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Women and the Law

  • APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ 08830 USA (map)
Women and the Law - 10th Anniversary

Event Details

10th Annual Women and the Law Seminar

presented by The New Jersey Defense Association

4.5 CLE Credits, Including 2.0 Ethics & Professionalism Credits
NJ – NY – PA

Continental Breakfast Included

Topics will include:

  • Inclusivity in the Workplace – Bridging the Gap between Law Schools and Law Firms

  • Professional Development

  • Staying Power: Strategies for Retention and Advancement of Women and Diverse Members of the Profession

  • Federal and State Judicial Perspectives

  • Practical Tips for Managing Stress in the Workplace

  • Picking a Jury in a Civil Case: Strategies from the Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

Moderated by Marie A. Carey, Esq.


  • Hon. Brian R. Martinotti, U.S. D.J., U.S. District Court, District of NJ

  • Hon. Mitzy Galis-Menendez, P.J. (Criminal) – Hudson County

  • Hon. Verna G. Leath, J.S.C. - Essex County

  • Hon. Martha Lynes, J.S.C. – Hudson County

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

  • Hon. Francine A. Schott (Ret.)

  • Nicole Seawright, Esq., Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Cardozo School of Law

  • Kimberly Mutcherson, Co-Dean & Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

  • Sheila Murphy, President & CEO Focus Forward

  • Diane Averell, Esq., Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

  • Kerrie Heslin, Esq., Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.

  • Janine Standish, LPC, ACS, American Heart Association

  • Nancy Stek, Associate Director, NJ Lawyers Assistance Program

  • Patricia Adams, Esq., Campbell Foley Delano & Adams, LLC

  • Carol L. Forte, Esq., Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.

  • David M. Fried, Esq., Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.

  • Maryann O’Donnell McCoy, Esq., O’Donnell McCoy Heleniak, LLC


“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

$125 Pre-Registration
$150 Door Registration
$25 Law Clerks, Paralegals, Law Students

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