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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

E506 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

1. Happy Thanksgiving!

     Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect and express gratitude for all the good things that we have in our lives and give thanks.  I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you and your family meet your goals so you can concentrate your efforts on the important people and causes in your life. The American Bar Association ABA published my book “Wills and Estate Administration”. This is our book acknowledgement:
     My most important thanks is to my wife Cynthia who helps me with everything. She handles the layout for the New Jersey Wills and Estate Planning News and NJ Municipal Court Law Review as well as our law office brochures. Cynthia let me work on the book and revising forms during the Fall and weekends while she took care of the house, the children, and the finances. It is great to have a loving wife. She supports almost everything I do. She agreed to travel to ABA meetings and even attended my early seminars. We have been together more than 25 years.
I am grateful for my children, Brendan and Shannon. Both were exceptional students on scholarship at college. I enjoyed watching as they excelled in sports and academics.   I am blessed by having great kids.
My parents, Al and Carol, taught me right from wrong and continue to be available to help, whether it’s been helping out with the kids or bringing food at Christmas. Our new family dog, Lexi is excited every morning to go for a run in the park to chase squirrels and other animals. The dog makes definitely makes life more enjoyable.
Thank you to my long-time staff office manager, Mike McDonald who runs the office smoothly so I can work on the book.
I am grateful for our clients. Finally I thank the thousands of attorney who have attended programs I have served as a speaker and who have found the program material were provided to be useful.

2. Estate Planning referenced in the Bible Isaiah 38:1.

In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz came unto him and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live.

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus says the LORD, Set your house in order: for you shall die, and not live.

    3Recent cases
Police video is public record under OPRA  Paff v Ocean County Prosecutors Office 446 NJ Super. 163 (App. Div. 2016)
(MVRs) in  police vehicles - which, in accordance with the police chief’s  written policy order, are generated automatically whenever the  vehicle’s overhead lights are activated - are “government  records” subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13. Appellant Ocean County  Prosecutor’s Office failed to carry its statutory burden to show that the films fall within an exception under OPRA. Judge Gilson dissents.   

4 No automatic right to discovery of other files
State v. Hernandez 225 NJ 451 (2016)
Although the discovery rule generally requires that the State provide all evidence relevant to the defense of criminal charges, it does not open the door to foraging through files of other cases in search of relevant evidence. The discovery ordered by the trial court and Appellate Division exceeds the limits of Rule 3:13-3(b) and is not supported by this Court’s jurisprudence.  

5 Fun Upcoming Running Races Charity events Selected by Kenneth Vercammen

         If you are attending any of these charity races, please call or email Ken V. at Kenv@njaws.com  Often we car pool or meet at these events. I update this list at http://vercammensport.blogspot.com/

11/24 CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving   morning 9:30

11/26 Crazy Eddie Memorial Hash run- not a race, trail hash with beverage stops Saturday
11/27  Navesink Challenge 15k & 5k  10am  10:10 for 5k, Post race at Red Bank Elks
Nov 30  Reception Honoring Minority Judges 6pm  NJ Law Center

12/3 Big Chill 5k Rutgers New Bruns      9:05

12/4  Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis 5k run/walk, 9:45 Metuchen NJ 

Dec 5 Mun Ct section meeting & Social  NJ Law Center

Dec 6  Young Lawyers Brew HoHo Fox & Hound, 6pm photo for FB

December 7 (2017 board election) Q4 GMM: Wednesday RVRR Elections - Reformed Church after 6pm group run

Dec 8   NJSBA Diversity Reception Law Center 6pm

 Dec. 10at 10:00am The Super Santa 5K in Morris Ginty Field Saturday
12/11 Toys for Tots 5K  10am Freehold NJ Tighe Park FARC

Dec 12 ICLE Speakers Clapp award reception Law Center

Dec 14  Retired Police Christmas Hibernians  1pm South Amboy Local 9

12/14 Raritan Valley Pub crawl New Brunswick, NJ

Jan 7, 2017  Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run 2.5 mile & 5 Mile Group Run  10:17am   New Start Location: Secret Mystery wooded area North Brunswick