NJ Judiciary AOC Building
R. J. Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton

New Jersey Court System

The Judiciary, or justice system, is one of the three co-equal but independent branches of state government established in New Jersey by the 1947 state constitution. Courts are a very visible part of our legal system. Each year, about seven million new cases are filed in New Jersey's state-level courts. The decisions that are made in our courts influence people's lives in countless ways.