The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (as well as proposed changes to other sets of federal rules).  The details are here.

The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that are proposed to be amended are Rules 3, 13, 26,1, 28, and 32.  The amendments appear to be relatively uncontroversial.

The proposed amendments to Rules 3 and 13 alter those rules to dele

The Supreme Court announced late yesterday that it has granted certification in three more cases.  In the first matter, Serico v. Rothberg, the question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s office, is “Did plaintiff waive her right to pursue attorney’s fees, pursuant to the offer of judgment rule (R. 4:58-1 to -6), by entering into a high-low agreement without expressly reserving her right to recover fees?”  The opinion of the Appellate Division, which was discussed

Today’s seminar, which was sponsored by the NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee, took up the important topic of the record on appeal.  Judge Messano, who headed up the panel, began by stating that the panel hoped actiually to make this topic interesting.  He and the other presenters, who included Judges Lihotz and Cuff (Ret.), as well as representatives of the Supreme Court and Appellate Division Clerk’s offices, succeeded.

Aided by a PowerPoint presentation, the panel began from Rule 2:5-4, w