Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon: November 19, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon: Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Going Through The Motions: A Guide to Motion Practice in Federal Court

The Nuts and Bolts of Motion Practice – Moderator: Peter J. Torcicollo, Esq., Gibbons P.C.

Michael Baldassare, Esq., Baldassare & Mara, LLC
Paul Halasz, Esq., Day Pitney LLP
Felice Yudkin, Esq., Cole Schotz P.C.

May It Please The Court: Making Sure Your Motions Do! – Moderator: Hon. Edward S. Kiel, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. John Michael Vazquez, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. John K. Sherwood, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey


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, 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.

Since 2013, the AFBNJ and U.S. District Court have collaborated to produce the District of New Jersey’s Brown Bag Seminar Luncheons (“Brown Bag Lunches”) in order to support the New Jersey federal courts and provide valuable continuing legal education and training to the practitioners who litigate in them.

These lively events for litigation veterans and newer attorneys alike are designed to provide substantive knowledge, guidance and dialogue relating to civil and criminal court action in our three vicinages.

Modeled on the “lunch and learn” format, these panel presentations are held in the Newark, Trenton and Camden courthouses at no charge for a limited number of attendees. Additionally, Continuing Legal Education credit is available to attorneys licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Brown Bag Lunch panels have included New Jersey U.S. District and U.S. Magistrate Judges, along with experienced AFBNJ-member attorneys. The lunch programs encourage discussion while they tackle subjects of interest to the New Jersey federal bar as a whole.

The District’s first Brown Bag Lunch was held in Trenton in March 2012. Since then, the AFBNJ and the U.S. District Court has co-sponsored approximately three Brown Bag Lunch programs per year, one in each of the three courthouses.

Click here to view the list of past Brown Bag luncheon presentations.

Below are links to past Brown Bag luncheon presentations: