The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, presents:

Fairness and Ethics Issues Posed by Remote Criminal Proceedings

Part 2 of a two-part program.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Virtual Webinar 

Moderator: R. Stephen Stigall, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP

Panelists:

Hon. Renée M. Bumb, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey

David Walk, Jr., U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Paul H. Zoubek, Esq., Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Topics will include:

  • What are the ethical obligations for grand jury subpoenas requiring testimony during a pandemic or similar crisis?
  • What are the best practices for remote proffers and how can attorneys ensure confidentiality?
  • What are the best practices for making declination requests?
  • Lessons learned from taking virtual guilty pleas.
  • What are the ethical obligations to expedite litigation given trial backlogs/delays?
  • How you can ethically and effectively use remote technology in direct and cross examination.
  • Lessons learned from virtual sentencings.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.8 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law. The AFBNJ is an Accredited Provider of CLE in Pennsylvania. This program has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours, of these, 1.5 qualify for ethics.

Click Here to Register for this Free CLE Event!

AFBNJ CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER

The Association of the Federal Bar Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center has been created to help our members, and all of those in the legal community, address the impact of the coronavirus on your business and life.

The coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, causing major disruption to all of us both professionally and personally. The effects of this crisis are not only in the present but will extend into the future. Some of us may have health issues, suffer from some form of depression, some may have lost their savings, and others have lost or may lose their jobs. This Resource Center is designed to provide some information to help guide you as you navigate the impact of this crisis on your business and personal life.

The AFBNJ hopes you find it helpful, and wishes you nothing but safety and good health.

Latest Information on the Coronavirus:

New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/

Key Numbers and Links for Medical Assistance and Economic Relief Assistance:

Call: 2 – 1 – 1

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 ; Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

United Way’s COVID19 Economic Relief Fund : 1-866-211-9966

Key Numbers for Mental Health Assistance:

Help is Available through the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

  • Disaster Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-289-4357
  • Crisis Text Line: text NAMI to 741741

Latest Judicial Announcements:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit: https://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: https://www.njd.uscourts.gov/

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey: http://www.njb.uscourts.gov/

Classifieds Ads:

Law firms, this is your opportunity, to place ads for new hires (full time, part time, temp hires, at any level or position within your organization) here on the AFBNJ Resource Page free of charge. Our goal is provide a forum to help attorneys seeking work during this crisis as well as law firms. If you would like to place an ad, please email [email protected].

State of NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance Hiring: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563261000

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