The Civil Practice Division develops and implements policies and best practices to advance the goals and mission of the Judiciary in the civil part, special civil part, general equity and probate part matters. The office supports the local civil divisions in each Superior Court and coordinates the implementation of civil court rules.
On This Page
Visit our Self-Help Center if you are representing yourself in court.
The following statewide directories are available:
- Civil Division Managers
- Vicinage Civil Division Main Numbers
- Vicinage Special Civil Part Main Numbers
- Civil Presiding Judges
- Special Civil Part Supervising Judges
- General Equity Presiding Judges
- Committee of Complex Business Litigation Judges
- Designated Mt. Laurel Judges
- Designated Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Judges
- Probate Part Judges Committee
- County Surrogates
Programs and Services
Visit the Multicounty Litigation Center for information about the centralized management of certain product liability cases.
Refer to the post-judgment and prejudgment interest rates.
The civil division offers several online tools. These were developed to help attorneys and the public access important information.
Key online tools include:
- eCourts can be used by attorneys in civil, special civil, and landlord tenant matters.
- Judiciary Electronic Document Service (JEDS) can be used for chancery, judgment processing, and small claims.
- The mediator search tool lets users search for a mediator by name, location, area of expertise, and hourly rate. Most mediators provide the first two hours at no charge.
- Use the motion calendar search tool to find scheduled motions.
- The discovery end date search can be helpful in planning litigation. The discovery end date is when the discovery period ends in a case.
- Use the Automated Model Civil Jury Charges System (MCJCAS) to build jury charges for a particular case.
- The civil case public access portal allows inquiry-only access to docket information.