The New Jersey Court System has over 40 committees that help it develop and implement new policies through the court’s rulemaking process. Right now, the court is looking for volunteers to serve on seven committees for the 2018-2020 term.
1. Arbitration Advisory Committee
2. Civil Practice Committee
3. Committee on Jury Selection in Civil and Criminal Trials
4. Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges
5. Special Civil Part Practice Committee
6. Committee on the Tax Court
7. Committee on Women in the Courts
These committees strive to be as inclusive and collaborative as possible, but in the grand scheme of things, the people who are going to have a say in what the court’s committees do, are the people that volunteer to serve on them.
Any attorney interested in being considered by the Court for possible appointment, either to any of these specific committees or generally, can submit an application at the following site: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/sccms/onlinemembership/
NJCJI strongly encourages our members and supporters to apply for appointment to any committee they are interested in serving on.
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Contract work blurs the traditional definitions and roles of employee and employer, and this evolution of the labor market has created tension between contract law and employment law. The New Jersey Supreme Court has taken up a case that arises out of that evolution. It is deciding whether contract employees can be required to waive tort claims they might bring against a contract employer when Workers Compensation is available from their direct employer. We filed an amicus brief in this case arguing that making the Workers’ Comp model compatible with the modern economy requires that such arrangements be upheld. Continue reading
NJCJI President & Chief Counsel Alida Kass is quoted in the Law Journal on the importance of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent opinion in the closely-watched drink price cases.
“You have courts looking to the New Jersey Supreme Court for guidance and I think that is what they’ve provided here. They’ve begun providing some meaningful guidance as to how this statute should be interpreted. That’s really helpful to litigants on both sides. It should provide more information about what cases are worth,” she said.
Click here to read a .pdf of the Law Journal article.
Click here to read NJCJI’s full analysis of the case.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling in a couple of lawsuits over drink prices is making headlines across the state because of the impact it will have on other Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) cases. In Law360, Alida Kass, NJCJI’s President & Chief Counsel, highlighted the court’s determination that “for class purposes, each plaintiff must prove individually he is an aggrieved consumer — it is not enough to show some generic violation against the general public.”
Click here to read the full Law360 article.
Click here to read NJCJI’s analysis of the case.
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The New Jersey Supreme Court has finally brought some clarity and sanity to the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act (TCCWNA). Continue reading
New Jersey is an outlier. Though nearly 40 states and the federal court system have adopted similar rules governing the admissibility of expert evidence, New Jersey has stuck with an older rule. Continue reading
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