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Two of Einhorn Harris’ attorneys will be presenting educational seminars at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Convention which is being held at the Borgota Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City from Wednesday, May 15th through Friday, May 17thMichael R. Ascher, Esq., partner and Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq, counsel with the firm, will be involved in continuing legal educations programs on two consecutive dates.


 On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Michael R. Ascher will be on a panel of 6 attorneys discussing the issues that arise when family law issues collide with issues of child abuse, endangerment and neglect.  While most family law attorneys are familiar with divorce and custody issues, many are unaware of the procedures that need to take place when children’s well –being are brought into question.  The seminar, entitled The Family Law/DCPP (Formerly DYFS) Overlap 2013, will address the overlap of Family Law and DCPP (Department of Children Placement and Permanency), and help family law practitioners navigate their way through the statutes and regulations that pertain to DCPP proceedings.

Michael R. Ascher, Esq. is a partner with the firm of Einhorn Harris.  As a former Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor he gained significant trial experience.  He is presently engaged in a litigation practice handling both criminal and complex civil matters. His practice includes all categories of criminal cases, including drunk driving defense cases and matters involving the Department of Children Placement & Permanency, formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).   Mr. Ascher has been involved in DCCP and other criminal proceedings throughout his career and his knowledge of DCCP proceedings is often sought for programs like these.


   On Thursday May, 16th, Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq., in her capacity as Co-chair of Bar Education subcommittee of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts will be moderating the seminar Recognizing and Addressing Gender Bias and Its Effect on LGBT Litigants and Attorneys in the Courts, the Litigation Process and the Law Practice.  This program, a joint collaboration between The Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts and two NJSBA special sections, Women in the Profession Section and the LGBT Section, is being presented to recognize and address gender bias and its effect on LGBT attorneys and litigants. The session will cover employment issues, the litigation process, and how gender issues affecting LGBT court users is addressed within the court system.

Ms. Mainenti-Walsh is counsel to the firm of Einhorn Harris and concentrates her practice solely in family and matrimonial law matters.  She is serving her third consecutive term with the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts where she is Chair of the Bar Education Committee.  She also serves as Co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Morris County Bar Association and secretary of the Morris County Bar Foundation.  At the convention, Ms. Mainenti-Walsh will also be inducted as a trustee of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Einhorn Harris is a full service law firm located in the Denville, New Jersey – the hub of Morris County. For over 50 years, the attorneys of the New Jersey law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. have been working with their clients in a wide variety of areas, including Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, Employment Law, Closely-Held Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Trusts & Estates/Taxation, and Real Estate and Zoning.