Women Litigators' Luncheon

Women Litigators: Influential, In Control and Thriving

Presented by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus


Thursday, May 1, 2014
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Co-Chairs:
Lisa R. Marone, Esq.
Folkman Law Offices, PC
Cherry Hill, NJ

Kristen B. Miller, Esq.
Britcher Leone & Roth, LLC
Glen Rock, NJ

This program is designed to help female attorneys truly maximize their full potential inside and outside of the courtroom. Through the course of this luncheon Nancy Erika Smith and Mary Beth Kramer will address the unique challenges women face in the practice of law and offer an alternative model for success, based on their distinctive communication styles, personality, resiliency, and their individual ascensions to the top ranks of distinguished attorneys in New Jersey. The luncheon program is educational, empowering, enriching, and geared towards learning about strategic career decisions and the design and management of one’s future success. 
Learning objectives:
  • How to begin, resume, transition, and/or reinvent your professional life.
  • How to take control of your career trajectory.
  • Learning how to maximize your full potential as an attorney despite any career obstacles, professional barriers, and personal circumstances that women historically have endured.

Mary Beth Kramer, Esq.
Mary Beth Kramer graduated from Ursinus College in 1979 and the Dickenson School of Law (now Penn State University) in 1982. In 1988, she and her partner, Peter J. Celano, Jr., Esq., opened the firm of Celano and Kramer in Woodbury, NJ. Mary Beth’s practice is focused on family law, including divorce, economic issues, alimony/support and custody matters. In addition to litigation, she is a certified mediator who handles court appointed and private mediation of economic disputes. She is a former chairperson of the Gloucester County Family Law Committee and a former member of the New Jersey Districts Ethics Committee. In 2010, she was awarded the Professionalism Award by the Gloucester County Bar Association. She frequently serves as court-appointed Guardian ad litem and court-appointed trustee.

Nancy Erika Smith, Esq.
Nancy Erika Smith graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1980 and shortly thereafter began working in a labor and employment litigation firm. In 1986, she and her partner Neil Mullin, Esq. formed the firm that became Smith Mullin. Nancy’s dedication to and expertise in employment law has garnered Smith Mullin tremendous success since its beginning. Since 1986, and every year thereafter, Nancy has been listed as an employment litigation specialist in “Best Lawyers in America.”
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. Male attorneys are invited to attend.

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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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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 1.20 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 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 www.theCLEstore.org.


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