Litigation at Sunrise

Honoring Our Past While Preparing for our Future – 

Wisdom from Past Presidents of NJAJ


Friday, May 2, 2014
6:30 am - 8:30 am
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Co-Chairs:
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq.
Andres & Berger, P.C.
Haddonfield, NJ

Garry R. Salomon, Esq.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon
Teaneck, NJ

Friday, May 2, 2014

6:30 am - 6:40 am
Settlements: Creative Settlement Techniques
Angel M. DeFilippo, Esq. • West Orange, NJ

6:40 am - 6:50 am
Radiology: Identifying Injury Related Degeneration
Lee S. Goldsmith, M.D., J.D. • Englewood Cliffs, NJ

6:50 am - 7:00 am
Evidence: Investigating the Fire, Explosion and Chemical Exposure Case
Thomas J. Vesper, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ

7:00 am - 7:10 am
Criminal Law: New DUI Defense Trends
Joseph C. Grassi, Esq. • Wildwood, NJ

7:10 am - 7:20 am
Workers' Compensation:
Recognizing the Proper Forum for a Workplace Injury
Jorden N. Pedersen, Jr., Esq. • Hoboken, NJ

7:20 am - 7:30 am
Asbestos: Understanding Mesothelioma and Identifying the Asbestos Cases
Christopher M. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ

7:30 am - 7:40 am
Premises Liability: The Ups and Downs of Defective Stairway Litigation
Brian D. Drazin, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ

7:40 am - 7:50 am
Trials: Empty Chair Strategies
Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. • Fort Lee, NJ

7:50 am - 8:00 am
Ethics: Practice Building through Ethical Client Relationships
Amos Gern, Esq. • Roseland, NJ

8:00 am - 8:10 am
Trials: Using the Reptile Technique: New Jersey Style
Jonathan Koles, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ

8:10 am - 8:20 am
Medical Negligence: Screening Undiagnosed Breast Cancer Cases
Michael S. Berger, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ

8:20 am - 8:30 am
Medical Negligence: Best Practices for Working With Expert Witnesses
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Englewood Cliffs, NJ

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2014 features 25 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 2014 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 2.40 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 2.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 1.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 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 2.40 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 2.40 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 25, 2014.
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 25th 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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