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For immediate release: April 13, 2007
For further information contact: Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig

Appellate Division Oral Argument in the Essex County Historic Courthouse

Oral argument in seven appellate cases will be heard on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Essex County Historic Courthouse at 470 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Newark, yesterday announced Judge Edwin H. Stern, presiding judge for administration of the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court.

Since this is the first appellate argument to be heard in the restored Essex County Historic Courthouse, it is an unusual opportunity for local students, attorneys and members of the public. Members of the public are also invited to remain after arguments to observe a question and answer session about appellate advocacy between the panel and the Essex County judges' law clerks. Appellate Division Judges Edwin H. Stern, Ariel A. Rodríguez, Donald G. Collester, Jr. and Thomas N. Lyons will hear cases on that date.

Appellate arguments are heard in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark and Trenton, as well as other locations from time to time. The Appellate Division schedules arguments on the campus of Rutgers University School of Law-Newark several times per year to give law students the opportunity to attend and learn from these arguments.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court is the state's intermediate appellate court. Appellate Division judges are named by the Chief Justice from among the judges of the Superior Court. Each of the 35 appellate judges is assigned to one of eight parts; each case is heard by a two- or three-judge panel formed by members of one part.

The full appellate calendar can be accessed at njcourtsonline.com. Under "Information Desk" click on "Calendars and Schedules," then "Appellate Court Calendar."

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