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Local Courthouse Addresses

Atlantic County Civil Court Building
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City. NJ 08401
Mercer County Courthouse
400 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Atlantic County Criminal Court House
4997 Unami Boulevard
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Middlesex County Courthouse
56 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0964
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Hackensack. NJ 07601
Monmouth County Courthouse
71 Monument Park
Freehold, NJ 07728-1266
Burlington County Court Facility
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Morris County Courthouse
Washington & Court Streets
Morristown, NJ 07963-0910
Camden County Hall of Justice
101 South Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08103
Ocean County Courthouse
118 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08754
Cape May County Courthouse
9 North Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Passaic County Court House
77 Hamilton Street
Paterson, NJ 07505-2017
Cumberland County Courthouse
Broad & Fayette Streets
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Salem County Courthouse
92 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
Essex County Veterans Courthouse
50 West Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Somerset County Courthouse
North Bridge Street
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
Gloucester County Courthouse
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury NJ 08096
Sussex County Judicial Center
43-47 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Hudson County Administration Building
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Union County Courthouse
2 Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Hunterdon County Courthouse
65 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
Warren County Courthouse
413 Second Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Criminal, civil and family cases are heard in the trial courts. Criminal cases are those in which a defendant stands accused of a serious crime, such as assault , theft, robbery, fraud, or murder. Approximately 50,000 criminal cases are heard in the Criminal Division of Superior Court each year.

Most civil cases that are heard in the Superior Court involve disputes in which a plaintiff claims that he or she has been hurt by the actions of the defendant and seeks monetary compensation. Examples of such cases are those involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, breaches of contracts and landlord tenant disputes.

Civil cases in which the amounts in controversy exceeds $15,000 are heard in the Civil Division of Superior Court. Cases in which the amounts in controversy are between $3,000 and $15,000 are heard in the Special Civil Part of the Civil Division. Those in which the amounts in controversy are less than $3,000 also are heard in the Special Civil Part and are known as small claims cases. In all, about 560,000 cases are heard in the Civil Division and Special Civil Part.

Civil cases in which monetary damages are not being sought are heard in the General Equity Division of Superior Court. General Equity judges handle non-jury cases such as those involving trade secrets, labor matters, foreclosures and other disputes in which court relief, often in the form of restraining orders, is sought on an emergency basis.

Family related cases, such as those involving divorce, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, child support, foster-care placements and termination of parental rights, are heard in the Family Division of Superior Court. About 350,000 cases are handled by the Family Division each year.

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