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New Jersey Court Rules: An Overview and Recent Updates

Produced on July 30, 2019

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Course Information

Time 51 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Litigation

Course Description

This program, taught by New Jersey Environmental Law attorney Stuart Lieberman, provides a general orientation of the New Jersey Court Rules. The program will go over each section of the Court Rules, provide an overview, and explain how the Rules function and interact. The course will also cover recent updates to the Court Rules. This program is suited for newly admitted New Jersey lawyers who are unfamiliar with the court rules, lawyers licensed in nearby jurisdictions who would benefit from an overview, and more experienced practitioners looking for a refresher on the new rules.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the overall structure of the New Jersey Rules of Court
  2. Discuss the most recent amendments to the Rules
  3. Detail the Rules relating to Summons and Service of Process, filing of complaints and appeals, availability of discovery in litigation, and appeals as right or by leave of Court
  4. Apply landmark decisions concerning the Rules

Credit Information

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Faculty

Stuart Lieberman

Lieberman & Blecher

Mr. Lieberman is a founding member of the firm Lieberman & Blecher. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey who was assigned to the Environmental Protection Section. Mr. Lieberman was also a partner in a New Jersey law firm that was extensively engaged in the practice of environmental law.

Stuart J. Lieberman is a co-author of New Jersey Brownfields Practice, a book that describes legal aspects relating to the sale of contaminated properties in New Jersey. A frequent lecturer on environmental subjects and a weekly syndicated columnist, he has represented many municipalities, businesses and individuals in regulatory and land use matters as well as litigation in these areas. In addition, Mr. Lieberman has worked heavily in the area of regulatory takings and groundwater contamination.

Mr. Lieberman represents clients in environmental matters, defective product and fraudulent claims, land use and general litigation.

Mr. Lieberman is a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Consultors for the Real Property Section. 

He has successfully litigated many cases in New Jersey state and federal courts, and has prevailed in two New Jersey Supreme Court cases. The most recent case, Raleigh Avenue Beach Association v. Atlantis Beach Club, was a landmark decision regarding beach access in the State of New Jersey.

In addition, Mr. Lieberman and Lieberman & Blecher, P.C. are counsel to the Passaic River Coalition, an organization committed to protecting valuable water resources in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Lieberman is also counsel to the Coalition for Health and Public Safety, a public charter composed of several municipalities in northern Bergen County who have organized to address public health and safety threats in the area. Most recently, Mr. Lieberman became a member of an ASTM International sub-committee and is lending his environmental legal experience to that organization as it develops a standard for qualification as an expert environmental forensic scientist in civil and criminal litigation.