In this issue:
1) SuperLawyers open for nomination
2) Free Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions-Free Seminar June 8, 2016 from 5:00 pm-5:45
3) 2016 update Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar
4) Wills and Estate Administration for the Small Firm Lawyer: Improving Practice and Increasing Income ABA webinar
1. SuperLawyers open for nomination. Kenneth Vercammen was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection process detail.html.
Attorneys can submit nominations for next year at https://my.superlawyers.com/nominations.html
2. Free Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar June 8, 2016 from 5:00pm-5:45
Location: Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
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 Community Food Bank. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials.
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
(Author- Criminal Law Forms by the American Bar Association)
The NJ statute on expungement was revised effective April 18, 2016. 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?
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.
3. 2016 update Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar
Wednesday June 15, 2016
12:15-1:00 PM only
Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen,
2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
COST: Free if you pre-register by email. Complimentary materials provided at 12:00 sharp. We previously held this seminar for the Metuchen and Edison Library. This program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to a community food bank. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials.
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
(Author- Answers to Questions About Probate)
The new NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills
2. 2016 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax exemption
3. Reducing NJ Estate Tax on estates over $675,000
4. Power of Attorney
5. Living Will
6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
7. Question and Answer
COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about 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 or for Information: Mike McDonald 732-572-0500
or email VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
Can’t attend? We can email you materials
Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
4. Wills and Estate Administration for the Small Firm Lawyer: Improving Practice and Increasing Income ABA webinar
June 14 2016 from 1:00-2:30 PM ET.
ABA Webinar CE1604WEA
1. Preparation for Wills/Estate Planning Interviews
2. Interviewing Clients
3. Signing documents and Additional Estate Planning Issues
4. Probate, Estate Administration
5 Marketing Your Wills and Estate Administration Practice
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours
Kenneth A Vercammen
David M Godfrey
Commission On Disability Rights
Commission on Law and Aging
Division for Public Services
Law Practice Division
Senior Lawyers Division
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Estate planning and administration responsibilities are often a significant part of lawyer's practice, but these issues are often time-consuming and complex. Veteran attorney Kenneth Vercammen will share how to establish and strengthen a firm's wills and estate practice. This webinar will provide step-by-step guidance that firms can use to handle all aspects of an estates practice, from initial client intake to closing the file. An essential resource for practitioners, this elder law program includes numerous forms and pertinent information to assist new and transitional attorneys. In addition, tips on practice management will help seasoned attorneys.
SPECIAL OFFER Registrants will receive a 30% discount code for the E-Book Wills and Estate Administration by Kenneth Vercammen.
Also, Kenneth Vercammen had passed the test to become one of the few Municipal Court Law Attorneys.
SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
It is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 1:39-5(a), the following named attorneys, having applied to the Board on Attorney Certification and having been found qualified by the Board, are hereby authorized to designate themselves as Municipal Court Law Attorneys before the public, the bar, and the courts of this State in accordance with the Rules of this Court during their good behavior for a term of five years from the date of this Order. ….. …… Kenneth Vercammen Middlesex
Congrats Mike McDonald and Tonianne Dougherty engaged to be married.
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