Criminal Law


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Thursday & Friday, May 9 & 10, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:

Yaron Helmer, Esq.
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. 
Haddon Heights, NJ 

John L. Higgins, III, Esq.
Lewis, DiBiasi, Zaita & Higgins
Allendale, NJ

Eileen M. O'Connor, A.P. 
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
Newark, NJ

Rubin M. Sinins, Esq. 
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Springfield, NJ


Thursday, May 9, 2019

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 - 10:45 am
DWI Updates
Christopher C. Botta, Esq. • Ramsey, NJ
Lauren E. Scardella, Esq. • Hamilton, NJ
Remi L. Spencer, Esq. • West Orange, NJ

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Qualifying the Expert Witness
Ryan M. Magee, Esq. • Morristown, NJ
Joseph P. Rem, Jr., Esq. • Hackensack, NJ 
Steven S. Simring, MD, MPH • Tenafly, NJ 

Moderator:  John L. Higgins, III, Esq. • Allendale, NJ
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Effective Openings & Summations
Jason S. Gould, AUSA • Newark, NJ
Henry E. Klingeman, Esq. • Newark, NJ
Matthew James Troiano, Esq. • Denville, NJ
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Non-Boring Direct Examinations
David V. Calviello, A.P. • Hackensack, NJ
John L. Weichsel Esq. • Hackensack, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ethics & Professionalism for Criminal Attorneys
Christopher D. Adams, Esq. • Holmdel, NJ
Leah Gould, AUSA • Newark, NJ
Eileen M. O'Connor, A.P. • Newark, NJ
Ricardo Solano, Jr., Esq. • Newark, NJ
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 am - 8:30 am

Litigation at Sunrise

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Immigration Consequences for Criminal Proceedings
Michael Noriega, Esq. • Scotch Plains, NJ

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Meaningful Cross-Examinations
Anna G. Cominsky, Esq. • Hoboken, NJ
R. Joseph Gribko, AUSA • Trenton, NJ
Rubin M. Sinins, Esq. • Springfield, NJ
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Updates in Search & Seizure
Michelle Resha Jeneby, A.P. • Woodbury, NJ
Patricia B. Quelch, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
James A. Ruberton, DAG • Hammonton, NJ

Moderator: Yaron Helmer, Esq. • Haddon Heights, NJ
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Updates in Detention Hearings and Release Conditions
Susan W. Freedman, A.D.P.D. • Newark, NJ
Yaron Helmer, Esq. • Haddon Heights, NJ
Laura B. Lasota, A.D.P.D. • Newark, NJ


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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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Join NJAJ & Save $300 on Boardwalk Seminar registration.

If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2019, 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 12.90 Credits/Earn 2.40 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 12.50 Credits/Earn 2.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 8.50 Credits/Earn 2.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 12.90 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 2.40 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 10.50 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in 
criminal 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


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