Special National Presentations




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.



Eleanor, Franklin, and the Re-Thinking of America
Earn Up to 3.3 credits!

Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wilshire Grand, West Orange
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The program will begin with a conversation with the President. It’s the 1930's and unemployment is up to 33%. President Roosevelt must rally a nation demoralized by poverty, hunger, housing shortages and labor disputes escalating to riots. Unable to walk without crutches, FDR was able (through the sheer power of his personality, his political skill, and his eloquent Fireside Chat rhetoric), to lead America from fear to federal programs that eventually healed the economic crisis of the Great Depression. Mr. Scarinci will ask the president about all of his experiences, and the two discuss their impact on the law and politics today.

Mrs. Roosevelt will follow the President, as she discusses her work both in supporting his new policies and as a ground-breaking woman who worked for social justice. Most notably, after her husband was stricken with paralysis, Eleanor became Franklin's eyes and ears, listening to his constituents and providing a sounding-board for his new policies. After Franklin's death, Eleanor continued to champion human rights, actively fighting segregation as First Lady of the World. Eleanor's difficult early life made her sensitive to the pain of others, and her character made her commit to a lifetime devoted to easing that suffering.

Tap into the lasting legal lessons we can all learn from Franklin and Eleanor. Join us for an unforgettable experience with this historic first couple and their impact on the law and social policies of today.



The Fairness of the Lindbergh Trial -
The Case that Shocked the Nation

Earn Up to 4.5 credits, including 1.0 ethics!

Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
A Non-Motion Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick
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The Lindbergh trial was New Jersey's "Trial of the Century." In 1935, at the Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington, Richard Hauptman was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair for the death of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., toddler son of America's hero, Charles the "Eagle," Lindbergh. Despite occurring in the era before television and Internet, the Lindbergh kidnapping trial captivated the nation and was an international media sensation.

For trial lawyers, it remains a fascinating case. Despite numerous incentives and attempts to get Hauptman to confess, he refused, knowing that he would go to the electric chair. Hauptman was convicted on circumstantial evidence and many questions remain. Was the police investigation incomplete? Did Charles Lindbergh interfere with the investigation? Was the evidence planted? Did the State engage in witness tampering? Should Hauptman have had more effective counsel?

Join our panel as they delve into the mysteries and lessons of the Lindbergh case - and what the trial can teach us about justice and our current criminal law system. The presentation will also include a look at ethical issues impacting both the prosecution and defense in this high-profile case.



Pushing Buttons
Using the Bad Character of Others to Your Advantage

Earn Up to 6.7 credits, including 1.0 ethics!

Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick
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Narcissistic patterns play out every day with opposing counsel, co-counsel, clients, witnesses, judges, subordinates and superiors. Narcissists (actual, identifiable people suffering from narcissistic personality disorder) make up 9% of the population. Their ranks in the legal profession might well be higher.

Without understanding the narcissist, you risk having your "straight-forward" case last years, costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, draining your energy, destroying your client’s confidence in you, and increasing your exposure to challenges about your handling of the case, perhaps even leading to legal malpractice.

Lisa Marcy and Tina Weber are tested and successful trial lawyers. They offer questions to pose at every phase of a client interview, deposition, negotiation, mediation, or trial to expose the narcissist. Then they deliver proven techniques to disrupt the narcissist's predictable behavior and to turn it to your advantage.



Two Decades of Covering the Courts:
Firsthand insights, perspectives, and more into some of the most pressing legal developments of the past 20 years

Earn Up to 3.3 credits!

With ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams
Featuring Round-Table Moderator: Elie Honig, Esq.



Thurs., Nov. 20, 2018
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Pines Manor, Edison
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ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams has analyzed and studied the most captivating legal developments and interviewed key participants in the biggest trials in recent memory - in both the United States and abroad. From the OJ Simpson case, the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Netherlands, and the assisted-suicide trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian to more recent legal analysis of national developments on Good Morning America, The View, and Nightline, Dan has established himself as one of the nation's top legal experts.

Join us for this rare opportunity (limited space available) to hear directly from Dan, as he brings his special insight directly to New Jersey Attorneys. Hear Dan's personal take on the people and the stories behind the headlines, the direction of our legal system, the hottest topics in the law, and what is likely ahead for the future.

After his presentation, Dan will be joined by New Jersey's own Elie Honig, Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler and Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities, and a panel of legal luminaries as they discuss constitutional issues surrounding the presidency and the courts, the Mueller investigation, the extent and limits of presidential powers and up-to-the-minute breaking legal news!

Don't miss this rare opportunity to gain a "behind the scenes" look at - and insight into - some of the most compelling legal developments of the past three decades. Reserve your seat today!



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.



Evidence for Trial Lawyers
An Update of Irving Younger's Classic Presentation

Earn Up to 7.3 credits, including 1.2 ethics!

Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
A Non-Motion Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino
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Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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This program focuses on fundamental concepts that you face in every trial. It also shines a light into some overlooked nooks and crannies that can help you introduce the proof you need and shield your client from improper material your opponent will try to admit. After the program, you will enter your next trial or hearing with the confidence that you're armed with a solid working knowledge of the one area of the law that each trial attorney needs to master - evidence.

If you remember Younger fondly and want to relive the magic he created, you must come. If you've never experienced Younger's remarkable presence, you must come. And, if you know a young lawyer who does not remember and has no knowledge of Irving Younger, you must come and bring that young lawyer with you!



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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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.



Movie Magic: How the Masters Try Cases
Earn Up to 7.7 credits, including 2.0 ethics!

Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
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Thurs., Dec. 27, 2018
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Fairfield

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Actors and lawyers must present compelling narratives to convince their audiences of the truth and integrity of the stories they tell. Movie Magic uses film as a vehicle to teach trial lawyers how to strategize, compel and persuade at all stages of a trial. As an attendee, you'll watch some of Hollywood's most celebrated actors portraying judges, attorneys, and witnesses in courtroom scenes and learn about the litigation techniques and ethical issues highlighted in the clips.

Learn how to try cases from master actors and actresses and gain tips from the experienced trial lawyer who created this unique seminar. Laugh, learn, and have fun as you watch some of Hollywood's most skilled film artists portray characters in courtroom scenes. A discussion about techniques and ethical issues they illustrate will follow each clip and will provide practical insight for both seasoned and fledgling advocates. You'll also hear an analysis of how the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the ethical issues seen in the movie clips.



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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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).