ROSELAND, N.J./November 6, 2008 -- John P. Lacey, a partner with Connell Foley LLP, was recently appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Electronic Filing by New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. Mr. Lacey is one of a distinguished assembly of judges, attorneys, corporate executives, and state and federal government officials appointed to this newly created Supreme Court Special Committee chaired by Former Attorney General John Degnan.
Chief Justice Rabner has asked the committee to prepare a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to make e-filing broadly available in New Jersey’s court system. Other items the committee will examine include: what electronic filing systems the Judiciary already has in place and how those could be used or improved upon; how to identify the type of system that should be built; where the greatest need for e-filing exists and where the greatest opportunities lie for rapid deployment; and how to identify and obtain resources both within the Judiciary and from the private sector, particularly with the very difficult funding issues facing the state.
“I am pleased to have been appointed to this dynamic new committee,” said Mr. Lacey. “It is critical that we utilize leading edge technologies to increase the efficiency of our court systems. Besides making it easier for litigants, practitioners, and judges to do their jobs, using the latest technologies will allow us to realize significant cost savings in paper use and storage.”
Mr. Lacey is a member of Connell Foley’s Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Labor and Employment Law practice groups. For more information, please call Mr. Lacey at (973) 535-0500 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.