Masters of Advocacy:

Asking for Money Damages:
How to do it in New Jersey


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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.
Hackensack, NJ

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

Restricted to Regular Members Only*!

Hear Masters of Advocacy cover an afternoon filled with important techniques and strategies for you to successfully use in your upcoming trials.  
Anticipate and Defuse the Defense Attack: “They are just here for the money.”
Present Cogent testimony on Direct and Cross that carry universal truths that even the defense witnesses must agree with. 
The Top Cases and Rules You Must Know before giving your Closing Argument 

Present Persuasive Closing Stories and Common-sense methods on how the jurors can best do their job to deliver a verdict that is right.


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch • Seminar Room
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
How to Deliver a Message Without Saying It
Paul R. D'Amato, Esq. • Egg Harbor Township, NJ
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Working with Experts on Economic Loss
Jacqueline M. Vigilante, Esq. • Mullica Hill, NJ
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Cross Examining Your Experts
Kristin Kucsma, M.A. • Sobel Tinari Economics Group • Livingston, NJ

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Visual Presentation of Special Damages: 
Life Care Plans, Wrongful Death
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Hackensack, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Asking For Money Damages
Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. • Fort Lee, NJ
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Time Unit Argument
Andrew A. Fraser, Esq. • Sparta, NJ
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Increasing Damages on the Threshold Case
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Questions & Answers

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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 2019 features 34 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 2019, 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 3, 2019.

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

Friday, May 3rd 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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