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For immediate release: July 2, 2009
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New Jersey Judiciary Releases General Assignment Order for Court Year 2009-2010

The General Assignment Order for the court year 2009-2010 was released today by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.

The Order lists all assignments for judges in the Appellate Division, Tax Court, and the civil, criminal, family and general equity divisions of Superior Court. The Order also lists acting assignment judges as well as presiding judges of each division and of each part in the Appellate Division of Superior Court.

Article VI, Section 7 of the New Jersey Constitution states, "The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall assign Judges of the Superior Court to the Divisions and Parts of the Superior Court, and can from time to time transfer Judges from one assignment to another, as need appears."

Made in consultation with assignment judges and the administrative director of the courts, judicial assignments are based on considerations such as caseloads across divisions and vicinages, judicial experience and professional development.

Judges are reassigned regularly to address management needs and to give them wider experience. This particular assignment order includes reassignments for 42 judges.

The General Assignment Order becomes effective Sept. 1. As the needs of the Judiciary change throughout the year, the Chief Justice can reassign judges among the divisions or among the vicinages via supplemental orders.

The General Assignment Order is available on the Judiciary's Web site, judiciary.state.nj.us.

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