RULE 1:37. Court Titles; Seals; Abbreviations

1:37-1. Title of Courts

The titles of the courts of this State shall be as follows:

  • (a) "Supreme Court of New Jersey"

  • (b) "Superior Court of New Jersey, _______" (here state Law, Chancery or Appellate Division, as appropriate and the part thereof, if any)

  • (c) "Tax Court of New Jersey"

  • (d) "Municipal Court of _______" (here state the name of the municipality)

Note: Source-R.R. 1:1-1, 2:1-1, 4:118-1, 5:1-1. Amended June 20, 1979 to be effective July 1, 1979; amended December 20, 1983 to be effective December 31, 1983.

1:37-2. Seal of Courts

The seal of each court shall be in the form prescribed by the Administrative Director of the Courts with the approval of the Supreme Court and shall be kept in the custody of the clerk of the court.

Note: Source-R.R. 1:1-2, 4:118-2, 7:19-1.

1:37-3. Abbreviations; Title on Temporary Assignment

The following abbreviations may be used in orders, judgments, opinions and memoranda:

C.J. for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

J. for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

P.J.A.D. for Presiding Judge of a Part of the Appellate Division

J.A.D. for Judge of the Appellate Division

A.J.S.C. for Assignment Judge

J.S.C. for Judge of the Superior Court

P.J.Ch. for Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division

P.J.F.P. for Presiding Judge of the Family Part, Chancery Division

P.J.Cv. for Presiding Judge of the Civil Part, Law Division

P.J.Cr. for Presiding Judge of the Criminal Part, Law Division

P.J.T.C. for Presiding Judge of the Tax Court

J.T.C. for Judge of the Tax Court

P.J.M.C. for Presiding Judge-Municipal Courts

J.M.C. for Judge of the Municipal Court

If a judge is temporarily assigned to a court, that judge's permanent title followed by the words "(temporarily assigned)" shall be used.

If a retired judge is recalled and assigned pursuant to N.J.S. 43:6A-13, that judge's permanent title at the time of retirement followed by the phrase "(retired and temporarily assigned on recall)" shall be used.

Note: Source -- R.R. 1:33; amended November 27, 1974 to be effective April 1, 1975; amended July 29, 1977, to be effective September 6, 1977; amended June 20, 1979 to be effective July 1, 1979; amended December 20, 1983 to be effective December 31, 1983; amended July 13, 1994 to be effective September 1, 1994; amended July 28, 2004 to be effective September 1, 2004.
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