Several partners and associates at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC received honors and presented during seminars at the New Jersey State Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Convention, held on May 15-17, 2019.
Ralph J. Lamparello, past President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2013-2014), was the moderator and a speaker at “Taking Care of Business: Your Essential Update on New Jersey's Complex Business Litigation Program.” The seminar featured a panel of judges and commercial litigators, including Somerset County Assignment Judge Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C. and Bergen County Civil Division Judge Robert C. Wilson, J.S.C. The discussion addressed the Complex Business Litigation Program, which is designed to better serve the litigation needs of New Jersey businesses by resolving complex business, commercial and construction cases in an expedited manner.
Kenneth A. Porro was installed as the Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Local Government Law Section.
Maria P. Vallejo and Cheyne R. Scott participated as panelists in “Coach, I’m Ready. Put Me In the Game,” a seminar for young lawyers to learn how to position themselves to stand out, appear in court, brief and argue motions, and be entrusted with significant client interactions. The panel provided insight on the development of litigation skills, how to balance multiple assignments, and how to navigate complex relationships with clients, senior attorneys and partners. Cheyne also spoke about stress reduction for attorneys via the therapeutic technique of mindfulness in “Mindfulness and Well-being for the Busy Lawyer.”
Ryan J. Gaffney was elected as Treasurer of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. Ryan also presented two seminars. At "Practical Evidence," Ryan addressed trial issues in the context of hypothetical case studies, alongside the Appellate Division Judge Hany A. Mawla, J.A.D., Essex County Civil Division Judge Jeffrey B. Beacham, J.S.C., and other practitioners. At "Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility and Ethics," Ryan participated in a panel discussion with Hudson County Criminal Division Presiding Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez, P.J. Cr. on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the implications of recent technology changes in the Courts.
Thomas N. Zuppa, Jr., was honored during the Opening Business Session with the 2019 NJSBA Young Lawyers Division "Service to the Bar" award. Tom also spoke at "What I Wish I Knew," during which a panel of young lawyers and a retired judge discussed their experience and what they have learned in their careers, both with respect to their early successes and mistakes.