MCBA Legalpalooza Program Book 2020

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Morris County Bar Association Presents

November 18, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES John Paul Velez - President Joseph Cadicina - President-Elect Angela Scafuri - First Vice President Steven J. Loewenthal - Second Vice President Bethany A. Abele - Treasurer Christopher Schellhorn - Secretary Stephanie Frangos Hagan - Immediate Past President Elizabeth Andes Sharon Bittner Kean Lawrence S. Cutalo Denis F. Driscoll Joseph Grather Luther Jones Dorothy Kenney Scott G. Leonard Jared Limbach Joseph Murphy Kathryn Rockwood John Uyamadu Michele Levin - Young Lawyer Co-Chair Rafael Llano - Young Lawyer Co-Chair Diana C. Manning - State Bar Trustee Cristina J. Jones - Acting Executive Director

AGENDA Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:30AM – 10:45AM 1.5 Credits

11:00AM – 12:15PM 1.5 Credits

12:15PM – 1:00PM 1:00PM – 2:15PM 1.5 Credits

2:30PM – 3:45PM 1.5 Credits

Virtual Trials in the Age of COVID-19 Moderator: Jared J. Limbach, Esq. Panel: Hon. Frank J. DeAngelis, J.S.C., Patrick Galligan, Esq.; Brian Kenney, Esq.; Joseph Scura, Esq. FAMILY LAW: Hot Tips in 2020 Moderators: Debra Weisberg, Esq.; Jane Simpson, Esq. Panel: Hon. James DeMarzo; Terry Bradley, Esq.; Karin Haber, Esq.; Stephanie Frangos Hagan, Esq.; Michelle Levin, Esq.; Mat Nunn, Esq.; Angela Scafuri, Esq. Lunch Break 12:15PM-1:00PM What is My Personal Injury Case Worth: A Review of Damages, Insight from the Bench, and an Interactive Program on Case Value Panel: Hon. Peter Bogaard, J.S.C.; William Krais, Esq.; Scott Leonard, Esq.; Joseph M. Gaul, Esq. 2020… It’s Not All Bad: A Discussion of Areas of Opportunity and Expansion in Morris County and Beyond

Hear from experts in the areas of cannabis law, healthcare law, redevelopment law and accounting for a crash course on these expanding areas and how they are impacting Morris County and New Jersey right now.

4:00PM – 5:30PM 1.5 Credits (Ethics)

Moderator: Kelly Sandler, Esq. Panel: Cristin Boyle, Esq.; Katharine A. Coffey, Esq.; Aurora Rosado Lazzaro, Sobel & Co.; Victoria Sheridan, Esq Professionalism Seminar - The Importance of Diversity in our Judicial System Keynote Speaker: Justice Jaynee LeVecchia Moderator: Robert W. McAndrew, Esq. Panel: Hon. Maritza Berdote-Byrne, John Paul Velez, Esq.

2020 Legalpalooza Committee Christopher Schellhorn - Committee CHairperson Sharon Bittner Kean Joseph Grather Stephanie Frangos Hagan Dorothy Kenney Michelle Levin Jared Limbach Joseph Murphy, Jr. Angela Scafuri John Uyamadu

The Legalpalooza Committee wishes to thank the panel coordinators, moderators and panelists for their time and hard work.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support of Legalpalooza: Managing Partner Sponsor Alina Lodge LEAP

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A CDLP is trained to recognize potential legal and tax implications with regards to mortgage financing in divorce situations. A CDLP is skilled in specific mortgage guidelines as they pertain to divorcing clients. A CDLP is able to identify potential concerns with support/maintenance structures that may conflict with mortgage financing opportunities. A CDLP can guide you on how to avoid potential capital gains concerns with regards to the disposition of marital real estate. A CDLP can help you implement a strategic divorce settlement agreement ensuring the best opportunities to secure mortgage financing post decree. A CDLP is able to recommend financing strategies helping divorcing clients identify mortgage financing opportunities for maintaining current marital home while helping to ensure the ability to achieve future financing for departing spouse. A CDLP is qualified to work with divorce professionals in a collaborative setting. A CDLP can provide opportunities in restructuring a real estate portfolio to increase available cash flow when needed. A CDLP maintains a commitment to remaining educated and up to date in the ever changing industry guidelines and tax rules as they pertain to divorce situations. A CDLP is committed to providing a higher level of service to you and your divorcing clients.

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The Morris/Sussex Vicinage Reduced Fee Referral Program Celebrating Two Years serving the litigants of the Morris/Sussex Vicinage!

The Morris/Sussex Vicinage Reduced Fee Referral Program recently celebrated two years of serving the litigants and Courts in the vicinage by matching unrepresented litigants who did not qualify for legal services with counsel. In those two years over 175 litigants were able to obtain counsel through the RFP. Our over 30 attorney members have helped make this success possible, and the program’s partnership with the Morris County Surrogate has expanded the program’s reach. We are proud of the fact that the Morris/Sussex Vicinage RFP has been used as the basis for similar programs in numerous other counties throughout the state. We recognize that now, more than ever, the citizens of Morris and Sussex Counties are in need of legal representation that they can afford. Thank you to all of our dedicated program participants who are assisting these families. As the dynamic of the situation changes, and our Courts, particularly our Municipal Courts, adapt to the changes, it is more important than ever to match as many litigants with counsel as possible. If you have room in your practice to take on these cases, please reach out to us. More importantly, if you work with, or support, any community or at-need groups in Morris or Sussex counties who could benefit from information about the RFP, please also let us know. Program Co-Chairs, John Paul Velez, Esq., MCBA President Jennifer McAndrew Vuotto, Esq.


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