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AFBNJ Past Events

May 12, 2022: Hatch-Waxman Litigation in the District of New Jersey

Hatch-Waxman Litigation in the District of New Jersey: A Primer for the Jurist and the Practitioner

Thursday, May 12, 2022
9:00 – 11:30 am
Virtual Webinar 

Panelists:
Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Leda D. Wettre, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Eric I. Abraham, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP
William C. Baton, Esq., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Neema Kumar, Esq., Sandoz Inc. VP, IP North America
Theodora McCormick, Esq., Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Huong Nguyen, Esq., VP, General Counsel, Fosun Pharma USA Inc.

Moderator: Rebekah Conroy, Esq., Stone Conroy LLC

This program is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of Hatch-Waxman patent litigation in the District of New Jersey.  Two incredible panels will discuss:

  • The Hatch-Waxman Act
  • The unique timing and structure of a Hatch-Waxman litigation
  • The District of New Jersey’s Local Patent Rules
  • The typical claims and defenses in Hatch-Waxman litigation
  • Case management, settlement and trial

This CLE event is free for AFBNJ members, members of the judiciary, law clerks and law students and $40 for non-members. 

This program is approved for 2.7 hours of NJ substantive CLE credit and 2.0 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits.

April 13, 2022: Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon -Social Media Evidence- From Discovery Through Trial

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

Social Media Evidence- From Discovery Through Trial 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Virtual Webinar 

Moderator: Daniella Gordon, Esq., Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Panelists:
Judge Karen M. Williams, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Scott J. Etish, Esq., Gibbons P.C.
Scheherazade A. Wasty, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Topics will include:

  • Record preservation
  • Drafting effective social media discovery requests
  • Subpoenas and motions to quash
  • Laying the ground-work for potential spoliation sanctions and motions
  • Use of social media evidence at trial

This CLE event is free of charge and will be held virtually.

This program has been 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.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits.

 

Breakfast with Judges of the Third Circuit

Breakfast with Judges of the Third Circuit 

Friday, April 29, 2022
8:30 am – 10:00 am
The Law Center
New Brunswick, NJ

Please email [email protected] or call (973) 327-7505 if you are interested in attending this event.

Join the AFBNJ for an insider’s discussion about the Third Circuit, including the process of your appeal from filing to decision, how to prepare a persuasive brief, and how to present an effective oral argument.

Hon. Michael A. Chagares, Chief Judge
Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway
Hon. Paul B. Matey
Hon. Patty Shwartz

Moderated by:
Charles M. Lizza, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Jemi Goulian-Lucey, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP

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

Important CLE Information:
1.0 CLE credits have been requested towards New Jersey.
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.

December 14, 2021: Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon – How to Try a Case in Federal Court

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

How to Try a Case in Federal Court 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Virtual Webinar 

Panel 1: Tips for Expert Communication With a Jury

Moderator: Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP

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 has been 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.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits.

US Attorney and Federal Public Defender’s Committee Virtual CLE Program: December 7, 2021

US Attorney and Federal Public Defender’s Committee Virtual CLE Program: Approaches to Federal Prosecution and Defenses of White Collar and Violent Crime Cases

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
8:30 am – 9:30 am
virtual ZOOM webinar

Join the AFBNJ’s US Attorney and Federal Public Defender’s Committee as we discuss everything from investigation to resolution, and policy considerations on both sides.

Federal Public Defender Richard Coughlin
Acting United States Attorney Rachael Honig

and

Nicholas Grippo, Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Patrick McMahon, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office
Catherine Murphy, Chief, Economic Crimes, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Jamel Semper, Chief, Organized Crime and Gangs, U.S Attorney’s Office
Emily Sherman, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office
John Yauch, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Third-Level Supervisor, Federal Public Defender’s Office

Moderated by:
Linda Foster, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office
Joyce Malliet, Senior Trial Counsel, U.S. Attorney’s Office

Free for AFBNJ members, law students and law clerks to attend.
$10 for all non-members.

Important CLE Information:
1.0 CLE credits have been requested towards New Jersey.
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, including filling in the code(s) provided during the program.

Annual Young Lawyers, Federal Judges and 2021-2022 Law Clerks Welcome Reception: December 13, 2021

Annual Federal Judges and 2021- 2022 Law Clerks Welcome Reception

Monday, December 13, 2021
5:30 – 7:00 pm
virtual ZOOM reception

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.