Committee Appointment

James Pettit was recently re-appointed to the Civil Practice Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice.  Proposals from the Committee are formally presented to various bodies such as New Jersey Supreme Court Committees. Recent issues included the interplay between jury selection and delays in getting a trial date for injured parties. For example, these issues were discussed:  how long does jury selection take; are judicially-mandated open-ended questions being asked; how many days before the trial starts are juries being selected. Specific proposals are being sent to improve the process, because  "Justice delayed is justice denied."