Criminal Law


Thursday & Friday, April 30 & May 1, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Co-Chairs:
Eric Romano, Esq.
Romano Law Group
Lake Worth, FL

Rubin M. Sinins, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks
Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
Springfield, NJ
Ellen Torregrossa-O'Connor, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer 
Woodbridge, NJ

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Thomas M. Comer, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:45 am
Roving Surveillance and Other Hot Topics in Wiretap Law
Sgt. Mitchell McGuire • Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber-Crime Unit
Celeste M. Montesino, Esq. • Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
Alexander R. Shalom, Esq. • Newark, NJ

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Pre-Arrest and Pre-Indictment Strategies for Prosecutors and the Defense
Robert A. Bianchi, Esq. • West Caldwell, NJ
David J. Bruno, Esq. • West Caldwell, NJ
Richard Incremona, Esq. • Freehold, NJ

Ellen Torregrossa-O'Connor, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Mary E. Toscano, Esq., AUSA • Newark, NJ
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
A New Era of Criminal Jury Instructions
Christopher D. Adams, Esq. • Holmdel, NJ
Hon. Michael A. Donio, Criminal Presiding Judge • Atlantic County 
John K. McNamara, Jr., Esq. • Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Hon. Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C.
 • Monmouth County Superior Court • Freehold, NJ
Caroline A. Sadlowski, Esq., AUSA • Newark, NJ
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Prosecuting and Defending a Public Official
Christine Hoffman, Deputy Director, Division of Criminal Justice • Trenton, NJ
Rachael A. Honig, Esq., AUSA • Newark, NJ
Henry E. Klingeman, Esq. • Newark, NJ
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Hot Topics in DWI
Jeffrey E. Gold, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Peter H. Lederman, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq. • Edison, NJ
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Ethics & Professionalism for Criminal Practitioners
Darren M. Gelber, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Kevin G. Walsh, Esq. • Newark, NJ
Sean J. Brennan, Esq., Assistant Prosecutor • Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall
9:30 pm - 1:30 am
New Lawyers Section Party • One Atlantic • Featuring Garden State Radio

Friday, May 1, 2015

6:30 am - 8:30 am 
Litigation at Sunrise

7:30 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hot Issues in Bail Reform, Drug Court Changes, and PTI Considerations
Grace H. Park, Esq. • Acting Prosecutor • Union County Prosecutor’s Office
Sean F. Dalton, Esq. • Prosecutor • Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office
Jennifer Webb McRae, Esq. • Prosecutor • Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Difficult Facts, Difficult Clients, Difficult Adversaries
Michael D. Cleaver, Esq. • Elizabeth, NJ
Anna G. Cominsky, Esq. • Hoboken, NJ
Donald A. DiGioia, Esq. • Mountainside, NJ
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Evidentiary Issues Concerning Social Media
Hon. Edward A. Jerejian, J.S.C. • Bergen County
Jennifer Sellitti, Esq. • New Jersey State Office of the Public Defender • Essex County, NJ
Brian N. Sinclair, Esq. • Assistant Prosecutor • Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
White-Collar Cases: Prosecution and Defense
Matthew E. Beck, Esq. • West Orange, NJ
Walter Joseph Dirkin, Esq. • Newark, NJ
Hon. Robert H. Gardner, J.S.C. • Essex County, NJ

William J. Hughes, Jr., Esq. • Atlantic City, NJ
Anthony J. Iacullo, Esq. • Nutley, NJ
Leigh-Anne Mulrey, Esq. • Morristown, NJ
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Hot Topics in Forensic Science
Mark S. Ali, Esq. • Assistant Prosecutor • Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
Dr. Howard J. Baum • Director of Forensic Science, Office of Forensic Sciences of the New Jersey State Police 
Remi L. Spencer, Esq. • West Orange
, NJ


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2015 features 23 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 14.10 Credits/Earn 2.10 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 14.0 Credits/Earn 2.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 11.00 Credits/Earn 1.50 Ethics Credits - pending)

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 14.10 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 2.10 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 12.00 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in criminal trial law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 24, 2015.
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM containing the course material onsite.

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

Friday, April 24th 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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