Letter From The Vice President And Program Chair Of The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association

2006-07-01 01:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

NJCCA is making final plans for its fourth Annual Full Day Conference being held on September 26, at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown. More than 150 NJCCA members are expected to attend 18 different sessions. The Conference will include over 40 speakers, including attorneys from leading law firms in both New Jersey and New York City, senior executives and in-house attorneys from many Fortune 100 corporations, and experts from several national legal services providers. CLE Credits in New Jersey and New York will be available for many sessions. The total Conference fee for NJCCA members is $100 for registrations made prior to August 1, 2006, and $150 for registrations made after that date.

Programming Developed Based On Membership Survey. To maximize the usefulness of the Conference to those attending, all of the topics for the Conference were developed based on a membership survey that NJCCA conducted last February. The survey asked members to identify their level of interest in various substantive areas of law and to rank by their importance a number of professional enhancement issues. The Conference planning committee then took the most highly ranked legal and professional enhancement topics and created programs directly related to those topics.

Preliminary Schedule:

7:45-9:00 Breakfast, Committee Roundtables and Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 (a) E-Discovery - What's Required in 2006 for Successful Compliance?

(b) Best Practices in Handling Retaliation Claims

(c) Building Successful Relationships Between In-House Lawyers and Inside and Outside Auditors

(d) How to Make Sure Clients Get What They Think They're Getting - Contract Communication Skills for In-House Lawyers

10:15-11:15 (a) Techniques for Analyzing Employee Legal Claims in Order

to Prevent Future Claims

(b) Class Actions - The New Weapon in Corporate Governance

(c) Insurance 101: What Lawyers Need to Know

(d) Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Litigation- How to Steer Around the Obstacles

11:30-12:30 (a) Best Practices in Budgeting for Legal Departments

(b) How to Get a New In-House Job When You Are a Very Experienced In-House Attorney

(c) What Do General Counsels Really Want - How to Succeed in an In-House Legal Department

(d) Learning Effective Senior-Management Speak

1:00-2:30 Lunch and Ethics Program.

2:45-3:45 Professional Enhancement Plenary Program

4:00-5:00 (a) What are the Top Five Legal Compliance Issues that Corporate America Faces Today?

(b) Ten Surefire Ways to Reduce Your Company's Litigation Costs

(c) Hot Legal Issues in E-Commerce Websites

(d) Best Practices for Data Security Breaches

5:00-7:00 Networking Cocktail Party

Visit NJCCA's website at www.acca.com/chapters/njcca.php to learn more about the Annual Full Day Conference and other NJCCA activities or contact NJCCA's Executive Director Barbara Walder at njcca41@aol.com.