Nursing Home: From Case Selection to Winning Your Trial


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Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:
Eric D. Dakhari, Esq. 
Stark & Stark 
Princeton, NJ

Deborah R. Gough, Esq. 
The Gough Law Firm 
Hackensack, NJ

Barry R. Sugarman, Esq.
Sugarman Law, LLC
Somerville, 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., Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:15 am
Case Screening:
Understanding the Metrics to Maximize Your Case Load

Laura J. Mullins, Esq. • Chicago, IL
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Dispelling Damage Myths
Michael F. Bonamarte, IV, Esq. • Chicago, IL
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Focus Groups
Andrew G. Finkelstein, Esq. • Newburgh, NY
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Making the Most of Mediation: 
Hear and Learn from Experienced Nursing Home Mediators

Louis J. DeMille, Esq. • Hamilton, NJ
Hon. Michael Brooke Fisher, J.S.C. (ret.) • Avalon, NJ
Hon. James E. Isman • Atlantic City, NJ
Hon. Bette E. Uhrmacher, J.S.C. (ret.) • Freehold, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecting the Dots to Prove Understaffing
Kimberly A. Valentine, Esq. • Mission Viejo, CA
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion
Michael F. Bonamarte, IV, Esq. • Chicago, IL
Andrew G. Finkelstein, Esq. • Newburgh, NY
Laura J. Mullins, Esq. • Chicago, IL
Kimberly A. Valentine, Esq. • Mission Viejo, CA
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2019 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 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 7.20 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 7.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 6.0 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 7.20 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 7.20 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


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