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Judiciary Electronic Filing System (JEFIS): UPDATES

Should you have any questions regarding the new enhancements, please contact the Judiciary Support Desk at (609) 633-2275 or (800)343-7002.

  • Effective October 5, 2015 - Updated JEFIS system requirements.
    Jefis System Requirements
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher
    • MS-Windows operating system Vista or higher (preferably Windows 7)
    • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels.
    • Iinternet access using Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher
    • A scanner capable of 300 dots per inch (dpi) with a document feeder, to create Tagged Image Format (TIF) files for exhibits.  The TIF file must be TIF group 4 [2d-fax]
    • Total filing cannot exceed 18.5MB
    Click here for Notice to the Bar.

  • Effective February 17, 2015 - Modified text/xml files required for submission of foreclosure judgment packages. To access the text/xml files, click on the following link that will take you to the zip file labeled “Specifications for Electronic Filings;” open the file, click on Document Type Rules/Foreclosure Judgments. (see http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/jefis/ge_foreclosure.html.)
  • January 15, 2015 – Foreclosure filing practices in Superior Court; courtesy copies of filed motions for identified judges.
    Click here for Notice to the Bar.
    Click here to access the courtesy copy Judicial Preferences List.
  • Effective Nov. 5, 2014 - JEFIS attorney Filers will be required to use Single Sign-On to log into JEFIS
    Click here for Notice to the Bar
  • Effective April 15, 2014 - All foreclosure pleadings, motions, and other documents being filed by attorneys who are registered to use the Judiciary Electronic Filing and Imaging System (JEFIS) must be submitted electronically through JEFIS.  Attorneys not currently registered with JEFIS and self-represented litigants must submit all such documents on paper to the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 971, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0971.  Foreclosure pleadings, motions, and other documents no longer may be filed on paper in the county of venue.  For more information:
    Click here for Notice to the Bar
    Click here to access the courtesy copy Judicial Preferences List 
  • Effective Nov. 25, 2013 - Revisions to Appendix XI-H (Execution Against Goods and Chattels), and Appendix XI-J (Wage Execution) of the Rules of Court will be implemented. Click here for more information.
  • Effective Aug. 11, 2013 - JEFIS DC Attorney Filer updates to accommodate R. 6:3-2 change regarding assigned claim. Click here for more information.
  • Effective Jan. 4, 2013 - JEFIS will be enhanced to allow Foreclosure Judgment packages to be filed electronically, which will expedite the processing of the judgments. Current JEFIS users should refer to the JEFIS Services Announcements for the link to the new JEFIS Foreclosure Attorney Filer Updates documentation and XML.
  • Effective Nov. 12, 2012 - All commercial foreclosure cases will be subject to dismissal for Lack of Prosecution in accordance with court rule 4:64-8. As a result, effective 11/15/2012, there will be a new document type "exceptional circumstances" (EXC-CIRC) available in the JEFIS Attorney Filing Manager to facilitate filing documents for exceptional circumstances in order to stop the lack of prosecution process.
  • Effective Aug. 3, 2012 - The Attorney Filer now has two versions of Complaints. Version 1 is used to file Residential foreclosures while Version 2 is used to file Commercial, Condominium, Optional, Time Share and Strict foreclosures. Numerous edits are now in place to ensure that all required data is populated according to System specification.
  • Effective Aug. 1, 2011 - Paper pleadings and documents transmitted for filing by any of the 33 law firms subject to the Supreme Court's Order of July 8, 2010, which order required those law firms to file all pleadings and documents in Special Civil Part actions for $15,000 or less electronically through the Judiciary Electronic Filing and Imaging System (JEFIS) as of May 1, 2011, will be returned stamped "Received But Not Filed – Must Be E-Filed Via JEFIS."
    Notice to the Bar - Special Civil Part - Mandatory E-Filing of DC Docket-Type Cases (Phase 2)
  • Effective July 1, 2011 - The Judiciary will no longer be accepting electronic filings through email. In addition, the Judiciary will no longer be hosting email accounts for JEFIS filers. The JEFIS Attorney Filing Manager for both DC Filers and Foreclosure Filers must be configured to use our web service and not use email. Instructions are provided on page 14 of the JEFIS Attorney Manual.
  • Effective July 1, 2010 - Starting July 1, 2010, Foreclosure cases can be filed via the JEFIS program for all participating attorneys.
  • July 29, 2010 - The Supreme Court of New Jersey has approved Phase Two of mandatory electronic filing in the Special Civil Part of the Law Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. Under Phase Two, New Jersey attorneys who filed 400 or more complaints in DC docket type cases in 2009 will be required to file all DC pleadings and documents electronically through JEFIS by May 1, 2011. Phase II is outlined in the Notice to the Bar dated July 20, 2010 and the necessary relaxatoin of the Rules of Court are set forth in the Supreme Court Order dated July 8, 2010.
  • Effective July 1, 2010 - July 1, 2010 is the deadline for Conversion to New JEFIS Attorney Filing Manager: Please note that access to the Legacy Electronic Filer, which transmits case data in an ASCII file format, will be terminated as of July 1, 2010. The few law firms who still use this older filing system are therefore urged to convert as soon as possible to the new JEFIS Attorney Filing Manager, which requires case data to be in an XML file format. Please refer to the Specifications for Electronic Filings and the Attorney Manual for more information.
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