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New Jersey Judiciary Recognizes Juror Appreciation Week

Juror Appreciation Week, May 2-6, is linked closely with Law Day, which has been celebrated on May 1 since 1958 as “a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law.”

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New Jersey Drug Court Switches Name to Recovery Court

The name change reflects the primary goal of the program – recovery.

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Judiciary Review Allows for Early Discharge of Rehabilitated Probationers

The majority of individuals were discharged completely from probation while others with financial obligations were converted to collections cases.

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Supreme Court Order Authorizes Remote Civil Jury Trials

Civil jury trials will return in a virtual format on a limited and temporary basis, under a Supreme Court order issued on January 7, 2021. The Court’s order directs virtual civil trials to begin on or after Feb. 1 in eight of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Initial trials will require consent of both parties and […]

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NJ Judiciary Drug Court Participant Has Urgent Reason to Interrupt Session

Just 10 minutes into the session, Desmond Causey-Jones interrupted Superior Court Judge Jeffrey J. Waldman with an important message, telling the judge he needed to sign off.

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New Jersey Judiciary Continues to Expand Its Electronic Filing System

Although the JEDS system was in development before the pandemic, it was made available sooner in light of the courts’ suspension of most in-person proceedings and matters to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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New Jersey Courts Set to Resume Jury Trials

Voir dire questioning will primarily take place in a virtual format, with technology provided by the Judiciary as needed.

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New Jersey Judiciary to Resume Jury Trials Incrementally in September

The plan is to use a combination of remote and in-person proceedings to select juries, and to conduct live trials with social distancing in courthouses.

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Judiciary Celebrates Probation and Pretrial Services Week

The theme of the celebration, which runs July 19-25, is “Restoring Trust, Creating Hope.

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Judiciary’s Principles of Municipal Court Administration Program Open for Public Enrollment

The 11-week Principles of Municipal Court Administration program course starts at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Sept. 14