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When we talk about the New Jersey State Courts, we are describing several different kinds of courts. The courts that make up the New Jersey State Courts are:

  • Municipal Court

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division

    • Civil Part

      • Special Civil Part

        • Small Claims Section

        • Landlord/Tenant Section

    • Criminal Part

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division

    • Family Part

    • Probate Part

    • General Equity

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Tax Court

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division

  • New Jersey Supreme Court
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  • Municipal Courts

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  • Superior Court of New Jersey

  • Links

    • A Guide to the New Jersey Civil Courts (from the N.J. Judiciary)

    • Local Courts in Your County (from the N.J. Judiciary) - Links to each county's court system with the mailing address, lists of important telephone numbers, and directions on how to drive to the courthouse.

    • New Jersey Courts Overview (from the N.J. Judiciary) - This Web site gives "an overview of the court system in New Jersey - what its job is, how it works, and how it serves the public and society." The site describes the different types of courts, and explains how judges are picked and how jury duty works.

    • NJ Surrogates

    • Small Claims Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (from the N.J. Judiciary) - A lawsuit can be filed in Small Claims Court to sue someone for up to $3000. This link gives general information on Small Claims Court, including the types of cases that can (and cannot) be filed there, how to file (and answer) a complaint in Small claims Court, how trials are handled in Small Claims court, and how to appeal.

    • Special Civil Part Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (from the N.J. Judiciary) - A lawsuit can be filed in Special Civil Part to sue someone for up to $15,000. This Web page gives general information on the Special Civil Part, including the types of cases that can be filed there, how to file (and answer) a complaint, filing fees, how trials are handled, and how to appeal.

     

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