Ethics: Avoiding Legal Malpractice

Thursday, February 27, 2020
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ


Program Co-Chairs:

Oliver T. Barry, Esq.
Barry Corrado Grassi & Gillin-Schwartz, P.C.
Wildwood, NJ
Melissa M. Baxter, Esq.
Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Shelley L. Stangler, Esq.
Shelley L. Stangler, P.C.
Springfield, NJ



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

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Keeping Your Head on A Swivel: 
Supervising your Associate Lawyers to Avoid Malpractice

Scott M. Sinins, Esq. • Newark, NJ

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
The Importance of Staff Oversight
Terri Gallo Rosner • Vineland, NJ

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

File System Management: Making it Effective

Tariq H. Chaudhri, Esq.• Vineland, NJ

Oliver T. Barry, Esq. • Wildwood, NJ
Melissa M. Baxter, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ 

To Be Determined

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Malpractice Coverage: Tails, Claims, Costs and More
To Be Determined
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Top 10 Recent Malpractice Cases
Glenn A. Bergenfield, Esq. • Lambertville, NJ

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Death by Deadlines: Notices to Know to Avoid Malpractice 
Emily A. McDonough, Esq. • Woodstown, NJ

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Client Communications and Managing Expectations

Oliver T. Barry, Esq. • Wildwood, NJ
Melissa M. Baxter, Esq.• Cherry Hill, NJ
Frances A. Tomes, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Shelley L. Stangler, 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 Ethics Credits - pending)
New York - (Earn 5.50 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 4.50 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, 5.70 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 0.0 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 21, 2020.

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

Monday, February 24th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Monday, 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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