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Appellate Division Organization

The Appellate Division Central Offices are located in Trenton under the direction of the Clerk of the Court. Reporting to the Clerk is the Deputy Clerk for Case Processing, the Deputy Clerk for Administrative Services, and the Director of Central Appellate Research.

CLERK'S OFFICE

Under the direction of the Deputy Clerk for Case Processing, the Clerk's Office processes all notices of appeal, motions, briefs and appendices, transcripts, and miscellaneous filings. Court calendars are generated and decisions of the court processed and distributed. Cases are processed in five case processing teams staffed by case managers. Other staff includes the Chief Counsel, staff attorneys, and functional units' staff.

For information telephone the Reception Unit at 609-292-4822.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Under the direction of the Deputy Clerk for Administrative Services, this organization oversees all administrative functions of the Clerk's Office to include, budget, facilities, automation, chambers support, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance for program access to court proceedings, and the Office of Court Repporting Services. This latter is responsible for all aspects of transcript production. This includes supervision of court reporters, transcriber certification, transcript productivity problems, video conferencing, installation of electronic recording equipment, and staff training on electronic recording equipment.

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CENTRAL APPELLATE RESEARCH

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The Central Appellate Research Staff, supervised by its Director, consists of research attorneys and their support staff. The attorneys research and prepare legal memoranda on some of the more complex issues raised on appeal, prior to these appeals being calendared. In addition, they research issues raised in all appeals in which a party moves for summary disposition of the appeal.

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