Masters of Advocacy:
Essential Keys to a Successful Trial



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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:

Paul R. D'Amato, Esq. 
D'Amato Law Firm 
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 

Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. 
Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
Fort Lee, NJ

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. 
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Jersey City, NJ

Jacqueline M. Vigilante, Esq.
The Vigilante Law Firm
Mullica Hill, NJ

Restricted to Regular Members Only*!


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch • Seminar Room
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Framing the Case: Backchaining Your Way to System Failure
Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. • Fort Lee, NJ 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
An Overview of Framing Your Case: 
Trucking, Construction, Product, Security

Paul R. D'Amato, Esq. - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. - Fort Lee, NJ
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Framing the Employment / Civil Rights Case
Tracey C. Hinson, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
Jacqueline M. Vigilante, Esq. • Mullica Hill, NJ

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Framing the Nursing Home Case
Eric D. Dakhari, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Recapturing Voir Dire: How to Get Great Voir Dire 
in a State Where Voir Dire is So Limited

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Motions In Limine 
Bruce H. Nagel, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
System Based Liability
Mark Mueller, Esq. • Austin, TX

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Regular Members Only! The seminar is offered as a service to Regular* Members of NJAJ only. If you would like to join NJAJ, you can call NJAJ Headquarters at 609.396.0096 or you can submit an application at our web site ( and click on Join NJAJ.

*A Regular Member is an attorney, who, for the most part, represents the plaintiff in personal injury cases.

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2018 features 29 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

* * * 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 2018, 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 5.70 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 5.70 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits pending)
Pennsylvania - (N/A)

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


Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on May 4, 2018.

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

Friday, May 4th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, 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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