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What Happens on the Day Of Trial in Special Civil?

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What Happens on the Day Of Trial in Special Civil?

The defendant and the plaintiff must come to court at the time and date stated on the trial notice, unless otherwise notified by the court. Bring all witnesses and evidence needed to present your case. On the day scheduled for trial, the court may help you settle your case through mediation with a trained mediator or a settlement conference with a neutral third person. This person will try to help the plaintiff and the defendant reach a satisfactory agreement. The mediator or neutral third person is not a judge. If a settlement cannot be reached, every effort will be made to have your case tried by the judge on the same day. If you win your case and need information on how to collect your judgment, you can find that information in our brochure entitled “Collecting a Money Judgment.” This brochure is available in any New Jersey Special Civil Part Office as well as on the Internet at njcourts.gov.