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Wednesday'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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Wednesday, May 13th

10:30AM - 11:45AM - Borgata

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) 

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 practice management 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)

12:00PM - 12:30PM - Borgata

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

1:00PM - 2:40PM - Borgata

Landlord Tenant-Beyond the Basics
Special Civil Part Committee (Civil Litigation Track)
This program will cover topics that are vital to anyone who appears in landlord/tenant court. Topics include lease provisions, causes for eviction procedures and timing “notice cases,” rent increases, habitability defenses, warrants of removal, post-judgment relief applications and the Abandoned Property Act.

Speakers:
Hon. William J. McGovern III,  J.S.C., Sussex
Christopher K. Costa, Esq,
Hartsough Kenny Chase & Sullivan, Hamilton Twp
Michael D. Mirne, CTA, Esq.
Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC, Ocean Twp.

Trial Attorney Certification: 2.0 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Finding Meaning in the Practice-2015 Update
(Special Interest Track)
The program presents the predicates to assuring success and significance in the practice of law. Beginning with a return to first principles, the lecture will examine the core components of integrity-driven leadership so that what attorneys do can be reliably consistent with standards of professionalism. Prof. Franzese, drawing on lessons learned during her tenure as Special Ethics Counsel to New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey and then as Chair of the State Ethics Commission, examines best practices in furtherance of the public trust. Providing an answer to the cyncism of our time, the program issues a call to service as it encourages practitioners to remain mindful of their power and responsibiity.

Speaker:
Paula A. Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law

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

The Intersection of Gender and Race: A Program to Explore Gender and Racial Bias in the Law
Women in the Profession Section and Supreme Court Committee On Women In The Courts (Women in the Profession Track)
As recognized in a survey conducted by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Women in the Courts, women of color are more likely to experience bias and perceive unequal treatment in the Courts. This program will explore the unique disadvantages and implicit bias faced by women of color in the legal system.  The program will include vignettes to raise awareness of implicit bias and develop strategies for addressing the disadvantages presented by the intersection of gender and race.  

Moderators/Speakers:
Emily A. Kaller, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge
Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq.
Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, PC, Denville

Speakers:
Hon. Lisa A. Firko, J.S.C., Bergen
Hon. Lourdes I. Santiago, J.S.C., Hudson

NJ CLE: 2.0 ethics credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

The Increasing Threat of Heroin/Opiates
(Criminal Litigation Track)
This cutting-edge presentation will focus on the increasing heroin/opiates threat to New Jersey. Moderated by Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, the esteemed panel of experts will discuss ways that the various sectors of the legal field can work together to assist those suffering from addiction, while working collaboratively to decrease the supply of illicit substances.

Moderator/Speaker:
Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman

Speakers:
Lieutenant Juan Colon
New Jersey State Police, Regional Operations Intelligence Center, Drug Monitoring Initiative
Larry L. Bembry, Esq.
New Jersey Office of The Public Defender
Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato
Ocean County Prosecutor
Steven C. Lee, Acting Director
N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs
Rebecca Ricigliano, Senior Advisor to the Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Ongoing Overlap of Family Law and Estate Planning
Family Law Section (Family Law Track)
Attorneys practicing family law and estate planning must prepare for the intersection of the two practice areas. Estate planners need to inform their clients a divorce often renders a previously prepared estate plan ineffective. Family lawyers need to recognize that protecting a divorcing client’s property involves meeting the client’s estate planning needs before, during, and after the divorce.

Moderators/Speakers:
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq.
Adinolfi & Lieberman, PA, Haddonfield
Beth C. Manes, Esq.
Beth C. Manes, LLC, Springfield

Speakers:
Hon. Anthony F. Picheca, J.S.C., Somerset
Hon. James S. LaCorte
Union County Surrogate
Christine C. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC, Hackensack
Beatrice E. Kandell, Esq.
Skoloff & Wolfe, PC, Livingston

Matrimonial Law Certification: 2.0 general credits pending

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)
CPE: 2.0 taxation credits

Real Estate Transactions from A to Z (A 101 Course)
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (Real Property Trust and Estate Track)
With new Truth in Lending and RESPA regulations set to take effect on August 1st, anyone who conducts real estate closings can’t afford to miss this basic course on residential real estate closings. Representing a purchaser or seller of real property in New Jersey demands a special set of skills and knowledge. Join seasoned practitioners who will explore the many moving parts of this rapidly-changing specialty and learn the nuances that will protect your clients and get the deal closed.

Speakers:
Matthew Schiller, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Heather G. Suarez, Esq.
Walder Hayden & Brogan, PA, Roseland

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 1.0 professional practice and 1.0 skills credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Hot Tips for Hot Litigators
Civil Trial Bar Section and Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (All Litigators Track)
Don't miss this popular yearly program on the latest tips and hottest topics important to all litigators.

Moderator/Speaker:
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq.
Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville

Speakers:
Anthony D. Capasso, Esq.
O'Toole Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, Verona
Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Esq.
Genova Burns, Newark
John Edward Gregory Jr., Esq.
Keefe Bartels, Red Bank
Craig S. Hilliard, Esq.
Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq.
Lomurro Munson Comer Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold
Denise M. Luckenbach, Esq.
Sellar Richardson, PC, Livingston
Michael V. Madden, Esq.
Madden & Madden, PA, Haddonfield
Diana C. Manning, Esq.
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., Newark
Chad M.  Moore, Esq.
Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP, New Brunswick
Sheila Raftery Wiggins, Esq.
Duane Morris, LLP, Newark

Trial Attorney Certification: 2.0 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

1:00PM - 2:40PM - The Water Club

Ten (Plus) Ways to Stay out of Ethics Trouble
Solo and Small Firm Section (Ethics and Professionalism Track)

Seminar geared toward solo and small firm practitioners that focuses on ethics. This will be a detailed and practical discussion of the RPC’s and related case law concerning the top ways/reasons attorneys are disciplined and how to avoid the same. 

Speakers:
William C. Mack, Esq.

Law Office of William C. Mack, Lake Hopatcong

Robert W. McAndrew, Esq.

Law Office of Robert W. McAndrew, Cedar Knolls

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

Navigating Different Kinds of 'Adverseness' in Land Use--the Workshop, the Board, and the Court
Land Use Section (Special Interest Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Douglas K. Wolfson, J.S.C., Middlesex

Speakers:
F. Clifford Gibbons, Esq.
F. Clifford Gibbons, Attorney at Law, LLC, Princeton
Donna M. Jennings, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA, Woodbridge
Jennifer Mazawey, Esq.
Genova Burns, Newark
Anne L. H. Studholme, Esq.
Post, Polak, Goodsell, MacNeill, & Strauchler, P.A., Roseland

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Making Sense of Immigration Law-Getting Down to Business, Staying out of Trouble???
(Special Interest Track)
The program will cover 4-5 “hot” topics in immigration law (with a focus on President Obama’s Executive Order), including (i) Helping the employer navigate new policies supporting U.S. high-skilled workers under President Obama’s Executive Actions on immigration; (ii) New procedures For municipal and criminal attorneys representing immigrant clients; (iii) The role of counsel in assisting a client or his/her employer when requesting deferred action under Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (“DAPA”) and the recently expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) programs; (iv) The dilemma (and practical effect) of current backlogs of immigrant Visa numbers on certain employment-based Green Card applications – What does this all mean for the employer and the sponsored employee?

Speakers:
Scott R. Malyk, Esq.
Meyner & Landis, LLP, Newark
Michael Noriega, Esq.
Bramnick Law, Scotch Plains

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Cyber Risks, Related Litigation and Insurance Coverage 
Business Law Section and Insurance Law Section (Business and Tax Track)
Cyber risk is not a concern solely for the Amazons and Apples of the corporate world. Recent examples demonstrate that cyber risk can and will impact companies not directly operating in cyber space. This panel of speakers provides a legal and practical overview of cyber risks, potential liabilties and applicable insurance coverage. Topics include: high profile examples; why potential damages, litigation and regulatory costs make this an issue for the C-Suite level, business owners and service providers; significant court decisions on cyber-related claims;  how specialty insurance policies can address coverage gaps under “traditional” policies; trends in the coverage area; practical considerations (such as mitigating risk from third-party service providers); and more. 

Moderators/Speakers:
Nicholas Insua, Esq.
McCarter & English, LLP, Newark
Philip Forlenza, Esq.
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, Red Bank

Speakers:
Steven D. Cantarutti, Esq.
Coughlin Duffy, LLP, Morristown
John P.  Scordo, Esq.
K & L Gates, Newark
Alice Turinas, Esq.
Turinas & Bird, LLC, Morristown
James Venezia
Phoenix Insurance Group, Inc, Chester

Trial Attorney Certification: 2.0 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Hey Mayor, Cut the Grass! Dealing with Abandoned Properties Through Rehabilitation, Redevelopment , Foreclosure and the Uniform Construction Code
Local Government Law Section (Special Interest Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
George M. Morris, Esq.

Parker McCay, Mt. Laurel

Speakers:
Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (33rd District)
Eric M. Bernstein, Esq.

Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, Warren

Jorge Estrada, Esq., Special Counsel

City of Elizabeth

Kenneth Porro, Esq.

Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC, Secaucus

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

3:30PM - 5:10PM - Borgata

Trying a Marijuana (DRE) Case
Municipal Court Practice Section (Municipal Court Litigation Track)

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

Speaker:
Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.

Law Office of Steven W. Hernandez, PC, Toms River
Christopher K. Koutsouris, Esq. (Municipal Prosecutor/Public Defender in Several Municipalities)
Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Koutsouris & Connors, Forked River

Trial Attorney Certification: 2.0 criminal credits pending
NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

 2015 Update on School Law 
School Law Committee (Special Interest Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Susan M. Scarola, A.L.J. Trenton
John G. Geppert Jr., Esq.

Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC, Whippany
Ralph M. Gerstein, Esq.
Law Office of Ralph M. Gerstein, West Windsor
Michael F. Kaelber, Esq., Director, Legal, Policy and Labor Relations Services Department

New Jersey School Boards Association

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

The Intersection of Employment Law and Social Media  
Law Office Management Committee (Law Office Management Track and Labor and Employment Track)
Recent surveys indicate both a great increase in social media communications by employees and employers’ significant and well-founded concerns about these communications. While policies help balance employers’ concerns with the reality of employee activity, the National Labor Relations Board has been vocal in its denouncement of employer attempts to reign in electronic and social discussions about certain workplace issues. When drafting policies, attorneys must be mindful of the interplay of social media use, recent legislation, NLRB decisions and the fact that social media has become a more frequent area for discovery in litigation.  This program will discuss all of the above, including developing case law in this area and what kinds of discovery requests stand muster.  

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

Speakers:
Christine A. Amalfe, Esq.
Gibbons, PC, Newark
Galit Kierkut, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
Robert C. Lightman, Director of Business Development
Withum Smith + Brown, PC, Princeton
Joseph V. Manney, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE) 

Keys to Injunctive Relief and Expedited Litigation
Equity Jurisprudence Committee (Civil Litigation Track)
Join three esteemed chancery judges and expert practitioners as they provide you with keys to  injunctive relief and expedited chancery litigation. Topics include tips from the bench, organizing and planning your case/expedited discovery, understanding the TRO/motion practice, differences between federal and state courts, common types of cases- restrictive covenants and use of forensic experts, common types of cases- LLC litigation and more.

Moderator:
Alexandra V. Gallo. Esq.
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown

Speakers:
Hon. Frank M. Ciuffani, P.J.Ch., Middlesex
Hon. Margaret Mary McVeigh, P.J.Ch., Passaic
Hon. Thomas M. Moore, J.S.C., Essex
Frederick Alworth, Esq.
Gibbon PC, Newark
Andrea Sullivan, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Women Who Have Smashed the Glass Ceiling - A Can't Miss Program to Help You Get Your Clients and Yourselves to the Pinnacle of Success, Taught by Women Who Did It.
Women in the Profession Section, LGBT Rights Section, Minorities in the Profession Section, Diversity Committee and Lawyers in Transition Committee (Women in the Profession Track)
Women panelists who have achieved great success will relate their personal journeys and the issues that they confronted because they are women. These panelists will provide insight into how attorneys can better serve their clients with an emphasis on becoming more sensitive to their clients based upon a better understanding of the difficulties women face in the legal forum, job market and elsewhere. They will further provide key concepts for attorneys so that they can assist their clients to reach their full potential in their legal, business and personal lives.

Moderators/Speakers:
Felice T. Londa, Esq.
Londa & Londa, Esqs., Elizabeth
Emily A. Kaller, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge

Speakers:
Justice Jaynee LaVecchia
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Hon. Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C. (ret.)
Senator Loretta Weinberg (37th District)
Senate Majority Leader
Patricia A. Bell, Managing Director
Merrill Lynch
Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray
Acting Essex County Prosecutor

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Hot Topics in Custody and Parenting Time  
Family Law Section (Family Law Track)
This panel will focus on when to retain psychological evaluators in custody matters and whether to retain a joint custody expert, privately retained custody expert or request a court appointed expert; whether a child’s therapist can be part of the evaluation process; and when a child’s opinion should be considered, when and how a child should be interviewed. It will address custody/parenting issues pendente lite and the effect that a domestic violence restraining order has on these issues. The panel will also discuss the issues surrounding intrastate relocation cases, and when parent coordinators can be effective in custody/parenting time disputes.

Moderators/Speakers: 
Sheryl Seiden, Esq.
Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC, Summit
Michael A. Weinberg, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, PC, Haddonfield

Speakers:
Hon. John E. Selser, J.S.C., Passaic
Hon. Thomas J. Shusted Jr., J.S.C., Camden
Hon. Marcella Matos Wilson, J.S.C., Essex
Marc R. Brown, Esq.
Wolkstein Von Ellen & Brown, LLC, Springfield
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq. 

Fiorello Puccio & Fiorello, LLC, Wayne
Marla Marinucci, Esq.
April & Marinucci, Atlantic City
Francesca M. O’Cathain, Esq.

Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC, Hackensack

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

Battleground New Jersey - Vanderbilt, Hague and Their Fight for Justice
New Jersey State Bar Foundation (Special Interest Track)
New Jersey’s legal system was plagued with injustices from the time the system was established through the mid-twentieth century. In this special program, historian and author of Boardwalk Empire, Nelson Johnson, chronicles reforms to the system through the dramatic stories of Arthur T. Vanderbilt—the first chief justice of the state’s modern-era Supreme Court—and Frank Hague—legendary mayor of Jersey City. Two of the most powerful politicians in twentieth-century America, Vanderbilt and Hague clashed on matters of public policy and over the need to reform New Jersey’s antiquated and corrupt court system. Their battles made headlines and eventually led to legal reform, transforming New Jersey’s court system into one of the most highly regarded in America.

An esteemed panel of speakers joins Judge Johnson in discussing the difficulty in adapting government to a changing world, and the vital role of independent courts in American society.

Moderator:
Kevin P. McCann, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Chance & McCann, LLC, Bridgeton

Speaker:
Hon. Nelson Johnson, J.S.C. Atlantic County
Author, Boardwalk Empire and Battleground New Jersey
Senator Stephen M. Sweeney
Senate President
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick (21st District)
Republican Leader

 NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Ethics in Social Media
Professional Responsibility Committee (Ethics and Professionalism Track)
Social media continues to grow: there are new platforms and services, new users and greater acceptance by individuals and business alike for personal and commercial use. What are these services and what are the ethical implications of their use by legal practitioners, their staff members, their clients and the public? The panel will use a combination of presentations and fact situations to explore the world of social media and how courts, ethics regulators and bar associations are applying the rules of ethics to the new media.  We will  examine the ethical implications and liabilities of lawyers and their staffs, friends and clients using these services to practice law, communicate and advertise. 

Moderator/Speaker:
Arthur H. Saiewitz, Esq.
Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Murray Hill

Speakers:
William Ferreira, Esq.
Ferreira Law, LLC, Morristown
Dana M. Van Leuven, Esq.
O’Sullivan Law Group, LLC, Morristown 
Steve M. Richman, Esq., NJ State Bar Foundation First Vice-President
Duane Morris, LLP, Cherry Hill

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

3:30PM - 5:10PM - The Water Club

Automobile Insurance Update 2015
Automobile Reparations Committee (Civil Litigation Track)

This popular seminar is back with the latest updates on automobile insurance.

Speaker:
Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (6th District)
Assembly Majority Leader
Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft PC, Springfield

Trial Attorney Certification: 2.0 civil credits pending
NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Professional Ethics for the Real Estate Practitioner
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (Real Property Trust and Estate Track)
Ethical issues arise with increasing frequency in real estate transactions. Take advantage of this great opportunity to explore duties to clients as well as non-client, and to obtain a review as to the detection of fraud and forgery schemes and the impact of title insurance as to these issues.

Speakers:
Laurence J. Fineberg, Esq.
Fidelity National Title Group, East Brunswick
Russell M. Finestein, Esq.
Finestein & Malloy, Cranford

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

Preparing and Presenting Your Witnesses for Depositions and Trial  
(Civil Litigation Track)
This program will delve into proven methods for garnering the kind of testimony from the clients, lay witnesses and expert witnesses that effectively tells the story of the case and proves liability and damages issues. The speakers will also discuss ways to effectively narrow the scope of testimony to what is most important and compelling. Additionally, they will talk about preparing witnesses for cross examination and touch upon effective cross of experts on the other side. This seminar is appropriate for trial attorneys.

Speakers:
Andrew A. Fraser, Esq.
Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP, Sparta
Lauren D. Fraser, Esq.
Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP, Sparta
John P. Gilfillan, Esq. 
Carroll McNulty Kull, Basking Ridge 

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Residential Real Estate Tax Appeals- The Basics
(Real Property Trust and Estate Track)

Moderator/Speaker:
Hon. Mary Siobhan Brennan, J.T.C., Trenton


Speakers:

Alex Paul Genato, Esq.

Archer & Greiner, PC, Princeton

Michael J. Gilmore, Esq.

Gilmore & Monahan, Toms River

Luigi A. Racanelli, Esq.

KPMG, New York City

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)

Is Your Firm Cyber Compliant? The Dangerous World of Law Firms in Cyber Space
Privacy Law Committee, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and Paralegal Committee (Special Interest Track)
Liability is everywhere for law firms - small and large - who are now more than ever targeted as sources for concentrated repositories of confidential and proprietary client information. Add cyber and data protection to the mix, and it can be an unclear and present danger. In fact, last month’s New York Times article about an internal Citigroup report it obtained warned that law firms are at high risk for "cyberintrusions" and said that law firms have in fact been breached, but that it’s hard to know the extent of the problem because most law firms are close-mouthed about it. Sound legal and insurance advice for lawyers can help to mitigate risk, but it cannot eliminate it. For the remaining risk, insurance is a time tested mechanism to provide piece of mind and economic assurance that allows law firms to operate without being crippled by fear and uncertainty.  

The program takes the issue of Cyber Insurance from the perspectives of underwriting and compliance, namely - What does an insured prospect need to do to get its IT/InfoSec house in order so that the firm can get through underwriting without paying a fortune in premiums?  

Moderator/Speaker:
Fernando M. Pinguelo, Esq. (CIPP/US)
Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC, Ocean

Speakers:
Matthew S. Adams, Esq.
Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Steve Ferman, President and CEO
Compunite Computers
Hasan Ibrahim, Esq., Vice President and Regulatory Counsel – Law Department
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Nick Economidis, Underwriter
Beazley USA Services, Inc.
Christopher Quirk, Esq., Insurance Broker – Cyber and Intellectual Property Coverages
ARC MidAtlantic Excess and Surplus, Inc.
Angelo A. Stio III, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton LLP, Lawrence Township

NJ CLE: 2.0 general credits
NY CLE: (Transitional and Non-transitional) 2.0 professional practice credits
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 check payable to NJICLE)