Anatomy of an Auto Trial

Thursday, March 1, 2018
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ


Program Co-Chairs:

Jacquelyn R. Matchett, Esq.
Roser & Tucker, P.C. 
Vineland, NJ 
Dara A. Quattrone, Esq.
Westmoreland, Vesper, Quattrone & Beers
West Atlantic City, NJ
Michael S. Raff, Esq.
Raff & Raff, LLP
Paterson, NJ



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

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Trial Prep and Case Selection
Christine V. Lafferty, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
Jacquelyn R. Matchett, Esq. • Vineland, NJ

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Motions In Limine & Voir Dire: Banning the Bad
Melissa M. Baxter, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Laying Out Your Bruises in the Opening 
Michael S. Raff, Esq. • Paterson, NJ

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Using a Visual Presentation During Direct of the Medical Examiner
Richard J. Albuquerque, Esq. • Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Virginia Graziani Lowe, M.D., J.D. • Egg Harbor Township, NJ

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Direct of the Unlikeable Client / Witness
Katherine James, MFA • Act of Communication • Culver City, CA
Dara A. Quattrone, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Cross Exam of a Hostile Defense Medical Expert
Robert J. Genis, Esq. • Bronx, NY

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Motivating the Jury to Award Damages Including Use of Time Unit Argument
Andrew A. Fraser, Esq. • Sparta, NJ

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Transportation Network Act: Uber/Lyft and Other Digital Pre-arranged Ride Companies
Gerald H. Baker, Esq. Springfield, NJ

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

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


MCLE Credits

New Jersey - (Earn 5.70 Credits - pending)
New York - (Earn 5.70 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 5.70 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 5.70 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 23, 2018.

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

Monday, February 26th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Wednesday, 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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