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, February 6, 2017

Elks Citizen of the Year Awards dinner will be held at East Brunswick Elks Lodge on March 19

Elks Citizen of the Year Awards dinner will be held at East Brunswick Elks Lodge on March 19 from 1 to 5, the cost is $20 per person
    Kenneth Vercammen and other community leaders to be honored. You do not need to be an Elk member to attend.
   East Brunswick Elks 21 Oakmont Ave, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    Madelyn Lenox PVP wrote : I would like to congratulate Ken Vercammen  our Justice who has been chosen as our lodge's Citizen of the Year. Ken runs races for different charities. He donates to our local food banks. He shares his knowledge of the Law at seminars for free.   He will be given the award at the District Dinner which will be held on Sunday, March 19 at the East Brunswick Lodge. The cost of the ticket will be $20.00. If you are interested in attending please contact Madelyn Lenox PVP at 732-572-2251.
       Each Lodge is encouraged to select a citizen, not necessarily an Elk, who has contributed in a special way to improving the local community. This individual should be someone who has shown leadership in the community; has contributed voluntary service and is recognized as being an all-around good citizen. Recognizing such a person show that the Elks are concerned with building a good community, and demonstrates "Elks Care - Elks Share." After the selection, the Elks honor him or her by presenting the award at a dinner sponsored by the Lodge.
                  Reasons to join the Elks clubs
       The Elks have been synonymous with charity and community for over 100 years.  They have distributed more than 3 billion dollars in cash, goods, and services to our country’s youth, veterans and disadvantaged.  In Edison and other towns, they sponsor Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, college scholarship and drug education and prevention programs.
       I have enjoyed my Community Elks membership in the Edison Elks for 25 years.

ELKS - MY TOP 15 FUN EVENTS
  BY Kenneth Vercammen

1.     Wildwood Convention
2.     Lobster Night
3.     St. Patty’s Corned Beef Dinner
4.     Good Friday Fish Dinner
5.     Officers Installation & Dinner
6.     Easter Egg Hunt for Children
7.     Friendship at hundreds of clubs on the USA
8.     Swim Club opening for Elks  Edison Pool
9.     Family Pool Day
10.   Beef & Brew
11.   Family Pool Night
12.   Nascar Night
13.   Soccer Shoot out for Children
14.   Halloween Party for Children
15.   Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party
16.   Christmas Party for Children

       We Elks are a nationwide fraternal organization of well over a million American citizens.  We love our country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions and values.  We respect our neighbors and constantly seek to promote their well-being.  We love and enjoy life and believe this enjoyment is increased by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we come in contact.

       We expend over two million dollars yearly to bring encouragement, cheer and comfort to hospitalized veterans throughout the United States in fulfillment of our solemn pledge: “So long as there are veterans in our hospitals, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
       Through our local Lodge, district, state and national programs, we provide healthful activities, guidance and assistance to over eight million boys and girls every year.  We fund scholarships, athletic teams, summer camps, scouting, and drug education programs,  We encourage civic, environmental, and patriotic involvement through essay contests, seminars and distribution of materials; as well as family-oriented activities in our Lodges.
       Elks operate numerous camps, hospitals, clinics, training centers and in-home services for the care and treatment of children and adults with  physical disabilities including vision and speech problems, all across the county.
        In our many benevolence Elks and Lodges throughout the United States spend over forty-five million dollars annually in our various works of community betterment and charitable programs.  This does not take into consideration donated hours equivalent to over thirty-five million dollars.
        In approximately 2,300 Elks Lodges throughout the United States, persons prominent in public, business and professional life can be found.  In these Lodges, located in the principal cities and towns throughout America, the hand-clasp of fraternity and a warm welcome as a visiting Brother await you.
       The Edison Hall is available for rentals. Contact John Reedy 732-985-3083
                                        KENNETH VERCAMMEN

     To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God. You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join.


You can be sponsored by any member in good standing from any lodge in the country. You'll also need two other Elks who will be your references. The Elk who proposes you for membership will provide you with a copy of the Membership Application, or will email you a link to the online version of the form. Please follow all instructions and answer all questions. If applying via hard copy, please return your completed application to the Lodge Secretary.
      Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.
        After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days nor more than two months before the vote will be taken.
       When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.
      After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.
    Local lodges are everywhere and can be found using our online directory to locate a Lodge near you. https://www.elks.org

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ethics & Marketing NJ State Bar Kenneth Vercammen, Esq., Shanna McCann,.Esq, Jason T. Komninos, Esq, Marc Garfinkle Esq. . Photo


Ethics & Marketing NJ State Bar Kenneth Vercammen, Esq., Shanna McCann,.Esq, Jason T. Komninos, Esq, Marc Garfinkle Esq. . Photo                           


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Video from NCDD defending dwi

I watched this video to help me update my book the ABA’s “CRIMINAL LAW FORMS”, a book from the American Bar Association. My staff implemented many of the ideas to improve our law office.

You may also wish to purchase “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. Criminal Law Forms helps lawyers face the challenges of: • Criminal defense • DWI cases • Juvenile offenses • Domestic violence • Traffic violations • Auto Accidents • and much more
Regular price $139.95, 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 New Jersey criminal defense info at http://www.njlaws.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ABA Elder Law Committee - Winter 2017 Report

ABA Elder Law Committee - Winter 2017 Report

ABA SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISION

COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM


Division Name and Number: Division: 3 – Practice Specialty                                                                        

Division Director Name: Kari Petrasek

Group Name: Family Law Group         

Reporting Board or Committee: ABA Elder Law Committee

Completed By: Kenneth Vercammen Co-Chair, Edison, NJ

1 What communications have you had with your committee since last report? (e.g. conference call, meetings, publications, use of discussion lists, etc.)
- Held Free Wills and Estate Administration Webinar Audio recording for ABA members
Speaker Kenneth Vercammen - November 16, 2016 and program online for free

Helped publicize Division’s book “Wills and Estate Administration Practice” approx 240 pages to help raise revenue for section- Sale of book reported to be good
Proposed Meeting at New York Annual meeting 
-An email will be sent to all Committee members to invite them to participate in the January 9, 2017 ABA Aging call

2. Please describe the substance of the activities set forth in number 1 above.
Please see number 1 above.
Next ABA Aging and Law Networking conference calls
March 13, 2017
June 12, 2017

3-Please list your entity's activities and programs since last report. - See above

4- Where you are in completing your annual planned activities? -Anticipate submitting articles to Jeff for Solo EReport
Request for Meeting at ABA New York Annual Meeting, Articles and webinar

   
5-What is the status on any CLE, publications, articles, etc.? See above
-Continue to submit articles to Jeff for Solo EReport

6. What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Describe any future activities. -An email will be sent to all Committee members to invite them to participate in the September Aging call
March 13, 2017
June 12, 2017 All at 4:00 PM eastern time

Please have anyone wanting to be on the email list about the calls, email David Godfrey asking to be added to the Law and Aging Networking call list. 
 David Godfrey
Senior Attorney
American Bar Association
Commission on Law and Aging
1050 Connecticut Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20036
202-662-8694


7- Please state how your entity’s activities conform to the Goals of the Division’s Long Range Plan. Articles and webinar

8- Report on anything else: Promoted recent ABA Books:
“Wills & Estate Administration” and
“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

Promote Free Wills and Estate Administration Webinar Audio recording for ABA members
Speaker Kenneth Vercammen - November 16, 2016
Straightforward and to-the-point, Wills and Estate Administration provides step-by-step guidance that firms can use to handle all aspects of an estates practice, from initial client intake to closing the file.

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Hot Off the Press - Brown Bag Teleconference Series
GPSolo’s Hot Off the Press series features a new book publication release presented by the author, and is held entirely by teleconference as a Division member benefit at no additional cost.  The sessions are held bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September and November) on the third Wednesday, and normally last one hour during lunch. 
The content of the program is based upon the author’s book published by ABA Book Publishing.

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

    Portions of the talk and material have been revised from ABA’s new book “Wills and Estate Administration”
   By Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
Straightforward and to-the-point, Wills and Estate Administration provides step-by-step guidance that firms can use to handle all aspects of an estates practice, from initial client intake to closing the file. Topics are defined in six parts for ease of use:
   Preparation for Wills/Estate Planning Interviews
   Interviewing Clients
   Additional Estate Planning Issues
   Estate Administration
   Guardianship of Disabled or Incompetent Parents
   Marketing Your Wills and Estate Administration Practice
     Making this an essential resource for solo and small firm practitioners, the author includes numerous forms for each topic, and they are also available for download online. The book is basic and written to help new and transitional attorneys. In addition, tips on practice management will help seasoned attorneys.

Publisher: American Bar Association ABA Book Publishing
   List Price: $79.95

ABA Price: $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-63425-380-2
Product Code: 5150484
2016, 290 pages, 7 x 10, Paperback
    
American Bar Association Service Hotline800-285-2221
312-988-5000

   Sample chapter available http://shop.americanbar.org