Amendments to the Statewide Commercial Division Rules 2018
A Renaissance in Commercial Litigation Practice
The Commercial Division has become a preferred dispute resolution venue for businesses around the world – one of whose hallmarks is the willingness to adapt to the changing needs of litigants in order to facilitate cost-effective and fair resolutions. In 2012, former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman assembled the “Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century,” which conducted an in-depth analysis of the Commercial Division and made several concrete recommendations about how to improve practice in the Division and burnish its stature. The Task Force’s recommendations have been implemented through the enactment of no fewer than 22 modifications and additions to the Statewide Rules of the Commercial Division – improvements ranging from federal-type expert disclosure to presumptive deposition limits, and from guidelines for seeking ESI from non-parties to an established preference for categorical privilege logs.
12:30 - 12:35 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
12:35 - 1:25 p.m. Overview of Substantive Changes
- Commercial Division Advisory Council
- Modifications and Additions to the Rules
- Updates in Commercial Litigation Practice
1:25 - 1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
1:30 p.m. Adjournment
Jonathan D. Lupkin, Esq. (Program Chair) | Lupkin PLLC
Rebecca C. Smithwick, Esq. | Lupkin PLLC
Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Professional Practice
NYSBA Member: $75.00 | Non-Member: $175.00
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Member: $60.00
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
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