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Past Events2022-12-08T16:11:52-05:00

AFBNJ Past Events

May 22, 2024 : ReNew Your Commitment to Pro Bono

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

ReNew Your Commitment to Pro Bono: A Practical Guide for Volunteer Attorneys Navigating ReEntry Court Legal Issues

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 
5:00 – 6:00 pm CLE program
6:00 – 6:30 pm Reception

This CLE program is free of charge and will be offered both in-person and virtually.
Registration is required for CLE purposes.

Martin Luther King Building & U.S. Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room
50 Walnut Street
Newark

Panelists:

Hon. Jessica S. Allen, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Michael A. Hammer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Caroline Sadlowski, Esq., Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
Jordann Conaboy, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
Ingrid Eicher, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
Sam Thypin-Bermeo, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey

The ReNew Program helps formerly incarcerated people re-enter society. Many participants face legal issues which prevent them from basic things like obtaining housing, saving money, getting driver’s licenses, or seeing or having relationships with children whose lives they often have been absent from due to incarceration. Learn about the types of legal matters participants need help with and how to guide participants through the legal system.

CLE Information:

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0 qualify as hours of total credits for ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility (BCLE Reg. 302:1).

This program has been approved for 1.0 Pennsylvania CLE credits.

*It is recommended that you arrive by 4:45 to have time to go through security.

May 22, 2024 : Trenton Brown Bag Luncheon – Best Practices of Local Counsel

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

Best Practices of Local Counsel

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 
12:30 – 2:00 pm*

This CLE event is free of charge for current AFBNJ members, $25 for non-members and will be held in-person. Please register below.

Bring Your Own Lunch.

Clarkson S. Fisher Building & U.S. Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room
402 East State Street
Trenton

Panelists:

Hon. Michael B. Kaplan, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Hon. J. Brendan Day, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Eric H. Jaso, Esq., Spiro Harrison
James S. Richter, Esq., Midlige Richter, LLC
Tara J. Schellhorn, Esq., Riker Danzig, LLP

Moderator: Corinne McCann Trainor, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP

This in-person CLE program will discuss best practices and pitfalls for those serving in federal court in the role of Local Counsel in civil, criminal and bankruptcy matters.  Why do out-of-state lawyers need or want Local Counsel? What do they expect of Local Counsel and are those expectations consistent with the duties imposed by the Court’s Local Rules?  What do the Rules of Professional Conduct require of Local Counsel?  The panel will discuss differences between serving as “Local Counsel” and “Co-counsel,” the Court’s expectations of Local Counsel, and ethics opinions addressing the obligations of Local Counsel.  This will be an engaging program with views from the Bench and Bar and questions for the panelists.

CLE Information:

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 total credits for ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility, of which 0 qualify as hours of credit for diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias (BCLE Reg. 302:1).

This program has been approved for 1.5 Pennsylvania CLE credits, including 1.5 ethics credits.

*It is recommended that you arrive by 12:15 to have time to go through security.

 

2024 Breakfast with Judges of the Third Circuit

2024 Breakfast with Judges of the Third Circuit 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
8:00 am – 9:00 am – breakfast 
9:00 am – 10:00 am – CLE program
Seton Hall Law School
Newark, NJ

Join the AFBNJ for a View from the Bench discussion about practice in the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, including an update on the current state of the Court, and helpful guidance for practitioners on topics such as written submissions, appellate practice rules, and procedures.

Hon. Michael A. Chagares, Chief Judge
Hon. Paul B. Matey
Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo
Hon. Patty Shwartz

Free for AFBNJ members.
$25 for all non-members.

WRITTEN MATERIALS:

Third Circuit Panel Bios

Internal Operating Procedures: Link to the full Internal Operating Procedures of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Third Circuit’s Model Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions

Third Circuit’s Local Appellate Rules: These rules supplement the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Criminal Justice Act and Appointed Counsel Information: For the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Clerk’s Office Directory for the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Third Circuit’s YouTube channel: You can listen to a live-stream of oral argument here.

Audio recordings of prior arguments.

Important CLE Information:
1.2 CLE credits have been approved towards New Jersey, of these, zero qualify for ethics credit.
1.0 substantive CLE credits have been approved towards Pennsylvania.
In order to receive proper credit, each attendee is required to complete and submit a CLE affirmation form after the program.

March 5, 2024 : Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon – What the Court Expects

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

What the Court Expects: Civility at all Stages of Federal Litigation

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Virtual Webinar 

Moderator:

Matthew F. Gately, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP

Panelists:

Hon. Karen M. Williams, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Matthew J. Skahill, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Donald A. Ecklund, Esq., Partner, Carella Byrne Cecchi Brody Agnello, P.C.
Ruth A. Rauls, Esq., Partner, Saul Ewing LLP

This program will provide an overview of federal civil court practice in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – from Rule 16 conferences to discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial – with an emphasis on maintaining standards of professionalism and civility throughout all stages of litigation.

This CLE event is free of charge for current AFBNJ members, $25 for non-members and will be held virtually. 

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 total credits for ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility, of which 0 qualify as hours of credit for diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias (BCLE Reg. 302:1).

This program has been approved for 1.5 Pennsylvania CLE credits, including 1.5 ethics credits.

Written Materials:

1. Guidelines for Litigation Conduct

2. Edwards v. Wells Fargo Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2023

3. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16

4. Local Civil Rule 16.1

5. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26(f)

6. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26(g)

7. Local Civil Rule 26.1

8. ACPE Opinion701 Electronic Storage

9. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 34

10. Antamex Int’l, Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 2022

11. Younes v. 7-Eleven, Inc.

12. Wachtel v. Health Net, Inc.

13. McKenney v. Jersey City Med. Ctr.

 

January 25, 2024 : Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon – Cracking the AI Code

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

Cracking the AI Code: Is AI creating a better future, or a nightmare, for the legal profession and court system?

Thursday, January 25, 2024
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Virtual Webinar 

Moderator:
John D. Rosero, Esq., Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Prudential Financial – U.S. Businesses

Panelists:
Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, U.S.M.J. (Ret.), Principal, Ronald J. Hedges, LLC
Richard Kaminski, Chief Operating Officer, Veristar Tech
Stephanie Wilson, Esq., Senior Counsel, Reed Smith

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming everything everywhere in ways that lawyers and judges cannot afford to ignore. ChatGPT has captivated the imagination of millions and provoked changes in the way we think, work, play, and interact with each other. Beyond the data, AI is also about learning from it and generating original content. The fast pace of technological advancement is transforming the legal profession and judicial system. This program will examine the nature of AI, key legal and ethical issues of using AI in litigation, and best practices for both lawyers and judges to avoid key pitfalls associated with AI.

This CLE event is free of charge for current AFBNJ members, $25 for non-members and will be held virtually. 

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, .6 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.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits, including .5 hours of ethics credit.

Written Materials:

Artificial Intelligence Discovery & Admissibility Case Law and Other Resources

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