22
Apr
Friday,
9:00 AM to 1:15 PM
This program focuses on key issues of ethics, professionalism, and law practice management that are essential for new attorneys and, indeed, all attorneys admitted to practice law. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion of ethical hypotheticals to illustrate the relevant and practical application of the rules in the daily practice of law. Topics include:

• law practice management best practices
o management of staff
o utilizing technology
o time management
o effective timekeeping
o file management
o establishing an effective conflict management system
o retainer agreements, declination letters
o billing best practices

• ethical issues and best practices
o forming the attorney-client relationship
o evaluating, limiting and addressing conflicts
o communications with clients, opposing counsel, third parties, and the courts
o responsibilities in handling client funds and confidential information
o avoiding malpractice
o handling ethical lapses

Though the program follows the curriculum and utilizes an instructional video set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the PA Bridge the Gap requirement, it also covers New Jersey practice and divergences between New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rules.

CLE credit hours:
4.8 NJ (includes 3.0 ethics) | 4.5 NY (includes 4.5 ethics, not 3.0) | 4.0 PA (includes 4.0 ethics, not 2.5)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 3.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. This program also qualifies for 1.8 hours of credit for NJ law office management for NJ newly admitted lawyers.

Faculty: Andrew L. Rossner
Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education
Practice Professor of Law
Director, Rutgers Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Law School
Location: Rutgers Law School
217 N. Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Credits: CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 2.5 ethics)
Program Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Bridge the Gap Course
Subject Areas: Ethics
Law Practice Management
Skills Training
Cost: $125.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

To register for a program, you must login to the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education

 

26
Apr
Tuesday,
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This program will cover the key requirements of the New Jersey Court Rules and the Rules of Professional Conduct with respect to handling client funds, maintaining attorney trust, business and fiduciary accounts and the required recordkeeping. This will be done by providing a first-hand view of the audit process, red flags and how to avoid issues during an audit.

Topics include:
• The recordkeeping requirements as per NJ Court Rule 1:21-6 and RPC 1.15
• Random audit procedures and findings
• Common recordkeeping problems
• Disciplinary audit procedures and findings
• Trust Overdraft Program
• Overview of disciplinary process

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. This program also qualifies for NJ newly admitted CLE credit.

Faculty: Robert Prihoda, Esq., Chief of the Random Audit Program, Office of Attorney Ethics

William Ruskowski, Chief of Investigations, Office of Attorney Ethics

Region: Central New Jersey
Southern New Jersey
Philadelphia Metro Area
Location: Rutgers Law School
217 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Credits: CLE: NJ: 2.4 (incl. 1.2 ethics) | NY: 2.0 (incl. 1.0 ethics) | PA: 2.0 (incl. 1.0 ethics)
Program Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Subject Areas: Fiscal Responsibility
Ethics
Cost: $50.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

To register for a program, you must login to the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education

 

7
May
Saturday,
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Most attorneys at some point in their legal career appear in municipal court. This program will provide the fundamentals of municipal court practice in New Jersey from the perspective of municipal court judges, prosecutors, public defenders and private practitioners. It is through the municipal courts that most citizens in the State come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Attendees will gain the understanding of how to conduct themselves in municipal court and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. This program can be used toward the New Jersey newly admitted attorney requirement.

Topics include:
- Overview of Municipal Court Operations
- Municipal Rules of Court
- Discovery and Motions
- Negotiated Plea Agreements
- Trials
- Sentencing Issues

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.6 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 4.6 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in municipal court law. This program also qualifies for NJ newly admitted credit.

Faculty: Faculty:
Timothy Farrow, Esq., Dash & Farrow, LLC, Former Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor

Paul Lang, MBA, Esq., Gallant & Parlow, PC

Robert Perry, Esq., Law Offices of Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates, LLC

Daniel Rosenberg, Esq., Law Offices of Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates, LLC, Former Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor

Moderators:
Hon. Richard Andronici, Municipal Court Judge (Burlington)
Hon. Michael Diamond, Municipal Court Judge
Daniel Gee, Esq., Municipal Prosecutor (Burlington)
Steven Peterson, Esq., Municipal Prosecutor (Camden)

Region: Central New Jersey
Southern New Jersey
Philadelphia Metro Area
Location: Rutgers Law School
217 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Credits: CLE: NJ: 4.6 | NY: 4.5 | PA: 3.5
Program Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Subject Areas: Drugs
DUI
Juvenile
Sentencing
Traffic
Cost: $125.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

To register for a program, you must login to the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education.

 

20
May
Friday,
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance will hold a conference on Compliance at Rutgers Law School in Camden. The Conference will have three panels of distinguished speakers: a session on litigating the adequacy of a compliance program, a session of structural issues in the compliance department, and a session on organizational culture and developing a culture of compliance. Buddy Donohue, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will deliver a keynote address at lunch. It will be held in the faculty lounge, located on the fourth floor of the law school. Interested attendees must RSVP To Debi Leak at dl524@camden.rutgers.edu.