Wilentz Attorneys to Present at the New Jersey State Bar Association 2023 Annual Meeting and Convention

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:30 AM to Friday, May 19, 2023 5:00 PM

Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Wilentz attorneys will present on a number of topics, including criminal, bankruptcy law, employment law, ethics, land use, and mental health, at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Convention.

Wednesday, May 17th:

9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Jason Krisza will present on a panel entitled “What I Wish I Knew,” co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division, the panel will answer questions on subjects ranging from managing mental health to other challenges they have faced along the way to help ease the path forward for law students, recent graduates, and attorneys in practice less than several years.

1:45 – 3:25p.m.

John Keefe Jr., NJSBA Past President, will present on a panel entitled “Personal Well-Being in a Profession That Serves Others,” co-sponsored by the Lawyer Well-Being Special Committee. The panel will discuss the NJSBA’s Putting Lawyers First Task Force survey issued last year to attorneys state-wide and some of the resources and initiatives that were developed as a result of the findings.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

John Keefe Jr., NJSBA Past President, will moderate “PFAS Litigation in New Jersey – What the New Regulations Surrounding “Forever Chemicals” Mean to Water Suppliers and Consumers,” co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Section.

Thursday, May 18th:

10 – 11:45 a.m.

Willard Shih will moderate “Recent Developments in Legal Ethics – An Essential Update,” co-sponsored by the Professional Responsibility Standing Committee. The panel will address the latest ethical topics and lessons that are important for all practitioners. Topics include protecting attorney-client confidentiality, recent developments in the unauthorized practice of law, alternative legal services and non-attorney ownership of law firms, billing and collecting fees and representing former clients.

Stephanie D. Gironda will present on a panel entitled “Sign on the Dotted Line – What Should …and Shouldn’t…Be in Employment, Severance and Settlement Agreements,” co-sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section. The panel will address recent civil cases, NLRB decisions, legislation, and proposed federal regulations that prohibit non-compete, confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in employment, several, and settlement agreements.

1 - 2:15 p.m.

Donna M. Jennings will present on a panel entitled “Hot Topics in Land Use,” co-sponsored by the Land Use Section.

Darren Gelber will present on a panel entitled “The Art of Plea Negotiations,” co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Section.

1 – 2:45 p.m.

David Stein will present on a panel entitled “How to Achieve Sales of Businesses and Properties Free and Clear of Liens Through Bankruptcy or Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors,” co-sponsored by the Bankruptcy Law Section. The panel will discuss the benefit of the use of 363 Sales in Bankruptcy or sales through assignments for the benefit of creditors to aid clients in the acquisition or sales of businesses and/or properties free and clear of liens.

For more information and to register, please visit the event page.

During the NJSBA 2023 Annual Meeting and Convention, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from jurists, attorneys in the field, and subject-matter experts. Attendees will be able to choose from 90 seminars and earn up to 16 CLE credits, including ethics, diversity, equity, and inclusion credits and certified civil trial credits.