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NJDA 53rd Annual Convention


  • Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club 2907 Main Street Brewster, MA, 02631 United States (map)

Thank You to All of our Convention Sponsors!

  • ADM INFORMATION SERVICES, INC.

  • CONSULTING ENGINEERS & SCIENTISTS, INC.

  • EFI GLOBAL

  • EXAMWORKS

  • EXPONENT

  • FORENSIC CONSULTANTS OF NORTH AMERICA

  • LEGAL COPY SERVICES

  • NELSON FORENSICS

  • RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

  • ROBSON FORENSIC

  • SUPPORT CLAIM SERVICES


Registration

Use the options below to register for this year's Convention.

NOTE: Your reservation with the hotel must be made separately, before May 28, 2019.
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Fees

$350.00 per member ($450.00 non-members)
$125.00 per spouse/guest
$100 for 1 child’s registration for the Children’s Programs
$75 for 2nd child in the same family
$50 for each additional child in the same family

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NJDA Annual Awards

The New Jersey Defense Association is seeking nominations for submission to the Board of Directors for the following awards:

  • Young Lawyer of the Year 2019

  • Attorney of the Year 2019

The following criteria will be considered by the Board:

Young Lawyer:

  1. Age 40 or less, or with less than 10 years of experience.

Young Lawyer and Attorney of the Year Nominations:

  1. Must be a member in good standing of the NJDA.

  2. The nominee must have made a substantial contribution to the NJDA and the legal community by means of participation in NJDA sponsored events; Seminar presentation; publication of legal articles; performance of charitable works and/or pro bono representation.

Please submit all nominations to no later than April 30, 2019.

Please send nomination letters to P. O. Box 463, Linwood, NJ 08221 or email to njda@comcast.net.


Summary

Set on a 400-acre estate next to Cape Cod Bay, this upscale golf resort centered around an 1890s mansion is 1.3 miles from Nickerson State Park and 3.7 miles from Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. There are 3 restaurants, including a traditional pub and a fine-dining bistro with a patio. Other amenities include a golf course, spa, private beach and tennis courts, plus 5 pools (2 indoor). It has received numerous awards, and I encourage you to visit the hotel’s website, www.oceanedge.com, to check out the beautiful grounds, suite accommodations, and abundant amenities.

Our educational programs will be held on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, and offer 6 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics credit. I am excited to announce that this year’s Convention will include a keynote-presentation by J. Michael Weston, Esq., Past President of The Defense Research Institute who will discuss defense strategies for openings and closings. Mike Weston is a founding member of Lederer Weston Craig, PLC and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been a frequent speaker on substantive legal topics and the business of law, and has facilitated workshops and retreats on leadership and long range planning. The CLE programs will also include presentations related to important cases decided within the past year, our annual ethics programming, as well as expert presentations on junk science and fire and explosion investigation.

Read the full letter from the NJDA President


Itinerary

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

3:00pm – 5:30pm: Registration

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Reception


Friday, June 28, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am: Breakfast and Registration

8:00am – 11:00am: Business Meeting and CLE Program

Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses
Kevin J. DeCoursey, Esq. of Cooper Maren Nitsberg Voss & DeCoursey

Autonomous Vehicles
Nicole Crowley, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla, LLP

Junking the Junk Science behind The VEI Worklife Tables and Worklife Reductions
Chad L. Staller, J.D., M.B.A., M.A.C., C.V.A. of The Center For Forensic Economic Studies

2018 Ethics in New Jersey
Presented by Natalie S. Watson, Esq. of McCarter & English, LLC and Catherine DeAppolonio, Esq. of Renaud DeAppolonio

12:00pm: Golf Tournament

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Children’s Program
Includes Dinner

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Cocktail Reception
Casual Attire (No Jeans or Tank Tops)
Sponsored by Support Claim Services


Saturday, June 29, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am: Breakfast and Registration

8:00am – 11:30am: CLE Program

Hot Topics in Fire and Explosion Investigation
Timothy Myers, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, CFI
Exponent, Inc.

Keynote Presentation: Opening and Closing – A Fresh Look at Jury Arguments
Presented by J. Michael Weston, Esq. of Lederer Weston & Craig
A founding member of Lederer Weston Craig, PLC; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Past President of DRI. Member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, ABOTA and a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Employment Law – Environmental Law – Workers’ Compensation
Brian J. Chabarek, Esq. of Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, P.A
Joanne Vos, Esq. of Maraziti Falcon, LLP
Michele G. Haas, Esq. of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Dougas, LLP

2018 Civil Case Law Update
Presented by Joseph Aronds, Esq. of Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.; Anthony Cocca, Esq. of Cocca & Cutinello, LLP; Stephen J. Foley, Jr., Esq. of Campbell, Foley, Delano & Adams, LLC;
John V. Mallon, Esq. of Chasan, Lamparello, Mallon & Cappuzzo, P.C.,
Christopher O’Connell of Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C.and

6:00pm – 10:00pm: Children’s Program
Includes Dinner

6:30pm – 7:30pm: President’s Reception
Sponsored by ExamWorks, Inc
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7:30pm – 11:30pm: 53rd Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner
Casual Attire (No Jeans or Tank Tops)


Sponsor Categories

Want to sponsor NJDA’s 53rd Annual Convention? Reach out to us at njda@comcast.net

$150 - Golf Hole Sponsor and you may supply novelty items to be distributed at the golf tournament

$250 - Your business will be included on a list of sponsors in our convention program and you may supply novelty items to be distributed with our registration materials.

$350 - Reserve a quarter page ad in our convention program and you may supply novelty items to be distributed with our registration materials.

$500 - Reserve a half page ad in our convention program and you may supply novelty items to be distributed with our registration materials.

$1000 - Reserve a full page ad in our convention program and you may supply novelty items to be distributed with our registration materials.

$2,000 - Welcome Reception on Thursday evening (Registration fees for 1 attendee included)

$5,000 - Cocktail Reception on Friday evening (Registration fees for 2 attendees included)

$5,000 - President’s Reception on Saturday evening (Not Available – Sponsor Reserved) Registration fees for 2 attendees included.

$750 Convention Exhibitor - Attend all convention meetings and social functions with members. Includes 1 Registration fee.


Hotel Information

All reservations must be made individually through the Ocean Edge Resort Reservation Department.

Please identify the New Jersey Defense Association room block when making reservations.

Arbor One Bedroom Villa
$279.00 per night

Discounted Resort Fee
$20.00 per night

Resort Fee is not a tip or gratuity but includes wireless internet, parking, use of the Bayside Fitness Center, pools, towel service, local phone calls, in-room coffee makers and resort shuttle service in season.

Hotel Rooms are subject to applicable state and local taxes.

Cut-off date: May 28, 2019

After cut-off date, regular rates apply and rooms are subject to availability.

However, we expect this room block to fill quickly and encourage you to reserve early, by March 15, 2019. Please do not delay. This rate is substantially discounted and will not be available once our room block is filled. The regular rates will apply if rooms are available.

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
2907 Main Street
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Direct: 508-896-9000

Toll Free: 800-343-6074

Email: stay@oceanedge.com

Website: https://www.oceanedge.com/

 


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