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Women and the Law

  • APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ 08830 USA (map)

Event Details

8th Annual Women and the Law Seminar

presented by The New Jersey Defense Association

Women and Men: We’re All In This Together: Diversity and Inclusion Strategies For Everyone

4.5 CLE Credits, Including 2 Ethics & Professionalism Credits
NJ – NY – PA

Continental Breakfast Included

Presenters will include panels of Superior Court Judges, In-House Counsel at major US companies, Plaintiff and Defense attorneys at various stages in their careers.

Topics will include:

  • Judicial Perspectives:  A View from the Trenches
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Civil Trial Bar - Mentoring, Sponsorship & Leadership
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Employment Law:  Lessons Learned from Workplaces Making Headlines
  • What Lawyers and Law Firms Can (and Should) Learn from Their Corporate Clients

Moderated by Marie A. Carey, Esq.


  • Hon. Richard Badolato, Commissioner, NJ Dept. Banking & Insurance
  • Hon. Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C. – Somerset County
  • Hon. Kenneth J. Grispin, J.S.C. – Union County
  • Hon. Katie A. Gummer, J.S.C. – Monmouth County
  • Hon. Martha Lynes, J.S.C. – Hudson County
  • Hon. Stephanie Ann Mitterhoff, J.S.C. – Essex County
  • Mary-Alice Barrett, Esq., Associate Director, Assistant General Counsel - Genentech
  • Deneen Donnley, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary- USAA
  • Maureen Mahoney, Esq., Associate General Counsel – Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Kelly Bird, Esq. - Gibbons, P.C.
  • Melissa Steedle Bogad, Esq. - Winston & Strawn
  • Diane Cardoso, Esq. – Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
  • Katelyn E. Cutinello, Esq. – Bubb Grogan & Cocca
  • Vivian Demas, Esq. –Vivian Demas Attorney at Law
  • Marita S. Erbeck, Esq. – Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • Michelle M. O’Brien, Esq. – Purcell Mulcahy & Flanagan
  • Kathleen Reilly, Esq. – Brady Brady & Reilly
  • Annabelle Steinhacker, Esq.- Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
  • Natalie S. Watson, Esq. – McCarter & English

“Dress for Success” donations will be accepted at this seminar.  Please contact Executive Director, Maryanne Steedle, at (609) 927-1180 or for details and instructions.

Seminar Registration

$100 Pre-Registration
$125 Door Registration
$25 Law Clerks, Paralegals, Law Students

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