Be Prepared to Upgrade to Commercial Division 2.0—at Least in Westchester County
August 20, 2018
The Commercial Division is world-renowned for its efficiency and innovativeness when it comes to proposing and adopting new and amended rules of practice. Indeed, as recently as March of this year, the Advisory Council proposed amendments to existing Commercial Division Rules 9, 11, and 17 that would reinforce courts’ existing authority under the CPLR to direct pretrial evidentiary hearings, encourage parties to consider technology-assisted document review and coding in discovery, and substitute word limits for page limits in motion papers.
But this isn’t the only area in which the Commercial Division is on the cutting edge of innovation. On June 21, members of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s Committee on the Commercial Division, along with Westchester County Commercial Division Justices Linda S. Jamieson and Gretchen Walsh, presented a CLE program entitled “21st Century Courtroom: Using Integrated Courtroom Technology in the Commercial Division.”
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Reprinted with permission from the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter, Summer 2018, Vol. 24, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.
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