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For immediate release: April 23, 2007
For further information contact: Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig
609-292-9580

Appellate Division Oral Argument in the Essex County Historic Courthouse

Oral argument in four appellate cases will be heard on Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Essex County Historic Courthouse at 470 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Newark, announced Judge Edwin H. Stern, presiding judge for administration of the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court.

This is only the second time that students, attorneys and members of the public have had the opportunity to observe appellate arguments in the beautifully restored courthouse. Appellate Division Judges Steven L. Lefelt, Anthony J. Parrillo and Paulette Sapp-Peterson 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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