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If you feel that your case was wrongly decided by the New Jersey Superior Court or by a New Jersey administrative agency, you may file an appeal with the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. The Appellate Division of the Superior Court is one place in the New Jersey legal system where cases from both the court system and the administrative law system may be considered. In the Appellate Division, each case is considered by at least two and more often three judges at the same time. The judges do not hear testimony from witnesses. They consider only a written record of the trial in the Superior Court or the administrative hearing. Appellate Division judges may also consider other written materials, such as orders or decisions by the Superior Court or Administrative Law judges.

The Appellate Division is organized into Parts. Each part is made up of a group of four or five appellate court judges designated by a letter, such as Part A, Part B, etc. The judges of the Appellate Division decide cases in Trenton, Newark and Hackensack. In addition, each appellate court judge also has private chambers, an office, usually in the county where he or she lives. Emergent ( emergency or last minute) appeals may be heard by the appellate court judge who has been assigned emergent duty. Emergent appeals are often heard in the judge’s private chambers. See Appellate Division (from the New Jersey Judiciary) for more information.

 

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