Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Virtual Seminar

Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Virtual Seminar - October 26, 2020 at 3-6:35 PM
Virtual seminar via Zoom

Speakers:
- Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
- Norma M. Murgado, Esq.
Chief Prosecutor (Elizabeth), Chief Prosecutor (Woodbridge)
- Lorraine Nielsen, Esq. Municipal Court Prosecutor, Milltown
- John Menzel, Esq.
- Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section
- William Brigiani, Esq. Past Middlesex Bar President

This informative seminar on Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with recent new developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court.

An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by well-respected Municipal Prosecutors to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients.
Free for law students based on space available.

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION - NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar. For lawyers $150- $190 tuition depending on NJSBA membership. ½ price for Judges.
One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Phone: (732) 214-8500 · CustomerService@njsba.com

Seminar:
Municipal Court and Criminal Law Attorneys may also be interested in the book Defending DWI and Drug Possession (2020) Bound book. List Price: $59.00 USD. NJ State Bar’s new book. Written by: Kenneth A. Vercammen

 This informative handbook will provide you with guidance on how to handle everything pertaining to the drug and DWI defense from the initial contact with the client, to walking into the courthouse, and managing the steps that follow. It is a “how to” manual that you and your staff can follow with checklists and forms.
This book is intended to help solo/small-firm attorneys and newly admitted attorneys prepare to handle these cases and to better represent their clients. This handbook will help attorneys represent persons charged with DWI, drug, and other criminal and traffic offenses.

Special Feature: Over 50 modifiable forms and motions
Over 50 forms and motions are included to help make you (and your staff) more efficient and productive, while also reducing the chance for mistakes.

Bonus!
 Also includes a section on marketing the DWI and drug defense practice.
Table of Contents:
1 Pre-Interview
2 Office Interview and Preparing Notices to the Court and Prosecutor
3 Pretrial Motions
4 Trial Preparation
5 Trial
6 Sentencing and Post Trial
7 Supreme Court Caselaw and Federal Statutes
8 Marketing the DWI and Drug Defense Practice

Book # 1177719 New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education A Division of the NJSBA One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 214-8500 · CustomerService@njsba.com
https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebus…/…/ProductDetails.aspx…


Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library


September 29, 2020 at 7pm

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, (Author- ABA’s “Wills and Estate Administration book”)

New Main Topics:
1.   If You Have No Will
2.   Getting your Estate Planning Documents done when you cant drive to law office
3.   Was goes into a Will
4.   NJ Estate Tax eliminated and Inheritance Tax reduced
5.   Power of Attorneys recommendations
6.   Living Will & Advance Directive for Medical Care
7.   Administering the Estate/Probate /Surrogate
8.   Avoiding unnecessary expenses and saving your family money

Piscataway Public Library
500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway NJ 08854
732-463-1633x6

Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups
SPEAKERS BUREAU
         At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the " Speakers Bureau " is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates.  We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours.  If your organization in Central NJ would like to schedule a Will & Estates seminar, call Kenneth Vercammen’s Law Office at 732-572-0500 or email Vercammenlaw@njlaws.com

     10 years ago the AARP Network Attorneys of the Edison/Metuchen/Woodbridge area several years ago established a community Speakers Bureau to provide educational programs to AARP and senior clubs, Unions and Middlesex County companies. Now, Ken Vercammen, Esq. and volunteer attorneys of the Middlesex County Estate Planning Council have provided Legal Rights Seminars to hundreds of seniors, business owners and their employees, unions, clubs and non-profit groups
Details on free programs available
    These quality daytime educational programs will educate and even entertain. Clubs and companies are invited to schedule a free seminar. The following Seminars are now available:
1. WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND
MAKE PLANNING EASY
2. POWER OF ATTORNEY to permit family to pay your bills if you are temporarily disabled and permit doctors to talk with family
       All instructors are licensed attorneys who have been in practice at least 25 years. All instructors are members of the American Bar Association, New Jersey
State Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. All programs include free written materials.
    You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some thinking about a Will. Here is your opportunity to listen to an experienced attorney who will discuss how to distribute your property as you wish and avoid many rigid provisions of state law.
   Topics discussed include: Who needs a Will?; What if you die without a Will (intestacy)?; Mechanics of a Will; "Living Will"; Powers of Attorney; Selecting an executor, trustee, and guardian; Proper Will execution; Inheritance Taxes, Estate Taxes $14,000 annual gift tax exclusion,  Bequests to charity, Why you need a "Self-Proving" Will and Estate Administration/ Probate.

       Sample materials: Hand-outs on Wills, Living Wills/Medical Advance Directive, Power of Attorney, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Real Estate, Working with your Attorney, Consumers Guide to New Jersey Laws, and Senior Citizen Rights.

SPEAKERS BUREAU
     At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the " Speakers Bureau " is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates. We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours.
     In today's complex world, few people can function successfully and safely without competent legal advice. In order to insure your estate plans are legally set up, you need to know exactly where you stand so that you can avoid possibly catastrophic mistakes impacting both you and your family.

       About the speaker: Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. We is the author of the American Bar Association’s book “Wills and Estate Administration”
He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division.  He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program.
He was Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter. Mr. Vercammen has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website www.njlaws.com which includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills. He is a member of the AARP and often lectures to groups on the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will.
 KENNETH  VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
 (Fax)    732-572-0030
www.njlaws.com



Remove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar

July 29, 2020 Remove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar from 4:50pm-5:25
Location: PARKING LOT Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR

New Expungement Law took effect 2020

COST: Free if you pre-register. Complimentary materials provided. This program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to the St. Matthews Food Bank. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials. Attorneys- If space exists you can attend if you want to learn more about expungements.

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
(Author- Criminal Law Forms by the American Bar Association)
The NJ statute on expungement was revised effective June 15. Nothing is automatically erased yet. If someone has been arrested or even had a private criminal complaint signed against them in the Municipal Court, they have a criminal record, even if the charges were dismissed or received a Conditional Discharge Under NJ Law past criminal arrests and convictions can be expunged/ erased under certain instances. This program will discuss the expungement process. I served as a Municipal Prosecutor and was amazed how minor criminal guilty pleas and even dismissed charges can affect someone’s ability to get a job or advance a career. Do you have children or someone you know or work with that needs an expungement?

To attend email VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/714526569340533/

Can’t attend? We can email you materials
Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

More info: The Petition for expungement is filed in the Superior Court. It takes a minimum of three months for the court to grant the expungement. The requirements are very formal. There can be a waiting period between 6 months up to 10 years after the criminal case is finished. For someone who had a drug charge, they can hire an attorney apply for Expungement 6 months after the Conditional Discharge is complete. The statute requires detailed notices served by the attorney on the State Police, Attorney General and numerous other government entities.

Typical Court costs and Legal fees for expungement range from $1,500-$2,500.

Kenneth Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney where he handles Criminal, Municipal Court, Probate, Litigation and Estate Administration matters. Ken is author of the American Bar Association's new book “Criminal Law Forms” and often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, NJ State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. As the Past Chair of the Municipal Court Section he has served on its board for 10 years.

Awarded the Municipal Court Attorney of the Year by both the NJSBA and Middlesex County Bar Association, he also received the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award and the General Practitioner Attorney of the Year, now Solo Attorney of the Year.
Ken Vercammen is a highly regarded lecturer on both Municipal Court/ DWI and Estate/ Probate Law issues for the NJICLE- New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by NJ Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, YLD Dictum, GP Gazette and New Jersey Lawyer magazine. He was a speaker at the past ABA Annual meeting program “Handling the Criminal Misdemeanor and Traffic Case” and serves as is the Editor in Chief of the NJ Municipal Court Law Review.

For nine years he served as the Cranbury Township Prosecutor and also was a Special Acting Prosecutor in nine different towns. Ken has successfully handled over one thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 27 years.
His private practice has devoted a substantial portion of professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. Appearing in Courts throughout New Jersey several times each week on Criminal and Municipal Court trials, civil and contested Probate hearings. Ken also serves as the Editor of the popular legal website and related blogs. In Law School he was a member of the Law Review, winner of the ATLA trial competition and top ten in class.

Throughout his career he has served the NJSBA in many leadership and volunteer positions. Ken has testified for the NJSBA before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support changes in the DWI law to permit restricted use driver license and interlock legislation. Ken also testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in favor of the first-time criminal offender “Conditional Dismissal” legislation which permits dismissal of some criminal charges. He is the voice of the Solo and Small firm attorneys who juggle active court practice with bar and community activities. In his private life he has been a member of the NJ State champion Raritan Valley Road Runners master’s team and is a 4th degree black belt.

KENNETH VERCAMMEN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wills and Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway

               Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar
Piscataway Senior Center August 10, 2020 at 12:30
Piscataway Senior Center
700 Buena Vista Ave.
Piscataway NJ 08854

732-562-1133
Speaker: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- ABA’s (Wills and Estate Administration Book”)
Wills and Estate Administration-Protect your Family and Make Planning Easy

       Speaker: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author-Wills and Estate Administration by the ABA)

Main Topics:
NJ Estate Tax eliminated
Wills and problems if no Will
Power of Attorneys Recommendations
Living Will & Advance Directive
Administering the Estate/Probate/ Surrogate
Avoiding unnecessary expenses and saving your family money
       COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.

Piscataway Senior Center
700 Buena Vista Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-562-1133
      Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups
Speakers Bureau
       At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the “ Speakers Bureau “ is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates. We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

2020 update Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar

2020 update Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar

June 23, 2020 at 12:15-1:00
Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen,
2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
Program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation.
COST: Free if you pre-register by email. Complimentary materials provided at 12:00 sharp. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to the St. Matthew’s St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank. Free sandwich for past and current clients. We are buying from Craig’s Deli, Woodbridge Ave.

Main Topics:
1.     Elimination of NJ Estate Tax
2.     The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills
3.     2020 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax exemption
4.     The need for current Power of Attorney
5.     Living Will & Advance Directive
6.     Administering the Estate & Probate

We previously held this seminar for the Edison, Metuchen and Piscataway Libraries. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials.
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
(Author-ABA Wills and Estate Administration)
Complimentary Material: Brochures on Wills, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.

Co-Sponsor: Middlesex County Estate Planning Council
To attend email VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
Other information call 732-572-0500
Can’t attend? We can email you materials
Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

 Woodbridge Library
Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
Now on Zoom! June 15, 2020 at 7pm Monday Virtual program
WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY Free program open to the public, you do not need to be a Township resident to attend. :
Information
http://woodbridgelibrary.org/nj-estate-tax-law-wills-probate-seminar
         To Register:

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- Wills and Estate Administration by the ABA)
Main Topics:
1. NJ Estate Tax eliminated
2. The 2020 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
3. Power of Attorneys recommendations 
4. Living Will & Advance Directive 
5. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
6. Avoiding unnecessary expenses and saving your family money

For questions about registration to this program or questions you would like Mr. Vercammen to focus on please email wplref@woodbridgelibrary.org


Can’t attend?  We can email you materials Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

  Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups
SPEAKERS BUREAU
         At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the " Speakers Bureau " is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates.  We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours. If your organization in Central NJ would like to schedule a Will & Estates seminar, call Kenneth Vercammen’s Law Office at 732-572-0500 or email Vercammenlaw@njlaws.com

     10 years ago the AARP Network Attorneys of the Edison/Metuchen/Woodbridge area several years ago established a community Speakers Bureau to provide educational programs to AARP and senior clubs, Unions and Middlesex County companies. Now, Ken Vercammen, Esq. and volunteer attorneys of the Middlesex County Estate Planning Council have provided Legal Rights Seminars to hundreds of seniors, business owners and their employees, unions, clubs and non-profit groups 
Details on free programs available

     These quality daytime educational programs will educate and even entertain. Clubs and companies are invited to schedule a free seminar. The following Seminars are now available: 
1. WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND 
MAKE PLANNING EASY 
2. POWER OF ATTORNEY to permit family to pay your bills if you are temporarily disabled and permit doctors to talk with family 
       All instructors are licensed attorneys who have been in practice at least 25 years. All instructors are members of the American Bar Association, New Jersey 
State Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. All programs include free written materials. 

       You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some thinking about a Will. Here is your opportunity to listen to an experienced attorney who will discuss how to distribute your property as you wish and avoid many rigid provisions of state law. 

      Topics discussed include: Who needs a Will?; What if you die without a Will (intestacy)?; Mechanics of a Will; "Living Will"; Powers of Attorney; Selecting an executor, trustee, and guardian; Proper Will execution; Inheritance Taxes, Estate Taxes $14,000 annual gift tax exclusion,  Bequests to charity, Why you need a "Self-Proving" Will and Estate Administration/ Probate.

       Sample materials: Hand-outs on Wills, Living Wills/Medical Advance Directive, Power of Attorney, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Real Estate, Working with your Attorney, Consumers Guide to New Jersey Laws, and Senior Citizen Rights. 

SPEAKERS BUREAU 

At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the " Speakers Bureau " is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates. We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours.

In today's complex world, few people can function successfully and safely without competent legal advice. In order to insure your estate plans are legally set up, you need to know exactly where you stand so that you can avoid possibly catastrophic mistakes impacting both you and your family. 

About the speaker: Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. We is the author of the American Bar Association’s book “Wills and Estate Administration”
He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division.  He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program. 
He was Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter. Mr. Vercammen has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website www.njlaws.comwhich includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills. He is a member of the AARP and often lectures to groups on the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will.
 KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
 (Fax)    732-572-0030
www.njlaws.com 

 

Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
June 10 at 6:30pm via Zoom online
Free community program 

 Open to the public. You do not need to be a resident to attend
WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR 
FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY 
Hello! The June 10 program is on our library event calendar (https://www.metuchenlibrary.org/calendar/ ) and the Facebook event is on our page 
Please share if you have additional ideas to help promote. Thank you!
Deborah

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- Wills and Estate Administration by the ABA) 

    The NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey. 

Main Topics:
1.       NJ Estate Tax eliminated
2.       Wills and problems if no Will
3.       Power of Attorneys recommendations
4.       Living Will & Advance Directive
5.       Administering the Estate/Probate /Surrogate
6.       Avoiding unnecessary expenses and saving your family money

Free but registration requested
 people should email the library at metuchenpubliclibrary@lmxac.org

Deborah Zupan
Principal Librarian
Metuchen Public Library
480 Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
732-632-8527
For other details but not registration see
https://www.facebook.com/events/716674308868745