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The New Jersey courts are following the guidance of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to navigate the evolving situation relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on that guidance, we are currently maintaining normal business operations. All courthouses and court facilities at present remain open according to their regular schedules.

At the same time, we are taking preventive measures to reduce risk and allay concerns. It is imperative that attorneys, litigants, court users, and court employees not come to court if they are or may be at risk of exposure to or transmission of COVID-19. Instead, as stressed in the message posted on our public website (njcourts.gov), anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or a risk of exposure (including a risk based on recent travel) should contact the court by phone and request to reschedule the proceeding or seek some other accommodation. Requests should be documented in writing as well. Judges and staff will handle requests on a case-by-case basis consistent with the most up-to-date guidance from the NJ DOH and CDC.
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Effective February 18, 2020, the Judicial Assignments are as follows:

PRE-JUDGMENT – Dissolution (FM) Motions and Trials
Docket Nos. Judge Team Leader Room # Phone #
01-28 Melchionne Kurt Schoening 265 201-221-0700, Ext. 25237
29-53 Guida Laura Mezza 260 201-221-0700, Ext. 25241
54-60 Gallina-Mecca Loretta Little 340 201-221-0700, Ext. 25303
61-90 DiBiasi Loretta Little 340 201-221-0700, Ext. 25303
91-100 Gallina-Mecca Loretta Little 340 201-221-0700, Ext. 25303

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Assignment Judges:

As we approach the February 28 deadline for this year’s annual attorney registration and payment process, this note is to once again request your assistance in reminding attorneys to electronically register and pay through the online Attorney Registration and Payment System by the deadline in order to avoid late fees.

Between now and February 28, please ask your judges to take every opportunity to remind the attorneys appearing before them to complete the annual online registration process.

Any questions may be directed to Superior Court Clerk Michelle M. Smith at michelle.smith@njcourts.gov or 609-815-2900 ext. 54200.

On behalf of the Supreme Court, thank you in advance for your assistance with this important matter.

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Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director

Over the past few months, the Bergen Vicinage installed flat screen monitors in the
courtrooms. If members of the Bar or litigants wish to present evidence to the court utilizing a monitor, they may attach an HDMI compatible device to the courtroom monitor.

The Bergen Vicinage also received 4 NOMAD devices from our Central Office in Trenton. For cases involving heavy evidence presentation, the Bar may request the use of one of these NOMAD devices through chambers. The NOMAD is an evidence presentation station. Having a modular design, the NOMAD can wheel into any courtroom, plug into a power outlet, and connect to multiple monitors configured for a witness, counsel tables, the Jury, and the public. With the NOMAD system, attorneys can present documents, photos, objects, videos, as well as electronic presentations to display details to the jurors.

New Jersey attorneys are required annually to electronically file a registration statement in a form prescribed by the Administrative Director of the Courts as authorized by the Supreme Court and to pay an assessment in an amount determined by the Supreme Court. Beginning Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the Attorney Electronic Registration and Payment Center will be available for New Jersey attorneys to use for the 2020 registration and payment cycle. While the format of this application has been redesigned as part of the Judiciary’s move to a new cloud-based platform, the information being requested has not changed, except for the enhancements set forth in this notice.