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MCLE Seminar & Annual Meeting

Come mingle with colleagues of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey at our Annual Meeting and Seminar.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2023: 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

The Breakers on the Ocean
1507 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, New Jersey

Seminar: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Using Your Leadership to Foster the Best and Brightest In the New Jersey Bar
SPEAKER: Natalie Watson, Esq., McCarter & English
CLE CREDITS – 1.2 Diversity/Inclusion/Elimination of Bias (DEI)

Cocktail Hour: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Buffet: 7:00 p.m.

GUEST SPEAKER: Hon. Douglas M. Fasciale
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey

Your Board of Trustees has nominated the following slate of
Officers and Trustees who will be voted upon at this meeting:
Officers 2023-2024
President: John E. Gregory, Jr.
President-Elect: Sheila Raftery Wiggins
Vice Presidents:

Benjamin DiLorenzo
Matthew A. Schiappa
Stephanie G. Reckord
Secretary/Treasurer: Melissa M. Baxter
Chairman/Past President: Chad M. Moore
Parliamentarian: Edwin R. Matthews

The following members of the Board of Trustees for 2022-2023 will also be voted upon:
E. Drew Britcher

James O’Hara
Risa M. Chalfin

Edward G. Sponzilli
Joseph K. Cobuzio

Corrine McCann Trainor
Daniel N. Epstein

Michael B. Zerres
John M. Kearney

Michael C. Zogby

The cost for the Seminar and Dinner Meeting is $125.00.
(Includes MCLE credit, open bar and Buffet)
AT DOOR: $150.00

Online Registration below





or make a check payable to TANJ and send to
P.O. Box 184, West Allenhurst, NJ 07711
Payment must be received no later than Friday, June 9, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact the TANJ office at (732) 517-1337.


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June 15, 2023                                                  Annual Meeting & CLE Program

Thursday                                                          The Breakers Hotel

5:00 p.m. CLE                                                   1507 Ocean Avenue

6:00 p.m. Reception & Dinner                       Spring Lake, NJ

                                                                           Guest Speaker: Hon. Douglas Fasciale

                                                                            Justice - New Jersey Supreme Court

July, 2023                                                         NO BOARD MEETING

August 16 & 17, 2023                                    Annual Back to Basics for the Experienced Attorney

                                                                           Wednesday, August 16 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

                                                                           Thursday, August 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                                                                           APA Hotel, Iselin, NJ

September, 2023                                           Board of Trustees Meeting

                                                                           Date and Time to be decided

October 5, 2023                                              Annual Trial Bar Awards Reception

Thursday                                                           Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange, NJ

6:00 p.m.

Bressler Managing Principal Diana Manning Selected to NJBIZ 2022 Power 50 in Law for the Second Year in a Row


Florham Park, NJ (July 2022) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is proud to announce that Firm Managing Principal Diana C. Manning has been selected to the NJBIZ Power 50 in Law list for the second year in a row.

The list highlights the 50 most influential attorneys in New Jersey private practice, public service, corporate law departments, and nonprofit organizations. Manning, along with others on the list, exemplify the persona, skills and acumen to lead within their firms and the courtroom. Manning, and the other Power 50 in Law honorees, are recognized for their top-tier guidance, professional services, and dedication to helping shape the legal industry within the state.


Manning, a certified civil trial attorney, is a trailblazer in the profession. A dedicated advocate for the advancement of women in the legal profession, she is the first female managing principal of Bressler, a former member of the firm’s Executive and Compensation Committees, and former chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Committee. In addition to leading the firm since 2021, Manning currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice group and spearheads its Appellate practice team.


Active in the New Jersey legal community, Manning is president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA). She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past president of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, the Morris County Bar Association, and the Morris County Bar Foundation. Manning also served on the District XA Ethics Committee for 10 years, including appointment as chair by the New Jersey Supreme Court from 2017-2019. Recently, she received the 2022 Civil Practice Achievement Award from the Essex County Bar Association.

Emily A. Kaller

Appointed Chair of

New Jersey State Bar Association LGBTQ Rights Section:


Emily A. Kaller, a partner in the Greenbaum Rowe Smith & David LLP’s Litigation Department, has been appointed Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) LGBTQ Rights Section. Ms. Kaller was sworn into her new role during the Bar’s recent Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.


Ms. Kaller has long been a passionate and proactive advocate for the rights of underrepresented individuals. On assuming leadership of the LGBTQ Rights Section, she comments: “I am so proud to serve as Section Chair. My goal for this year is to encourage, with the support of my firm, the many talented lawyers in our Section as they continue to promote the inclusion and acceptance of all members of the LGBTQ community by vigilantly defending and advancing the rights of LGBTQ individuals.”   


The LGBTQ Rights Section addresses issues that are of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the legal profession. It advocates for and promotes the civil and human rights of the LGBTQ community, strives to improve access to justice for LGBTQ individuals and works to advance professional opportunities for LGBTQ attorneys and judges. Section members monitor and comment on new legislation, confer with legislators and give testimony in the state assembly and senate, and seek to advocate for the LGBTQ community in the courts and through legislative action.


Focusing her practice on commercial litigation, Ms. Kaller has experience in the prosecution and defense of financing, credit and other banking matters and contract disputes, representing clients in both state and federal courts and before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the Immediate Past President and Board of Trustees Chair of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), a past Chair of the NJSBA’s Women in the Profession Section, and a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ) and the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA). She previously served numerous terms on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts and serves on the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Team.

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