Panelists: Tahanie Aboushi, Esq., The Aboushi Law Firm Michael T. Hensley, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross, P.C. Hon. Julien Xavier Neals, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey Tracey Salmon-Smith, Esq., Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Topics will include:
Tips for engaging opening statements.
Compelling closing arguments.
Panel 2: Preparing and Examining Trial Witnesses
Moderator: David L. Cook, Esq., Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.
Panelists: Linda Foster, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office Jamie L. Hoxie, Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey Edward T. Kole, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
Topics will include:
Selecting the right witnesses for your trial.
How to prepare fact and expert witnesses.
Do’s and don’ts of examining witnesses.
How to salvage problems that come up during witness testimony.
This CLE event is free of charge and will be held virtually.
This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0 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.
Approval is also pending for Pennsylvania CLE credit.
Please join the Young Lawyers Division of The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey to welcome the 2021 – 2022 Law Clerks. During the reception, we will break into small groups and participate in roundtable discussions with attending judges and law clerks about issues that are of particular interest to our young lawyer community.
Free for Federal Judges and law clerks to attend. $10 for all young lawyers. Feel free to invite those young lawyers* who may not already be members of the AFBNJ.
*Those who have been practicing for ten years or less.
4th Annual Federal Pro Bono Institute: The Benefits and Practical Realities of Working with an Incarcerated Client in the Pro Bono Program
The 3rd Annual Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award to The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (Zoom webinar)
Presented in cooperation with the United States District Court.
Edward T. Kole, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
View from the New Jersey Federal Bench:
The program will begin with an overview of the Pro Bono Program and will cover the types of cases assigned, process for assignment, how to become a part of the program, what Judges expect from pro bono counsel, the experience newer counsel can gain in pro bono cases, and what a pro bono trial looks like from the bench.
Hon. Lois Goodman, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey The Nitty Gritty of Working with an Incarcerated Client:
This session will explore the practical realities of working with a pro bono client who is incarcerated. The discussion will include practical tips for lawyers who have never worked with incarcerated individuals as well as those who do so on a regular basis. Among other things, we will be discussing how to efficiently get in and out of prison, how to get incarcerated clients access to necessary case materials (whether electronic or in hard copy), how COVID has impacted prison operations and the methods by which counsel can interact with their clients, and various other specific problems that attorneys encounter when representing incarcerated individuals.
Philip B. Alagia, Essex County Chief of Staff Tess Borden, Esq., ACLU-NJ Karen Confoy, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP Deputy Commissioner Tracey Shimonis-Kaminski, New Jersey Department of Corrections
Moderator: Matthew E. Beck, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Introduction to the Federal ReEntry Program and How to Get Involved:
Hear how the ReEntry Program assists participants obtain employment despite their criminal records, attain stable housing, support their children and families, and contribute to their communities. Learn how you can become a part of this life changing program.
Jason Kanterman, Esq., Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Important CLE Information:
2.0 CLE credits have been requested towards New Jersey.
1.5 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, including filling in the code(s) provided during the program.