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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Criminal Law Committee ABA Solo Div Report Spring 2017

Criminal Law Committee ABA Solo Div Report Spring 2017 COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM
Division Name and Number:  Practice Specialty Division: 3

Division Director Name: Kari Petrasek

Reporting Board or Committee: Criminal Law  Committee

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

1. What has your board or committee done since its last report (e.g., conference call, meetings, use of discussion lists, planning for CLE programs, publications and articles, collaboration with other boards, committees, or sections)?
-Requested meeting at New York Annual meeting
-Started work on new ABA book Handling DUI and Drug Possession Defense for Attorneys
--Meet with Shannon Lessman of ABA Publications in Chicago on March 13 to discuss chapters for DUI and Drug defense
-Sent Request to Dee Lee and Dave. L for Brown Bag webinar
-Continue to Publicize ABA “Criminal Forms Book to help generate revenue for Division
-Added info to GP Solo Linkedin
- Invited members to submit articles to GP Solo EReport
- Offered forms for free to members from NJ Bar Annual seminar “Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases seminar
--Also helped publicize ABA book ABA’s “Smart Marketing for Smart Firm Lawyers”  a book from the American Bar Association. My staff implemented many of the ideas to improve our law office. 
Smart Marketing and the Small Firm Lawyer                                                                              
List Price: $59.95                                                                                                                          
Sponsor(s): Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Publisher(s): ABA Book Publishing  ISBN: 978-1-62722-484-0 Product Code: 5150468 2014, 156 Pages, 7 x 10


2. What is the status of your board or committee’s business plan for the year (e.g., participation of board or committee members, goals achieved, and new goals)?
- Publicize Meeting at New York Annual meeting  August
-Continue to help promote ABA books to raise revenue for section
-Offer to GP Solo members free portions of articles/ forms from NJ Bar Annual Drug DWI seminar
-Invite Chair elect the legendary Steve Williams and Division members to free NJ Bar Summer Happy Hour at the NJ Shore on July 15
- Hope to submit articles to Solo EReport
-Sent draft of book 22

Does your board or committee need any assistance from the Director, Staff, Division Officers, or Council? If yes, please explain:

The ABAS’ CRIMINAL LAW FORMS book
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. 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
-Also helped publicize ABA book ABA’s “Smart Marketing for Smart Firm Lawyers”  a book from the American Bar Association. My staff implemented many of the ideas to improve our law office. 
Smart Marketing and the Small Firm Lawyer                                                                              
List Price: $59.95                                                                                                                          
Sponsor(s): Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Publisher(s): ABA Book Publishing  ISBN: 978-1-62722-484-0 Product Code: 5150468 2014, 156 Pages, 7 x 10


ACTION ITEMS
List any action items to be presented to Council. These are items that require discussion, reporting, and/or decision-making on the part of the Council (e.g. a request for support of matters appearing before the House of Delegates, revisions of Division policies, and requests for use of extraordinary Division resources).

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

List any informational items to be represented to Council. These items are matters for the Council’s information and do not require action.