Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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:

Diane L. Cardoso Esq.  
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks    
Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.    
Jersey City, NJ
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. 
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter
Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
Cherry Hill, NJ
Christine V. Lafferty, Esq.    
Grungo Colarulo
Cherry Hill, NJ

Deborah L. Mains, Esq.
Costello & Mains, LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ
Rachel A. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.    
Red Bank, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq.
Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC
Kearny, NJ

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Gender Politics and Privilege in the Law Firm
Christine V. Lafferty, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq. • Freehold, NJ

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Knowing Your Worth

Knowing Your Worth
Kristin Kucsma, M.A. • Sobel Tinari Economics Group • Livingston, NJ

Legal Issues Surrounding Compensation
Erica Domingo, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ

Take Your Seat at The Table
Sarah Williams • Birmingham, AL

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

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Career Roadmap for Women

Rachel A. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ

Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Nancy Erika Smith, Esq. • Montclair, NJ

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

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Social Event

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Gender & The Constitution

The ERA – An Introduction
Altana “Tane” West • Alice Paul Institute • Mount Laurel, NJ

Where the ERA Stands Now
Linda T. Coberly, Esq. • Chair of National ERA Coalition Legal Task Force • Chicago, IL
Linda J. Wharton, Esq. • Professor of Political Science • Stockton University • Galloway, NJ

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Ethics Panel

Deborah L. Mains, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ

Hon. Georgia M. Curio, J.S.C. (ret.) • Bridgeton, NJ
Janice G. Dubler, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Carol Johnston, Esq. • Trenton, NJ
Bindi Merchant, D.A.G. • NJ Department of Law & Public Safety • Newark, NJ
Rachel A. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
Claudia A. Reis, Esq. • Morristown, NJ

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

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Building Lawyer Resilience 

Diane L. Cardoso, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ

Larry Richard, J.D., Ph.D. • LawyerBrain LLC

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 7.30 Credits/Earn 1.40 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 7.0 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 6.0 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 8.70 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 1.40 qualify as hours of credit for Ethics/Professionalism, and 1.40 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.