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AnnuAl Meeting And Convention - New Jersey State Bar Association

Earn up to 12 CLE credits in 2 1 ⁄2 days

Register by

April 15

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AnnuAl Meeting

And Convention

may 16–18, 2012 • borgata hotel casino & spa

Celebrate your entrepreneurial spirit

Solo &

Small-Firm

★ ★ ★ C O N F E R E N C E

Earn up to 6 CLE credits

may 16, 2012 • the water club

Presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association in conjunction with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education


Register by

April 15

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Earn CLE credits, expand your legal network,

meet new people, and enjoy social events at

the 2012 Annual Meeting and Convention and

Solo and Small-Firm Conference.

annual meeting and Convention

Wednesday

Earn up to 4 CLE credits

Annual Meeting and Convention

CLE seminars begin at 1 p.m.

meet and network with your fellow

attendees at the opening wine and

cheese reception, First-time

attendees orientation and welcome

reception.

Thursday

Earn up to 6 CLE credits

CLE seminars from

8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

buy your tickets and enjoy the

annual Dinner and installation of

officers and the 14th annual

Diversity committee luncheon.

Friday

Earn up to 2 CLE credits

CLE seminars from 9 to 11:40 a.m.

states of the judiciaries kicks off the

Friday sessions followed by benchbar

events, substantive seminars

and the annual luncheons of the

labor and employment law and

public utility law sections.

Featured speakers

chief justice stuart Rabner

chief judge jerome simandle, UsDj

justice barry T. albin

justice Helen E. Hoens

justice anne m. Patterson

justice Virginia Long (ret.)

justice Roberto Rivera-soto (ret.)

Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, UsDj

judge Glenn a. Grant,

Acting Administrative Director of the AOC

Solo and Small-Firm Conference

Wednesday

Earn up to 6 CLE credits

successfully practicing law requires more than legal knowledge—it’s also

about being an entrepreneur and running your practice like a business.

The one-day solo and small-Firm conference offers exclusive programming

for the solo practitioner and small-firm attorney to help you get practical

advice, answers to specific questions and important tips on how to grow

and energize a successful business.

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Ticketed Events

Reserve your place at these special events

AnnuAl dinnER And

inStAllAtiOn OF OFFiCERS

thursday, may 17

7–11 p.m.

borgata hotel casino & spa

$165 per person | black-tie preferred

This gala affair features the installation of 2012–2013 njsba

President Kevin P. mccann, Esq. and a farewell to 2011–2012

President susan a. Feeney, Esq.

14th AnnuAl

diVERSity COmmittEE lunChEOn

thursday, may 17

noon–1:30 p.m., borgata hotel casino & spa

$50 per person

Includes the presentation of the mel narol Excellence in Diversity award

publiC utility lAW SECtiOn lunChEOn

Friday, may 18

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., borgata hotel casino & spa

$60 per person

lAbOR And EmplOymEnt lAW SECtiOn lunChEOn

Friday, may 18

12:30 p.m., angelo’s Fairmount tavern

$80 per person

receptions and gatherings

Included with the full three-day Annual Meeting and Convention registration

Wednesday

Exhibit hAll OpEnS

2 p.m.

WinE And ChEESE RECEptiOn

4–5:30 p.m., exhibit hall

FiRSt-timE AttEndEES

ORiEntAtiOn

5–5:30 p.m., borgata theater

WElCOmE RECEptiOn

6:30–8 p.m., borgata pool

Thursday

COntinEntAl bREAkFASt

7–8:30 a.m., exhibit hall

buFFEt lunChEOn

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., exhibit hall

pRizE GiVEAWAy And

AFtERnOOn REFREShmEntS

4–5 p.m., exhibit hall

lAW SChOOl RECEptiOnS

5:30–7 p.m., the water club

yOunG lAWyERS diViSiOn

hOSpitAlity And

EntERtAinmEnt SuitE

5 p.m.

dESSERt RECEptiOn

11 p.m., mur.mur

Friday

COntinEntAl bREAkFASt

7:30–9 a.m., exhibit hall

buFFEt lunChEOn

12–1:30 p.m., exhibit hall

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agenda at-a-glance

annual meeting and convention

may 16–18

Earn up to 12 CLE credits toward new jersey, new York and Pennsylvania

mandatory continuing legal education requirements at seminars sponsored by

the new jersey state bar association and new jersey Institute for continuing

Legal Education, the educational division of the njsba. The association’s

sections, committees and the Young Lawyers Division, in addition to other

groups, are program cosponsors.

all programs are subject to change.

wEdnESday, may 16

1–2:40 p.m., Borgata

Internet Gaming & sports Wagering in

new jersey

Federal Estate Tax Update Planning in

new jersey in 2011, 2012 and beyond,

Possibilities and Pitfalls

Drafting Enforceable non-compete

agreements

Introduction to Immigration Law

automobile Insurance Update

building the Family Through surrogacy—

The state of the Law in new jersey

marketing and Ethics: maximizing Results

While avoiding Liability

The FD action—not just for Pro Ses

anymore

wEdnESday, may 16

3:30–5:10 p.m., Borgata

How to Practice before an administrative

Law judge

To File or not to File: contemplating

bankruptcy and non–bankruptcy

alternatives for Your small business

clients

attracting and Retaining clients

General council meeting

Tax Issues Every matrimonial attorney

needs to Know

Hot Tips for Hot Litigators

Introduction to Real Estate closings

wEdnESday, may 16

3:30–5:10 p.m., The water Club

Pet Trusts—Damages for Emotional

Distress

ThurSday, may 17

8–9:15 a.m., Borgata

negotiating the Franchise agreement

Probate Litigation

advanced Topics in Property Taxation

Hiring and Firing and Everything

in between

Getting In, Getting out and Getting Paid:

The Rules of Representation

managing Difficult clients

ThurSday, may 17

8:30–9:45 a.m., The water Club

negotiation

Hot Topics in Insurance Defense 2012

Hot Topics in criminal Law

DWI—Update 2012

Punishing Petitioners and

Respondents alike

case study on Irreconcilable Differences

ThurSday, may 17

10–11:15 a.m., Borgata

The Fundamentals of commercial and

Residential Leasing

client crisis management

Hot Topics in class action Law

Recognizing and addressing Gender bias

in the Litigation Process: What Lawyers

and courts need to Know

Family Law section swearing-In

Trial Practice: The judicial Perspective

ThurSday, may 17

10:30–11:45 a.m., The water Club

Lessons for all Lawyers from the

mediation Front

Insurance Fraud

Let me Help You (Un)pack—How the

njDEP is Keeping business and aiding

sound Growth in new jersey

Hot Topics in municipal court Practice

Ethical Issues in settlement negotiations

Inside Trenton

ThurSday, may 17

1–2:15 p.m., Borgata

Privacy and security Exposures: Practical

concerns for Law Firms

Have I Got a Deal For You: scams, short

sales & the cFPb specter. avoiding

Ethical Pitfalls of a Distressed Real

Estate market

Taking aim against bullying

Guidance from the bench—Practical

advice from a Panel of Women judges

asked and answered: 10 Questions Every

attorney should or should not ask an

Expert Witness

Trial Practice—The appellate Perspective

ThurSday, may 17

1–2:15 p.m., The water Club

Lawyers' Guide to Professionalism: What

Every Practitioner needs to Know

bad Faith: a Review of the Practical and

Ethical Implications of bad Faith Law and

Proposed Legislative amendments

2012 Renewable Energy Update

Introduction to municipal court

shareholder Disputes Due to Deadlock

or oppression

Diversity committee seminar

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ThurSday, may 17

3–4:15 p.m., Borgata

section 40 Liens

Introduction to Elder Law

The jersey sting

navigating an appeal—above & beyond

and other mysteries of appellate Practice

E–Discovery & computer Forensics—

Practical solutions for the smaller case

alimony: Length and amount

Trial Practice: The attorney’s Perspective

ThurSday, may 17

3–4:15 p.m., The water Club

Product Liability/Toxic Tort Toolbox—

Five Topics to make Your Products/

Toxic Tort Litigation Practice better

The Inherently beneficial Use Doctrine:

cell Towers, solar Energy, affordable

Housing and Religious Institutions—

a board’s Perspective

municipal court bench-bar conference

Pepper spray and Peaceful Protest:

The occupy movement and the First

amendment

Ethics in Pro Bono

Friday, may 18

9–10 a.m., Borgata

The states of the judiciaries

Friday, may 18

10–11:40 a.m., Borgata

Hot Topics in Labor and Employment

criminal Law bench-bar conference

civil Trial bench-bar conference

benchmarks civics Project Training

avoiding Legal malpractice

Workers’ compensation bench-bar

conference

Family Law bench-bar conference

Trial Technology

Friday, may 18

10–11:40 a.m., The water Club

GLbT Update

Update on school Law

Hacker Taxonomy

Introduction to Trusts and Estates

agenda at-a-glance

solo and small-Firm conference

Wednesday, may 16

Earn up to 6 CLE credits toward new jersey, new York and Pennsylvania

mandatory continuing legal education requirements at seminars sponsored by

the new jersey state bar association, the association’s solo and small-Firm

section and the new jersey Institute for continuing Legal Education, the

educational division of the njsba.

all programs are subject to change.

Re-boot Your Practice

Getting Paid For Your services

Tips from the bench: a bench-bar

Discussion for solo and small-Firm

attorneys

IT—What You Really need to Know

2012 Virtual office Update

11 Ways to Kill Your Practice Without

Even Trying

How To survive a Random audit

Growing Your Practice While optimizing

Your overhead

beyond the Website: Getting attention For

Your Practice

Ethics Game show

The Solo and Small-Firm

Conference is made possible by the

generous support of our sponsors

investors bank

withumsmith+brown, pc

easysoft legal software

the provident bank

clio

affinipay

ups

usi affinity

Fastcase, inc.

visit njsba.com for more details.

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the nJSBA AnnuAl Meeting And Convention iS MAde

poSSiBle By the generouS Support of our SponSorS

corporate sponsors

Investors Bank

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Citibank

EasySoft Legal Software

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC

TD Bank

The Provident Bank

Capital One Bank

Schulman Wiegmann & Associates

USI Affinity

VeriText National Court Reporting

Law Firm sponsors

pLaTinum

Chance & McCann, LLC

Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC

McCarter & English, LLP

goLd

Lum Drasco & Positan, LLC

SiLvEr

Chamlin Rosen Uliano & Witherington

Connell Foley, LLP

Courter Kobert & Cohen, PC

Donahue Hagan Klein Newsome O’Donnell & Weisberg, PC

Skoloff & Wolfe, PC

Richard H. Steen, Esq.

Miles S. Winder III, Esq., PC

Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA

Zager Fuchs, PC

hotels

borgata Hotel casino & spa

The Water club

Atlantic City’s exquisite sister hotels each offer a

unique character and feature luxurious

accommodations. Borgata is home to fabulous

destination restaurants and exciting casino

gaming. the Water Club offers uncommon

degrees of privacy, luxury and service.

hoTEL rESErvaTionS

Reservations at borgata Hotel casino & spa and

The Water club may be made through a central

reservations department before april 15, 2012 by

calling 1-866-mYboRGaTa (866-692-6742) or online at

theborgata.com (group Code gBnJB12) or

thewaterclubhotel.com (gwnJB12).

Individuals must identify themselves as being with the

new jersey state bar association or reference the group

code in order to receive the discounted rate.

Reservations made after the cut-off date are on a spaceavailable

basis. individual rooms cancelled less than 48

hours prior to arrival time will forfeit deposit of first

and last night’s room and tax.

Room RaTEs

Borgata

The water Club

$155 plus taxes and fees

$175 plus taxes and fees

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REGISTER ONLINE

AT NJSBA.COM

OR

COMPLETE AND RETURN TO: NJSBA Information Services, New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New

Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. Credit card registrations may be faxed to 732-249-2414. For more information, call the

Meetings Department at 732-249-5000.

NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention—May 16–18, 2012

REGISTRATION FORM

Registration fees include admittance to all program sessions and exhibits, as well as the events listed

below for each day.

Wednesday Opening Wine & Cheese Reception, Welcome Reception

Thursday Continental Breakfast, Buffet Luncheon, Afternoon Refreshments

Friday Continental Breakfast, Buffet Luncheon

Check applicable category

for each registrant :

FULL MEETING REGISTRATION

SINGLE-DAY REGISTRATION

Check ONE ■ Wed. ■ Thurs. ■ Fri.

Early Registration Fee Regular Fee Early Registration Fee Regular Fee

(3/17–4/15/12) (4/16/12 and after) (3/17–4/15/12) (4/16/12 and after)

■ NJSBA Member* $380 $405 $305 $330

■ Spouse/Guest † $200 $225 $175 $200

■ First-Time Attendee $250 $275 $225 $250

■ YLD $225 $250 $200 $225

■ Government Attorney $175 $200 $150 $175

■ Add Solo & Small-Firm Conference $79 $99 $99 $125

■ Full-Time/Retired Judge $175 $200 $175 $200

■ Legal Administrator $125 $150 $100 $125

■ Legal Assistant/Paralegal $100 $100 $75 $75

■ Nonlawyer Professional $415 $440 $415 $440

■ Law Student Free Free Free Free

Bar Association Executive Director Free Free Free Free

■ Nonmember Attorney• $500** $530** $450 $475

■ Law Clerk (Year admitted__________)

SPECIAL RATE: $75 INCLUDES FULL REGISTRATION WITH FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES RECEPTION

IN LIEU OF THE WELCOME RECEPTION.

** Nonmember attorney registration fee includes ONE FULL YEAR OF NJSBA MEMBERSHIP.

Call the Membership Department at 732-249-5000 for special nonmember young lawyer and government attorney rates.

* NJSBA member, spouse/guest, first-time attendee, young lawyer and government attorney rates apply to NJSBA members in good standing.

• Any attorney who is eligible for NJSBA membership

† No attorney may attend the meeting as the guest of another attorney. Each attorney must pay a separate registration fee.

ALL ATTORNEY SPEAKERS MUST PAY A REGISTRATION FEE.

Ticketed Events

■ Annual Dinner and

Installation of Officers

Thursday, May 17 7–11 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

$

165 per person _____ No. attending

Black tie preferred

■ Diversity Committee

Annual Luncheon

Thursday, May 17 Noon–1:30 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

$

50 per person _____ No. attending

■ Public Utility Law Section Luncheon

Friday, May 18 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

$

60 per person _____ No. attending

■ Labor & Employment Law Section

Luncheon

Friday, May 18 12:30 p.m.

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

$80 per person _____ No. attending

Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be in writing. For a full refund of

registration fees, requests must be received on or before April 16,

2012. A $50 service fee will be deducted from each registration

fee for refund requests received from April 17 through April 25,

2012. If a refund request is received from April 26 through May 9,

2012, 50 percent of the registration fee will be refunded. Requests

for refunds after May 9, 2012, will not be honored. Refunds will

not be issued for ticketed events after May 7, 2012. Refunds will

not be processed before June 18, 2012.

Name _________________________________________________________________________

FIRST MI LAST

Check each state for which you wish to earn CLE credits. Include ID numbers for NJ and PA:

■ NJSBA ID_______________________ ■ PA ID _______________________ ■ NY

■ I am a first-time Annual Meeting attendee

■ I am a speaker at the Annual Meeting

(All attorney speakers must pay the appropriate registration fee.)

Law Firm | Organization __________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________________

City | State | Zip_________________________________________________________________

Phone__________________________________

Fax __________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________________________

Name as it is to appear on your badge _____________________________________________

Please indicate names (as they are to appear on badges) of any spouse/guest † included

in the registration:

_______________________________________________________________________________

Payment Details


Enclosed is my check made payable to the New Jersey State Bar Association

Please charge my

■ Visa ■ MasterCard ■ American Express

Name on Card_____________________________________________________________

Acct. No. _________________________________________________________________

Exp. __________________ Signature __________________________________________

Registration Fee Total____________________

Ticketed Events Total ____________________

TOTAL ___________________

By registering for the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, all attendees, instructors and exhibitors

acknowledge they may be photographed during the convention. They agree that such photographs will be the

sole property of the NJSBA, and they consent to the NJSBA’s unrestricted use of their name, portrait,

photograph and other likeness in any and all commercial, promotional and advertising material without any

monetary compensation.

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AnnuAl Meeting

And Convention

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