The New Jersey Judiciary today announced the release of its 2009-2010 Annual Report.
In his introduction to the report, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner emphasizes new programs and services that were made possible through collaboration and shared resources. “Partnerships and collaboration have been the hallmark of many of our initiatives in recent years, and I believe that now, more than ever, we need to find more ways to foster those relationships not only in the Judiciary and in government, but in our communities.”
Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts, praised judges and staff for continuing to provide excellent service with fewer resources and a smaller workforce. “Despite these obstacles, our court system remained committed to providing an opportunity for New Jersey residents to have a fair and independent forum for the resolution of their disputes.”
The report highlights the Judiciary’s efforts to expand access and fairness for court users through social media such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter; through public discussions of minority concerns and perceptions of bias; and through ombudsmen, online resources and new publications that offer user-friendly information about the courts to self-represented litigants and others.
The report can be found at njcourts.com.