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The Meet the Court television series is now available online. If you would like to learn more about the court, click on the title of interest below.

Click here for a list of participating public access channels.

“Meet the Court” Television shows are produced in partnership with Mainland Regional High School media students.

In 2005 The Judiciary of Atlantic and Cape May Counties enhanced their community outreach program to educate, inform, and dispel the myths and mystery behind what they do. In recognizing the impact that media outlets have as an informative tool to educate the public in all areas of the court, a media initiative was expanded to encompass radio and television. That series is called “Meet the Court.”

Since the onset of this initiative, the programs continue to grow in popularity. Atlantic/Cape May Counties currently have a collection of recorded shows that air on a regular basis. The Meet the Court series can be seen on several local access channels as well as the Stockton Channel, which reaches most of the townships/cities within both counties.

Stay tuned for web access to our “Meet the Court” series.

Featured Topic

Guest Speaker


Ellen Procida with guest speaker Jim Halfpenny of Atlantic County

One Judge- One School Outreach Program

Ellen Procida with guest Hon. Mark H. Sandson, Presiding Judge- Chancery

Courthouse Etiquette

Ramona Howze-Former Criminal Division Manager and Louis J. Belasco-Presiding Judge -Municipal Division

South Jersey Legal Services

James M. McClain Staff Attorney at South Jersey Legal Services

Your Day in Municipal Court

Judge Mary Siracusa and Kathy Robbins

Landlord/Tenant Court

Ellen Procida with guest speaker David Reemmer

What to Expect in Court

Sharon Spates, Dan Solt, Jill Houck, Florine Alexander

Drug Court From a Judges Perspective

Ellen Procida with guest Judge Mark H. Sandson, J.S.C.

Helpful Overviews of the Court and Court Processes

Guest Speaker(s)

Overview of Atlantic/Cape May Counties Superior Court

Howard H. Berchtold, Jr.Trial Court Administrator (updated 1/2014)

The Courts Role in the Community Julio L. Mendez, Assignment Judge (updated 2/2015)

Overview of the Civil Court

Louise Pelosi and Beth Ann Gabler

Criminal Division Overview

Ramona Howze, Former Criminal Division Manager

Family Division Overview

Judge Nancy L. Ridgway, Presiding Judge Family Part and Judge John R. Rauh, Family Division, Cape May County (updated 1/2015)

Drug Court

Ellen Procida with guest speakers Celeste Goodson, Atlantic County Drug Court, Vicki Golas, Substance Abuse Evaluator, Rebecca Super, Cape May County Drug Court, and Robyn Margulis, Cape May County Probation

Municipal Courts

Presiding Judge Louis Belasco and Chris Carter, Former Municipal Division Manager 

Surrogates Court

Ellen Procida with guest speaker M. Susan Sheppard, Cape May County Surrogate (updated 3/2016)

Jury Services & Operations

Diane Sullivan and Maria Waldman, Jury Manager

Support Enforcement Overview

Steve Santagata and Michelle Pettey, Support Enforcement, Probation Division

Veterans Services

Ellen Procida with guest speaker Christopher Wambach, NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Maria Bilotti, Cape May County Criminal Court Services Supervisor, and April Perrone, Atlantic/Cape May Human Resources Supervisor

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