Women Litigators' Luncheon

Presented by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus


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Thursday, April 7, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:

Jacqueline M. Vigilante Esq
The Vigilante Law Firm
Mullica Hill, NJ

Heidi R. Weintraub Esq.
Weintraub & Marone, LLC
Cherry Hill, NJ


Keynote Speaker:
Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S.M.J – D.N.J.


    •  Dealing with a difficult adversary
    •  Dealing with the difficult client 
    •  Situations new lawyers might encounter

Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S.M.J. - D.N.J.
The Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, has presided in Trenton, New Jersey, as a United States Magistrate Judge since being sworn into the Court on April 14, 2003. Before becoming a Federal Magistrate Judge, Judge Bongiovanni worked in the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Newark, New Jersey.  Judge Bongiovanni rose through the ranks of the Federal Public Defender’s Office, initially being hired as an Investigator while attending Seton Hall University, School of Law as an evening student.  Upon attaining her Juris Doctorate, Judge Bongiovanni became an Assistant Federal Public Defender, and ultimately achieved the position of First Assistant Federal Public Defender.  Judge Bongiovanni has also been an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University, School of Law since 1998.  Judge Bongiovanni has been affiliated with the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court (Intellectual Property) since 2003.

Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus Mission:  The NJAJ Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus seeks to advance the admirable and selfless philosophy in NJAJ’s mission, to provide positive role models as women trial lawyers, to broaden the membership base of NJAJ to include women by informing them of NJAJ’s membership services and mission, to provide a support system of women to network, socialize, form professional relationships and develop female leadership for NJAJ, to provide fellowship and mentorship to newly-licensed female lawyers who embark on a career of trial law, and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession.
The lunch and program are free for those registered for the entire Boardwalk Seminar program. There is a $30 fee for those who wish to attend this program solely. Seating is limited and pre-registration is suggested. All attendees are invited to attend.


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2016 features 29 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 0.0 Credits/Earn 1.20 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 1.0 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 1.0 Credits/Earn 1.0 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 1.20 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 0.0 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 1, 2016.
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 1st 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 www.theCLEstore.org.


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