Supreme Court rules on statute of limitations for contribution claims for New Jersey Spill Act in case agreeing with amicus NJSBA
In Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Company, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that “the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for contribution made pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11f(a)(2)(a)." The NJSBA participated as amicus in this case arguing that for the last 20 years no statute of limitations for The Spill Act for contribution claims has worked without problem. Click here to read the NJSBA brief.
NJSBA presents the 2015 Diversity Summit on Feb. 17
Join us and earn 1.8 CLE credits at the NJSBA's Fifth Annual Diversity Summit. This year's Summit features a look at the story of the Supreme Court case that shaped the legal profession, an update on the association's Strategic Diversity Plan and a networking reception. Registration is just $15 for all, click here to save your place.
NJSBA president releases statement supporting delay of implementation of agreement for using electronic devices in court
In a message to NJSBA members, President Paris P. Eliades, Esq. voiced support of the Supreme Court's announcement that implementation of the agreement to use electronic devices has been delayed. He stated that the New Jersey Supreme Court weighed the concerns voiced by the NJSBA and others and "with the grace that has become the hallmark of this Court," delayed the effective date of the directive regarding signing an agreement for using electronic devices in court. Other aspects of the directive become effective on Feb. 2. Read the statement >
Two join NJSBA to bolster legislative advocacy program and diversity efforts
The New Jersey State Bar Association, the state’s leading organization of judges, lawyers and legal professionals, recently added two key members to its Legal and Government Affairs Department. Denise Sharperson has been named Assistant General Counsel and Director of Diversity Initiatives. Lisa Chapland also joined the association as the Director of Government Affairs this month. Read more >
Young Lawyers Division seeks nominations for annual awards
The Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association is seeking nominations for its awards, which are presented annually to outstanding young attorneys: Service to the Community, Service to the Bar, Professional Achievement and Young Lawyer of the Year. Read more>
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