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November 19

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Seminar on Written Advocacy, Part 1, Mon., 8 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: The Art and Science of Persuasive Writing. Speaker: Matthew Litt, Esq. Cost: $25 for Law Clerks, $75 for Young Lawyers, $100 for Members and $150 for all others. (30 percent off total cost if you attend Part 1 and Part 2.) To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Law Seminar, Mon., 2 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Winning Over Parental Alienation. Speaker: Nina Kawelblum, LCSW, MA. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks; $25 for MCBA 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 —  2018 NJICLE Fall CLEFest,  Mon., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 U.S. Highway 1 S.,  Iselin. Cost: $325.

NJSBA — Municipal Court Section Business Meeting (Section Members only), Mon., 5- 6 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. This meeting will take place at the NJ Law Center only. Members who cannot attend in person may join via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the chair/host initiates the call. Dial-in Number: 732-964-1031; Conf. Room Number: 671001; User PIN Number: 0189.

November 20

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Seminar on Written Advocacy, Part 2, Tues., 8 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: The Art & Science of Persuasive Writing. Speaker: Matthew Litt, Esq. Cost: $25 for Law Clerks, $75 for Young Lawyers, $100 for Members and $150 for all others. (30 percent off total cost if you attend Part 1 and Part 2.) To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N  Municipal Court Practice Seminar, Tues., 2 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Completing DWI Sentences. Speakers: John Hogan, Esq., and Peter Lederman, Esq. Cost: $15 for Law Clerks; $35 for MCBA Young Lawyers; $40 for MCBA Members; and $75 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

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.

NJSBA — Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section Business Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., Business dinner meeting. Cost: $27. Members who cannot attend in person may join via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the chair/host initiates the call. Dial-in: 732-964-1031; Conf. Room Number: 671016; User PIN Number: 2019.

November 27

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/Speakers: 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.

NJSBA — Environmental Law Section Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 8:30- 9:30 a.m., at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, 1 Speedwell Avenue,  Morristown. Topic: NJ Environmental Law Forum.

NJSBA — Cannabis Law Committee Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cannabis Law Committee Meeting (sandwich dinner). Cost: $23.

NJSBA — Elder and Disability Law Section Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. This meeting is free and in person only for members of the Elder and Disability Law Section. (Coffee and water will be available in the Visitors Lounge.)

November 28

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Criminal Practice Seminar, Wed., 4:30 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Drug Court Changes Since it Became Mandatory. Speakers: Hon. Robert Jones Jr., J.S.C.; AP Akesha Williams; and APD Melissa Baskind. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks, $30 for Young Lawyers, $40 for Members and $75 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA — Networking Reception and Business Card Exchange (NJSBA Members only), Wed., 6-8 p.m., at Investors Bank, 246 Hackensack St.,  East Rutherford. “NJSBA After 5.” Bring your business cards, meet colleagues, exchange ideas, and maybe even get a referral. Success is all about making connections and being an NJSBA member means you are connected to the largest legal network in New Jersey today. Now, we’re bringing that network to you. Membership matters.

NJSBA  Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Special Committee  (Section Members only), Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Bar Association, 1 Constitution Sq.,  New Brunswick. Topic: “Brokeness, Bravery and Back-Up.” An inspirational and practical discussion about professionals managing difficult circumstances in life and in the workplace. Cedric Ashley is a solo practitioner of Ashley Law Firm in Princeton, concentrating in business, employment, and criminal litigation. He is also the founder of AWTI Group LLC, which provides businesses and organizations with training, facilitation, mediation, and investigation services for purpose of creating safe and successful workplaces where employees are inspired to be and give their best.

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.

HUDSON COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Annual Awards Dinner, Thursday, 6 p.m., at Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park, Jersey City. We will be honoring the following individuals: 2018 HCBA Civil Practitioner of the Year Norberto A. Garcia, Esq.; 2018 HCBA Professional Practitioner of the Year Jack Jay Wind, Esq.; 2018 HCBA Workers Compensation Practitioner of the Year Randy Grossman, Esq.; 2018 HCBA Criminal Practitioner of the Year (1946-2017) John J. Hughes, Esq. (deceased); and 2017 HCBA Family Practitioner of the Year Brunilda Bonilla, Esq. Cost:  HCBA YLD\Law Clerks\Paralegals: $75; Full-Time HCBA Public Employees: $85; All Other HCBA Members: $90.00; Non HCBA Members: $110. For more information, call: 201-798-4708.

December 4

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — YLC Annual Holiday Brew Ho-Ho, Tues., 6 p.m., at Fox & Hound, Menlo Park Mall, Edison. Co-sponsored by the NJSBA YLD and NJDA. Cost: $20 for Law Clerks; $25 for MCBA Young Lawyers; $35 for MCBA Members;and $50 for all others (includes food, beer, wine & soft drinks). To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call  732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA —  Young Lawyers Division Brew Ho-Ho (NJSBA Members only), Tues., 6-8 p.m., at the Fox & Hound Pub and Grill, Menlo Park Mall, Menlo Park Drive Edison, Menlo Park. Co-sponsored by the NJSBA YLD. Cost: $20 for Law Clerks, $25 for MCBA|NJSBA|NJDA Young Lawyers, and $35 for MCBA|NJSBA|NJDA Members. For more information, call 732- 828-3433, ext. 102 or email jcowles@mcbalaw.com.

NJSBA — Labor & Employment Law Holiday Party, Tues., 6-9 p.m., at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street, Maplewood. Please bring an unwrapped new toy or book to benefit the kids of Wynona’s House. Cost: $99. (On site Registration: $115.)

December 5

NJSBA — LGBT Conference Call Business Meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 6:30-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $13. Dial in number:  732-964-1031; Conf. room number: 671018; User Pin: 6880.

December 6

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Civil Practice Seminar, Thurs., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Truck Crashes: They Aren’t Car Crashes. Speakers: Edward Rebenack, Esq.; Craig Aronow, Esq.; and Tyler Hall, Esq. Cost: $15 for Law Clerks; $35 for MCBA Young Lawyers; $45 for MCBA Members; and $80 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA —  Paralegal Committee Holiday Party (Section Members only), Thurs., 6-8 p.m., at the George Street Ale House, 378 George Street, New Brunswick. Please join us for our Holiday Celebration. The committee will be accepting donations for the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive.

NJSBA — Solo and Small-Firm Section Holiday Party, Thurs., 6-8 p.m., at Aja Asian Cuisine & Lounge, 28 U.S. 1,  New Brunswick. Join us in our end of the year celebration and enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar. Sponsors include: BCB Bank; USI Affinity; and Melissa Acosta Freelance Paralegal Services.

NJSBA —  Construction Law Section Holiday Party (Section Members Only), Thurs., 6:30-9 p.m., at Iberia Tavern and Restaurant, 80-84 Ferry St., Newark. Cost: $55 per person (includes family style dinner and drinks).

December 10

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Law Seminar, Mon., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Handling Child Abuse and Neglect in Family Court. Speakers: Victoria Miranda, Esq., and Elizabeth Burke, Esq. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks; $25 for MCBA 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.

December 11

NJSBA —  Public Utility Pre-Winter Workshop Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Best Western Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Pl Newark. Schedule: 11:30 a.m.: Registration and Reception (cash bar); 12:30 p.m.: Luncheon and program. Cost: $75.

NJSBA —  Bankruptcy Dinner, Tues., 6-9 p.m., at The Palace At Somerset Hills, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset. Cost: $160.

NJSBA —  Diversity Committee Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-9 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick.

 

NJSBA —  Minorities in the Profession Section Business Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6:30-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business dinner meeting for the Minorities in the Profession Section. All section members are encouraged to participate in person for each meeting. A pizza dinner will be served. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $10.

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.

NJSBA —  Municipal Court Practice,Immigration Law, Criminal Section Section CLE and Holiday Party,  Wed., 5-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Come attend the Municipal Court Practice, Immigration Law and Criminal Law Section Joint Holiday Party after the CLE Seminar. Cost: $25.

NJSBA —  Elder and Disability Law Section Holiday Party (NJSBA Members only), Wed., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Join the Elder and Disability Law Section at their annual CLE Round table Discussion and Holiday Pizza Party. Schedule: 6-7 p.m.: Registration and Pizza Party*; 7-8 p.m.: CLE Roundtable Discussion: Legal Ethics in Elder and Disability Law. Practicing elder law often leads us into difficult ethics questions.  We often work with people with limited capacity, face questions on who we are representing, and work in an environment ripe for conflicts of interest. In this program, we’ll discuss how ethics rules affect the practice of elder law, and discuss hypotheticals of ethically ambiguous situations that could arise in your practice. Speakers: Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP; Lawrence A. Friedman, Esq., FriedmanLaw. *Pizza party will include open bar from 6-7 p.m and dinner (assorted pizza, salad, fresh fruit and holiday treats for dessert). Cost: $10 for pizza party only (no CLE credit); $25 for pizza party with CLE credit.

NJSBA — Insurance Defense Committee Meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 6-7 p.m., at the New Jersey Bar Association, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $23.

December 13

NJSBA —  Family Law Section Holiday Party, Thurs., 6-9 p.m., at The Addison Park, 150 NJ Rte. 35, Keyport. Join us at the Family Law Section’s Annual Holiday Party, featuring a silent auction, gift basket raffle. Proceeds will benefit UrbanPromise. (Please direct questions about the silent auction and raffles to YLS Co-Chairs: Alix Claps or Rotem Perez.) Cost*: $60 for Young Lawyers (Spouse or Related Guest), $80 for NJSBA Members(Spouse or Related Guest), and $120 for Non-members. (*No attorney may attend as the guest of another attorney. Outside vendors must register as a Non-member.) Cost: $120.

NJSBA —  Casino Law Holiday Party, Thurs., 6-9 p.m., at Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, 2300 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. Cost: $40 per person. (Cash Bar). Charity Donations: As in the past, this year we are asking for donations to the Catholic Charities Community Services Center, 9 North Georgia Ave., Atlantic City.  They are in great need of food donations and winter clothing for children or adults (hats, scarves, gloves, socks). There is a “Wish List” link as well on their website: http://catholiccharitiescamden.org/?staff=atlantic-county.

December 14

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Ethics Lunch Seminar, Fri., 12:15 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: All About the Ethics Complaint Process. Speakers: Barry Muller, Esq., and Annemarie Simeone, Esq. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks, $30 for Young Lawyers, $40 for Members and $75 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

December 17

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Mandatory Arbitrator Training, Mon., 5 p.m., at the Hoagland Longo Law Office, 40 Paterson Street, Basement Conference Room, New Brunswick. This program meets the continuing training requirement for R.140-12(c) Arbitrators. Cost: $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.

December 18

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Municipal Court Practice Lunch Seminar, Tues., 12:15 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard Street, New Brunswick. Topic: Municipal Court College. Speakers: Hon. Christine Heitmann, P.J.M.C.; Mark Cintron, Esq.; and Matthew Teeter, Esq. Cost: $15 for Law Clerks, $25 for Young Lawyers, $30 for Members and $60 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

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. (Breakfast is optional.) Cost: $9 with continental breakfast (including coffee, tea, water); free with no breakfast.

December 19

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Real Estate Practice Seminar, Wed., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Hot Topics in Real Estate & Title Law. Speakers: Kevin Cairns, Esq., and Clark Cornwell III, Esq. Cost: $15 for Law Clerks, $25 for Young Lawyers, $35 for Members and $70 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

NJSBA — 2018 Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Conference, Wed., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Presented by the NJSBA Workers’ Compensation Section, NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee and the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation in cooperation with NJICLE. Meet and greet Workers’ Compensation Judges from across the state, network with hundreds of workers’ compensation attorneys and exhibitors and come away with a wealth of knowledge to help you better represent your clients in 2019. Hear an in- depth analysis of the hottest issues facing workers compensation practitioners, including: Highlights: Medical Marijuana: New amendments to the NJ Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act–Ten thousand patients have joined the Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana program since the Murphy Administration began in January—for a total of 25,000 patients and 1,000 caregivers participating. According to the NJ Department of Health, of the 10,000 patients who have signed up since January, 6,300 have one of the six new medical conditions added at the end of March: anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic visceral pain. Hear how the new amendments to this ground-breaking law will affect your practice.  Medicare Issues: New vendors and procedures, an update on recent decisions regarding the Medicare Advantage Plan and a review of the practical aspects of Medicare set-aside arrangements impacting Workers’ Comp–what you need to know about these important financial agreements in  2019 and beyond. Pain Management and Opioids: A “can’t miss” update on this important and evolving topic.The Aging Workforce: What does the future of WC look like? Hear the latest on how age and pre-existing medical conditions that come with age can affect the outcome of workers comp claims and what you can do to be as effective as possible for your clients.  Plus, the popular case law updates and State of the Division in 2019, and more. Cost: $325.

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 number: 732-964-1031; Conf. Room number: 671003; User Pin: 2017.

December 20

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Appellate Practice Seminar, Thurs., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Practical Effective Appellate Advocacy. Speakers: Hon. Susan Reisner, J.A.D.,  and Appellate Division Court Executives Karen Carroll and Patricia Jackson. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks, $20 for Young Lawyers, $30 for Members and $60 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.