The Supreme Court in its Jan. 7, 2021, Order authorized a two-phase approach to virtual civil jury trials during the COVID-19 health crisis. The Court on Feb. 1, 2021, issued an Order amending two provisions of the authorizing order and notice.
All attorneys should use eCourts for all filings in case types currently available in eCourts. These include:
Attorneys should use the Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS) system only for the following case types:
Do not submit these documents in JEDS:
Attorneys can watch this video to learn more about JEDS
The clerk can notify attorneys of deficiencies in cases filed electronically. Attorneys will have 10 days to correct the deficiency.
All documents submitted through eCourts and JEDS are considered to be signed under Court Rule 1:5-6.
Read the May 8 Notice to the Bar
Service of Process
Court Rule 1:41-3 has been relaxed and supplemented to allow service of process by mail on the State of New Jersey. Read the Supreme Court order.
Courtesy Copies of Court Filings
The requirement that the parties must provide courtesy copies of their civil or matrimonial court filings is suspended through June 14. Courtesy copies are still required if the submission is more than 35 pages long.