Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,

2053 Woodbridge Avenue,

Edison, NJ 08817,

(732) 572-0500,

www.njlaws.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

ABA Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Committee Summer Report 2016


ABA SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISION

COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – ANNUAL MEETING 2016




Council Reports may include:  1) committee report;  2) action item; 3) informational Report


Division Name and Number:  Division: 3 – Practice Specialty                                                                        

Division Director Name: Christine Albano  calbano@albanolaw.com

Reporting Board or Committee (and Group, if appropriate): ABA Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Committee Summer Report 2016


Completed By: Kenneth Vercammen Chair, Edison, NJ


1.     What has your committee or board done since its last report (e.g., conference call, meetings, publications, use of discussion lists, planning for CLE programs, publications and articles, collaboration with other committees, boards or sections, etc.)?
-June Conference call with ABA Commission on Law and Aging, and invites other members of committee to participate.
-Webinar 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

Topics:
   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

Format: Webinar
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours
Panelist(s):
Moderator(s):
Sponsor(s): ABA

-       Invited members to NJ Bar Association Summer Blast happy hour at the Jersey shore.
-       Successful Committee meeting at the Spring Key West meeting


2.     What is the status of your committee or board’s business plan for the year (e.g., participation of committee board members, goals achieved, new goals, etc.)?
Excellent
-An email will be sent to all Committee members to invite them to participate in the ABA Aging conference call in September
- We will continue to Publicize the book “Wills and Estate Administration Practice” to help generate revenue for Division. 


3.     Does your committee or board need any assistance from your Director, Staff, Division Officers, or Council?  If yes, please explain:
Help market the   three ABA books which generate revenue for the Division
Ken V’s new ABA book “Wills and Estate Administration” was released the end of 2015. This is Ken’s 3rd book for the Solo Division.
We also need assistance to promote sales for ABA Book: “Smart Marketing For the Small Firm Lawyer” from the American Bar Association.
    Author:  Kenneth A Vercammen
Sponsor(s):  Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Publisher(s):  ABA Book Publishing 

We also offered to set up on Brown Bag webinar to discuss chapters in the “Wills and Estate Administration Practice” book and are waiting for a response.

Report on anything else: We would like to have a program at Annual Meeting 2017 – New York, New York August 10 - 15

4.     Are you submitting an action item to be presented to Council?  If so, please describe: NO




(Attach additional sheets as needed as well as a copy of your most recent meeting minutes.)

ABA Elder Law Committee Summer Report 2016


ABA SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISION

COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – ANNUAL MEETING 2016


Division Name and Number: Practice Specialty   Division: 3                                                                      

Division Director Name: Christine Albano  calbano@albanolaw.com

Reporting Board or Committee (and Group, if appropriate): ABA Elder Law Committee Summer Report 2016

Completed By: Kenneth Vercammen Chair, Edison, NJ


1.     What has your committee or board done since its last report (e.g., conference call, meetings, publications, use of discussion lists, planning for CLE programs, publications and articles, collaboration with other committees, boards or sections, etc.)?
-June Conference call with ABA Commission on Law and Aging, and invites other members of committee to participate.
-Webinar 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

Topics:
   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

Format: Webinar
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours
Panelist(s):
Moderator(s):
Sponsor(s): ABA

-       Invited members to NJ Bar Association Summer Blast happy hour at the Jersey shore.
-       Successful Committee meeting with the Tax Committee and Estate Committee at the Spring Key West meeting

2.     What is the status of your committee or board’s business plan for the year (e.g., participation of committee board members, goals achieved, new goals, etc.)?
Excellent
-An email will be sent to all Committee members to invite them to participate in the ABA Aging conference call in September
- We will continue to Publicize the book “Wills and Estate Administration Practice” to help generate revenue for Division. 


3.     Does your committee or board need any assistance from your Director, Staff, Division Officers, or Council?  If yes, please explain:
Help market the   three ABA books which generate revenue for the Division
Ken V’s new ABA book “Wills and Estate Administration” was released the end of 2015. This is Ken’s 3rd book for the Solo Division.
We also need assistance to promote sales for ABA Book: “Smart Marketing For the Small Firm Lawyer” from the American Bar Association.
    Author:  Kenneth A Vercammen
Sponsor(s):  Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Publisher(s):  ABA Book Publishing 

We also offered to set up on Brown Bag webinar to discuss chapters in the “Wills and Estate Administration Practice” book and are waiting for a response.

Report on anything else: We would like to have a program at Annual Meeting 2017 – New York, New York August 10 - 15


4.     Are you submitting an action item to be presented to Council?  If so, please describe: NO

ABA Criminal Law Committee Report Summer 2016


ABA Criminal Law Committee Report Summer 2016
Completed By: Kenneth Vercammen Co-Chair, Edison, NJ


1.     What has your committee or board done since its last report (e.g., conference call, meetings, publications, use of discussion lists, planning for CLE programs, publications and articles, collaboration with other committees, boards or sections, etc.)?
-Email to members to invite them to NJ Bar Jersey Shore free Happy Hour
-Submitted new proposed book to Pub board: “Handling DUI and Drug Possession Defense for Attorneys”
 This book will be a practical guide to what a lawyer needs to know to handle a DUI case.
The goal is to provide practical advice for both relatively inexperienced and experienced
practitioners on everything from understanding the DUI offense including sentencing and license
suspension and understanding DUI evidence including analysis of blood, breath, and urine to
handling pre-trial activities and the actual DUI trial such as preparing and filing motions. This
book takes a hands-on approach with few research citations. The book will also help readers
with the defense of drug possession charges. Sample drug defense forms will be provided.

--Solosez notices
-Help sales & Publicize ABA “Criminal Law Forms” Book to generate revenue for Solo Division
The ABAS’ CRIMINAL LAW FORMS book
New book from the American Bar Association
Solo & Small Firm Division Author: Kenneth Vercammen
 Use Criminal Law Forms to help represent persons charged with criminal and traffic offenses. Detailed instruction and valuable insight is offered beginning with the initial contact with the client, to walking into the courthouse, and managing the steps that follow. Two hundred and ten modifiable forms help make criminal lawyers more efficient and productive, while also reducing the chance for mistakes. GP SOLO Member Price $129.95 To order contact ABA Customer Care, 1-800-285-2221 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60653 or fax to 312-988-6030 (PC: 5150457)   ISBN:   978-1-61438-879-1
http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=5150457
  -Also posted some forms and materials from the recent NJ State Bar seminar Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Traffic Cases on the web for use by ABA members

2.     What is the status of your committee or board’s business plan for the year (e.g., participation of committee board members, goals achieved, new goals, etc.)?
   Excellent. Ken V was at Solo Div Spring Key West meeting and discussed issues with all GP solo members.


3.     Does your committee or board need any assistance from your Director, Staff, Division Officers, or Council?  If yes, please explain:
Help market the Criminal law Forms book which generate revenue for the Division
- Schedule a Brown Bag webinar on the book

4.     Report on anything else: Not at this time

5.     Are you submitting an action item to be presented to Council?  If so, please describe: No