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      For more information on New Jersey State Bar Association events, please contact Kate Coscarelli, Senior Managing Director of Communications and Media Relations, at kcoscarelli@njsba.com or call 732-249-5000.

October 15

ESSEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Bench Bar Meet and Greet Breakfast, Family Part, Mon., 8:30-10 a.m.. at the Wilentz Justice Complex, 10th Fl., 212 Washington Street, Newark. Cost: Free.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — General Practice Seminar, Mon., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Keys to Effective Oral Advocacy. Speaker: Alexander Kemeny, Esq. Cost: $10 for Superior Court Law Clerks; $25 for Young Lawyers; $30 for MCBA members; and $60 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

October 16

NJSBA  Land Use Section Board of Directors Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 9-11 a.m.,at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General Business Meeting for Land Use Section Board of Directors. (Breakfast is optional.) Cost: $9 with continental breakfast (including coffee, tea, water); free with no breakfast.

October 17

MORRIS COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Legalpalooza 2018, Wed., 12:30-5:45 p.m., at the Morris County Administration Building, Morristown. Program: Navigating The Changing Legal Landscape in NJ: The Opiod Crisis and the Legalization of Marijuana. Governor Chris Christie will be our Keynote Speaker. Cost: YLD/Public Employees $110; MCBA/SCBA Members $150; Non-members $175. Professionalism and Happy Hour Only: YLD/Public Employees $35; MCBA/SCBA Members $50; Non-members $75. (Earn substantial credits (5) in a single afternoon and all of the ethics credits necessary to fulfill your biannual requirement.  Your fee includes admission to The MCBA Professionalism Day Seminar.) For more details or to register, go to www.morriscountybar.com.

NJSBA   Securities Law Special Committee Meeting,  Wed., 8-10:30 a.m., at McCarter & English, LLP, 100 Mulberry St., Newark. Join us to learn about:  Regulators’ Priorities for 2019; The Year in Review; The “Do’s and Don’ts” of Managing the Regulatory Investigative Process; Governor Murphy’s new plans for a “Uniform Fiduciary Standard” in New Jersey. Faculty: Stephen Bouchard, Director of Examinations, New Jersey Bureau of Securities; Frank J. Cuccio, Principal, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.; Christopher W. Gerold, Chief, New Jersey Bureau of Securities; Scott Gilbert, Senior Director, FINRA NY District Office; John C. Kelly, partner, McCarter & English, LLP; and Joseph J. Sheirer, Director, FINRA District Office 9B. For questions, please contact Mackenzie Kiesel at mkiesel@bressler.com or call 973-937-6789. Please RSVP by October 10 to events@bressler.com.

NJSBA  LGBT CLE Meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m.,at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Program: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: Examining the Future of LGBTQ Civil Rights. Speakers: Arielle B. Adler, Esq., associate, Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Robyn B. Gigl, Esq., partner, Gluck Walrath LLP; Thomas H. Prol, Esq., partner, Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP. Description: This program will include presentation of the key aspects of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cake decision with discussion of the answered and unanswered questions, examination of the ongoing challenges to LGBTQ equality under civil law based on deeply held religious beliefs, and consideration of future implications locally in light of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination.

NJSBA —  Law Office Management Business Meeting, (Section Members only), Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Members may participate in this meeting in person or via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the admin/chair joins the conference: Call In: 732-964-1031; Conf. Room # 671003; User Pin: 2017.

October 18

HUDSON COUNTY BAR ASS’N — The Eighth Annual Professionalism Day Seminar: “The Handshake,” Thurs., 5 p.m.,  at the Brennan Courthouse, Courtroom of the Hon. Mary K. Costello,  J.S.C., 583 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City. Earn two free ethics credits during this interactive seminar as we contemplate those fundamental attributes that make all lawyers professionals. For more information, call 201-798-4708.

NJSBA —  Criminal Law Section Business Meeting (Section Members only), Thurs., 6-7 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Criminal Law Business Meeting (includes sandwich dinner). Cost: $13.

NJSBA —  Solo and Small-Firm Section Esq./CEO Round tables, Thurs., 6-8 p.m., at Investors Bank, 2150 U.S. 130,  Burlington. Take an evening to work on your business. Get free advice from other solo’s on how to strengthen your business, troubleshoot problems, improve your overall marketing and make your business more efficient and profitable. Learn how to build your  professional team of experts and take your business to the next level. Moderator: Beth Manes, Esq. Sponsors: Investors Bank; LEAP; NeoVision; and USI Affinity.

TRIAL ATTORNEYS OF NEW JERSEY —  51st annual Trial Bar Awards Reception, Thurs., 6 p.m.,, at the Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange. Honorees: Maureen S. Binetti, Robert E. Paarz, Susan M. Sharko and David P. Weeks. Michael R. Ricciardulli, Ruprecht Hart Weeks & Ricciardulli, LLP, will be installed as President. Cost: $150 per person ($1,500 for a table for 10). Please contact the TANJ office for more information at 732-517-1337 or email Ginny Whipple Berkner at bwbtanj@aol.com.

October 19

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — “Bar Goes Local” Lunch Meeting, Fri., 12:15 p.m., at Gabriele’s Restaurant, 1351 Centennial Avenue,  Piscataway. Guest speakers: NJ Senators and MCBA members Bob Smith and Patrick Diegnan. Cost: $25 for members and $30 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

October 20

NJSBA — YLD Tailgate Party at the Far Hills Race Meeting, Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Far Hills Races At Moorland Farm In Far Hills, 50 U.S. 202 Far Hills. The YLD invites you to join them at the 98th run of the Far Hills Race Meeting. Tickets for this event are available online or at various advance ticket sale locations throughout the State of New Jersey. The YLD will provide food and beverages for the Tailgate Party. Visit the Far Hills Races website for more information. Ticket Information: General admission tickets may be purchased in advance for $100. General parking passes will be sold in advance for $30. Both will be sold at the locations listed below from Saturday, September 22–Friday, October 19. On race day, general admission tickets are $200 and general parking passes are $30. Both are only available for purchase at the gate.

October 22

NJSBA  Appellate Practice Committee Business Meeting (NJSBA Members only), Mon., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $23.

NJSBA — Health Law Section and NJHA Joint CLE Meeting,  Mon., 6-9 p.m., at the New Jersey Hospital Association, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton. Program Topic: An Update on Medicinal Marijuana. Cost: NJHA Member: Free; Non-NJHA members: $50.

October 23

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Taxation Committee Meeting, Tues., 8 a.m., at the Law Offices of Greenberg & Schulman, 90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 200, Woodbridge. Topic/Speaker: TBA. Cost: $5 for Young Lawyers and $10 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

October 24

HUDSON COUNTY BAR ASS’N — CLE Seminar: Consumer Debt Basics,  Wed., 5:00 p.m. (Check in; program to start promptly at 5:30 p.m.), at the Brennan Courthouse, Courtroom adjacent to the HCBA & HCBF Office, 583 Newark Ave., 4th Floor, Jersey City. Course Description: An Overview of Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Debt Collection Law and Practices. Guest Speakers: Paul S. Evangelista, Esq., HCBA Trustee; and John N. Ukegbu, Esq., HCBA Trustee. For more information, call- 201-798-4708.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Annual Memorial Ceremony, Wed., 9 a.m., Freeholders Meeting Room, Middlesex County Administration Building, New Brunswick. Members of the Middlesex County Legal Community being memorialized: Carol Boudwin, Terrill Brenner, Marvin Feingold, Christopher Killmurray, Hon. Martin Kravarik, J.S.C., Stephen Klausner, Daniel Lebar, Anthony J. Pannella Jr., Fred Richards, Hon. Edward Ryan, J.S.C., Howard Weber and Russell Wojtenko Sr. To make a reservation, call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA — 2018 Pro Bono Conference and Reception (NJSBA Members only), Wed., 5:30-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Bar Association, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Join the NJSBA Pro Bono Committee to celebrate the 2018 Pro Bono Award recipients: Individual: Jason Scott Camilo; New Attorney: Brian N. Biglin; Corporate: Prudential Financial, Inc. Program: Second Chance New Jersey: The Attorney’s Role in the Re-entry Movement. Join your friends and colleagues at the New Jersey State Bar Association as we honor the important work of pro bono attorneys and providers. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30, followed by the annual Pro Bono Awards in which the NJSBA honors devoted pro bono attorneys who have made significant contributions. The evening concludes with a one-hour CLE seminar featuring Gov. James E. McGreevey, the Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo and the Hon. Michael A. Hammer as they discuss federal prison re-entry and ways in which pro bono attorneys can help to remove all barriers to employment for citizens returning from incarceration. Cost:  $20. Sponsors: Law Office of Catherine Finnerty; Lowenstein Sandler, LLP; McCarter & English; Merck; and USI Affinity. Co-Sponsors: Association of the Federal Bar of NJ; NJSBA Young Lawyers Division; Rutgers Law School; Seton Hall Law School.

October 25

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Civil Trial Practice Lunch Seminar, Thurs., 12:15 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: No Fault/PIP Arbitrations. Speakers: Tejal Forrar, Esq., and Anthony Vindigni, Esq. Cost: $15 for Law Clerks, $25 for Young Lawyers, $35 for MCBA members and $70 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA   Government, Public Sector and Public Interest Lawyers (NJSBA Members only), Thurs., 5:30-6 p.m., at Investors Bank (Robbinsville), 2300 NJ Rte. 33, Robbinsville. General business meeting for members of the Government, Public Sector and Public Interest Lawyers. Pre-registration is required. This meeting will take place prior to the Networking Reception and Business Card Exchange at Investors Bank. Members are encouraged to stay for the reception to enjoy light refreshments including beer and wine. 

NJSBA — Membership Committee Business Meeting (NJSBA Members only), Thurs., 5:30-6 p.m., at Investors Bank (Robbinsville), 2300 NJ Rte. 33, Robbinsville. General business meeting for the Membership Committee. Preregistration is required. This meeting will take place prior to the Networking Reception and Business Card Exchange at Investors Bank. Members are encouraged to stay for the reception to enjoy light refreshments including beer and wine. 

NJSBA — Networking Reception and Business Card Exchange (NJSBA Members only), Thurs., 6-8 p.m., at Investors Bank (Robbinsville), 2300 NJ Rte. 33, Robbinsville. “NJSBA After 5.” Bring your business cards, meet colleagues, exchange ideas, and maybe even get a referral.  Co-sponsored by the Mercer County Bar Association.

October 26

NJ PARALEGAL CONVENTION, INC. NJ Paralegal Convention, Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel (at the Metropark), 515 U.S. Route 1 South, Iselin. Join us for a fun day of education and networking. A variety of seminars are scheduled. Don’t miss out. All are welcome to join. Cost: Paralegals/Students: $75; Attorneys/Others: $85.To register, go to www.njparalegalconvention.com/attendee.html. For more information, contact Jennifer D. Morin Smith, ACP (Advanced Certified Paralegal) at 973-464-2449.

October 29

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Law Section Dinner Meeting, Mon., 6 p.m., at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. Topic: How to Negotiate Alimony. Speakers: TBA. Cost: $50 per person. To make a reservation, please call Section Chair Robert Goldstein, Esq., at 732-972-1600.

NJSBA  Municipal Court Section CLE and Business Meeting (Section Members only), Mon., 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Topic: Running a Municipal Court Practice on a Budget. Speakers: Jason T. Komninos, Esq., Vice-Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section; and  Chirag D. Mehta, Esq., Law Offices of Chirag D. Mehta, LLC. Description: Learn ways for new and seasoned attorneys to run their municipal court practices on a budget. The seminar will feature a panel of two attorneys. Jason T. Komninos, Esq. is a solo-practice defense attorney and Vice-Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section. Chirag D. Mehta, Esq., is a defense attorney and municipal prosecutor, who also maintains a solo practice. The business meeting will take place at the NJ Law Center only. Members who cannot attend in person may join via conference call at 6 p.m. All callers will remain on hold until the chair/host initiates the call. Dial in number: 732-964-1031; Conf. room # 671001; User Pin: 0189.

NJSBA — Legal Education Committee Meeting (Section Members only), Mon., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business dinner meeting for members of the Legal Education Committee. Preregistration is required for all those who plan to attend in person. Registration fee includes a sandwich dinner. Cost: $20. Members who cannot attend in-person may participate via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the conference administrator/chair joins the conference. Dial in Number: 732-964-1031; Conf. Room: 671005; User PIN# 2019.

October 30

FLASTER GREENBERG/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — The Rutgers Business Outlook will present a panel discussion to assess the region’s business economy., Tues., 8 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. The program will be moderated by Marty M. Judge, a partner at Flaster Greenberg PC. Several of South Jersey’s leaders in various local industry sectors will join together to assess the region’s business economy. The panel will consist of four experts in economy, health insurance, banking, and tourism, who will discuss current and six-month outlooks in their respective fields: Joel L. Naroff, Ph.D., President, Naroff Economic Advisors, Inc.; Michael A. Munoz, Market President, AmeriHealth New Jersey; Denise V. Monahan, Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank; and James Woods, Chief Executive Officer, Meet AC.Cost:  The breakfast event is open to the public and costs $10 for preregistered attendees or $15 after October 25th. Register online, or by contacting the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey at 856-424-7776.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — YLC Real Estate Breakfast Seminar, Tues., 8 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St.,New Brunswick. Topic: Real Estate Closing Basics. Speakers: Rajeh Saadeh, Esq., and Joshua Cheslow, Esq. Cost: $5 for Law Clerks, $15 for Young Lawyers, $25 for MCBA members and $50 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N —  YLC Trial Practice Lunch Seminar, Tues.,12:15 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Pre-Trial Motions. Speakers: Hon. Pedro Jimenez, J.S.C.,  and Hon. Lisa Vignuolo, J.S.C. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks, $20 for Young Lawyers, $25 for MCBA members and $50 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA  Becoming a Culturally Competent Lawyer in a Global Society, Tues., 4-6 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Come learn in a safe environment—from seasoned legal professionals—how to successfully navigate our global society, including an overview of how implicit bias works, and get practical solutions to ensure your practice will thrive, and that you can respond professionally, respectfully and ethically to the needs of your clients and fellow attorneys to become a more effective advocate and colleague. Cost: $15 per person. Speakers: Cedric Ashley, NJSBA Diversity Committee; Supti Bhattacharya, NJSBA Diversity Committee; Chaim Book, Association of Jewish Attorneys; Rhasheda Douglas, Rutgers Law School; Deborah Edwards, Seton Hall University School of Law; Celeste Fiore, Esq., NJSBA LGBT Rights Section; Dara Govan, Garden State Bar Association; Mariel Guevara, NJSBA Minorities in the Profession Section; Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey; and Linda McDonald Carter, Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey.

NJSBA  NJSBA Annual Open House and Networking Reception, Tues., 6-9 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Join us for a free networking reception at the NJSBA’s Fall Open House! Meet colleagues from a variety of practice areas. Expand your business and personal network. Find new ways to save money on a variety of products and services important to attorneys. And Learn how to fulfill your CLE requirement. Plus free professional headshots.

November 1

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Advanced Mediation Training, Thurs., 11:30 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Speakers: Hon. Travis Francis, A.J.S.C. (retired); Hon. Bradley Ferencz, J.S.C. (retired); and Hon. Louis Locascio, J.S.C. (retired). Moderator: David Greenfield, Esq. (This program meets the annual 4-hour advanced training requirement for R.140 Civil Mediators.) Cost: $75 for MCBA members and $100 for all others (includes lunch).To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA — Meet the Judges: A Conversation ( NJSBA Members only), Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 500 Hills Drive, Suite 300, Bedminster. The reception will take place in the bank’s headquarters on the left after turning in to The Hills Village Center. Join us for an informal gathering of your colleagues and a trio of retired jurists. Be part of a conversation about life and insights on how to be a great lawyer from the appellate division, the assignment bench and the trial courts. Co-sponsors: Law Office Management Committee; Lawyers in Transition; Legal Education Committee; Membership Committee; New Jersey Association of Legal Administrators; Young Lawyers Division; and the Morris County Bar Association.

NJSBA — School Law Committee Dinner Meeting (Section Members only), Thurs., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Join us for a business dinner meeting to hear thoughts on current and future administrative law practice from Acting Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge Lisa James-Beavers and Deputy Director Ellen Bass, ALJ. Preregistration is required. Pricing includes a sandwich dinner. Cost: $23.

November 2

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Casino Night, Fri., 6:30 p.m., at the Stone Terrace by John Henry, 2237 Kuser Road, Hamilton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

November 14

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Elder Law Committee, Wed., 8 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: TBA. A light breakfast will be served. There is no cost to attend. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com orcall 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — YLC Family Law Lunch Seminar, Wed.,12:15 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Family Law Basics: Dealing w/Everyone. Speaker: John P. Paone Jr., Esq. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks, $25 for Young Lawyers, $30 for members and $60 for all others. To make a reservation, go towww.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

November 16

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Board of Trustees Meeting, Fri., 9 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. All members are invited to attend. To make a reservation, you must call 732-828-3433, ext. 102 in advance.

November 29

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Catherine Fitzpatrick’s Courtroom, Civil Court Building, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

December 12

ESSEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Strategies for Criminal Cases Involving Immigration Issues, Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Veterans Courthouse, 50 West Market Street, Room 714, Newark. (3.4 CLE Credits). For more information, go to www.essexbar.com.