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Presented by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Program Co-Chairs:
Alexa D'Amato Barrera, Esq.
D'Amato Law Firm

Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

Victoria A. Schall, Esq. 
Locks Law Firm 
Cherry Hill, NJ

Women Litigators and Negotiations: 
Bridging Over the Gender Bias

Discussing both the barriers we face as well as the natural instincts 
and skills we have to our advantage.

Keynote Speaker:
Artemis Helen Malekpour, J.D., M.H.A.
Malekpour & Ball, Chapel Hill, NC

Artemis Malekpour came to trial consulting as a lawyer with a background in psychology and psychiatric research. She has worked in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Hospitals with children and adolescents coping with psychiatric disorders and legal issues. 

Artemis holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in mental health issues from UNC’s School of Public Health. In law school at Duke, she conducted extensive interviews with death penalty jurors. Since earning her law degree with honors, Artemis has worked closely with her partner David Ball, using Reptilian advocacy and other methods to deal with a case's weaknesses and maximize its strengths. She specializes in focus group research, case strategy, and jury selection.

Artemis has consulted on a wide variety of high profile, large and small cases of all kinds across the country. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and State Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the American Society of Trial Consultants.

Artemis has co-authored a book chapter, “Public and Private Sector Involvement in Managed Mental Health Care,” in Managed Care & Public Health, is featured in Trial Guides’ How to do Your Own Focus Groups, and has written updates for David Ball on Damages 3.
Artemis is one of the nation’s only two trial consultants qualified to teach and advise on Reptilian trial advocacy, and she regularly teaches Reptilian Advocacy at the ReptileKeenanBall seminars.

Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus Mission:  The NJAJ Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus seeks to advance the admirable and selfless philosophy in NJAJ’s mission, to provide positive role models as women trial lawyers, to broaden the membership base of NJAJ to include women by informing them of NJAJ’s membership services and mission, to provide a support system of women to network, socialize, form professional relationships and develop female leadership for NJAJ, to provide fellowship and mentorship to newly-licensed female lawyers who embark on a career of trial law, and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession.

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar® 2020 A Digital Experience: Education, Networking & Exhibits is a unique virtual program featuring 29 programs over three days. All programs are divided into 90-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 Boardwalk Seminar registration.

If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk 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 1.60 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 1.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 1.0 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 1.60 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 1.60 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in 
civil trial law.

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 July 31, 2020.

Registration on or after August 5th: 
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.