Tuesday, June 29, 2021
9:00 am - 10:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Wednesday, June 30, 2021
9:00 am - 10:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Program Co-Chairs:

Yaron Helmer, Esq.
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A
Haddon Heights, NJ
John L. Higgins, III, Esq. 
LoFaro Carver Higgins
Hackensack, NJ

Brent Rafuse, Esq.
Sussex County Prosecutor's Office
Newton, NJ

Rubin M. Sinins, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks
Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Springfield, NJ


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Plea Negotiations During Covid: Issues and Strategies
Portia Downing, Assistant Prosecutor • Director, Adult Trial Section • Essex County Prosecutors Office, Newark, NJ
Brian D. Kenney, Esq. • Denville, NJ
Jerome P. Neidhardt, Esq. • Newton, NJ
Rubin M. Sinins, Esq. • Springfield, NJ

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Parole Under Covid
Yolanda Garcia Balicki, Esq. • Bridgeton, NJ
Anthony G. Pegues, Esq. • NJ State Parole Board • Hamilton, NJ
Dina Rogers, Esq. • NJ State Parole Board • Trenton, NJ

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Visit the Exhibitors

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
DWI & Marijuana Updates

DWI Marijuana Update
Robert E. Ramsey, Esq. • Trenton, NJ 

Marijuana Update
Eric Reiser, Esq. • Hackensack, NJ

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Visit the Exhibitors

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Ethics & Professionalism for Criminal Attorneys
Anna G. Cominsky, Esq. • New York Law School • New York, NY
Henry E. Klingeman, Esq. • Newark, NJ
Jenny Kramer, Esq. • New York, NY
Jamie Pukl-Werbel, Esq. • Seton Hall University School of Law • Newark, NJ

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Social Event

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Intensive Supervision Program
Yaron Helmer, Esq. • Haddon Heights, NJ
Cara Kurtz, Esq. • New Jersey Judiciary’s Office of Probation Services • Trenton, NJ 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Race & The Criminal Justice System
Alexander R. Shalom, Esq. • Newark, NJ 
Romesh C. Sukhdeo • Acting First Assistant Prosecutor • Essex County Prosecutor's Office • Newark, NJ
Karen Thompson,Esq. • Senior Staff Attorney • ACLU-NJ • Newark, NJ

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Visit the Exhibitors

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Updates in New Jersey & Federal Criminal Law
Ernesto Cerimele, Esq. • Newark, NJ
Linda Shashoua, Esq. • Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Camden, NJ
Joseph B. Shumofsky, Esq.• Newark, NJ
Kevin G. Walsh, Esq. • Newark, NJ

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 8.70 Credits/Earn 1.40 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 8.50 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 7.0 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 10.10 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 1.40 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.