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For immediate release: October 14, 2003
Contact: Tammy Kendig, 609-292-9580

New Jersey Judiciary Adds Tracking of Supreme Court Appeals to Web Site

Searching the list of appeals scheduled before the New Jersey Supreme Court just became easier, Stephen W. Townsend, Clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court, announced today.

The New Jersey Judiciary Web site (www. njcourtsonline.com) now includes two new links to Supreme Court information. The first link provides the names of the most recently added appeals even before they are docketed and scheduled for argument. The second link shows when the case was added to the roster of Supreme Court cases scheduled for oral arguments, when oral arguments on the case were held, and when the Court issued its opinion. Both web pages are searchable by party name.

“We often receive inquiries from people trying to find out if and when a case has been scheduled before the Court. By placing these lists on the Internet, we are hoping to make the process easier for everyone,” said Mr. Townsend.

The Judiciary Web site houses fifteen thousand files that are used by citizens, litigants, lawyers, and the media. Supreme Court and Appellate Division opinions, the New Jersey Rules of Court, a calendar of civil motions, and forms and instructions for pro se (self-represented) litigants all are accessible through the site. The site can be used to conduct research, pay parking and traffic tickets, and even file some types of cases electronically.

These new features are the latest in a series of enhancements that have earned the Judiciary Web site several awards. The site received a first-place ranking among New Jersey government Web sites by the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University, and a top-ten national ranking among court Web sites by the National Center for State Courts Technology Conference. The most recent award was a fourth place worldwide ranking among court-related Web sites by the private firm Justice Served.

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