CLMC Defense Department Receives Honors and Speaks at 2024 NJDA Convention
Jul 02, 2024

Several attorneys from CLMC's Defense Department received honors and presented seminars at the 2024 New Jersey Defense Association Annual Convention in Manchester, Vermont.

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Peter F. Bariso, Longtime Judge and Prolific CLE Speaker, to Receive NJSBF 2024 Medal of Honor
Jul 01, 2024

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is proud to bestow the 2024 Medal of Honor, the Foundation’s most prestigious award, to Hon. Peter F. Bariso, Jr., A.J.S.C (Ret.)

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Gina Riccardi to Speak at Hudson County Landlord Tenant Seminar
Jun 26, 2024

Gina Riccardi will be a guest panelist at the Recent Trends in Hudson County Landlord Tenant Practice seminar presented by the Hudson County Bar Association on July 17, at 5:00 pm at the Brennan Courthouse, 583 Newark Avenue in Jersey City.  The esteemed panel will also feature the Honorable Michael A. Jimenez, J.S.C. and will discuss post-COVID practice, filing trends, notices, rental assistance wins and pitfalls, and post-judgment relief.  Participants will earn 2 ethics CLE credits.

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CLMC Welcomes 2024 Summer Law Clerks
Jun 10, 2024

Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC is proud to welcome Daria Beshentseva, Kamil Gaska and Jessica Park to our 2024 Summer Law Clerk Program.

This program is designed to introduce law students to the Firm, and provide them an opportunity to explore a variety of practice areas as well as gain insight into the day-to-day practice of law in and out of the courtroom.

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Bill S-2930 Reforms Access to Public Records Under OPRA
Jun 10, 2024

On June 5, Governor Murphy signed into law Bill S-2930 which will become effective on September 3, 2024. The Bill modernizes the State’s existing OPRA law, creating a more cohesive framework for requestors attempting to gain access to documents that are created and maintained by public officials.

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Maria P. Vallejo Speaks Before State Agencies for AAPI Heritage Month
May 23, 2024

Maria P. Vallejo was tapped by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (“NJ OAG”) and the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (“NJ DMV”) to speak on back-to-back programs addressing issues faced by Asian American & Pacific Islanders (“AAPI”).

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Nicole R. Cassata Prevails in New Jersey Supreme Court on Behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association
May 16, 2024

On January 29, 2024, Nicole Cassata argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association, Amicus Curiae in the matter of  Goyco v. Progressive Insurance Company. In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court agreed with Nicole's argument, ruling that a low speed electric scooter (LSES) rider does not fall within the definition of “pedestrian” for purposes of the No-Fault Act and therefore is not entitled to PIP benefits.  The Court held that while expanding the definition of “pedestrian” to include LSES operators would advance the medical coverage goal, it would undermine the goal of curbing the rise of insurance costs.  Expanding the availability of PIP coverage to LSES operators is properly for the Legislature and not the Court.

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Cheyne R. Scott Speaks at 2nd Annual Well-Being in the Law Judiciary Program
May 10, 2024

On May 9, Cheyne R. Scott was a featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Well-Being in the Law Judiciary Program moderated by Hon. Lee A. Solomon, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Wellness in the Law. The speakers used their personal experiences to discuss issues of concern identified by the Committee, such as challenges to wellbeing for law professionals and the availability of tools and resources to support wellness in the law. The program coincides with the Supreme Court's recent approval of a new series of recommendations to address well-being issues faced by attorneys.

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Steven Menaker to Speak at Ethical Issues in Attorney Advertising Seminar
Apr 30, 2024

Steven Menaker will be a guest panelist at the Ethical Issues in Attorney Advertising seminar presented by the Hudson County Bar Association, Foundation and Young Lawyers Division on May 22, 5:00 pm at Rincon De Espana in Bayonne.  The esteemed panel will also feature the Honorable Mary K. Costello, P.J.Ch. and will discuss how to ethically promote your practice as an attorney or mediator by following American Bar and New Jersey Supreme Court attorney advertising rules.  Participants will earn 2 ethics CLE credits. 

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Judge Bariso Holds Mock Trial for Bring Your Children to Work Day
Apr 26, 2024

Judge Peter F. Bariso (Ret.) held court in a mock trial for the children of CLMC attorneys and employees on Bring Your Child to Work Day. The kids served as prosecutor, defense counsel, and the jury in the case of the missing Rolex watch.

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