In September 2013, the Morris County Bar Association presented a seminar titled “Building the Trial Record and Arguing it on Appeal.” The panelists were Justice Patterson, Judges Sabatino, Stern, and Axelrad, and me. The MCBA got such a favorable response to that presentation that they have invited back the same group of panelists for another program, titled “New Jersey Appellate Practice: Tips From the Bench and Bar.” That will take place on September 10, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 P.M. at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown. A flyer for the seminar gives you all the details about registration. If it were not enough of an enticement that you will hear from a sitting Supreme Court Justice, a sitting Appellate Division judge, and two retired Appellate Division judges, one of whom served temporarily on the Supreme Court, a cocktail hour and buffet dinner are also included.
Last year’s event was very well-attended even though it was up against another popular legal seminar on that same night. This year, there is no such conflict. There may be some surprises in store that differ from the normal “talking head” format. So make your reservations early.