Since January 1, businesses in New Jersey have had the opportunity to opt in to a new complex commercial litigation program in disputes where the damages are projected to exceed $200,000. New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner will provide an update on the complex commercial litigation program, and discuss the need for lawyers with such backgrounds to seek appointments to the bench at a free event hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association on Tuesday, October 20.
During his State of the Judiciary Address at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s annual meeting in May, Rabner reported that fewer than 70 cases were currently going through the program, so it will be interesting to see if the number of cases has grown, and to get an update on how the cases going through the program are progressing.
The event, which is part of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, will be held from 6:30 – 8:00p.m., on October 20, at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. 1.8 credits of New Jersey CLE credit will be available to attorneys attending the event.