lawyers that have benefited from Martin Latz’s insights. And even if you have attended this program in the past, you can still learn something new from Marty the second (or even the third) time around.



Trial Evidence:
Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom

Earn Up to 7.3 credits!

Sat., Dec. 15
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick
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Examine evidence from the most important point of view (the judge’s), and share a refreshing day upgrading your working knowledge and understanding of evidence with the most popular and published expert in this fast-changing field. In this dynamic, practical, practice-based program Tom Mauet uses his vast experiences as a trial lawyer, law professor, and judge to help you organize evidence in the way it should be - from the judge’s perspective.

He focuses on potential problem areas - raising and making persuasive objections — and highlights his points with memorable flow charts and examples. This highly-acclaimed, comprehensive, entertaining program is enhanced by a continuous visual presentation and a detailed evidence manual.



Productivity Bootcamp:
Time and E-Mail Management for Lawyers

Earn Up to 4.5 credits, including 1.0 ethics!

Thurs., Dec. 20 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunsick
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Live Webcast
Thurs., Dec. 20
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Join the ranks of hundreds of New Jersey attorneys who have taken this course and now know how to manage and organize their time and information flow more effectively. Learn how to practice more efficiently, so you have more control over your life and career. While none of us can "get," "have," or "make" more time, we can learn to manage our environment, routines, boundaries and choices more wisely as we move through our days.

At this seminar, you will learn, among other critical skills, how to prioritize, organize, delegate, and minimize interruptions so you can devote more time to serving clients and developing new ones - while being less stressed and more effective in the process. You will also learn specific strategies, tactics and tools that will help you get far greater control of your e-mail and texts.



A Comedic Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Other Notable Cases
Earn Up to 7.3 credits, including 3.5 ethics!

Fri., Dec. 28 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunsick
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Live Webcast
Fri., Dec. 28 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Sat., Dec. 29 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

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Sun., Dec. 30 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hyatt, Morristown
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An Annual Favorite - Updated For 2018/2019!

Register today to hear one of the nation’s top “Constitutional Comedians” present 4 new, funny, compelling, and downright interesting segments highlighting recent Supreme Court decisions and other notable cases. As an attendee, you’ll laugh your way through this fast-paced program – all while picking up strategies to avoid some of the most common ethics issues you’re likely to face in your practice. In the end, Joel will review the mechanics of the Supreme Court – from who they are and what they do, to how the court has changed recently (as well as a look into what to expect in the future).