Medical Device Accidents: Investigative Processes and the Biomedical Engineering Opinion; Employment Law and the LGBTQ Community; Representing Clients in Municipal Court; Cyber-hygiene Insight & Tips

Saturday Seminar covering various topics
Instructor: John Armano, Esq.; Peter Bonfiglio, Esq.; Mark E. Bruley, CCE, FACCE, ET; Benjamin Folkman, Esq.; Joseph Ingemi, MPP, CISA, CRISC, PMP; Eve Keller, Esq.
Location: Gloucester County Fire Training Academy
PACLE: 5.5
NJCLE: 6.6
CPE: 5.5
Time: 8:15 AM
Date: November 2, 2019


Medical Device Accidents: Investigative Processes and the Biomedical Engineering Opinion: The approach to forensic investigation of a medical technology or medical device related accident differs from that for consumer products, industrial equipment, construction and vehicles.  Techniques for investigating and reviewing a potential case related to suspected medical device incidents are presented, including essential elements of the investigation, investigative techniques, and information resources on device failures and standards.  Case examples are presented of injuries that would or would not be attributable to a medical device’s design, maintenance, or technique of use.  User error versus design defect is discussed, along with the causes of medical device-related accidents and the mechanisms by which they cause injury and death.  The concept of the biomedical engineering expert opinion versus a medical opinion in device-related cases is also addressed in light of the U.S. Supreme court Daubert and Kumho rulings.

Employment Law and the LGBTQ Community:  This employment law seminar focuses on state and federal protections relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.  Presented will be a number of practical vignettes and dialogue with the audience to figure out potential outcomes.  The presentation will include a tutorial on definitions and best practices for law firms and employers.

Representing Clients in Municipal Court:  This discussion will cover the jurisdiction of Municipal Court; the initial interview with your client; fee agreements and payment plans; communication with client; discovery request; your notice of representation; court appearance; case preparation; ethical considerations; legal research; plea agreements; motion practice; trial; appeal; post-conviction relief; diversionary programs; collateral effects; expungements.

Cyber-hygiene Insight and Tips:  This presentation is two-part:  First, it is a discussion of the current cyber-security landscape to include threats to organizations and a review of recent cyber-attacks.   Second, it will provide advice for organizations to improve their cyber-security.  This advice will take the form of tips and will remain basic and relatively non-technical.  The goal of the training is for the audience to be able to take initial steps in managing their cyber-security posture of their organizations.