Medical Malpractice


View 2017 Exhibit Hall

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:
Michael S. Berger, Esq.
Andres & Berger, P.C.
Haddonfield, NJ

E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Britcher, Leone & Roth, LLC
Glen Rock, NJ

Patricia M. Giordano, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter
Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Cinnaminson, NJ

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks
Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Jersey City, NJ

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

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

9:00 am - 9:15 am
HITECH: What You Need to Know
Michael Herman, M.D. • MedMal Consulting  • Cleveland, OH

9:15 am - 9:30 am
Making Your Mediation and Arbitration Statements Pop!
Stephanie E. Fox, Esq. • Thomson Reuters • Eagan, MN

9:30 am - 9:45 am
WHAT?!!! Why are so Many NJ District Court Judges Capping the USA’s Liability at $250,000? 
I’ll Tell You Why

Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Cinnaminson, NJ
9:45 am - 10:00 am
The Patient Safety Act: Developing Cases – Don’t Overreach
E. Drew Britcher, Esq. • Glen Rock, NJ
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Deposing the Defendant on the Standard of Care
Adam M. Starr, Esq. • Marlton, NJ
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Using Medical Learned Treatise 
Paul M. da Costa, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Affidavit of Merit 
Dennis M. Donnelly, Esq. • Summit, NJ
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 11:15 am
EMR – It’s Time for Deps at the Terminal
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Meaningful Jury Selection in Medical Injury Cases
Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, Esq. • Linden, NJ
11:30 am - 11:45 am
How to Handle the Disruptive Expert Witness
Carol L. Forte, Esq. • Chatham, NJ
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
ACA and Future Medical Expense Updates
David Freeman, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Proving the Vacuum Extractor Case Visually
Tom Flanagan, Legal Arsenal • Rutherford, NJ
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
F.A.S.T.: Stroke Victim Needs
Armand A. Leone, Jr., MD, JD, MBA • Glen Rock, NJ
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Effective Use of the Offer of Judgement – Bad Faith
Michael J. Epstein, Esq. • Rochelle Park, NJ
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Verdict Apportionment – Keeping Non-Parties Off the Verdict Sheet
Bruce H. Nagel, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Ethical Considerations of Settlement Discussions – A View From the Bench?
Hon. James P. Savio, J.S.C. • Atlantic County Superior Court • Atlantic City, NJ
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Ethics of Retention
Neel Bhuta, Esq.  • Cherry Hill, NJ
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Ethical Advertising – New Challenges
Jonathan M. Korn, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ethical Considerations of Handling Requests for Social Media
K. Raja Bhattacharya, Esq. • West Orange, NJ


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2017 features 32 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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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2017, 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 5.70 Credits/Earn 1.2 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 5.50 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 4.50 Credits/Earn 1.0 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, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 4.50 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 April 21, 2017.
Each registrant will receive a flash drive containing the course material.

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

Friday, April 21st 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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