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Women and the Law

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

Event Details

9th Annual Women and the Law Seminar

presented by The New Jersey Defense Association

Moving Forward Together

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

Continental Breakfast Included

Topics will include:

  • Judicial Perspectives

  • Effects of Recent Events on Corporate Approaches to Diversity & Inclusion

  • Across the Aisle: We’re Still in this Together

  • Discovery, Trial & ADR

  • Tips from Young Lawyers: What they Need to Succeed

Moderated by Marie A. Carey, Esq., Melissa Steedle Bogad, Esq., Katelyn E. Cutinello, Esq., Natalie H. Mantell, Esq., Michelle M. O’Brien, Esq. and Natalie S. Watson, Esq.


  • Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, Supreme Court of NJ

  • Hon. Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C., Union County

  • Hon. Katie A. Gummer, J.S.C., Monmouth County

  • Hon. David H. Ironson, J.S.C., Morris County

  • Hon. Lisa Perez Friscia, J.S.C., Bergen County

  • Jessica Hodkinson, Esq., General Counsel, Panasonic Corp. of North America

  • Aisling Jumper, Vice President, YorkPro, Inc.

  • Barbara A. Stevens, V.P. & Corporate Counsel, Prudential Financial

  • Jonathan Wright, General Counsel, QPharma

  • Nicole Cassata, Esq.,Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC

  • Norberto A. Garcia, Esq., Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

  • Nicholas J. Leonardis, Esq., Stathis & Leonardis, LLC

  • Diana C. Manning, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross, PC

  • Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq., Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC

  • Juliann M. Alicino, Esq., Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP

  • Olajide A. Araromi, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

  • Naju R. Lathia, Esq., Day Pitney, LLP

  • Alexandra Papalia, Esq., Law Office of Robert Raskas

  • Ryan Richman, Esq., McCarter & English, LLP

  • Nicole Seawright, Esq., Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion,

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


“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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