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      Please send calendar items to assistant editor Jonathan Erway at jerway@alm.com, Attention: CALENDAR.       For more information on New Jersey State Bar Association events, please contact Kate Coscarelli, Senior Managing Director of Communications and Media Relations, at kcoscarelli@njsba.com or call 732-249-5000.

 January 9

NJSBA — Family Law Executive Committee meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. FLEC business dinner meeting. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $45. NJSBA — YLD Executive Committee meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. This meeting will take place at the NJ Law Center only. Members who cannot attend in-person may join via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the chair/host initiates the call. (Dial in number: 732-964-1031; Conference room # 671001; User Pin-0189.)

January 10

ESSEX COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION — Wine Tasting and CLE program, "Wine Collection Valuations in Litigation," Wed., 5:30-9 p.m., at Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Join us and begin the new year with great colleagues and friends. This special event includes a CLE program, wine tasting and reception. Presenters:  Neil Kaplan, Esq. and Charles Curtis, Wine Master, both of Cork Counsel. (Cocktail reception to follow.) (Registration opens Dec. 14. Space is limited.) Cost: $55 for ECBA members and $70 for nonmembers. Sponsored by: Bederson LLP (accountants and advisers since 1937); and Lakeland Bank. For more information, contact Wendy S. Deer at www.essexbar.com. MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Elder Law Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: TBA. A light breakfast will be served. There is no cost to attend. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102. NJSBA — Leadership Academy (NJSBA Members only), Wed., 9-4 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Business meeting. Preregistration is required. NJSBA — Criminal Law Section CLE meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $35. NJSBA — Diversity Committee New Year Kick-off Celebration, Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. The NJSBA Diversity Committee cordially invites you to a New Year Kick-off Celebration! The evening will include great food and open bar. Preregistration is required for this free event. This is a great opportunity to mingle and network with colleagues and friends or the Bar. Sponsored by Modern Planning Group, LLC. Co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section, Minorities in the Profession Section and Women in the Profession Section, as well as the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Garden State Bar Association, the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey.

January 12

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Board of Trustees meeting, Fri., 12:15 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. All members are invited to attend. To make a reservation, you must call 732-828-3433, ext. 102 in advance.

January 16

NJSBA — Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 2-4 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business meeting for members of the Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee. NJSBA — Animal Law Committee meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $4.50.

January 17

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — 2018 Installation Dinner, Wed., 5:30 p.m., at the Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd., Hamilton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com. NJSBA — Law Office Management Business meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Members may participate in this meeting in person or via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the admin./chair joins the conference. (Call In: 732-964-1031; Conference. Room # 671003; User Pin: 2017.) NJSBA — Women in the Profession Post-Holiday Party, Wed., 6-9 p.m., at Boulevard Five 72, 572 Boulevard, Kenilworth. Kick-off 2018 with the Women in the Profession Section and join us for a Post-Holiday Party. Sponsored by Genova Burns. Cost: $40.

January 18

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting and CLE seminar, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Douglas H. Hurd’s Courtroom, at the Civil Court Bldg., 2nd Floor Jury Room, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

January 22

NJSBA — Municipal Court Section Business meeting (Section Members only), Mon., 5-6:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. This meeting will take place at the NJ Law Center only. Members who cannot attend in-person may join via conference call. All callers will remain on hold until the chair/host initiates the call. (Dial in number: 732-964-1031; Conference Room# 671001; User Pin# 0189.) NJSBA – Elder and Disability Law Section General Business meeting (Section Members only), Mon., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business meeting for members of the Elder and Disability Law Section. This meeting is in-person only and is FREE for section members to attend.

January 23

NJSBA — Land Use Section Board of Directors meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 9-11 a.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General Business Meeting for Land Use Section Board of Directors Section members have the option to register for one or more of the upcoming meeting dates below. Breakfast is optional. Cost: $9 with continental breakfast (including coffee, tea, water; free with no breakfast). Upcoming Land Use Meeting Dates: Tues., Jan. 23, 2018; Tues., Feb. 20, 2018; Tues., March 20, 2018; and Tues., April 17, 2018. NJSBA — Insurance Section Business meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8 p.m., at K&L Gates LLP, 1 Newark Center, 10th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102. Cost: $37. NJSBA — Lawyers in Transition: New Year, New Career! (NJSBA Members only), Tues., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick. Lawyers in Transition Special Committee presents: NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER! Thinking of making a change in 2018? Hear four successfully transitioned lawyers, all NJSBA members, who will tell you how they did it, and inspire you with their real-life stories. Speakers: Felicia T. Farber, Esq., Law Office of Felicia T. Farber, practicing solo attorney and published author; Felicia L. Garland, Esq., Krietzberg Wealth Management, transitioned twice from the practice of law, currently a financial advisor at Krietzberg Wealth Management in Edison; Carol L. Schlein, Esq., Law Office Systems, Inc., former small firm practitioner, now owner of Law Office Systems, Inc., a legal technology consultation firm in Montclair; and Patrick R. Caulfield, Esq., Levinson Axelrod, P.A., retired Petitioner’s Workers’ Compensation Attorney and Partner with Levinson Axelrod, P.A., remaining Of Counsel to the firm. Join your colleagues for networking and business card exchange immediately following the presentation. Sponsored by: Felicia L. Garland, Esq., Krietzberg Wealth Management. Co-Sponsored by the NJSBA’s Senior Lawyers Committee, Women in the Profession Section and the Young Lawyers Division. Cost: $10. NJSBA — Minorities in the Profession Section Business meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6:30-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business dinner meeting for Minorities in the Profession (Includes pizza dinner). Pre-registration is required. Cost: $10.

January 24

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Law Seminar, Wed., 4:30 p.m., at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. Topic: Review of 2017 Family Law Opinions. Moderator: David M. Wildstein, Esq. Speakers: Hon. Deborah J. Venezia, P.J., Family Part; Hon. Kimarie Rahill, P.J.F.P.; Hon. Lisa Chrystal, P.J.F.P.; Hon. Marie Lihotz, J.A.D. (retired); Jenna Shapiro, Esq.; Joseph J. Russell Jr., Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer; and Joseph Freda III, Esq. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102. MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — General Membership Dinner meeting, Wed., 6:15 p.m., at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. Joint meeting with the Union and Somerset County Bar Associations. The 2017 Edward Schoifet Family Law Award will be presented to Deborah A. Rose, Esq., and the Martin Goldin Family Law Award will be presented to Cassie Murphy, Esq., Paone, Zaleski & Murray. Cost: Bar Members: $35 for seminar only; $65 for dinner only; $80 for seminar and dinner. Nonmembers: $65 for seminar only; $75 for dinner only; $95 for seminar and dinner. Superior Court Law Clerks: Free for seminar only; $30 for dinner only; $30 for seminar and dinner. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102. NJSBA — Environmental Law CLE meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 8:30-11 a.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Topic: The State of Recycling in New Jersey. Speakers: Tirza S. Wahman, Law Office of Tirza Wahman, LLC; Guy Watson, president, Association of New Jersey Recycles; Cary Sondermeyer, VP, Operations, Bayshore Recycling; and Franklin W. Boenning, Esq., Law Office of Franklin W Boenning, Esq. NJSBA — Banking Law Section Board of Directors meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 6:30-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $27. This meeting will take place at the NJ Law Center only. Members who cannot attend in-person may join via conference call. (Call-in: 732-964-1031; Conference Room: 671003; User Pin# 2017; Admin. Pin #2016.)

January 29

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Municipal Court Practice Seminar, Mon., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Annual DWI Review. Speakers: Hon. Dennis Fackelman, J.M.C.; and Peter H. Lederman, Esq. Cost: $30 for Young Lawyers, $40 for MCBA members; and $75 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

January 30

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Tax Committee meeting, Tues., 8 a.m., at Greenberg & Schulman, 90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 200, Woodbridge. Topic: Update on 2018 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning—Part 1. Speaker: Richard Greenberg, Esq. Cost: $5 for Young Lawyers and $10 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

January 31

NJSBA — Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section Business meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 3-4 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. This meeting will precede the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section’s Annual Dinner. Pre-registration is required. Members who cannot attend in-person may participate via conference call. Dial-in information will be sent via postal mail and email to all section members. NJSBA — Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section Annual Dinner, Wed., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Join us at the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section’s Annual Dinner. The evening will include presentations of the Arthur S. Horn and Dorothy G. Black Distinguished Service awards. Preregistration is required. This meeting is open to NJSBA members and nonmembers. Cost: $35.

February 1

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Real Estate Law Seminar, Thurs., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Recent Developments in Real Estate Law. Speaker: Thomas J. Denitzio Jr., Esq. Cost: $30 for Young Lawyers; $40 for MCBA members; and $75 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

February 5

NJSBA — Health Law Section CLE meeting (NJSBA Members only), Mon., 6-7 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Schedule: 6 p.m.: registration and dinner; 6:15 p.m.: Section Business meeting; 6:30 p.m.: CLE Program. Topic: Prescription Drug and Medical Devise Off-Label Communications: Who Said What Now? Speakers: Robert J. McGuirl, Esq., Law Offices of Robert J. McGuirl, LLC; Linda Pissott Reig, Esq., Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC; and Jennifer A. Romanski, Esq., Principal, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC.

February 6

NJSBA — Public Utility Law Section CLE meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., at Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C., 222 Mount Airy Road, Suite 200, Basking Ridge. Cost: $15.

February 7

NJSBA — Diversity Committee meeting (Section Members only ), Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., at Investors Bank, 101 JFK Parkway, Short Hills. Join us for a Diversity Committee business meeting followed by a Networking Reception at Investors Bank (Short Hills). NJSBA — Networking Reception and Business Card Exchange (NJSBA Members only), Wed., 6-8 p.m., at Investors Bank, 101 JFK Parkway, Short Hills. Meet colleagues, exchange ideas, and maybe even get a referral. Success is all about making connections. Being an NJSBA member means you are connected to the largest legal network in New Jersey and we are bringing that network to you! Membership matters. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Bar Association.

February 8

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Young Lawyers Civil Practice Breakfast meeting, Thurs., 8 a.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Cross-Examination of Medical Experts. Speakers: Michael Paragano, Esq., and Matthew Bonanno, Esq. Cost: $5 for Law Clerks; $15 for Young Lawyers; $20 for MCBA members; and $40 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102. MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Open House, Thurs., 4 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Join your colleagues for an evening of networking and information about the MCBA. Meet MCBA officers, trustees and committee chairs and learn about the benefits, discounts and programs available to MCBA members. (Complimentary wine and cheese.) There is no cost to attend. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

February 9

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION — Casino Night 2018, Fri., 7 p.m., at The Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 South, Old Bridge. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, 10 gambling tables, music, prizes, etc. Cost: $125. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbf.org or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102.

February 12

NJSBA — Labor & Employment Executive Committee dinner (Section Members only), Mon., 6-8 p.m., at Lou Cas Restaurant, 9 Lincoln Hwy., Edison. Please join us for a business dinner at a new location, Lou Cas in Edison. (The restaurant is in the Colonial Village Shops.) Cost: $50 per person. NJSBA — Minorities in the Profession Section Business Meeting (Section Members only), Mon., 6:30-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business dinner meeting for Minorities in the Profession. Includes pizza dinner. Preregistration is required. Cost: $10.

February 13

NJSBA — Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Section Business Meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General business meeting for members of the Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Section. A hot buffet dinner will be provided. Cost: $27.

February 14

NJSBA – Municipal Court Section CLE and Business meeting (Section Members only), Wed., 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $15.

February 15

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Law Practice Management Seminar, Thurs., 5 p.m., at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Topic: Ramp Up Your Digital and Social Media Marketing to Boost Profits. Speakers: Kimberly Rice, KLA Marketing; and Cynthia Sharp, J.D., LL.M, The Sharper Image. Cost: $10 for Law Clerks; $15 for Young Lawyers; $25 for MCBA members; and $50 for all others. To make a reservation, go to www.mcbalaw.com or call 732-828-3433, ext. 102. NJSBA — Civil Trial Bar Sections James J. McLaughlin Award, Thurs., 6-10 p.m., at The Palace At Somerset Hills, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset. Please join us as the NJSBA's Civil Trial Bar Section honors Hon. Jose L. Linares, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of New Jersey; Timothy E. Annin, Esq., Craig, Annin & Baxter LLP; and Wendy Reek, Esq., Leary, Bride, Tinker & Moran PC. Cost: $170. NJSBA — Fidelity and Surety Committee CLE meeting (Section Members only), Thurs., 6-8 p.m., New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Topic: Understanding New Jersey Subdivision Bonds. Presenters: Jon Panico, Sr. Bond Claims Representative, Selective Insurance Co of America; R. Brant Forrest, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP; and Kyle Cassidy, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. This one-hour presentation will cover various issues and considerations surrounding subdivision bonds in New Jersey. Topics to be discussed include: bond issuance, the breadth of coverage, the “Sweatheart Deals,” and handling claims. The presentation will focus on the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law and related case law. (CLE Credits Pending.) Cost: $36. NJSBA — Paralegal Committee Business Dinner meeting (Section Members only), Thurs., 6-8 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Cost: $20.

February 20

NJSBA — Elder and Disability Law Section Roundtable (NJSBA Members only), Tues., 9-11 a.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. Elder and Disability Law Section roundtable discussion. Preregistration is required. Cost: $31. NJSBA —  Land Use Section Board of Directors meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 9-11 a.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. General Business Meeting for Land Use Section Board of Directors. Section members have the option to register for one or more of the upcoming meeting dates below. Breakfast is optional. Cost $9 with continental breakfast including coffee, tea, water (free with no breakfast). Upcoming Land Use Meeting Dates: Tues., Feb. 20, 2018; Tues., March 20, 2018; Tues., April 17, 2018. NJSBA — Family Law Executive Committee meeting (Section Members only), Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. FLEC business dinner meeting. Preregistration is required. Cost: $45.

February 21

NJSBA — Networking Reception and Business Card Exchange (NJSBA Members only), Wed., 6-8 p.m., at Provident Bank, 425 U.S. Highway 206, Hillsborough. Meet colleagues, exchange ideas, and maybe even get a referral. Success is all about making connections. Being an NJSBA member means you are connected to the largest legal network in New Jersey and we are bringing that network to you! Membership matters. Co-sponsored by the Hunterdon County Bar Association

February 27

NJSBA — Minorities in the Profession Section Black History Month Program, Tues., 6-9:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick. The Minorities in the Profession Section invites you to attend this free event featuring: Trivia contest featuring essay winners; Art Exhibit by Lee Johnson of Trenton; Music by the Trenton High School Orchestra. Guest speaker: Sarah Collins Rudolph, survivor of the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing; Award presentations and acknowledgements. This program is presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Section and is co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee.

February 28

ESSEX COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Baskets & Brews and CLE Program, "Baller$: the Influence of Money in College Sports," Wed., 5:30 p.m., at Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. (1.25 CLE Credits.) Presenters will include Former DI Athlete, College Athletic Department Staff and regarded Essex attorneys who will discuss the rules and laws in play in the highly competitive and profitable process of recruiting elite athletes. Cost: $100 per person. Reception in The Goal Bar; includes Ticket to the SHU v. Villanova Men's Basketball Game. Schedule: 5:30 p.m.: Registration and CLE event 7:00 p.m.: Exclusive Goal Bar reception, former DI player meet and greet. 8 p.m.: Tip Off.

March 14

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — 18th Annual Bench Bar Luncheon, Wed., 12-2 p.m., at The Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd., Hamilton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

March 15

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Catherine Fitzpatrick’s Courtroom, Civil Court Building, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

May 24

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Catherine Fitzpatrick’s Courtroom, Civil Court Building, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

July 19

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Catherine Fitzpatrick’s Courtroom, Civil Court Building, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

September 20

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Catherine Fitzpatrick’s Courtroom, Civil Court Building, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.

November 29

MERCER COUNTY BAR ASS’N — Family Bench Bar Meeting, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., in Judge Catherine Fitzpatrick’s Courtroom, Civil Court Building, 175 S. Broad St., Trenton. For more information, call Mary E. Murkli at 609-585-6200 or go to mmurkli@mercerbar.com.