Monday, June 28, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Program Co-Chairs:

Melissa M. Baxter, Esq.
Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter
Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
Cherry Hill, NJ



Sherwin Tsai, Esq.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Teaneck, NJ

Carol Sowers has combined her decades of on-camera experience as a television news anchor with her years of communications training for advocates to help attorneys develop and fine-tune their remote advocacy skills.  Since March 2020, Carol has presented numerous webinars and podcasts and coached more than 100 attorneys individually on how best to present themselves and their cases in the virtual courtroom.  

Carol spent 30 years in broadcast journalism as an anchor, reporter, producer and executive.  After retiring from her TV career, she began training attorneys in communication skills and presentation style across the country and around the world, including Austria, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, Tanzania and Tasmania. She was the co-recipient of the first-ever Leadership Service Award from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for “creation and launch of remote advocacy courses.”

    Learning Objectives:
    1.  Communication techniques you can use to connect remotely with your witness, the judge and jurors
    2.  How your background, lighting and computer placement affect your credibility in the virtual courtroom
    3.  Balancing visual vs. verbal in remote advocacy presentations

Boardwalk Seminar® 2021 will feature 28 programs presented in 102 separate webinars for trial attorneys and includes outstanding local and regional speakers along with top national speakers, delivered to your door as a virtual event. Social and multimedia features will be available right at your fingertips to engage with fellow attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

A cornerstone of NJAJ’s mission is to advance the education and skills of the membership. 

Take advantage of our virtual Exhibit Hall which features products and services for the legal community.

All three days of programs are being recorded and will be available one year from June 28, 2021.

NOTE: Pursuant to Regulation 201:08 regarding Alternate Verifiable Learning Formats, the Board on Continuing Legal Education has allowed all 24 credit hours for the compliance period to be fulfilled through approved courses offered in alternative verifiable learning formats.


* * * Special Offer * * *
Join NJAJ & Save $300 on Boardwalk Seminar registration.
If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2021, you will receive the member registration fee ($200 less than the non-member rate) and as a part of this special offer you will receive an additional $100 off of the registration fee. Join NJAJ.

MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 1.40 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 1.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 1.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.40 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for Ethics/Professionalism, and 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on June 25, 2021.

Registration on or after June 28th: 
An additional $25 will be added to fees for registering on the day of the program.


If you have a disability that will require special assistance or services, 
please send a letter describing your needs.