Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wilentz Mass Tort/Class Action Counsel Joshua S. Kincannon, chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Product Liability and Mass Tort Section, will moderate and present the Section’s virtual meeting entitled “The Current View from the Bench: A Conversation with New Jersey's Multi-County Litigation Judges.” This meeting will include a distinguished panel of speakers featuring Hon. Rachelle L. Harz, JSC (Hackensack), Hon. John C. Porto, JSC (Atlantic City), and Hon. Ana C. Viscomi, JSC (New Brunswick).
Topics of interest include:
- A behind-the-scenes review of the delays and issues faced by jurists and litigants in the wake of COVID-19
- The outlook for 2021 and beyond
- Issues related to jury empanelment and courthouse safety
- Possible solutions involving the use of technology, bench trials, multi-plaintiff trials, early alternative dispute resolution, and the use of smaller bellwether pools.
Pre-registration for this event is required.