Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Seminar

Perspective of the Female Trial Lawyer from the Bench


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Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:

Shannon L. McGroarty, Esq.
Law Office of Shannon Leigh McGroarty
Cherry Hill, NJ

Rachel A. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Red Bank, NJ

8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hon. Lisa Perez Friscia, J.S.C. • Hackensack, NJ
Hon. Katie A. Gummer, P.J., Ch. • Freehold, NJ
Hon. Robert Vinci, J.S.C. • Hackensack, NJ 
Jerry Goldstein • NJ Trial Consulting, LLC • Somerset, NJ
1. How is the female trial lawyer of today perceived in handling
work/life balance, family issues?
2. How is the assertive female trial lawyer perceived in the 
courtroom during motion practice and at trial? 
3. What balance is necessary for success, achieving strong 
position vs appearing overassertive? 
4. Professionalism to the Court: Is the female trial lawyer 
perceived any differently than her male adversaries?
5. Treatment of the female trial attorney by her adversary –
distinctions between male and female working relationships 
during litigation? 
6. Ethics: What are the limits of expression and advocacy 
before a Jury?
7. How does the jury perceive today’s female trial lawyer?  
Do jurors see a distinction between male and female trial
8. Appearance: What does the bench, jury believe is acceptable
attire for today’s female trial lawyer.
9. From the Bench: Suggestions for the Female Trial Lawyer:  
5 tips for success and 5 tips on what to avoid. 
10. How female attorneys are perceived by their clients and
challenges they face dealing with their own clients
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Women Litigators’ Luncheon
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall

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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.

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MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 2.40 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 2.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 2.0 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 2.40 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 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 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 www.theCLEstore.org.


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