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New Jersey State Bar Association Asbestos Conference


New Jersey State Bar Association Asbestos Conference

Law Center, New Brunswick

Friday, September 23, 2016



Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section

New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference


Program Agenda

9:00 Program Welcome and Overview

Chairs Christopher M. Placitella, Esq. and Senator Kevin J. O’Toole, Esq.


9:10 Historical Perspective- Hon. John E. Keefe, Sr., PJAD (Ret.)


9:30 Professionalism in Advocacy– It is About Who We Are –

Justice Anne M. Patterson & Hon. Linda Feinberg, AJSC (Ret.)


10:00 The Plaintiff’s Deposition Dos & Don’ts –

Karen Stanzione, Esq. and Lawrence R. Cohan, Esq.


10:30 BREAK


10:40 Summary Judgment -What We Look For

Justice Martin Shulman (Supreme Court- NY) and Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC


11:20 Settlement- How to Best Position Your Case-

Justice Martin Shulman (Supreme Court- NY), Justice Russell M. Nigro (Former Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court), Hon. John E. Keefe, Sr., PJAD (Ret.), Hon. Linda Feinberg, AJSC (Ret.) and Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq., Special Master


11:50 Judicial Roundtable – Justice Anne M. Patterson, Justice Russell M. Nigro (Former

Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court), Justice Martin Shulman (Supreme

Court- NY), Hon. John E. Keefe, Sr., PJAD, (Ret.),

Hon. Linda Feinberg, AJSC (Ret.), and Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC


12:15 Get Lunch & Bring Back


12:30 Lunch Presentation by AOC on Electronic Filing

Jennifer M. Perez, Esq., Director of Trial Court Services


1:15 Dos & Don’ts-Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq., Special Master


1:45 Ethics- Top 10 Ethics Issues plus Dealing with metadata under the new RPC’s

Justice Anne M. Patterson and Senator Kevin J. O’Toole, Esq.


2:45 The Role of Treating Doctors- What You Need to Know – Jeffrey S. Kluger, Esq.


3:00 Trial Checklist & Cases You Need to Know:

Plaintiff Panel -Moshe A. Maimon, Esq. and Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.

Defense Panel- John C. Garde, Esq., Kevin E. Hoffman, Esq. and Marc S. Gaffrey, Esq.


4:00 Adjourn

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