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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/26/09
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Justice talks trends in e-discovery

New Brunswick – New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long this week will discuss how the electronic age has changed the ways lawyers and courts share information before trials.

Justice Long, the Court’s senior justice, will take part in an event titled, “A Dialogue on Discovery in the E-Age,” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, in New Brunswick. The meeting is a gathering of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Criminal Law and Municipal Court Practice sections and its Young Lawyers Division.

Long is the head of the Court’s Ad-Hoc Committee on e-discovery, which is charged with evaluating the problems lawyers face with discovery and how to resolve them in the digital age. The event is meant to be a free-flowing discussion about the future of discovery in the state courts.

Gov. Christie Todd Whitman nominated Justice Long to the high court in 1999. The Senate confirmed her for a second term and tenure on June 19, 2006.

At the time of her nomination, she was serving as a presiding judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.

Justice Long was born in Elizabeth and went to Rutgers Law School. In her legal career, she has served as a Deputy Attorney General; a litigation associate at Pitney, Hardin, Kipp and Szuch; Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Commissioner of the former New Jersey Department of Banking.

She joined the state Superior Court in 1978 and was elevated to the Appellate Division in 1984.