The Power of Mindfulness
and Moving Beyond Words


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

Program Moderators:

Mary Paula Millerick, Esq. 
Flynn & Associates, P.C. 
Cherry Hill, NJ

Michael S. Raff, Esq. 
Raff & Raff 
Paterson, NJ

Wednesday, May, 2018

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch • Seminar Room
Topics to be discussed:
On Becoming Trauma-Sensitive Trial Lawyers - How do We Speak to our Clients? 
How do We Rid Ourselves of Bias in Order to Really Know our Clients?
  • Create a Skill-Set to Understand Your Clients on a Deeper Level
  • Unfold Details of the Case that are Recoverable Learn Dialogue and Conversation Starters
  • Deflect a Disillusioned Client, Help Them get Back on Track
Mindful Tools for Mediation - Discussion on Mindful Ways to Present Your Client as an “Entire” Person not Just an Injury - Framing Your Story
  • Where to Begin? Start with the Opposite • Intuitive Brain vs. Analytical Brain
  • Strategic Sequencing • Pinging the Amygdala
Active Engagement Through Video and Why it Matters - Learn how video has a direct connection to our intuitive brain andour subconscious decision-making. This presentation uses modern brain science and time-honored filmmaker techniques. The facts alone are never enough - emotions are the driving force of actions. Intuitive brain persuasion strategies are most overlooked and are potential game-changers if used properly during your mediation and trial process. Find out if your video is helping or hurting your case.
The Active Interview
  • Grounding Your Client with Mindful Techniques for Interview
  • Tips to Guide Your Subject Through an Honest and Meaningful Discussion
  • Build Trust and Get to Know Your Client Through Repeatable Mindful Tools
Mini-Mindfulness Practice - Series of 1-5 Minute Mini-Meditations 
Quick Tools You Can Use On-the-Fly:
  • Before Trial
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Prep for Client Meetings
  • Increase Focus
  • Client Deposition Prep
  • Self-Regulation
Mitchell and Catie Riggs
With over 350 winning cases and over a billion in settlement recovery including record settlements in Washington DC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah, their Plaintiff Documentaries have set a new standard for day-in-the-life video. Independent Spirit Award nominee, Mitchell, and veteran actress and director, Catie Riggs, have over 30 years of experience in filmmaking, theatre, and actor coaching. They have founded two theatres in Manhattan and, together, have produced over 50 live events both Off and Off-Off Broadway. They train attorneys around the country on how to strengthen their mediation strategies and how to incorporate mindfulness preparation from start to finish in their caseload and in their firms.
Lisa Blue Baron, J.D., Ph.D.
Ms. Blue, a lawyer with the Dallas firm Baron and Blue, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and two masters degrees from the University of Virginia in Counseling Psychology. After a brief teaching career, she returned to school and earned a PhD degree in Counseling Psychology from North Texas State University and a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law.


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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.

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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 - (Earn 4.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics 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 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
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