Notice to the Bar


To: County and Specialty Bar Associations
From: Sharon A. Balsamo, Esq. – NJSBA General Counsel
Re: New Court Filing Requirement – Attorney ID Numbers
Date: August 7, 2013
I wanted to alert you to a new court policy that you may or may not already be aware of and may result in your office getting calls from members.
As of September 1st, 2013 attorneys will be required to use their Supreme Court-issued Attorney Identification number on each paper they file with the courts.
This requirement is part of a series of the Supreme Court’s 2013 Omnibus Rule Amendment Order. This specific requirement is contained in new language added to Court Rule 1:4-1. I’ve attached a copy of the rule, fyi. The full Order can be found on the Court’s website at
Attorneys wishing to find their attorney identification number can be directed to the Court’s website at
Once on the Court’s website, attorneys can obtain their ID number by following these steps:
- Scroll over the heading “Legal” (beige bar on the top of the page) and select the first option “Attorney Index”
- When they click on “Attorney Index” they will be prompted to identify and confirm 5 characters (basically confirming they are not a computer); then click “I Accept”
- They will then be sent to a page in which boxes are allotted to type in their First and Last name; then click “Search”
- The attorney ID number should show up in blue on the left-hand side next to their name.
If an attorney has problems accessing the court’s website, their Attorney ID number can also be found above their name on their annual registration statement, if they have a copy of a recent one.
I hope this information is helpful!