Discussion on Daubert Rules of Evidence; CLE credit pending

SHORT HILLS, N.J. – The New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance will be hosting its first panel discussion in a series of workshops on New Jersey’s courts.

The event, “The Unfinished Daubert Revolution: A Panel Discussion,” is the first in what will be an ongoing NJLRA-sponsored Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program focusing on issues in the courts that impact the business community. 

“We are excited about this new program series because it will engage New Jersey’s legal community in a serious conversation about issues that affect attorneys and employers in our state,” said Rayner.

“The purpose of this seminar is to foster discussion among the state’s legal community about New Jersey’s rules of evidence, and the impact the lack of a Daubert-style rule has had on our courts.”

“The U.S. Supreme Court adopted stricter standards for the admissibility of expert testimony through a series of court decisions, beginning with Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, and resulting in Federal Rule of Evidence 702,” said Marcus Rayner, executive director of the Alliance. 

While most states have a codified a version of Daubert reliability into its rules, New Jersey is among a minority of states which have not.    

The Unfinished Daubert Revolution will be moderated by the Honorable Edwin H. Stern, P.J.A.D. (ret.).  Other distinguished panelists include David Bernstein of George Mason University, Michelle Bufano of Gibbons P.C., John Kim of Johnson & Johnson, Stephen McConnell of Reed Smith, and Kevin Roddy of Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer. 

It will be held on Friday, March 1st at 7:30 a.m. at the Short Hills Hilton in Short Hills, NJ.  To learn more or register, please visit our website, http://njlra.org/.