While once somewhat of a novelty, the creation and adoption of specialized business or commercial courts—designed to adjudicate complex business and commercial disputes in an efficient manner to meet the needs of a jurisdiction’s corporate and commercial citizens—continues to mature. Moreover, the resources available discussing these specialized courts or dockets are constantly expanding.
The ABA’s May 2014 edition of Business Law Today includes an article, “Recent Developments in Business and Commercial Courts in the United States and Abroad,” which contains a summary of some of the developments in jurisdictions such as Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia, as well as developments internationally. Moreover, the article contains links to a number of business court resources. If you are a trial attorney who often represents clients in business and commercial disputes, these web links can be a key source of information about the business and commercial courts around the country.
If the topic of business and commercial courts is of particular interest to you, the ABA has a Business Courts Subcommittee that falls under the umbrella of the Business Law Section’s Business and Corporate Litigation Committee. All ABA members are welcome to join that subcommittee.