Supreme Court Associate Justice Faustino Fernandez-Vina, (right) and Family Presiding Judge John L. Call presided over a naturalization ceremony and administered the Oath of Citizenship to 25 foreign-born residents of Burlington County as part of the Burlington Vicinage’s Constitution Week celebration on Sept. 17. The applicants for citizenship came from 19 countries. This year marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In conjunction with Constitution Day, the court celebrated Juror Appreciation Week. Bookbinder launched the week’s activities by signing a proclamation designating Constitution and Citizenship Day and Constitution and Juror Appreciation Week 2014.
Autumn is a time of new beginnings. Vacation days are left behind as schools and colleges begin anew.
While our judges and staff have continued to work diligently throughout the summer, the new court calendar begins in September. Some vicinages hold ceremonies marking the occasion and to eulogize judges, staff, and attorneys who died during the previous court year. The annual General Assignment Order, which dictates the divisions in which Superior Court judges sit, takes effect each Sept. 1.