NJ Chief Justice Wants More Judges Versed In Biz Litigation

By Martin Bricketto (October 20, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's top judge said Tuesday the state needs to draw into the judiciary more attorneys with experience in commercial litigation, while urging practitioners to use a new program intended to help the court system more quickly and inexpensively handle thorny, big-ticket business disputes.

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner made those pitches during a New Jersey State Bar Association event in New Brunswick that explored the complex business litigation program the state launched on Jan. 1. Under the program, a designated judge in each of the state's 15 court vicinages oversees the entirety of complex commercial or complex...

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