Masters of Advocacy:
Secrets of a Compelling Direct Examination


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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*!


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch • Seminar Room
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Secrets to Prepping the Problem Client for Deposition 
& Direct Examination

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Hackensack, NJ 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bulletproofing the Employment Law Plaintiff
Jacqueline M. Vigilante, Esq. • Mullica Hill, NJ
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Evidence with Impact – 
A Practical Approach to Witness Examinations
Joseph A. Fried, Esq. • Atlanta, GA
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
The Integrity of Your Case Through Plaintiff’s Direct Examination
Paul R. D'Amato, Esq. • Egg Harbor Township, NJ
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
How Do You Get Experts to People Speak: 
Simplifying the Expert’s Complex Opinion

Andrew Caple-Shaw, Esq. • Nashville, TN
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Direct Examination Through Demonstratives
Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. • Fort Lee, NJ

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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 2020 features 31 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 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 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 July 31, 2020.

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

Cancellation Policy: 
Friday, July 31st 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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