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Monday, December 7, 2020
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Meadowlands Special Offer

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Program Co-Chairs:

Dominic R. DePamphilis, Esq. 
D'Arcy Johnson Day
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

Christina Vassiliou Harvey, Esq.
Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland
Freehold, NJ

Michael S. Rosenberg, Esq.
Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, P.C.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ


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

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Avoiding Ethical Lapses
In this session, you will learn how to avoid ethical issues, including how to handle an ethics complaint and how to prepare for a random audit. This session will cover the essentials to keep you and your practice in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.

How to Avoid an Ethics Complaint and Introduction to Audits
Isabel McGinty, Esq. • Office of Attorney Ethics • Trenton, NJ

Preparing for an Audit
Robert D. Gelman, CPA • T.A.M.E. Software & Consulting • Livingston, NJ

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

The Ethics of Getting Paid
This panel will focus on the ethical issues involving getting paid, including rule changes relating to firm names and trade names, the requirements for retainer agreements, arbitration agreements with your clients, paying referral fees, and fee arbitrations with your clients. The session will also address ethical issues affecting communicating with unrepresented persons and avoiding the dreaded conflict of interest.

Fee Arbitration
Ana Rita Ferreira, Esq. • Roseland, NJ

Retainer Agreements
Victoria A. Schall, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ

Trade Name Rule Changes and Name Changes
Marisa Baker, Esq. • Flemington, NJ

Avoiding Conflicts, Speaking with Unrepresented Parties
Erik Yngstrom, Esq. • Freehold, NJ

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Distancing, and Attorney Ethics
Although the world is changing and lawyers are changing with it, the Rules of Ethics remain the same. Examining how the Rules of Ethics continue to apply to the practice of law in a post-pandemic world.

Ethics and the Practice of Law in a Post-Pandemic World
Alaina A. Gregorio, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA 

Ethics of Zoom Depositions 
Joseph J. Mandia, Esq. • New York, NY 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

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.

* * * Special Offer * * *
Join NJAJ & Save $300 on Meadowlands Seminar registration.

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 0.0 Credits/Earn 4.20 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 0.0 Credits/Earn 4.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 0.0 Credits/Earn 3.50 Ethics Credits -pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.20 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 4.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0.0 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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