NOTICE TO THE BAR

2009-2011 SUPREME COURT RULES COMMITTEE REPORTS –
PUBLICATION FOR COMMENT

The Supreme Court invites written comments on the 2009-2011 reports of the Supreme Court rules and program committees published with this notice.  In those reports, the committees (as listed below) make numerous recommendations to the Supreme Court for rule amendments and other non-rule administrative actions.  As noted previously, the Court has staggered the reporting cycles of its rules committees, such that approximately half submit their respective reports each year.

The committees whose 2009-2011 reports are here published for comment are as follows: (1) Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, (2) Family Practice Committee, (3) Municipal Court Practice Committee, (4) Committee on the Rules of Evidence, and (5) Committee on Minority Concerns. The two committees whose 2009-2011 supplemental reports are here published for comment are as follows: (1) Criminal Practice Committee, and (2) Family Practice Committee. The due date for written comments on the two supplemental reports is Monday, April 18, 2011.

Some of the appendices referenced in the reports may not be included in this publication; copies of any omitted appendices are available on request.

Please send any comments on the Committees' proposed rule amendments or other recommendations in writing by Monday, April 4, 2011 to:

                        Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
                        Acting Administrative Director of the Courts
                        Rules Comments
                        Hughes Justice Complex; P.O. Box 037
                        Trenton, New Jersey   08625-0037

Comments may also be submitted via Internet e-mail to the following address:  Comments.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.

The Supreme Court will not consider comments submitted anonymously.  Thus, those submitting comments by mail should include their name and address (and those submitting comments by e-mail should include their name and e-mail address).  However, comments submitted in response to this notice will be maintained in confidence if the author specifically requests confidentiality.  In the absence of such a request, the author’s identity and his or her comments may be subject to public disclosure after the Court has acted on the Committee reports and supplemental reports.

The Supreme Court will be acting on these reports and recommendations in June-July 2011, with any rule amendments likely to become effective September 1, 2011..

Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts

Dated: February 3, 2011

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