The Unfinished Daubert Revolution: A Panel Discussion


In three seminal cases, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., General Electric Co. v. Joiner, and Kumho Tire Co, Ltd., v. Carmichael, the U.S. Supreme Court adopted stricter standards for admissibility of expert testimony.  A stringent form of the new standard was then codified into Federal Rule of Evidence 702.  More than 30 states have since followed suit, adopting some version of the Daubert reliability test.  New Jersey, however, remains one of a minority of states that has not yet updated its rules of evidence to reflect a Daubert-style reliability test. 


What has been the experience of Daubert and its progeny in federal court?  What has been the impact of the inconsistent adoption of a Daubert reliability rule among the various state courts on trial practice?  How do existing New Jersey rules of evidence and case law compare with the federal standard, and what would be the likely implications of updating the New Jersey rules to conform with the federal rule?

Friday, March 1 at 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m
Program begins: 8:00 a.m.
The Short Hills Hilton
41 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078

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David Bernstein 
George Mason University Foundation Professor

Michelle Bufano 
Director, Gibbons P.C.

John Kim 
Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson

Stephen McConnell
Partner, Reed Smith

Kevin Roddy
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A

Honorable Edwin H. Stern, P.J.A.D. (ret.)

Counsel, Gibbons P.C. 




The Short Hills Hilton 
41 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078

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