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Posted on: June 12, 2020

NJ Supreme Court Issues Post-Pandemic Plan for Returning to In-Person Court Proceedings

The New Jersey Supreme Court has approved the first part of the New Jersey Courts Post-Pandemic Plan for transitioning from fully remote court operations (Phase 1) to the gradual return to courthouses and facilities (Phase 2).  NJ courts will begin the incremental implementation of Phase 2 starting Monday, June 22, 2020.

In Phase 2, most municipal court proceedings will continue to be handled remotely. However, as the state continues to recover from COVID-19, some municipal court matters may, consistent with additional Supreme Court guidance, be handled in person. In person proceedings would of course be subject to social distancing and other requirements and would be limited to certain matters that do not lend themselves well to remote hearings. 

You will want to review the Supreme Court’s Post-Pandemic Plan in its entirety with your court administrator for more information and specifics.  Additional guidance is anticipated as courts begin to progress through the four phases of the Plan.

Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x137.


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