Women Litigators' Luncheon

Effectively Balancing Family and Career

Presented by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus


Thursday, April 30, 2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Co-Chairs:
Carol A. Weil, RN, JD
Attorney at Law
Laurel Springs, NJ

Neidra S. Wilson, Esq.
Weitz & Luxenberg 
Cherry Hill, NJ

A presentation by an experienced female judge and former litigator regarding the complexities and pitfalls of juggling family responsibilities and a demanding courtroom practice, including audience participation through the use of a short 
vignette and interactive discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Creating effective personal and professional time management, networking, and backup plans
  • Civility and professionalism to the court and your adversary
  • Complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct (Competence 1.1; Diligence 1.3; and Expediting litigation 3.2)

Judge Francine I. Axelrad (ret.), Appellate Division

Judge Axelrad was appointed to the bench in 1993 by then-Governor Jim Florio and served in both the New Jersey Tax Court as well as four years in the Family Division of Superior Court covering Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. She was elevated to the Appellate Division in 2000 and served there until her retirement in 2013. 
She currently sits in Camden County Superior Court as a recall judge.

She was appointed to the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts in 1996 and served as its Chair from 2002 to 2012. She was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Access and Fairness in the Courts in 2009, and served as Vice-Chair until 2012. She also was appointed to the Judicial Financial Reporting Advisory Committee in 2002, and was appointed an Appellate Division Domestic Security Review Judge in 2003.

Judge Axelrad graduated magna cum laude from Connecticut College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. She began her legal career in private practice and served as director of the Department of Law for Cherry Hill before her appointment to the bench.

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 2015 features 23 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 24, 2015.
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 24th 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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