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mcba - virtual civil cases

Trying Virtual Civil Cases Under COVID Restrictions

Presented by Hon. Michael Toto, AJSC; Hon. Jamie Happas, PJCv; Hon. Michael Cresitello, Jr., Esq. and Hon. Thomas McCloskey, JSC


2.0 hours
The seminar will focus on:

  1. How Cases Will be Selected for Trial;
  2. What Needs to be Done Before Trial;
  3. Mechanics of a Trial;
  4. Jury Selection &am READ MORE

2.0 hours
The seminar will focus on:

  1. How Cases Will be Selected for Trial;
  2. What Needs to be Done Before Trial;
  3. Mechanics of a Trial;
  4. Jury Selection & Technology Training;
  5. Electronic Evidence;
  6. Witness Testimony; and
  7. COVID-19 Precautions


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mcba - municipal course college 101

Municipal Court College : Middlesex County

Presented by Hon. Tina Martins Cruz, JMC; David Spevack, Esq. and Matthew Teeter, Esq.


1.5 hours
The seminar will focus on:

  1. Initial Client Interview/Getting Retained;
  2. Letters of Representation, Discovery Requests, Request to Waive Client’s Appearance;
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1.5 hours
The seminar will focus on:

  1. Initial Client Interview/Getting Retained;
  2. Letters of Representation, Discovery Requests, Request to Waive Client’s Appearance;
  3. Felony Cases Remanded to Municipal Court;
  4. Dealing with Prosecutors, Dealing with Judges;
  5. Driving Abstracts, Lab Reports, Dealing with Experts;
  6. Motion Practice, Plea Bargaining, Trial Prep Issues; and
  7. The Latest on In-Court Appearances Under COVID Restrictions.


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mcba - motion practice

Motion Practice in Immigration Court : Middlesex County

Presented by Jason Scott Camilo, Esq.; Cesar Martin Estela, Esq. and Michael Allongo, Esq.


1.5 hours
The seminar will discuss the following: Introduction to Motions Before an Immigration Court; Which Motions to File Before EOIR and Which Before BIA; Effect of Motions on Asylum Clocks and Ap READ MORE

1.5 hours
The seminar will discuss the following: Introduction to Motions Before an Immigration Court; Which Motions to File Before EOIR and Which Before BIA; Effect of Motions on Asylum Clocks and Applications for Work Authorization; and Caselaw Update.
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mcba - Lease & Disputes

Commerical & Residential Lease Disputes During COVID-19 : Middlesex County

Presented by Jason Scott Camilo, Esq.; Cesar Martin Estela, Esq. and Michael Allongo, Esq.


1.5 hours
The speakers will address the following issues: issues: Force Majeure; Impracticability; Frustration of Purpose; Appropriate Remedies; Distinctions for Residential Leases; LT Court Requires READ MORE

1.5 hours
The speakers will address the following issues: issues: Force Majeure; Impracticability; Frustration of Purpose; Appropriate Remedies; Distinctions for Residential Leases; LT Court Requires Mediation; and Self-Help Eviction or Retaliation Against Tenant.
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mcba - damage Analysis

Damage Analysis & Human Biomechanics of Low Speed Collisions : Middlesex County

Presented by "Edward Weber, CFEI, CVFI, ACTAR and Aman Gupta, PhD   "


1.5 hours
The speakers will discuss:

Damage Analysis for Consistency and Detection of Fraud is designed to assist participants with the determination of consistency between claimed damage and accid READ MORE

1.5 hours
The speakers will discuss:

Damage Analysis for Consistency and Detection of Fraud is designed to assist participants with the determination of consistency between claimed damage and accident scenarios. This course covers phantom vehicle claims, comparison between wall-impact damage and vehicle-impact damage, determining if the damage between two vehicles is consistent, and identifying pole or tree impacts versus vehicle impacts. This course also provides information on the evaluation of engine damage as well as multi-vehicle in-line collisions.

Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Collisions is designed to help participants understand the dynamics of the human body and the associated injury potential in low-speed automotive accidents. Human anatomy, with a focus on the skeletal system, spinal column, and location of landmarks, will be discussed so that personal injury allegations may be more clearly understood. Participants will be introduced to the body dynamics and injury potential involved in several types of vehicle impacts. The seminar also covers commonly claimed injuries, such as strains and sprains, bulging discs, intervertebral disc herniation, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and more.
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mcba - cultural competency

Cultural Competency Training : Middlesex County

Presented by Hon. Pedro Jimenez, JSC; Cedric Ashely, Esq.; and Valerie Jackson, Esq.


2 hours
MCBA BARESJ Presents – Making the Case for “Culturally” Competent Representation. This 2 hour presentation has been designed to assist you in becoming a more effective advocate in a cult READ MORE

2 hours
MCBA BARESJ Presents – Making the Case for “Culturally” Competent Representation. This 2 hour presentation has been designed to assist you in becoming a more effective advocate in a culturally diverse society.

Our speakers will lead a discussion on the intersection between ethics, cultural competency and the fair and impartial administration of justice.

The panel will analyze real life scenarios and provide practical solutions to assist practitioners in responding ethically, professionally and respectfully to clients, the court and colleagues.
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Family Law & Cohabitation : Middlesex County

Presented by Robert Goldstein, Esq., Ellen Schwartz, Esq., John P. Paone, III, Esq. and Anthony DeLorenzo, All State Investigations.


1.5 hours
The seminar will focus on How to Retain a Private Investigator; Important Monitoring and Surveillance Techniques for Private Investigators; Key evidentiary issues and considerations; History READ MORE

1.5 hours
The seminar will focus on How to Retain a Private Investigator; Important Monitoring and Surveillance Techniques for Private Investigators; Key evidentiary issues and considerations; History of relevant statutory law and reported case law; The Do’s and Dont’s of Discovery; and Helpful Trial Tips and Strategies.
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mcba - handling dv matters

Handling Domestic Violence Matters in Municipal Court : Middlesex County

Presented by Hon. Gary Price, JMC; Matthew Teeter, Esq. and Jordan Rickards, Esq.


1.5 hours
The seminar will focus on Common charges related to domestic violence; Handling the municipal matter while a restraining order is pending; Dispositions – Dismissals, Batterers Intervention READ MORE

1.5 hours
The seminar will focus on Common charges related to domestic violence; Handling the municipal matter while a restraining order is pending; Dispositions – Dismissals, Batterers Intervention Program,
Counseling; The Power & Control Wheel of Domestic Violence; Victim’s Rights; and No Contact Orders
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mcba - lawyer well being

Lawyer Well-Being in a Time of Challenge and Change : Middlesex County

Presented by Cedric Ashely, Esq., NJSBA State Bar President Kimberly Yonta, Esq. and Valerie Jackson, Esq.


2.0 hours
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenge for all of us. We navigated through the loss of Congressman John Lewis, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Chadwick Boseman and Kobe Bryant, to name a READ MORE

2.0 hours
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenge for all of us. We navigated through the loss of Congressman John Lewis, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Chadwick Boseman and Kobe Bryant, to name a few. The killings of George Floyd Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, renewed our commitment to fighting for justice and against systemic racism and injustice. 2020 was been the year of Murder Hornets, a global pandemic, over 300,000 lives lost from Covid-19, overwhelmed essential workers, racial animus, social unrest, a polarized political climate, record breaking election turnout, devastating wild fires, remote court proceedings, Zoom life, suspension of jury trials, home schooling, and the list goes on. During it all, as lawyers we have had to continue to operate our businesses, ensure access to courts, advocate for justice and provide competent representation; but to “work well,” we have to “be well.” This 2-hour presentation will focus on achieving our own well-being during times of challenge and change.
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mcba - top family law cases

Review of 2020 Significant Family Law Cases : Middlesex County

Presented by John P. Paone, Jr., Esq. and David Wildstein, Esq.


1.5 hours
Summary of the significant family law cases from 2020 READ MORE

1.5 hours
Summary of the significant family law cases from 2020
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mcba - implicit bias

Implicit Bias Training – Prejudice, Bias & Stereotypes: How Do They Affect Us? : By Middlesex County

Presented by Chief Investigator David D'Amico, Middlesex County Department of Corrections and Youth Services


2.0 hours
This workshop is designed to understand what stereotypes and biases are, how to recognize READ MORE

2.0 hours
This workshop is designed to understand what stereotypes and biases are, how to recognize our own biases and how to move beyond them to a more balanced ability to evaluate and understand people: Examine and Discuss the “History of Hate” Video; Define and Discuss Inherit Bias; How Does Hate Happen? – “Pyramid of Prejudice”; Define NJ Attorney Generals Standers Bias Incident vs Crime of Bias Intimidation; Discuss Victimization; How Do We Avoid Cultural Miscommunication?; and Law Enforcement/ Victim Sensitive – The James Byrd Jr. Investigation.
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N.J. Attorney General’s Office Conviction Review Unit: An Overview of the Newly Formed Unit to Investigate Convicted Individuals’ Claims of Actual Innocence : by Essex County

Presented by "1. Carolyn Murray, Esq. Director, NJ Attorney General, Conviction Review Unit 2. Eileen O'Connor, Esq. Essex County Prosecutor's Office 3. Lois De Julio, Esq. Screener Conviction Review Unit "


100 minutes/ 2 credits
This program provides an in-depth overview of the newly formed Conviction Review Unit.  T READ MORE

100 minutes/ 2 credits
This program provides an in-depth overview of the newly formed Conviction Review Unit.  Topics to be discussed include: Overview of Conviction Review Units Nationally, Eligibility Requirements, Application Process, Legal Issues; and the Role of Attorneys in the Process
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Jury Selection and Trials in a Post-Pandemic Era : By Essex County

Presented by "1. Anthony J. Iacullo, Esq. Partner & Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Iacullo Martino, LLC 2. Adam M. Slater, Esq. Partner & Certified Civil Trial Attorney Mazie, Slater, Katz & Freeman, LLC 3. Ann T. Greeley, Ph.D. Vice President & Jury Consultant DecisionQuest Trial Consulting Firm"


50 min/1CLE Credit
“While a juror filters arguments and evidence through a lens crafted from their attitudes READ MORE

50 min/1CLE Credit
“While a juror filters arguments and evidence through a lens crafted from their attitudes and experiences, often the key to a successful jury selection is identifying jurors who are open to seeing the case from your perspective.  In the wake of the recent public health crisis, research suggests that modified court operations and social interactions will continue to evolve, including the procedures for the important legal principle and practice, the jury trial.

Join our distinguished panel for a discussion of what these changes might be and how you should consider approaching your cases now. Topics to be discussed include:

How, if at all, will procedures and protocols in place at the courthouse impact juror’s perspectives; How have the extended stay-at-home orders and their related social and economic effects impacted juror attitudes; What unique strategy issues exist when a remote selection or trial occurs; and What legal and constitutional issues exist if remote selection and trials occur.”
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The Ethics of Internal Investigations and the Role of Corporate Counsel : By Essex County Bar

Presented by Tamara L. Linde, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, PSE&G; James V. Hetzel, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Hospital Enterprise, Hackensack Meridian Health; Christopher S. Porrino, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, former New Jersey Attorney General; Thomas P. Scrivo, O’Toole Scrivo, LLC, former Chief Counsel to Governor Christie


1.5 Credits
During this ethics program, our distinguished panel will provide an in-depth overview of t READ MORE

1.5 Credits
During this ethics program, our distinguished panel will provide an in-depth overview of the role of corporate counsel during an internal investigation, including, the decision of when to investigate a claim, confidentially, deciding on in-house counsel vs. outside counsel, attorney-client privilege, evidence gathering, witness interviews, and reporting and disclosure issues.
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Defending Nuclear Verdicts : By Essex County

Presented by The Hon. Thomas Moore., P.J. Civ.,Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County Elyssa Kay Broderick, AVP, Asst. General Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer, WeeksMarine, Inc.; Zenola Harper, VP, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Caroline Kinsey, General Counsel, VP of Compliance and Brand Protection, Ontel Products Corp., Neal Magnus, Assistant Vice President, Excess Claims, Chubb North America, Jeffrey L. O’Hara, Partner, Connell Foley LLP, Matthew S. Schultz, Senior Counsel, Litigation, Schindler Elevator Corporation


1.5 Credits
Our distinguished panel will provide an in-depth overview of what is a nuclear verdict, ex READ MORE

1.5 Credits
Our distinguished panel will provide an in-depth overview of what is a nuclear verdict, examples of recent cases where the verdicts were disproportionately high considering the alleged injuries, the possible reasons why jurors are willing to award these verdicts, and how to prepare your case, your evidence and witnesses to defend against nuclear verdicts.
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Remote Depositions: Advanced Discussion of Tools and Features Available for Handling Exhibits, Ensuring Privacy, Creating a Transcript and More : By Essex County

Presented by "Brendan Judge, Esq. Chair, Commercial Litigation Connell Foley, LLP and Caroline Sprance Client Solutions Manager U.S. Legal Support"


50 mins/1credit
This continuing education program provides an in-depth overview of displaying and using READ MORE

50 mins/1credit
This continuing education program provides an in-depth overview of displaying and using exhibits, private rooms, and other features while conducting remote depositions. The presentation covers how to share and mark exhibits; a better understanding of how to use an exhibit once it is on the screen, including highlighting and/or concealing certain text; instructions for presenting video or audio during a remote deposition; and an in-depth look at 3 different file share types.
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Malpractice Update: How to Avoid Issues That Get Attorneys in Trouble : By Middlesex County

Presented by Robert Hille, Esq. & Gary Pinckney, Esq.


1.5 hours
This webcast will focus on malpractice issues such as practicing with a firm or contemplat READ MORE

1.5 hours
This webcast will focus on malpractice issues such as practicing with a firm or contemplating going solo; professional liability coverages, why carriers ask the questions they do and how all lawyers should approach these questions, recent professional liability cases and how to shape your practice habits going forward.
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Virtual Proceedings in Criminal Court: Practical, Legal and Ethical Considerations : By Middlesex County

Presented by Joseph Benedict, Esq.; AP Bina Desai; Darren Gelber, Esq.; and AP Joie Piderit


2.0 hours
Issues discussed include: Using Microsoft Teams and Zoom for court appearances; Right of v READ MORE

2.0 hours
Issues discussed include: Using Microsoft Teams and Zoom for court appearances; Right of victims to be present and participate; Conducting testimonial hearings and bench trials; Right to confrontation; Ethical and RPC considerations; Providing competent representation; Attorney-Client Privilege; Maintaining confidential communication with clients on and off the record; Representing Speedy Trial Defendants; Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional; Responsibility Formal Opinion 2020-300; and Supreme Court Order of April 20, 2020.
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Cyber Security & IT Best Practices for the Modern Law Firm : By Middlesex County

Presented by Andrew Schear, Founder, Bloomfield Networks and Christopher Volk, Volk Insurance Group


1.5 Hours
The program will discuss the follow Cyber Security and IT Issues: Ransomware, Email Phishing, Wire Fraud, Social Engineering; How to Protect Your Firm; Backup; Endpoint Based Antivirus; Hard READ MORE

1.5 Hours
The program will discuss the follow Cyber Security and IT Issues: Ransomware, Email Phishing, Wire Fraud, Social Engineering; How to Protect Your Firm; Backup; Endpoint Based Antivirus; Hardware Based Firewalls; Password Management Solutions; IT Solutions; Business Telecommunications; Business Continuity Planning; Encrypted Communications and Cyber Liability Insurance.
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Proving Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases : By Middlesex County

Presented by George J. Shamy, Jr., Esq. and Patrick D. Heller, Esq.


2.0 hours
This program focuses on Haines v. Taft; Requirements to Prove/Defend Medical Bills at Issue; and Recovery of Prior/Present/Future Lost Wages.  This program has been approved by the BCLE of READ MORE

2.0 hours
This program focuses on Haines v. Taft; Requirements to Prove/Defend Medical Bills at Issue; and Recovery of Prior/Present/Future Lost Wages.  This program has been approved by the BCLE of NJ for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.0 hours of credit toward civil trial certification. (Also recognized for NY CLE credit.)
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