Find information and legal resources for your case.
Try to get an attorney
The court system can be complex. It is a good idea to get an attorney if you can.
The NJ State Bar Association has a list of lawyer referral organizations.
Know Your Rights
The Division on Civil Rights within the NJ Dept. of Law and Public Safety has published fact sheets on rights that are protected by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. This includes racial and gender discrimination, housing, equal pay and more. The fact sheets are available in many languages.
New Jersey Courts Overview
The Judiciary has published a guide to the judicial process that includes information about the courts’ structure and organization. The guide also covers basic court processes and a glossary of legal terms.
Legal Services of New Jersey
Legal Services of New Jersey provides free legal assistance to low-income people in New Jersey. They also have a helpful website with legal forms, manuals, and articles to help answer your legal questions.
New Jersey Rules of Court
The New Jersey Rules of Court guide the practice of law in the New Jersey courts. The rules govern everything from court procedures to attorney bar admissions.
Rules of Professional Conduct
Part of the Rules of Court, the Rules of Professional Conduct govern the qualifications, behavior, and responsibility of all attorneys licensed to practice law in the state.
New Jersey Rules of Evidence
The New Jersey Rules of Evidence explain what evidence can be used in Superior and Municipal Court.
Manual on NJ Sentencing Law
This manual gives an overview of criminal sentences and juvenile dispositions. It includes relevant court rules, case law, and statutes.
Violations Bureau Schedule
Many traffic and parking tickets can be paid without coming to court. This list gives the payable amount for traffic and parking tickets that can be paid without a court appearance
Notices to the Bar
Any updates to the practice of law in New Jersey’s state courts are published as Notices to the Bar. Use the search box to find relevant notices from 2011 through today.
Use our forms catalog to access legal forms, self-help kits, brochures, and directories.
Manual on Style for Legal Citation
The manual on style for judicial opinions explains the structure and organization of legal opinions. It also explains how to cite cases in a legal document.
Guidelines for Captioning Cases
The guidelines are used by Appellate Division staff when preparing memos and opinions. They give a good overview of how court cases should be named and how they should appear in court documents.
Civil Motion Calendar
Use the civil motion calendar to find information about upcoming court dates.
Model Civil Jury Charges
The model civil jury charges are used by judges and litigants to prepare jury instructions. Jury instructions help jurors in civil cases understand the laws that they should apply in the case they are hearing. The model charges are prepared and updated by the Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges.
Model Criminal Jury Charges
The model criminal jury charges are used by judges and litigants to prepare jury instructions. Jury instructions help jurors in criminal cases understand the laws that they should apply in the case they are hearing. The model charges are prepared and updated by the Supreme Court Committee on Model Criminal Jury Charges.