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2018 NJ Federal Practice Rules - Annotated - Print/Online

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NJ Federal Practice Rules - Annotated - Print/Online

New Jersey Federal Practice Rules
Local Civil and Criminal Rules of the U.S. District Court (D.N.J.)
with Comments and Annotations by Allyn Z. Lite

Also includes the unannotated text of:
  Local Bankruptcy Rules of the U.S. District Court (D.N.J.)
  Local Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Cir.)
  Federal Rules of:
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Appellate Procedure

A member of the Lawyer's Advisory Committee for the District of New Jersey and a former Clerk of the Court, the author provides an unparalleled insider's view of the operations, practices, and procedures of New Jersey's Federal Court. This volume, published annually, provides a clear guide to case law, an analysis of the history and development of the rules, and practical tips on compliance with the rules and on interacting with the Court's ancillary officers.

The Online Edition Now Includes The Full Text Of Cited Reported & Unreported Federal Court Decisions

 About The Author 

Allyn Z. Lite
Allyn Z. Lite specializes in commercial and class action litigation. He was designated by the Judges of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey as Clerk of that Court from 1982 to 1986. While in that position, Mr. Lite created the Court's alternative dispute resolution program and served on and was Reporter for the committee that drafted the current Local Rules of the United States District Court for New Jersey. He was a member of the committee that drafted the new Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, and participated as one of ten original members of the United States District Court Lawyer's Advisory Committee, on which he served for 11 years.

In private practice, Mr. Lite established and coordinated procedures for the nationwide defense of a major manufacturer of safety products in asbestos litigation, and also handled defense of environmental matters involving discharge of petrochemicals with Federal EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Lite served on the Lawyers' Advisory Committee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1992 through 1994 and served as a member of the Third Circuit Task Force on Equal Treatment in the Courts, Gender Commission. Mr. Lite has also been selected to participate as a mediator for the United States District Court pursuant to that Court's plan under the Civil Justice Improvements Act of 1990. As a mediator, Mr. Lite participated in environmental litigation involving the nation's largest Superfund site, and a multi-plaintiff public sector discrimination lawsuit, among others. As counsel to a plaintiff class, Mr. Lite participated in, and resolved, a class action securities litigation through mediation. Mr. Lite has recently chaired the United States District Court's Merit Selection Panel to recommend candidates for a newly authorized United States Magistrate position assigned to Newark, New Jersey.

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