Commercial Division Law Report Committee

The Commercial Division Law Report Committee consists of members of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section who strive to advance New York's role as a leader in business transactions and commercial law by working closely with the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the Office of Court Administration and the NYSBA's Committee on the Commercial Division to provide critical resources and discussion fora for commercial law practitioners.  The Committee assists the Office of Court Administration in drafting, editing, publishing and disseminating the Commercial Division's publication, The Law Report.  It also works to ensure that the The Law Report is published on a regular basis, includes key cases and is presented in a way that helps practitioners identify significant developments.  Over time, the Committee hopes to enhance internet searching capacity of Commercial Division cases included in the Law Report.  Finally, in addition to its work on the The Law Report, the Committee works closely with the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section's Committee on the Commercial Division, as well as the Justices of the Division itself, to assemble and publish additional resources of value to practitioners and the Court, including pattern jury instructions geared uniquely to commercial cases.

View the Law Report here.

The Commercial Division Law Report Committee is co-chaired by Teresa M. Bennett, Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C., Syracuse, NY and Julie Ann North, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York City.

Committee Activities

  • Editing Commercial Division Law Report
  • Proposal to make Commercial Division Law Report into a searchable database
  • Hosting weblog and on-line discussions of Commercial Division Law Report
  • Drafting Uniform Jury Instructions for commercial cases (in collaboration with State Court Counsel committee)

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