Auto Seminar Panel Discussion:

Perspectives and Approaches to Common Trial Issues

Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ


Program Co-Chairs:

Edward P. Capozzi, Esq.
Brach Eichler, LLC 
Roseland, NJ

Kimberly L. Gozsa, Esq.
Levinson Axelrod 
Howell, NJ

Adam B. Lederman, Esq.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Teaneck, NJ

Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq.
Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC
Kearny, NJ

View from the Bench
Hon. Martha D. Lynes, J.S.C. • Jersey City, NJ          
Hon. John D. O'Dwyer, J.S.C. • Hackensack, NJ
Plaintiff Attorneys
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Roseland, NJ  
Catherine M. Carton, Esq. • Howell, NJ
Adam B. Lederman, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ

Defense Attorneys
Emily S. Barnett, Esq. • Morristown, NJ

Marie Ann Carey, Esq. • Florham Park, NJ
Monique Moreira, Esq. • Kearny, NJ

David A. Semple, Esq. • Princeton, NJ 



11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Lunch & Registration • Exhibit Hall

12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Introduction of Speakers and Presentation
Pretrial Discussion: Motions In Limine, Voir Dire and Witness Scheduling
Opening Statements
When to Call Your Witnesses 
Which Doctors to Call? How Many Doctors? Live vs. Taped Testimony?

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Handling Minimal Property Damage 
Prior and Subsequent Injuries and Degeneration 
Economic Damages: Future Lost Earnings, Vocational Assessments and Life Care Plans
Cross-Examining Defense Doctors 

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Closing Arguments: Structure, Time Unit Rule, How Far do you Push it?
Verdict Discussion: To Take the Verdict or not; Post-trial, Pre-verdict Settlement Negotiations

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception • Exhibit Hall

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
NJAJ Awards Dinner


MCLE Credits

New Jersey - (Earn 5.40 Credits - pending)
New York - (Earn 5.40 Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 4.50 Credits - pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 5.40 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 5.40 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 February 22, 2019.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Monday, February 25th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Monday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or an on-demand seminar at




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