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Self-Help Resources

The Morris/Sussex Vicinage (Vicinage 10)  offers the following resources for court users who need assistance:

In Morris County:

Self-Help Center/Law Library – located on the fourth floor of the Morris County Courthouse, Washington and Court Streets, Morristown.  The Self-Help Resource Center contains New Jersey case law and statutes, forms packets, and two public access terminals for database lookup and online legal research.  The law librarian, Peter DeLucia, is available to answer procedural questions.

Family Division Intake – located on the first floor of the Morris County Courthouse.  Family division staff is available to provide forms and instructions and to answer  procedural questions.

Criminal Division Intake – located on the first floor of the Morris County Courthouse.  Criminal division staff is available to provide forms and instructions and to answer procedural questions.  Two public access terminals are available for database lookup.

Civil Division Intake – located on the second floor of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, Court Street, Morristown.  Civil division staff is available to provide forms and instructions and to answer procedural questions.  One public access terminal is available for database lookup, and there is also a Legal Services kiosk onsite, which can be used to access additional information made available by Legal Services of New Jersey.

Pro Bono Pilot Program—court users who need assistance with family division matters, such as divorce, child custody and support, can sign up for a 30 minute session with a volunteer attorney, who can provide additional procedural assistance.  Court users must visit the family intake counter in person to sign up in advance; sessions are held Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Sussex County:

Law Library – located on the lower level of the Sussex County Judicial Center, 43-47 High Street, Newton.  The law library contains New Jersey case law and statutes, and the law librarian, Joseph Tuttle, is available to answer procedural questions.

Division Intake counters – located on the ground level of the Sussex County Judicial Center.   Staff from family, criminal, and civil division is available to provide forms and instructions and to answer procedural questions.

Ombudsman:

The Vicinage 10 Ombudsman, Janie Rodriguez, is available to answer procedural questions and provide procedural guidance.  The ombudsman can be reached by phone at 973-656-3969 or by email at mrsombudsman.mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.


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