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Thursday's Programs

Annual Meeting and Convention 2015 Track Programming

Earn up to 12 CLE credits toward New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania mandatory continuing legal education requirements at seminars sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the educational division of the NJSBA. The association’s sections, committees and the Young Lawyers Division, in addition to other groups, are program cosponsors.

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Thursday, May 14th

8:00AM - 9:15AM - Borgata

Advanced Topics and Ethical Considerations for Property Tax Appeals
Property Tax Subcommittee of the Taxation Law Section (Business and Tax Track)

This seminar goes beyond the basics to identify advanced topics and ethical considerations for experienced practitioners who handle tax appeals. 

Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey M. Gradone, Esq.

Archer & Greiner, PC, Princeton

Speakers:
Alex Paul Genato, Esq.

Archer & Greiner, PC, Princeton

Michael J. Gilmore, Esq.

Gilmore & Monahan, Toms River

Thomas M. Olson, Esq.

McKirdy & Riskin, PA, Morristown

William T. Rogers III, Esq.

Skoloff & Wolfe, PC, Princeton

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Claims Before the Client Protection Fund-Helping Clients Recover Losses Resulting from Attorney Dishonesty
NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law (Civil Litigation Track)
Originally created by the New Jersey State Bar Association in 1961, the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection will have paid more than $77,000,000 by the end of this year since taking its present form in 1969 as a committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Lawyers pay into this organization at the modest rate of just $90 per year, but the importance of the Fund’s work, including restoring the public’s faith in all New Jersey lawyers, is not well known.

This session will provide a clearer understanding of the type of claims that can be brought before the Client Protection Fund, your role in assisting victims before the Fund, and how the Fund can help victims get compensation. The course will also explain how the Fund operates, its interaction with the disciplinary system and prosecutors and how it works to recover money against responsible parties. You will also participate in deciding claims as a trustee during an interactive exercise.

Moderator/Speaker:
Raymond S. Londa, Esq.
Londa & Londa, Esqs., Elizabeth

Speaker:

Daniel R. Hendi, Director and Counsel
New Jersey Fund for Client Protection

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Fiduciary Litigation Update
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (Real Property Trust and Estate Track)
Representing executors, trustees and beneficiaries in disputes over trust and estate matters is complicated, technical and frequently unpredictable. Stay on top of the latest decisions, legislation and techniques with a panel of some of New Jersey’s foremost authorities on the subject.  

Speakers:
Steven K. Mignogna, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield
Andrew DeMaio, Esq.
Neff Aguilar, LLC, Red Bank

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits


Rights and Responsibilities of Public Employee Members of the Guard and Reserve
(Special Interest Track)
Members of the Guard and Reserve who are employed by the public employers have additional rights and responsibilities granted to them by New Jersey Law. This presentation will discuss the rights and responsibilities of these public employees.

Speaker:
Lt. Colonel John Dillie (ret.)
Ethics Officer, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Robert B. Hille, Esq., NJSBA Second-Vice President
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Representing Clients in Municipal Court from Client Interview to Trial (A 101 Course)
Municipal Court Practice Section (Municipal Court Litigation Track)

Introduction:
Steven W. Hernandez, Esq., Chair-Elect, Municipal Court Practice Section
Law Office of Steven W. Hernandez, PC, Toms River 

Speakers:
Hon. Harry D. Norton, JMC
Allendale Municipal Court, Ho-Ho-Kus Municipal Court, Pascack Joint Municipal Court and Upper Saddle River Municipal Court
Jon-Henry Barr, Esq. 
JH Barr & Associates, Clark
Joshua Reinitz, Esq.
Iacullo Martino, LLC, Nutley
Barbara Ungar, Esq.
Law Office of Barbara Unger, New Brunswick

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Better Cheaper Faster
Young Lawyers Division (Young Lawyers Track)
Better Cheaper Faster. These are the demands on today’s busy attorneys. But how can you deliver all three to your clients at the same time? The answer is technology-by integrating the right technology and processes into your law practice, you can create better work product, and get more done in less time. And if it takes you less time, you can do it for less. Come to this session and learn from a panel of busy YLD litigators who can show you not only what you need, but how to use it. We’ll cover must-have hardware and software, the most efficient workflows for busy attorneys, and how to provide the best possible product to your clients. In this session, we’ll show you why the modern law office isn’t about having the newest, shiniest iThing; it’s about having the tools you need to work efficiently so you can provide the best client service.

Speakers:
Joseph A. Bahgat, Esq.
Hubcity Law Group, New Brunswick
Gillian Fattal, Regional Development Manager
Clio-Legal Practice Management Software
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq.
Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Women’s Rainmaking and Ethics Forum
Women in the Profession Section and Lawyers in Transition Committee (Lawyers in Transition Track)

Women have made great strides in the legal profession but the single most important aspect of success is a robust book of business. We will come together and explore ethical and business considerations unique to business development by women. An experienced business development professional will empower and inspire us to succeed.  The program is enhanced by information on the ethics of legal marketing and business development to ensure women are putting their best feet forward on the road to success. 

Moderator:
Deborah B. Tesser, Esq.
Today's Practice Consulting, LLC

Speakers:
Robert W. McAndrew, Esq.

Law Office of Robert W. McAndrew, Cedar Knolls

Kimberly Alford Rice                            

KLA Marketing Associates, Cherry Hill

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

8:30AM - 10:10AM - Borgata

Family Law Matters Involving LGBT Litigants ---Promoting Fairness in the Law
Family Law Section (Family Law Track)
Conduct by lawyers and their clients in the courtroom, which innocently or deliberately discriminates against LGBT litigants and attorneys, has profound effect on the public’s perception of fairness of the judicial system. Such conduct also triggers ethical implications for attorneys. Don’t miss this essential seminar in cultural competency as the panel provides the audience with definitions, terminology and etiquette to assist attorneys in identifying and understanding the problem of LGBT bias in the judicial process.

Topics include: correct terminology, transgender cultural competency, an explanation of the differences between gender identification and sexual orientation, the emotional and societal effects of coming out, custody issues from the perspective of transgender children, and more.  

Join a panel consisting of three judges who have sat in the Family Division including a retired Supreme Court Justice, an Assignment Judge, and a Superior Court Judge, and a staff attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights who will provide a national perspective of these issues and experienced trial attorneys as they delve into the issues surrounding LGBT bias in the courts among attorneys and litigants.

Moderator/Speaker:
Stephanie Frangos Hagan, Esq.
Donohue Hagan Klein & Weisberg, LLC, Morristown

Speakers:
Justice Virginia Long, Supreme Court of New Jersey (ret.)
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Princeton
Hon. Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C., Union County
Hon. Donald A. Kessler, J.S.C., Essex County
Robyn Gigl, Esq.
Stein, McGuire, Pantages & Gigl, LLP
Emily A. Kaller, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Asaf Orr, Esq.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Nina C. Remson, Esq.
Nina C. Remson, Attorney at Law, LLC, Hackensack
Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq.
Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, PC, Denville

Matrimonial Law Certification: 2.0 general credits pending
NJ CLE: 2.0 ethics
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.5 ethics credits ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

8:30AM – 9:45AM - The Water Club

Hot Topics in Insurance Defense 2015
Insurance Defense Committee (Certified Civil Litigation Track)

Don’t miss this important update on the latest issues in insurance law, with a special emphasis on ethics. Topics include bad faith issues, ethical considerations involving social media use in litigation and breach of contract claims, ethical issues and third party actions.

Moderator:
Jeffrey W. Mazzola, Esq.

Law Office of William E. Staehle, Morristown

Speakers:
Ellen Nunno Corbo, Esq.
Taylor Colicchio, LLP, Princeton
Thomas E. Lenahan Jr., Esq.

Lenahan & Rockwell, Bridgewater

Denise M. Luckenbach, Esq.

Sellar Richardson, PC, Livingston

William H. Mergner Jr., Esq.

Leary Bride Tinker & Moran, PC, Cedar Knolls

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Latest Developments in Class Action Litigation
Class Action Litigation Committee (Certified Civil Litigation Track)
This program will discuss the latest developments in class action litigation. Topics will include the developing doctrine of ascertainability and how it will be treated by the New Jersey State courts, developments in construing arbitration contracts with class action waivers, developments in TCCWNA litigation, applicability under Rule 23(f) of preliminary approval of orders of class action settlements and more. Cyber Security Breach Class Actions: The first segment of the Panel will involve a discussion of Cyber Security Breach Class Actions and discuss some of the recent decisions which have been rendered in consumer class financial data theft cases, as well as discussing some of the challenges facing the plaintiffs in such cases. 

Moderator/Speaker: 
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross

 Speakers:
Christopher J. Dalton, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Newark
Joseph A. Fischetti, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, Roseland
Gary S. Graifman, Esq.
Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC
Bruce D. Greenberg, Esq.
Lite DePalma Greenberg, Newark
David Jay, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Florham Park
Patrick J. Perrone, Esq.
K&L Gates, LLP, Newark
Ross H. Schmierer, Esq.
Paris Ackerman & Schmierer, LLP, Roseland
Henry P. Wolfe, Esq.
The Wolf Law Firm, LLC, North Brunswick

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Billing Fundamentals: The Rules, Ethical Considerations and Practicalities of Billing Your Clients
(Law Office Management Track)
This seminar will address the applicable Court Rules and RPCs. It will also offer practical considerations regarding timekeeping, billing formats and getting paid.

Speakers: 
Anthony M. Carlino, Esq., Member, NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law 

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Ridgewood

Rick Kabra, PhD, CEO
CosmoLex
Florina A. Moldovan, Esq.

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Ridgewood
 

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)     

White Collar Crime - the Pen is Mightier Than the Sword
Criminal Law Section (Criminal Litigation Track)
Whether it is insurance fraud, a Ponzi Scheme, credit card fraud, embezzlement, or any other crime committed by deception or deceit, white collar crime is an area that the Attorney General's Office, the County Prosecutor's Offices and the US Attorney’s Office is cracking down on. This outstanding panel of judges, prosecutors and defense counsel will provide information for practicing attorneys on how to handle these cases.

Moderator/Speaker:
Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Aloia Law Firm, LLC, Bloomfield

Speakers:
Hon. Mitzy Galis-Menendez, J.S.C., Hudson
Hon. Siobhan Teare, J.S.C., Essex
Deputy Attorney General Mark J. Ondris
Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey 
Brandon D. Minde, Esq. 
Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, PC
Mary Frances Palisano, Esq.
Gibbons PC, Newark
Michael A. Saccomanno, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CDFA
Friedman, LLP, Marlton

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 criminal credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

8:30AM - 11:30AM - The Water Club

Racial & Ethnic Identities in America-Myths, Facts and the Power of Illusion 
Diversity Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns (Special Interest Track)

As the late United States Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun once said, “To get beyond racism, we must first take into account race. There is no other way.” Many, if not most, of us are familiar with the ample body of literature that presents race as a social construct, disproving the long-held yet misguided understandings of race as a fixed biological feature. This seminar discusses the legal constructs of whiteness and otherness through an engaging documentary that chronicles a series of federal court cases that came to define “whiteness”/citizenship and by default created the legal category of “other.”

Prof. Khyati Joshi first brought this seminar to Judicial College and now brings it to you. 

This course will provide information on living in what has been described by some academicians as a “racialized space” where race is relevant in all the roles that each person occupies in U.S. society. Through a combination of lecture, film, and facilitated interactive small group discussions, Dr. Joshi engages participants in an exploration of these critical concepts and their practical social and legal applications by examining a series of landmark federal cases including decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court relating to immigration, housing, and public policy. The format of the course also provides an opportunity to consider the by-products and unintended consequences of seemingly race neutral laws.

This course approaches the issues of race and law from historical, sociological, and individual perspectives and considers the intersection between geography and public policy, “the racial geographic space of the United States” as sociologist John Powell calls it, and the double helix of race and religion.

Introduction:
Hon. Hany A. Mawla, J.S.C., Somerset

Speaker:
Professor Khayti Y. Joshi
Associate Professor of Education, Fairleigh Dickenson University

NJ CLE: 3.0 credits including 1.5 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice and 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

10:00AM - 11:15AM - Borgata

Attorney Trust and Business Accounting
Law Office Management Committee (Law Office Management Track)
Are you ready for a random audit of your Attorney Trust, Attorney Business and Fiduciary Accounts? Don't miss this opportunity to hear what happens during an audit by the Office of Attorney Ethics. With over 31 years with the Office of Attorney Ethics Random Audit Program, Mimi Lakind, Esq., conducts random compliance audits of attorney trust, business and fiduciary accounts for conformance with New Jersey Court Rules and the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Speaker:
Mimi Lakind, Esq.
Office of Attorney Ethics, Trenton

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

The Mind, the Money and the Rules   
Lawyers in Transition Committee (Lawyers in Transition Track)
Thinking about a transition in your practice? Looking to take an alternative path with your legal career? Considering retirement and winding down your practice? Learn how to make the decision, consider the financial strategies and assess the ethical rules from lawyers and professionals who specialize in these decisions for your career change. This seminar will discuss the issues that lawyers must consider as they undertake these major changes in their practice. 

Speakers:
Mike Mooney, Vice President, Bar Association Programs
USI Affinity, Philadelphia
Gregory J. Roberts, Certified Retirement Planning Counselor®
The Roberts Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Lawrenceville
David B. Rubin, Esq.

Office of David B. Rubin, PC,  Metuchen
Nancy Stek, LCADC, Associate Director
NJLAP, New Brunswick

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 practice management credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

DWI Update 2015 - Advanced DWI Practice 
Municipal Court Practice Section (Municipal Court Litigation Track)
If you’re an experienced DWI practitioner, you won’t want to miss this important update. Topics include these red hot issues: What will replace the Alcotest in 2016? Does the State need a warrant for urine? Will municipal courts be issuing warrants for blood? Can you incorporate a motion to suppress within trial without consent? Does a prior DWI enhance a subsequent refusal? Does Laurick allow for second stepdown? Can courts routinely admit all the DWI police reports? Does the standard refusal form comply with the statute?

Introduction:
Steven W. Hernandez, Esq., Chair-Elect, Municipal Court Practice Section
Law Office of Steven W. Hernandez, PC, Toms River 

Speaker:
Jeffrey E. Gold, Esq. 
Law Offices of Jeff Gold & Associates, PC, Cherry Hill

Municipal Court Certification: 1.5 municipal court DWI and refusal issues credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Effective Settlement Techniques
(All Litigators Track)
Experts from the plaintiff’s bar, defense bar and the judiciary discuss how to effectively prepare for a settlement conference and how to effectively mediate after one.  

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C., Bergen

Speakers:
Justice Roberto A. Rivera-Soto, Supreme Court of New Jersey (former)
Ballard Spahr LLP, Cherry Hill
Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C., Hudson
Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, Springfield
Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq., NJSBA Immediate Past-President
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC, Secaucus

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Trials in Landlord Tenant Court
(Civil Litigation Track)
In just 75 short minutes, a panel of highly experienced practitioners and judges will provide you with step by step guidance on how to handle a “typical” case in Landlord Tenant Court. You will receive valuable “practice pointers” from attorneys who represent landlords, attorneys who represent tenants and judges who decide the cases.  The “tips” you receive will enable you to represent your clients not only more effectively, but also more efficiently.

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Lawrence Maron, J.S.C., Passaic

Speakers:
Hon. Hany A. Mawla, J.S.C.,  Somerset
Hon. Ned Rosenberg, J.S.C., Essex
Gregory G. Diebold, Esq.
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Jersey City
Tracey Goldstein, Esq.
Feinstein Raiss Kelin & Booker, LLC, Livingston
Bruce E. Gudin, Esq.
Ehrlich Petriello Gudin & Plaza, PC, Newark
Eilleen Ingram-Willis, Esq.  
Jersey City Housing Authority, Jersey City

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

No Longer “If” But When! A Practical Discussion for Non-Technical Lawyers on Data Breach Preparation, Response and Government Collaboration
Intellectual Property Committee and the Internet and Computer Law Committee (Special Interest Track)
This is a theoretical case study of preparing for, responding to, and working with the FBI and U.S. Attorney's office in response to a data breach/hack.  We will walk clients through what should be in place before it happens, and then have a discussion on the best ways to work with the respective governmental agencies, what to turn over, what to turn over, what they are looking for, and what they aren't.

Speakers:
Philip Frigm, Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gurbir S. Grewal, Chief, Economic Crimes Unit
United States Attorney’s Office
Jeffrey Neu, Esq.
Kuzas Neu, Red Bank

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

10:00AM - 11:30AM - Borgata

Joan of Arc, The Dreyfus Affair, Jean Valjean and a Tale of Two Cities: Lessons for Today’s Lawyers and Judges
(Special Interest Track)
French history and literature are filled with intriguing issues concerning legal justice. The conviction of Alfred Dreyfus, an innocent army captain, for treason in 1894 France still resonates today. It demonstrated the worst of a politicized judicial system-perjury, forgery and a government which used the media to convince the public that an innocent man was guilty in order to protect its image. The French army did not publicly declare his innocence until 1995. 

The execution of Joan of Arc preceded the Dreyfus Affair by 400 years, but the condemnation of an innocent young woman and her posthumous exoneration bear some striking similarities to the conviction of Dreyfus. 

Finally, we will consider some major fictional trials with a look at the plight of Jean Valjean from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and the treason convictions in A Tale of Two Cities. 

A distinguished panel of jurists and attorneys will examine these historical events. They will relate them to present day jurisprudence by analyzing their effect on judicial independence, the meaning of justice and the role of politics in the law. 

Moderator/Speaker:
Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, Supreme Court of New Jersey (ret.)
Gibbons, PC, Newark

Speakers:
Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, Supreme Court of New Jersey
Hon. John E. Keefe Sr., P.J.A.D. (ret.)
Keefe Bartels, LLC, Red Bank

NJ CLE: 1.8 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

10:30AM - 11:45AM - The Water Club

Updates to Clean Energy Legislation and Policy in New Jersey
Renewable Energy Cleantech and Climate Change Committee (Special Interest Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Tricia Caliguire, Esq.
McCarter & English, LLP, Newark 

Speakers:
Senator Bob Smith (17th District)
Professor Jeanne M. Fox
Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Former President, NJ Board of Public Utilities
Assistant Commissioner Robert Marshall
State of New Jersey Board of Environmental Protection
Kenneth  Sheehan, Chief of Staff
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Navigating Removal and Remand in the New Jersey State and Federal Courts
Federal Practice and Procedure Section (Civil Litigation Track)
Experts will discuss what cases are removable; timing and deadlines associated with removal; technicalities and/or potential impediments to removal including a discussion of the forum defendant rule, multiple defendants and consent: motions for remand, process in federal court once removed; and process in state court if remanded.

Moderator/Speaker:
Kerri Chewning, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield

Speakers:
Chief Judge Garrett E. Brown Jr., U.S.D.J. (ret.)
Hon. Maria Sypek, J.S.C. (ret.)
Keith J. Miller, Esq.
Robinson Wettre & Miller, LLC, Newark

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

New Jersey’s New Complex Business Litigation Program
Business Law Section (Business and Tax Track/Certified Civil Trial Track)
New Jersey’s new complex business litigation program became effective on Jan. 1, 2015. The panel, which includes members of the Supreme Court’s Working Group on Business Litigation, will discuss the program and its impact on business litigation in New Jersey.

Speakers:
Hon. Peter Doyne, A.J.S.C., Bergen County (ret.)
Hon. Katie A. Gummer, J.S.C., Monmouth County
David R. Kott, Esq.
McCarter & English, Newark
Betsy G. Ramos, Esq.
Capehart and Scatchard, PA, Mt. Laurel
Elizabeth J. Sher, Esq.
Day Pitney, LLP, Parsippany

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Receiverships and Other Court Appointed Agents - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Equity Jurisprudence Committee (Civil Litigation Track)
The seminar will address when and under what circumstances judges appoint receivers and other similar agents. It will address the duties of a receiver to an entity in receivership and its creditors. 

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Thomas P. Olivieri, P.J.Ch. (ret.)
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC, Secaucus

Speakers:
Hon. Robert P. Contillo, P.J. Ch., Bergen
Hon. Margaret Mary McVeigh, P.J.Ch., Passaic County
Hon. Walter Koprowski Jr.,  P.J. Ch., Essex
Stuart Reiser, Esq.
Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & DiIorio, LLP, Hackensack
Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

11:00AM - 11:30AM - Borgata

Family Law Section
Swearing-In Ceremony

12:00PM - 12:30PM - Borgata

Fastcase Training
Training on how to use Fastcase, the FREE online legal research benefit for NJSBA members.

1:00PM - 2:15PM - Borgata

The Municipal Court Bench/Bar Conference 
Municipal Court Practice Section (Municipal Court Litigation Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Barbara Ungar, Esq., Chair, Municipal Court Practice Section
Law Office of Barbara Ungar, New Brunswick

Speakers:
Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts
Hon. Cataldo F. Fazio, J.M.C., Hoboken
Hon. Miles S. Winder III, J.M.C., NJSBA President-Elect
Peter H. Lederman, Esq.
Davison Eastman & Munoz, Freehold
John Menzel, J.D.
Law Office of John Menzel, JD, Point Pleasant
Donna Sigel Platt, Esq.
Donna Sigel Platt, PC, Stratford
Deborah Veach, Esq.
Teaneck Municipal Prosecutor

Municipal Court Certification: 1.5 general credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Civility in Entertainment Law...and Elsewhere
Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section (Ethics and Professionalism Track)
A lawyer’s demeanor, temperament and professionalism can help seal a deal or escalate a hotly contested issue.  

Hear from Ron Bienstock, a legendary recording industry attorney and musician, George Dassinger, professor and former head of Publicity for Elektra Records and David Gold, a prominent attorney for arts and entertainment organizations as they explore ethical issues in the entertainment law industry. Together, they will address ethical quandaries faced when negotiating contracts and other transactions, as well as issues arising in the context of potential litigation. Hear specific instances of how professionalism in the face of adversity enabled them to protect their clients and earned the respect of clients and adversaries alike. This program will have appeal to all practitioners since the ethical issues to be addressed can arise in a variety of settings.  

Speakers:
Ronald S.  Bienstock, Esq.
Bienstock & Michael, P.C., Hackensack
David S. Gold, Esq.
Cole Schotz, Hackensack
Prof. George Dassinger
William Patterson University

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Human Trafficking
Women in the Profession Section and Criminal Law Section (Women in the Profession Track)
Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery for forced labor and sexual exploitation, affects millions of women and children around the world. The U.S. Department of Justice has identified human trafficking as one of the fastest growing criminal activities. New Jersey, as a key transportation hub, is recognized as a prime location for human trafficking.

This program addresses the impact of human trafficking with a look at the laws passed to address it as well as indicia to assist lawyers and judges in detecting victims of human trafficking who may appear as defendants in ordinary criminal matters. 

Moderator:
Raymond M. Brown, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge

Speakers:
Wanda Akin Brown, Esq., Co-Founder, International Justice Project
Wanda M. Akin & Associates, Newark
Jessica Kitson, Esq., Managing Attorney
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
John L. Molinelli, Esq.
Bergen County Prosecutor

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

The Right to Trial by Jury: Arbitration and Exculpatory Clause
(Certified Civil Litigation Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft PC, Springfield

Speakers:
Justice Barry T. Albin, Supreme Court of New Jersey
Hon. Douglas Fasciale, J.A.D.
Hon. John E. Harrington, J.S.C., Burlington
Saul G. Gruber, Esq.
The Gruber Law Firm, LLC, Mt. Laurel

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Estate Planning 101
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (Real Property Trust and Estate Track)
New Jersey residents face a myriad of challengers when planning how their wealth is to be passed on to their loved ones when they die. Learn why there is “no such thing as a simple will,” and explore the issues surrounding the use of trusts for asset preservation and tax planning. Advance directives for health care and durable powers of attorney will be covered as well.

Speakers:
Joseph P. Scorese, Esq.
Harwood Lloyd, LLC, Hackensack
Mary Patricia Magee, Esq.
Neff Aguilar, LLC, Red Bank

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Using Motions In Limine to Win at Trial
(Certified Civil Litigation Track)
Motions in limine are often misunderstood or underutilized but are important tools for civil litigators. Join experienced litigators as they review the uses of these motions and specific ways in which they helped them win their cases. 

Moderator:
Robert B. Hille, NJSBA Second Vice-President
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown

Speakers:
Hon. Garry Furnari, J.S.C., Essex County
Hon. Thomas R. Vena, J.S.C., Essex County
Craig M. Aronow, Esq.
Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo, LLP, New Brunswick
John E. Keefe Jr., Esq., NJSBA Treasurer
Keefe Bartels LLC, Red Bank
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq.
Leary Bride Tinker & Moran, PC, Cedar Knolls

Trial Attorney Certification: 1.5 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Parenting Time in a Plane
Aviation Law Committee (Special Interest Track)
To what extent will the court allow one parent (pilot) to exercise parenting time in a small plane where the other party (non-pilot) objects. The ramifications are significant. Just some of the issues are: what is the purpose of the exercise, i.e., transportation and/or recreation; general experience of the pilot; specific experience of the pilot in the proposed plane; is the plane owned by the pilot; what is the history of the pilot with the particular plane proposed; what has been the maintenance on that plane; is that plane a safe form of transportation or entertainment; is there other transportation available; who is going to testify; what are the experts’ qualifications, etc.

Moderator/Speaker:
Laurence J. Cutler, Esq.
Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd, LLC, Morristown 

Speaker:
Hon. Angela W. Dalton, J.S.C., Monmouth
John D. Murray, Esq.
Murray & Murray, Randolph
Edward J. O'Donnell, Esq.
Newsome O'Donnell, Florham Park

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

1:00PM - 2:15PM - The Water Club

Contractors Beware - Remedies Available to Contractors for Non-Payment on P3 Projects
Fidelity and Surety Law Committee and Construction Law Section (Special Interest Track)
This seminar will focus on the remedies available to contractors for non-payment of work performed on P3 projects including, without limitation, rights available under the Municipal Mechanics’ Lien Law, Construction Lien Law, and the Trust Fund Act and Bond Act. The speakers will discuss prior cases as well as the case that the Supreme Court of New Jersey agreed to hear involving a contractor’s lien rights on P3 projects. 

Speakers:
Charles F. Kenny, Esq.
Peckar & Abramson, PC, River Edge
Gary F. Werner, Esq.
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park
Louis A. Modugno, Esq.
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Collecting Your Legal Fees in Federal and State Court 
(Civil Litigation Track)
Collecting your fees shouldn’t be a roll of the dice. Join this distinguished panel as they delve into the issue of collecting legal fees. Topics include fees in federal matters such as class actions and shareholder derivative suits, state matters such as New Jersey Rules and the RPC’s, lodestar calculations and more.

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Harriet Derman, J.S.C. (ret.)
DiFrancesco Bateman Coley Yospin Kunzman Davis & Lehrer, PC, Warren 

Speakers:
Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark
Hon. Susan D. Wigenton
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark
Hon. Freda L. Wolfson
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton
Hon. Frank M. Ciuffani, P.J.Ch., Middlesex
Hon. Walter Koprowski, Jr., P.J. Ch., Essex County
Allison Segal, Esq. 
DiFrancesco Bateman Coley Yospin Kunzman Davis & Lehrer, PC, Warren

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

EPLI Insurance - How It Changes the Game
Dispute Resolution Section and Labor and Employment Law Section (Dispute Resolution Track)
Learn the fundamentals of Employer Practices Liability Insurance and how it can impact your practice and the mediation of employment disputes. Join our roundtable discussion and gain valuable strategic and practical tips from the diverse perspectives of plaintiff’s counsel, defense counsel, experienced neutrals and EPLI carrier representatives.

Speakers:
H. Steven C. Mannion
United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey
Stacey D. Adams, Esq.
Littler Mendelson, PC, Newark
Ryan S. Carey, Esq.
Apruzzese McDermott Mastro & Murphy, PC, Liberty Corner
N. Janine Dickey, Esq., APM
Office of N. Janine Dickey, Bridgewater
Ty Hyderally, Esq.
Hyderally & Associates, P.C., Montclair
Carol F. Laskin, Esq.
Office of Carol F. Laskin, Cherry Hill
Deborah Reik, Esq., Mediator
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York
Wendy L. Wiebalk, Esq., Litigation Manager
Public Entity Join Insurance Fund and Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund, NIP Group, Woodbridge 

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Volunteer as You Transition Your Career 
Lawyers in Transition Committee and Pro Bono Committee (Lawyers in Transition Track)
What’s going on in your career right now? Whether you are gainfully employed or looking for work, you are in a career transition and everyone in transition can improve their career and lawyering abilities through volunteering. This program will focus on the benefits of pro bono work and how volunteering allows you to choose your spotlight and pursue a passion and hone your legal skills. Learn how to be strategic in a way that is different from the traditional job search and to do well by doing good. 

Moderator/Speaker:
Lauren E. Caesar, Esq.
Law Office of Lauren E. Caesar, Matawan

Speakers:
Cathy Keenan, Director
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Sandra L. Kroll, Esq.
Parker McKay , PA, Mt. Laurel
Dawn K. Miller, Senior Vice President
Legal Services of New Jersey, Edison
Diane K. Smith, Executive Director
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Inc., Somerville  

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Making the NJ Family Collaborative Law Act Part of Your Practice
Dispute Resolution Section and Family Law Section (Dispute Resolution Track)
This will describe the Act, what a collaborative case looks like, the similarities and differences with litigation and mediation, and the future of Collaborative Law. 

Moderator/Speaker: 
Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq.
Law Office of Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq., Red Bank

Speakers:
Hon. Terry Paul Bottinelli, J.S.C., Bergen
Amy Zylman Shimalla, Esq.
Shimalla Wechsler Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, Warren
Linda L. Piff, Esq.
Law Office of Linda L. Piff, LLC, Wall
Shireen Meistrich, LCSW
Jeffrey Urbach, MBA, CFE, CVA, CPA/ABV/Cff
Urbach Avraham, Edison

Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

3:00PM - 4:15PM - Borgata

Inside Trenton 2015
(Special Interest Track)
State senators, assemblymen and lobbyists provide you with an essential, up-to-the-minute update on legislation important to you and your clients. 

Moderator/Speaker:
William J. Maer
Public Strategies Impact

Speakers:
Senator Peter J. Barnes, III (18th District)
Senator Linda R. Greenstein (14th District)
Assistant Majority Leader
Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (25th District)
Deputy Republican Leader
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (25th District)
Parliamentarian

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Ethics and the Trial Lawyer
NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law (All Litigators Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Gerald H. Baker, Esq.

Javerbaum Wurgaft PC, Springfield

Speakers:
Hon. Marie Lihotz, J.A.D.
Michael A. Ferrara, Esq.

The Ferrara Law Firm, Cherry Hill

Eric G. Kahn, Esq.

Javerbaum Wurgaft PC, Springfield

Kathleen M.  Reilly, Esq.

Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC, Kearny

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

The Unwritten Rules of Client Representation Part 2 - The Impact of Cultural Customs, Religion, Cross-Border and Foreign Legal Systems and Foreign Laws on Our Courts. 
Paralegal Committee (Special Interest Track)
Back by popular demand! This is the continuation of last year’s standing-room-only seminar with more scenarios and hypotheticals.


New Jersey is more diverse and the world more easily traveled than ever. The most successful lawyers understand the intersection of state law, international law and their client’s expectations.  

This practical seminar is the same program that the Hon. Sohail Mohammed presented to the members of the judiciary at the New Jersey Judicial College. This seminar will go beyond the black-letter law by examining the realities of daily life for your clients, opening a window into their lives and enabling you to become a better advisor, advocate and litigator. 

Speaker:
Hon. Sohail Mohammed, J.S.C., Passaic County

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Fear in the Practice of Law        
NJ Lawyers Assistance Program (Special Interest Track)

This innovative seminar exposes fear-the elephant in the room.

Lawyers thrive on being assertive, confident and fearless. Most of us are, at least on the outside. Yet, we attorneys know that fear is basic to the practice of law but hidden, unspoken and unacknowledged.

This daring panel, including a former New Jersey Supreme Court justice and a United States District Court judge will delve into the issue of fear among attorneys. How does it affect the practice of law? How does it alter the lives of lawyers and clients? What can attorneys do to delal with and manage fear?

Speakers:
Justice Helen E. Hoens, Supreme Court of New Jersey (former)
Hon. Katharine S. Hayden
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Thomas Curtin, Esq., NJSBA Past President

Graham Curtin, PA, Morristown
Joseph A. Hayden Jr., Esq.
Walder Hayden, PA, Roseland
William John Kane, Esq., Director
New Jersey Lawyers Assistance

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Supreme Court Year in Review 2015
(All Litigators Track)
New Jersey Supreme Court Justices each discuss significant cases that have come before them in the areas of civil, criminal and family law. The program includes special commentary by Hudson County Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr.; Chair of the New Jersey Conference of Criminal Presiding Judges, Hon. Jeanne T. Covert; and Chair of the Conference of Family Division Presiding Judges Hon. Deborah J. Venezia. 


Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C., Hudson

Speakers:
Justice Barry T. Albin, Supreme Court of New Jersey
Justice Anne M. Patterson, Supreme Court of New Jersey 
Justice Lee A. Solomon, Supreme Court of New Jersey 
Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr., Burlington
Hon. Deborah J. Venezia, P.J.F.P., Middlesex

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Modern Family – Resolving Complex Issues Within LGBT Families
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section and Family Law Section (Family Law Track)
This session will focus on the unique legal and procedural issues that practitioners face when representing gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender clients. It will include a cultural competency overview, as well as discussions regarding how to deal with dissolution issues specific to LGBT couples (domestic partnership, civil union and marriage), equitable distribution issues, and financial challenges; and parenting and custody concerns (including multiple parent family considerations) for LGBT families and more.

Moderator/Speaker:
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater

Speakers:
Hon. Katherine R. Dupuis, P.J.S.C., Union County
Hon. Coleen M. Flynn, J.S.C., Middlesex
Hon. Kimarie Rahill,  J.S.C., Somerset County

Jodi Argentino, Esq.
Argentino & Jacobs, LLC, Rockaway
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Stein, McGuire, Pantages & Gigl, LLP
Debra E. Guston, Esq., CAE
Guston & Guston, LLP, Glen Rock
Amy Zylman Shimalla, Esq.
Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, Warren

Matrimonial Law Certification: 1.5 general credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

A New Beginning: Prisoner Reentry Training for Lawyers
Young Lawyers Division (Young Lawyers Track)
This program highlights the legal needs of prisoners who are reentering society after serving time. Outstanding motor vehicle fines, housing and tenancy issues, issues with child support payments and other problems may prevent them from re-entering the workforce and facilitate recidivism.

Join former Governor James E. McGreevey, AUSA Thomas Eicher and Jersey City Employment & Training Program Reentry Manager John Koufos as they focus on solutions that will enable ex-convicts to go back to work and become productive and law-abiding members of society. 

Speakers:
Governor James E. McGreevey, Executive Director
Jersey City Employment & Training Program
AUSA Thomas Eicher, Chief of the Criminal Division
United States Attorney's Office
John G. Koufos, Reentry Manager
Jersey City Employment & Training Program

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Marketing and Ethics 2015: Maximizing Results While Avoiding Liability
Law Office Management Committee (Law Office Management Track)
Don’t run afoul of the ethics rules! This is an up-to-the-minute review of ethics rules, cases and procedures pertaining to attorney advertising. 

Moderator/Speaker:
Christine S. Filip, Esq.
President, Business Development Partners

Speakers:
Raymond M. Brown, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Carol Johnston, Esq.
AOC Professional Services, Trenton

NJ CLE: 1.5 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 ethics credits
PA CLE: 1.0 ethics credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

3:00PM - 4:15PM - The Water Club

Please Don’t Shoot My Dog! Defending Animal and Human Rights in Law Enforcement 
Animal Law Committee (Special Interest Track)
This program will explore the use of force against companion animals with a specific look at the bias against pit bulls and, as a result, their owners. A panel of experts will ask: When is the use of force by police officers against companion animals appropriate? How can officers be better trained to prevent injury to the officer while avoiding the unnecessary killing of dogs? Are use of force guidelines adequate? We will also discuss civil remedies/lawsuits for owners whose dogs were shot. 

Moderator:
Gina A. Calogero, Esq.
Chair, Animal Law Committee

Featured Speaker:
John Thompson, Executive Director
National Sheriff’s Association, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Hon. Anthony F. Picheca, J.S.C., Somerset
Sherry Ramsey, Esq., Director of Animal Cruelty Prosecutions
Humane Society of the United States
William J. Zaorski, JD
Former Deputy Attorney General

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Perspectives on the Business Judgment Rule
Business Law Section (Business and Tax Track) 
A corporate lawyer, a litigator and a judge offer their own perspectives on dealing with the business judgment rule. Topics will include: how to advise the corporate client and shareholder, issues in litigating disputes arising from application of the rule and how the court resolves the conflict. 

Speakers:
Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto, Supreme Court of New Jersey (former)
Ballard Spahr, LLP, Cherry Hill
Steven J. Eisenstein, Esq.
Lum Drasco Positan, LLC, Roseland
Richard A. Beran, Esq.
McCarter & English, Newark

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

The Going and Coming Rule-Has It Come and Gone?
Workers' Compensation Section (Litigation - Workers' Compensation Track)
Although New Jersey basically subscribes to the “Premises Rule”, meaning employment begins and ends when an employee arrives and leaves the premises, we have seen an expansion and contraction of the rule over the years through numerous court decisions. We intend to deliver an overview of these decisions, ending with the most recent court cases.

Speakers:
Steven J. Currenti, Esq.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers Compensation Law Attorney, Law Offices of William E. Staehle, Morristown
Kristin Schoenberg, Esq.  
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers Compensation Law Attorney, Law Offices of William E. Staehle, Morristown

Workers Compensation Certification: 1.5 general credits pending
NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Estate and Gift Tax Update
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (Real Property Trust and Estate Track)
This yearly program by the stellar team of Greenberg and Henkel provides critical knowledge and insight in the ever-changing word of individual estate planning. Join them along with CPA and personal financial specialist Ted Nappi as they discuss recent and important legislation and cases involving Federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax as well as New Jersey’s estate and inheritance tax. 

Speakers:
Richard H. Greenberg, Esq.
Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law, Woodbridge
Glen A. Henkel, Esq.
Kulzer & DiPadova, P.A., Haddonfield
Ted Nappi, CPA/PFS, CSEP, Partner
WithumSmith+Brown, PC

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credit pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 1.5 taxation credits

Getting to “Yes” in Mediation—and Staying There!
(All Litigators Track)
Five distinguished retired judges, currently performing mediation services, share their many insights as to the road markers along the pathway to successful mediations: Who should mediate, who should not; How and when to speak to the mediator; Joint opening session or not; Presentation of your client’s position, how soon, how much, how candid; What to do when the music stops; Crafting the settlement terms; Ethical questions—and much more!


Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Deanne M. Wilson, P.J.Ch. (ret.)
Resolutions, LLC, Mendham

Speakers:
Hon. Glenn Berman, J.S.C. (ret.) 
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Hon. James D. Clyne, P.J.Ch. (ret.)
Benchmark Resolution Services, LLC, New Egypt
Hon. Harriet Derman, J.S.C. (ret.)
DiFrancesco Bateman Coley Yospin Kunzman Davis & Lehrer, PC, Warren 
Hon. Thomas P. Olivieri, P.J.Ch. (ret.)
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC, Secaucus

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)

Recent Developments Affecting Women in the Workplace
Women in the Profession Section and Labor and Employment Law Section (Women in the Profession Track)
The program will discuss new legislation (state and federal) affecting women in employment. Specifically, the panelists will provide an overview of laws impacting topics such as equal pay, pregnancy discrimination and domestic violence leave.

Moderator/Speaker:
Stephanie G. Reckord, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge

Speakers:
Hon. Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.F.P., Somerset
Hon. Douglas Wolfson, J.S.C., Middlesex
Ebonee Hamilton Lewis, Esq., Employment Counsel/Law Group
Becton Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes
Rosemary DiSavino, Senior Trial Attorney
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Dina M. Mastellone, Esq.
Genova Burns, LLC, Newark
Kathryn McClure, Esq.
Deutsch Atkins, PC, Hackensack 

NJ CLE: 1.5 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.5 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.0 substantive credits pending ($4 check payable to NJICLE)