Somerset Court Administration Building
40 North Bridge Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
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Assignment Judge-Yolanda Ciccone
The Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court assisted by the Administrative Director of the Courts is responsible for the administration of all courts in the State. This executive component or executive team structure is mirrored at various levels throughout the New Jersey Courts. The State is divided into fifteen judicial districts, known as vicinages. Overall administration of a vicinage is the responsibility of the Assignment Judge. The Assignment Judge is the chief executive of a court district. Five presiding judges assist the Assignment Judge in overall leadership in the civil, criminal, family, general equity and municipal areas.
Trial Court Administrator: Eugene L. Farkas
Working with the Assignment Judge in an executive team relationship is the Trial Court Administrator. The Trial Court Administrator is the chief non-judicial administrative officer in the vicinage. With the assistance of Division Managers, the court administrator oversees nine divisions and provides a technical and leadership focus for a professional court organization.
The Trial Court Administrator also represents the vicinage in its interactions with the Administrative Office of the Courts in Trenton, the county government bodies, which includes the Freeholder Boards, the County Administrator, related county agencies, the prosecutor, and the constitutional officers (i.e. the county clerk, sheriff, and the surrogate).
Additional areas under the control of the Assignment Judge and Trial Court Administrator include the following:
Human Resource Management
Public Information/Community Outreach
Liaison with the Bar Association
Inquiries or questions about the Vicinage 13 Judiciary can be directed to the Court Administration Office on the first floor of 40 N. Bridge Street in Somerville. In Hunterdon County, the Trial Court Administrator’s office is located on the second floor of the Justice Complex. In Warren County, the Trial Court Administrator’s office is located on the second floor of the court house.