Initial Arbitrator Training Program


Monday, December 7, 2020
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
 

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Program Co-Chairs:

Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
Javerbaum, Wurgaft, et al
Springfield, NJ

Diane L. Cardoso, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.

Jersey City, NJ

Marc C. Saperstein, Esq.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Teaneck, NJ

 

SEMINAR AGENDA

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Plenary Session: 
Presented by the Women Trial Lawyers and Minority Trial Lawyers Caucuses


11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Initial Arbitrator Training
Pursuant to Rule 1:40-12(c), all individuals wishing to serve as arbitrators in the court-annexed civil arbitration program must complete at least three classroom hours of initial training in a course approved by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). This training will provide instruction on applicable statutes, court rules and administrative directives and policies; standards of conduct; and applicable procedures for conducting arbitrations. It is intended for those individuals who meet the qualifications set forth in Rule 4:21A-2(b) for admission to the roster of arbitrators.

Welcome & Opening Remarks 

Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J. Cv. • Trenton, NJ (Mercer County)
Melissa A. Czartoryski, Chief • Civil Court Programs • Administrative Office of the Courts • Trenton, NJ

Panel: 
Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J. Cv. • Trenton, NJ (Mercer County)
Rebecca S. Bertino • Court Services Officer • (Gloucester County) Woodbury, NJ
Melissa A. Czartoryski, Chief • Civil Court Programs • Administrative Office of the Courts • Trenton, NJ
Eric Kuper, Esq. • East Brunswick, NJ
Frederick D. Miceli, Esq. • West Caldwell, NJ
Richard H. Steen, Esq. • Princeton, NJ


15 Minute Break 


Review of Arbitration Process: 
Video Presentation and Guided Discussion 

Conducting Arbitrations by Video or Telephone
Discussion - 
Haines v. Taft, 237 N.J. 271 (2019), and Senate Bills S2432 and S3963 into law as L. 2019, c. 244 and L. 2019, c. 245

Mock Arbitration- Andrea Doe v. Victor and Marion Smith
Arbitrator - Frederick D. Miceli, Esq. • West Caldwell, NJ
Plaintiff Counsel - Richard H. Steen, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
PlaintiffRebecca S. Bertino • Woodbury, NJ
Defense CounselEric Kuper, Esq. • East Brunswick, NJ

Question and Answer Session
Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, P.J. Cv. • Trenton, NJ (Mercer County)
Rebecca S. Bertino • Court Services Officer • Woodbury, NJ (Gloucester County) 
Melissa A. Czartoryski, Chief • Civil Court Programs • Administrative Office of the Courts • Trenton, NJ
Eric Kuper, Esq. • East Brunswick, NJ
Frederick D. Miceli, Esq. • West Caldwell, NJ


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Exhibits


5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibits


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beer Tasting


ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The three day event will offer 24 programs taught in 65 separate webinars by an esteemed faculty. The Meadowlands Seminar 2020 will be conducted on the Pathable platform, which was used for the Boardwalk Seminar 2020 earlier this year.

All programs are divided into 75-minute online webinars. This digital format allows you to choose individual webinars based on your needs or interests, which lets you create a personalized seminar.

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.
 

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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Meadowlands Seminar 2020 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 3.60 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 3.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 3.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits -pending)


This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.60 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalismand 3.60 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.


Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on November 30, 2020.

Registration on or after December 7th: 
An additional $25 will be added to fees for registering on the day of the program.

 

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