Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM

Bridge the Gap: Essentials of the Rules of Professional Conduct

This program focuses on key issues of ethics, professionalism, and trust and business accounting that are essential for all new attorneys and, indeed, all attorneys admitted to practice law. Topics include:

• ethical issues and best practice issues in forming the attorney-client relationship;
• evaluating and addressing conflicts;
• handling communications with clients, opposing counsel, the courts and third parties;
• handling client funds;
• handling client files and confidential information;
• the disciplinary process and sanctions; and available resources for attorneys.

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 the New Jersey and Pennsylvania rules.

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.

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

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Monday, 12:00 PM

Celebrate Pro Bono Volunteers and Pro Bono Activities in the faculty lounge! Enjoy a hoagie and win prizes by answering pro bono trivia questions!

Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fundamentals of New Jersey Probate Practice

This nuts-and-bolts program is a must for any attorney new to handling probate administration. The speakers will take you through the process of estate administration from start to finish, including a discussion of the filings involved and the tax and non-tax considerations that should be kept in mind as you settle the estate. Topics include:
• The Role and Responsibilities of the Surrogate
• Presenting an application for probate or administration in the Surrogate’s Court
• Probate practice in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part
• Assisting fiduciaries with estate administration (marshaling assets, identifying and satisfying creditors and distributing interests to beneficiaries and heirs)
• Federal and state death tax filing requirements and considerations for payment of the taxes.
Faculty: Hon. Patricia Egan Jones is the Surrogate of Camden County. The Surrogate serves as the judge and clerk of the Surrogate’s Court, and as the clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part

Cheryl Nidorf Austin is the Deputy Surrogate of Camden County

Donald P. Craig, Esq., Of Counsel at Archer & Greiner, P.C., focuses on Estate Litigation , including disputes between fiduciaries and beneficiaries, guardianship matters and accountings

Brenda Lee Eutsler, Esq., a partner at Asbell & Eutsler, P.A., practices estate and trust administration, probate and fiduciary litigation, estate planning, guardianships and elder law.

Region: Central New Jersey
Southern New Jersey
Philadelphia Metro Area
Location: Rutgers School of Law
217 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Credits: CLE: NJ: 3.3 | NY: 3.0 | PA: 2.5
Course Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Subject Areas: Estate Administration
Probate of Wills
Cost: $75.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

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Wednesday, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join fellow alumni for a complimentary reception at Covington & Burling, Located at One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001-4956. Registration is required for this free event. Please do so by April 23 here.

Thursday, 3:30 PM

Learn more about the innovative research conducted at Rutgers University-Camden during this special presentation of current work by five junior faculty members, sponosored  by the Office of the Chancellor. 

During this event, which takes place in the Penn 401 classroom, accessible from the side of the Paul Robeson Library, faculty participants each will deliver a short research presentation followed by comment from one of their senior colleagues.This year’s presenters are:

Assistant Professor Kate Cairns (childhood studies)

Assistant Professor Akon Ekpo (marketing)

Assistant Professor Katie Eyer (law)

Assistant Professor David Salas-de la Cruz (chemistry)

Assistant Professor Wanda Williams (nursing)

For more information about this event, visit here.

Thursday, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join fellow Rutgers Law alumni for a complimentary reception at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, located at One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Registration is required for this free event. Please do so by May 7 here.

Anyone who signs up to attend the State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting (including law clerks) must register separately at the above link to attend the joint Rutgers Law School reception. Beverage tickets will only be issued to pre-registered guests.

Thursday, 3:00 PM

Graduation will take place at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

No tickets are necessary for family and friends.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Commencement speaker:

Donald C. Clark, Jr., Esq., Class of 1979

Information for graduating seniors 2015