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NJICLE CLE Event Notice:


Friday, September 23

Earn Up to 7.1 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics!

New Jersey Law Center – Central
9:00AM – 4:00PM

For more information, or to register now, click here or call NJICLE at (732) 214-8500.
Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Product Liability and Mass Tort Section

Co-Moderator/Program Coordinator:
Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
Editor-in-Chief, New Jersey Mass Torts and Class Action Treatise (NJICLE)
Charter Member, Trial Masters
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
Asbestos Advisory Committee to New Jersey Superior Court
Member of Steering Committee, Multi-District Asbestos Litigation
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC (Red Bank and Philadelphia)
Senator Kevin J. O’Toole (Former)
Council on Litigation Management (CLM), National Committee Member
2015 NJ State Chamber of Commerce Legislator Of The Year
O´Toole Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC (Verona, NYC, Philadelphia and San Francisco)
From the Bench:
Justice Russell M. Nigro
Former Justice of the Pennsylvania
Supreme Court (Philadelphia)
Justice Anne M. Patterson
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
Justice Martin Shulman
Justice of New York Supreme Court (New York City)
Hon. Linda R. Feinberg, AJSC (Ret.)
Former Chair, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law
Szaferman Lakind (Lawrenceville)
Hon. John E. Keefe Sr., PJAD (Ret.)
Keefe Bartels, LLC (Red Bank)
Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC
(New Brunswick)
From the Bar:
Lawrence R. Cohan, Esq.
Anapol Weiss (Philadelphia & Cherry Hill)
Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq.
Special Master, Superior Court of New Jersey (New Brunswick)
John C. Garde, Esq.
NJSBA 2015 William A. Dreier Award Recipient for Excellence in Product Liability Law
McCarter & English, LLP (Newark)
Marc S. Gaffrey, Esq.
Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP (New Brunswick)
Kevin E. Hoffman, Esq.
Kent/McBride, PC (Iselin)
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA (Woodbridge)
Jeffrey S. Kluger, Esq.
McGiveney & Kluger, PC (Florham Park)
Moshe A. Maimon, Esq.
Levy Konigsberg LLP (Lawrenceville)
Jennifer M. Perez, Esq.
Chief of the Judiciary’s Automated Trial Court Services Unit,
Superior Court of New Jersey (Trenton)
Karen Stanzione, Esq.
Reilly, Janiczek, McDevitt, Henrich & Cholden, PC (Merchantville)


About the Program:
NJICLE is pleased to announce the first New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference. Our inaugural program panel features mass tort judges from the New Jersey tristate area, who will be joined by leading practitioners in the area of asbestos litigation.

Gain insight and critical information never before presented in New Jersey – information you need to insure you are in the forefront in preparing and presenting asbestos cases.


Program Agenda:
9:00Program Welcome and Overview – Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.; Senator Kevin J. O’Toole, Esq.
9:10Historical PerspectiveHon. John E. Keefe Sr., PJAD (Ret.)
9:30Professionalism in Advocacy – It is About Who We Are –
Justice Anne M. Patterson; Hon. Linda R. Feinberg, AJSC (Ret)
10:00The Plaintiff’s Deposition Dos & Don’tsKaren Stanzione,Esq.; Lawrence R. Cohan, Esq.
10:40Summary Judgment – What We Look For – Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC; Justice Martin Shulman
11:20Settlement: How to Best Position Your Case –
Agatha Dzikiewicz, Esq.; Justice Russell M. Nigro; Justice Martin Shulman;
Hon. John E. Keefe Sr., PJAD (Ret.); Hon. Linda R. Feinberg, AJSC (Ret.)
11:50Judicial Roundtable Concerning Morning Topics
Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC; Justice Martin Shulman; Justice Anne M. Patterson,
Hon. John E. Keefe Sr., PJAD (Ret.); Justice Russell M. Nigro; Hon. Linda Feinberg, AJSC (Ret)
12:30Luncheon Presentation by AOC on Electronic Filing – Jennifer M. Perez, Esq.
1:15Dos & Don’ts Agatha Dzikiewicz, Esq.
1:45Ethics: Top 10 Ethical Issues Plus Dealing with Metadata under New RPC’s, Ex Parte Interviews & Social MediaJustice Anne M. Patterson; Senator Kevin J. O’Toole, Esq.
2:45The Role of Treating Doctors – What You Need to KnowJeffrey S. Kluger, Esq.
3:00Trial Checklists & Cases You Need to Know:
Plaintiff Panel Moshe A. Maimon, Esq.; Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.
Defense PanelJohn C. Garde, Esq.; Kevin E. Hoffman, Esq.; Marc S. Gaffrey, Esq.

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