View Exhibitors and Sponsors

Monday, June 28, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Program Co-Chairs:

Drake P. Bearden, Jr., Esq.
Costello & Mains, LLC
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Shannon L. McGroarty, Esq.
Law Office of Shannon Leigh McGroarty
Cherry Hill, NJ 

Jessica Ramirez, Esq.
D'Arcy Johnson Day
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ



9:00 am - 10:15 am
Plenary Session

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Developing a Blueprint for Change

The Foundation: DE&I and the Legal Profession
Lora Fong, Esq. • Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Attorney General • Department of Law and Public Safety

Building Up: Enhancing and Supporting Equal Access to Justice
Adelina Herrarte, Esq. • Assistant Unit Manager • Consumer Law Unit • Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
Christine Ricadro, Esq. • Assistant Unit Supervisor, Housing Law Unit • Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

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

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
The Architecture of the Workforce

Achieving Permanent Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Dean Burrell, Esq., President • Garden State Bar Association 
Bhaveen Jani, Esq., President • South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey
Reynold Lambert, Esq., President • The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) 
Jemi Goulian Lucey, Esq. • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

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 0.0 Credits/Earn 2.80 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias Credits)
New York - (Earn 0.0 Credits/Earn 2.50 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 2.0 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 2.80 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for Ethics/Professionalism, and 2.80 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.