News from the New Jersey State Bar Convention

Last week, the New Jersey State Bar Association held its annual convention in Atlantic City. Over 2,500 judges, lawyers, law clerks, and law students headed down the shore in search of CLEs and the scoop on emerging legal issues. In the following post, NJCJI’s Emily Kelchen reveals her insights on issues of interest to the civil justice community that were discussed at the convention.

By |2017-05-26T01:48:32-04:00May 26, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Assembly Committee Taking Up Anti-Arbitration Bill

On Thursday, May 18, the Assembly Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on A4173. The bill, which is being sponsored by Asw. Marlene Caride (D-Ridgefield), would prohibit employers and employees from agreeing by contract to arbitrate any employment disputes, all under the guise of codifying a couple of New Jersey Supreme Court rulings.

By |2017-05-16T19:14:11-04:00May 16, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Arbitration One Of A Host Of Issues To Watch In 2017

A recent article by Law360 surveyed New Jersey’s legal community about what issues it thinks we should all keep an eye on as members of the legislature come back to Trenton to finish up the second half of their two-year session and vie for re-election. Employment laws that increase employer liability, such as paid sick leave and equal pay, were identified by many as key issues, and NJCJI’s chief counsel, Alida Kass, pointed out that several anti-arbitration measures have also been introduced.

By |2017-01-06T14:33:30-05:00January 6, 2017|News, Recent News, Top Stories|0 Comments
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