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General Operations Division

Donna Hoffman

Donna Hoffman
General Operations Division Manager
973-247-8006


General Description

The Operations Division provides support services for judiciary. This includes acting as a liaison with the County regarding facilities issues, security and health and safety. Please click on any of the following to obtain more information about a specific topic.

Jury Management
Interpreting Services
Transcripts
Records
Law Library
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
Video

Jury Management

Donna Hoffman, 973-247-8072

The Jury Management Unit is responsible for qualifying and summoning both petit and grand jurors.   In the Passaic Vicinage petit jurors are summoned for either three days or for one day.  In either case, if selected for a trial the jurors will serve for the duration of that trial and then be excused.  Grand jurors serve two days per week for a two-month period.

 Interpreting Services

Myrna Villanueva, 973-247-8187

The Passaic County Interpreters' Unit services all courts in all Divisions, including court mandated Diversionary Programs, such as, Arbitration, Mediation etc. At this time the unit consists of 7 full-time Spanish-speaking staff interpreters.

We provide services for other languages from a list of State approved interpreters. Requests for interpreters other than Spanish must be submitted to each Division's respective liasion.

Transcripts 

Susan Vita, 973-247-8084

All court proceedings are recorded either by a Certified Court Reporter or on audiotape. Individuals wishing to purchase a transcript of any proceeding should call 973-247-8087.

 Records 

Myrna Villanueva 973-247 8187

All court records are maintained for the period of time prescribed by Court Rule. The vicinage maintains active records within each division. Records of disposed cases are maintained in an off site facility. Individuals wishing copies of specific records should contact the division in which the matter was heard.

 Law Library

The law library is located on the second floor of 77 Hamilton Street. The library has a full collection of New Jersey statutes and case law, federal statutes and case law and regional reporters. The library also has reference books on main areas of interest for the legal profession. Individuals wishing to contact the Law Library should call 973-247-8013.

 Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

General Operations Division Manager: Donna Hoffman, 973-247-8006

The judiciary fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any individuals who will require an accommodation to fully participate in any matter or service should contact the Assistant Court Administrator at the number above. 

Individuals should provide as much advanced notice as possible so the appropriate accommodation can be made.

 Video

Pat Storzillo, 973-247-8004

The Passaic Vicinage records many of the training sessions conducted for staff. The vicinage also has video teleconferencing capabilities. Video teleconferencing can be used for a variety of purposes such as to attend conferences remotely, conduct summary court proceedings or take depositions.

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