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Notice to the Bar

Please take note below with regard to the requirements of R. 1:5-3 ("Proof of Service"). Please be advised that, unless you are in full compliance with the rule, you run the risk of having the relief/action you request being denied.

It is imperative that you advise your office staff accordingly.

August, 2001.
Maurice J. Gallipoli, J.S.C.

Supreme Court of New Jersey -- Proof of Service Of Process

Requirement to List Names and Addresses of All Attorneys/Parties Served B Reminder of Relaxation and Supplementation of Rule 1:5-3.

The Supreme Court, by order of January 16, 2001, relaxed and supplemented Rule 1:5-3 ("Proof of Service") of the Rules of Court so as to require that proof of service of papers served pursuant to Rule 1:5-1 specifically list the names and addresses of all attorneys served and to identify the parties those attorneys represent, as well as to list the names and addresses of all pro se parties served. The initial notice regarding this rule relaxation was published in the February 12, 2001 legal newspaper. However a number of Civil Presiding Judges have advised that there is not yet uniform compliance with the provisions of the rule as thus relaxed and supplemented. I am therefore issuing this reminder notice. A copy of the Court's January 16, 2001 order is attached. 

Richard J. Williams, J.A.D. Administrative Director of the Courts
Dated: July 24, 2001

SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY

It is ORDERED, pursuant to N.J. Const. Art. VI §2, par. 3, that effective immediately and until further order, Rule 1:5-3 ("Proof of Service") of the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey is hereby relaxed so as to require that proofs of service of all papers served pursuant to Rule 1:5-1 specifically list the names and addresses of all attorneys served and the parties they represent, as well as the names and addresses of all pro se parties served.

For the Court
Deborah T. Portiz
Chief Justice
Dated: January 16, 2001

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