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8:30am – 4:30pm

Greenbaum partners Robert B. Hille and Steven. G. Mlenak will lecture at the “2024 NJSBA Virtual Spring Conference,” which will be presented on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:30pm by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The NJSBA’s Spring Conference is a comprehensive, one-day event covering the latest developments and strategies in several key areas of practice. Attendees will gain insights from some of the state’s top thought leaders on crucial and timely topics. The program will begin with a morning session on issues at the intersection of artificial intelligence and ethics, including an overview of the complex landscape of AI, focusing on Chat GPT. The session will also unpack some of the many ethical challenges posed by AI, including issues related to confidentiality, safeguarding client property and supervision, and the phenomenon of deep fakes, their increasing prevalence and the ethical issues they present.

The program will continue with sessions focused in four distinct tracts related to specific areas of practice: family law, criminal/municipal court, transactional law, and civil matters. The day will end with two additional sessions. “Writing with Style and Persuasion” will address strategies for developing clear, concise, and strong writing skills.  

Mr. Hille will be a presenter for a session on “The Latest on Risk Management” which involves anticipating potential legal issues and implementing preventive measures - this essential session will focus on safeguarding a practice, reputation, and/or clients through proactive strategies.

Mr. Mlenak will be a presenter the session “COAH: What to Expect When You Don’t Know What to Expect.” Affordable housing law in New Jersey is ever evolving and 2024 promises more of the same. Senators Scutari and Singleton have introduced Bill S50, which proposes to abolish COAH and instead substitute different mechanisms for accomplishing the affordable housing goals that were originally meant to be reached through COAH. This panel will attempt to look into a “crystal ball” as they discuss the current state of affordable housing obligations and what to expect in the future.

A partner in the firm’s Healthcare and Litigation Departments, Mr. Hille focuses his practice in litigation, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy. His areas of concentration include insurance, healthcare law, professional liability and ethics, and white-collar criminal matters, including those related to professional ethics. He has extensive trial expertise that encompasses insurance defense and coverage cases, healthcare disputes, professional liability defense, fraud and abuse, and regulatory issues. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and lectures frequently on issues related to attorney ethics and professional liability.

As Co-Chair of the firm’s Redevelopment & Land Use Department, Mr. Mlenak concentrates his practice in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning, and real estate development. His clients include property owners and developers engaged in mixed use, residential, industrial, commercial, office, retail and affordable housing development projects. Mr. Mlenak provides guidance from the initial project concept through to construction, including land use planning and approvals, permits and variances and appearances before municipal, county and state planning and zoning boards and agencies.

Registration and additional details on the NJICLE website.