Capitol Report Archive

Capitol Report Archive

Past issues of the NJSBA Capitol Report. 


  • October 7, 2019 - NJSBA supports recommendations to improve judicial independence and fairness in municipal courts
  • October 14, 2019 -  NJSBA amicus roundup: Supreme Court hears arguments on drug influence evaluations and the tax treatment in inheritance tax transfers
  • October 21, 2919 - Supreme Court committee seeks to extend presumptive exclusion of medical reports from public access
  • October 28, 2019Supreme Court to consider fee-shifting provisions in retainer agreements


  • September 2, 2019NJSBA amicus overview: Malpractice, retainer agreements, and drug recognition experts
  • September 9, 2019 -  NJSBA signals concerns at Judicial Conference on proposed rule change expanding the scope of cross-examination
  • September 16, 2019 - NJSBA to Supreme Court: Tort claims protections should extend to legal malpractice actions for all attorneys providing representation on behalf of the state
  • September 23, 2019 - NJSBA weighs in on poaching clients by purchasing internet keyword advertising
  • September 30, 2019 - Additur and remittitur should be used in line with the basic notions of fair play and equity, Supreme Court says


  • August 5, 2019NJSBA tracking several measures awaiting gubernatorial action
  • August 12, 2019 New ACPE opinion addresses advertising in the electronic era
  • August 19, 2019NJSBA seeks to participate as amicus curiae in matter regarding child welfare
  • August 26, 2019Legislative Roundup: Auto insurance, commercial property tax appeals, and abandoned properties make list of signed legislation


  • July 1, 2019 Key bills land on governor’s desk; NJSBA raises concerns
  • July 8, 2019 Court rules in favor of expanded representation in administrative child abuse and neglect hearings
  • July 15, 2019 - Governor expands medical marijuana, workers’ compensation benefits
  • July 22, 2019 - Supreme Court weighs in on municipal court operations, fines and fees
  • July 29, 2019 - Judiciary mandates additional training for judges; will establish online portal for public


  • June 3, 2019Expand 30-day ban on attorney solicitations, says NJSBA
  • June 10, 2019 - Drug influence evaluation not generally accepted scientific evidence, says NJSBA to Supreme Court
  • June 17, 2019While budget showdown looms, key legislation moves through


  • May 27, 2019Medical marijuana, medical expenses in auto cases considered in Legislature


  • April 1, 2019 - Supreme Court sets sights on mandatory malpractice insurance disclosure
  • April 8, 2019 - Legislative round up: Key legislation sent to governor before budget hearings


  • March 11, 2019Legalization of for-profit debt adjusters gets nod from Senate Commerce Committee
  • March 25, 2019Professional malpractice bill voted out of Assembly Judiciary Committee


  • February 4, 2019Weinberg nondisclosure bill gains momentum in Legislature  
  • February 11, 2019 - Governor vetoes NJSBA double taxation legislation, cites budget woes
  • February 18, 2019 - NJSBA’s amicus seeks clarity on a potential duty to unknown, undisclosed third parties
  • February 25, 2019Bill prohibiting fiduciary duty standard to insurance producers advances


  • January 7, 2019 - Supreme Court to review doctrines of additurremittitur
  • January 14, 2019 - Mandatory electronic annual registration and payment begins
  • January 21, 2019 - Supreme Court finds arbitration agreement obscure; sides with NJSBA argument
  • January 28, 2019NJSBA’s Cybersecurity Task Force urges uniformity, global approach to cybersecurity policies