The CPLR at Fifty:

Its Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, New York

 A joint program of the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy (JLPP) will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules.  The CPLR was adopted by the New York Legislature in 1962 and went into effect on September 1, 1963. Although amended many times since its adoption, the CPLR has remained the primary source of civil procedure rules in New York for the past 50 years.
In this Symposium we will look back and examine both the process that yielded this remarkable statute and the major innovations it brought.  We will take stock of the principal procedural arrangements effected by the CPLR and look ahead to future challenges.

Speakers will include:

Hon. Jack Weinstein, Reporter to the Advisory Committee and one of the principal architects of the CPLR:  Reminiscence and Assessment of the Process

Prof. William Nelson (NYU School of Law):  The CPLR in Historical Perspective

Hon. Judith Kaye (former Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals):  The View from the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals

Prof. Vincent C. Alexander (St. John's University School of Law):  A View from Academia, and

David L. Ferstendig, Esq.:  A Practitioner’s View

The program will be moderated by Prof. Oscar G. Chase (NYU School of Law).  Two units of New York CLE credit will be available for attendance at this event.

A reception will follow the program


Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Torrey Whitman 
Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration 
(212) 998-6149