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Monday, June 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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


Program Co-Chairs:

 

Alexa D'Amato Barrera, Esq.
D'Amato Law Firm
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Princeton, NJ
Nicholas J. Leonardis, Esq.
Stathis & Leonardis
Edison, NJ
Evan J. Lide, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Princeton, NJ


Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Red Bank, NJ

SEMINAR AGENDA

Monday, June 28, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Plenary Session
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner


11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual Civil Jury Trials – Views from the Bench and Practitioners 

Virtual Civil Jury Trials
Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. • Trenton, NJ 

The Current Environment from the Practitioner 
Alexa D'Amato Barrera, Esq. • Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
Evan J. Lide, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
Richard J. Talbot, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ 
William Wright, Esq. • Manahawkin, NJ
 


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


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Advocacy In The Digital Age
David Ball, Ph.D. • Durham, NC
Artemis Helen Malekpour, J.D., M.H.A. • Chapel Hill, NC


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


4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Damages, Evolving
David Ball, Ph.D. • Durham, NC
Artemis Helen Malekpour, J.D., M.H.A. • Chapel Hill, NC


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Social Event


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am
The Pre-Trial Order, Motions In Limine and Virtual Presentations Beyond Trials 

The Pre-Trial Order
Jacqueline M. Rosa, Esq. • Kearny, NJ

Motions In Limine
Alexa D’Amato Barrera, Esq. • Egg Harbor Twp., NJ    
Stephen M. Van Natten, Esq. • Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

Virtual Presentations Beyond Trials 
Nicholas J. Leonardis, Esq. • Edison, NJ


11:00 am - 12:15 pm
De Bene Esse
Tara Cheever • LIT SOFTWARE         
Evan J. Lide, Esq. • Princeton, NJ 
Vincent Maggiano • Dynamic Evidence     
Jared M. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ 
Mark Renzi • Renzi Legal Services
 


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


1:30 am - 2:45 pm
Selecting Jurors: Covid and Beyond
A presentation of data from over 5,000 people through various rounds of nationwide survey discussing juror experiences and attitudes related to COVID-19, feelings about having to appear for jury duty and how changed perceptions will likely impact verdicts in civil lawsuits.
S. Ross Suter, Esq.  Magna Legal Services Philadelphia, PA


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


4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Judicial Perspective
Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J. Cv. • Trenton, NJ
Hon. Joseph L. Marczyk • Atlantic City, NJ 
Hon. John D. O'Dwyer, J.S.C. • Hackensack, NJ
Hon. Steven J. Polansky, P.J. Cv. • Camden, NJ 
Hon. Lisa P. Thornton • Freehold, NJ
 

Moderator: Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. • Princeton, NJ


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Social Event


ABOUT THE SEMINAR:
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 10.10 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 10.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 8.0 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 10.10 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.

REGISTER FOR BOARDWALK SEMINAR 2021

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