At its May 23, 2017 “graduation” meeting in E. Orange, NJ, the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court elected officers for the next two year term (2017-2019). Richard was re-elected as Executive Director for the South Jersey branch.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Richard moderated a panel discussion, “Bankruptcy in Employment Litigation,” at the NELA-NJ dinner meeting held at the Rutgers Club in New Brunswick, NJ.
NELA-NJ President, Katy McClure, Esq., thanked Richard for assembling and moderating a very informative panel on Bankruptcy and Employment Litigation. She noted that this program was designed in response to member requests for guidance on how to handle a case when a defendant files for bankruptcy. http://www.njemploymentrights.com/__lrey/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BANKRUPTCY-IN-EMPLOYMENT-LITIGATION-5-3-2017.pdf
Richard moderated a panel of attorneys on “Ethics in Employment Litigation” at the NJAJ Educational Foundation’s Boardwalk Seminar 2017. A lively discussion was held with strong audience participation. http://www.njemploymentrights.com/__lrey/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ETHICS-IN-EMPLOYMENT-LAW-5-1-2017.pdf
Richard spoke at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s January 31, 2017 Workplace Harassment Update Seminar at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. He presented on the following seminar paper with a Powerpoint: New Jersey Workplace Harassment: “Paths to Employer Liability after Aguas v. State Applying Model Jury Charge 2.25 (05/2015)“; and also submitted “The New Jersey Supreme Court will bar Ellerth-Farragher Affirmative Defenses for Employers ‘[who] implement an ineffective anti-harassment policy, or fail to enforce its policy.'”
On January 12, 2017, Richard served as a volunteer Judge at the 2016/2017 Vincent Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition. This lively competition between two Camden County high school teams was held at Archer & Greiner, P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ.
At the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s December 14, 2016 Employment Law Roundtable, Richard spoke on a panel about recent developments in New Jersey Workplace Harassment law. The presentation,“Aguas v. State of NJ and its Progeny,” was held at the New Jersey Law Center. Richard presented the following seminar papers: “New Jersey Workplace Harassment: Paths to Employer Liability After Aguas v. State and “Legal Issues to Watch following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Aguas v. State.
Richard also continues as Executive Director for the South Jersey branch of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court. On October 27, 2016, he moderated a presentation by Brian Conley of the Center for Forensic Studies in Philadelphia, PA., “Proving Front Pay as a Future Economic Loss” in employment litigation.
Richard continues as Program Co-Chair of the National Employment Lawyers Assoc. – New Jersey Chapter. On October 26, 2016, he moderated a panel discussion on “Witness Impeachment in Employment Trials,” held at the Rutgers Club in New Brunswick, NJ.
In September 2016, Richard was appointed as a Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section’s Workplace Harassment Committee. He is slated to speak at the Committee’s NJICLE-sponsored “Update on Workplace Harassment Law” scheduled on January 31, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center.
In January 2016, Richard served as a volunteer Judge at the 2015/2016 Camden County High School Mock Trial Competition. This spirited mock trial competition between two local high school teams was held at Archer & Greiner, P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ.