It is ORDERED that the attached corrective amendment to Rule 4:21A-1(d) of the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey is hereby adopted to be effective immediately.

For the Court
/s/ Deborah T. Poritz
Chief Justice
Dated: October 10, 2000

4:21AB-1. Actions Subject to Arbitration; Notice and Scheduling of Arbitration

(a) ... no change

(b) ... no change

(c) ... no change

(d) Notice of Arbitration; Scheduling; Adjournment. The notice to the parties that the action has been assigned to arbitration shall also specify the time and place of the arbitration hearing and its date, which shall not be earlier than 45 days following the date of the notice. Unless the parties otherwise consent in writing, the hearing shall not be scheduled for a date prior to the end of the applicable discovery period, including any extension thereof. The hearing shall take place, however, no later than 60 days following the expiration of that period, including any extension. Adjournments of the scheduled date shall be permitted only as provided by R. 4:36-3(b) [4:36-2(c)].

(e) ... no change

Note: Adopted November 1, 1985 to be effective January 2, 1986; paragraph (c) amended November 5, 1986 to be effective January 1, 1987; caption amended and former paragraph (a) redesignated paragraph (a)(1) and new paragraph (a)(2) adopted, paragraphs (b) and (c) amended November 7, 1988 to be effective January 2, 1989; paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) and (c)(1) and (2) amended July 14, 1992 to be effective September 1, 1992; paragraphs (a)(2) and (c)(1) amended July 13, 1994 to be effective September 1, 1994; paragraphs (b) and (d) amended July 10, 1998 to be effective September 1, 1998; new text added to paragraph (a), paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) amended, new paragraph (a)(3) adopted, and paragraphs (c) and (d) amended July 5, 2000 to be effective September 5, 2000; corrective amendment to paragraph (d) adopted October 10, 2000 to be effective immediately.

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