Searching Case Records
Court Case Record Guidelines
View information on New Jersey policies and procedures for obtaining court case records, including sample request forms for Superior Court and Municipal Court.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Search Superior Court Motion Calendars
Search upcoming motion hearings in the Civil Part, Special Civil Part and Chancery-General Equity Part of the Superior Court. Search options include county, date, attorney, judge, docket number, court, party name and calendar type. Information is available for four weeks following the current date.
Published opinions and orders
Superior Court Recent Published Opinions
View recent Superior Court published opinions by date, docket number, and case title. Opinions are available for two weeks after posting. Click the Squibs link to view an archive of published case summaries.
Search Recent Superior Court Motion Decisions
Search recent motion decisions in the Civil Part, Special Civil Part and Chancery-General Equity Part of the Superior Court. Search options include county, date, attorney, judge, docket number, court, party name and calendar type. Information is available for two weeks prior to the current date.
Self help, legal research, general information
Essex County Superior Court Guide
View a guide to the Essex County Superior Court, including descriptions of the various divisions and services available, preparing for court, and contact information.
Essex County Ombudsman
View information about the Ombudsman, who answers questions about how the court system works and seeks to improve customer service in the courts. Includes links to a complaint form and additional online resources.
Legal Information Publications
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free publications and informational flyers about various legal issues including child abuse and neglect, expunging criminal records, divorce, domestic violence, landlord-tenant and general information about the court process.
Legal Information and Self Help Resources
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free legal information for self-represented parties about a variety of topics including housing, family, health care, benefits, jobs, debts, disability, immigration, education, taxes, crime, seniors, and courts in general. Search for information by keyword or browse by topic.
Legal Rights and the Court Process
A wide variety of resources are available, including legal information, legal research links, and fact sheets about civil rights. Legal information includes child support, landlord-tenant claims, small claims, violations bureau fine schedules, sentencing guidelines, and court procedure. Legal research links include court rules and government- and law-related links.
New Jersey Laws
Search New Jersey bills, laws, statutes, and Constitution. Information about the legislature and and legislative process is also available.
Search New Jersey court rules by keyword, or browse the table of contents.
Administrative Office of the Courts
View information about civil, criminal, and family court divisions, municipal court services, child support enforcement, and probation. Answers to frequently asked questions about civil cases are included.
Child Support Services
The New Jersey Department of Human Services offers information and services related to child support for custodial and non-custodial parents. Programs, services, online case information lookup, and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver licenses and how to request driver records.
Mass Tort Information
View information related to mass tort cases, including but not limited to medical, asbestos, and environmental issues. Links to forms and archives of case information are included.
Contact an Ombudsman
View information about the Court Ombudsman program, which answers questions about how the court system works and seeks to improve patron customer service. Contact information for your local Ombudsman, a link to public events, and a customer satisfaction survey are included.
Court Seminars and Public Events
View educational events by month, including workshops, seminars, free consultation with attorneys, and screening for legal assistance.
The New Jersey Judicial Process
View a description of the judicial process in New Jersey, including its principles, types of courts and cases, judges, probation, and court locations.
Superior Court Information
The Superior Court Clerk's Office provides information about the court system, court services and records, contact information, and answers to frequently asked questions about foreclosure, judgments, and vital records.
Civil Division Information
View information about the Civil Practice Division of Superior Court, including a downloadable guide to New Jersey civil courts, information about fees, contact information, and answers to frequently asked questions about arbitration, mediation, foreclosure and small claims.
Foreclosure Information and Foreclosure Mediation
View general information about foreclosure with links to frequently asked questions about foreclosure and mediation, forms, a roster of mediators, foreclosure prevention resources, and other information related to foreclosure.
Dispute Resolution Information
The Civil Complementary Dispute Resolution Information Center provides information and links about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Criminal Division Information
View information about the Criminal Division of Superior Court, including an overview, a description of the criminal justice process, bail information, contact information, and links to the Pretrial Intervention and Drug Court Programs that can help some offenders avoid incarceration.
Family Division Information
View information about the Family Division of Superior Court, with links to an overview of the Division and additional information about programs, contacts, mediators, parenting information, child placement and visitation, domestic violence, child support and juvenile proceedings. Downloadable manuals, brochures, and forms are also available.
Child Support Information
View information about child support enforcement, including contact information and guides to applying for services and enforcement.
Complaints About Judges
The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct provides information about filing a complaint about a judge, a downloadable complaint form, answers to frequently asked questions, and records of judicial conduct proceedings by year since 2007.
View information about drug courts, which can set up a treatment and recovery program in lieu of jail for some offenders. Links to local contacts and additional resources are included.
Pretrial Intervention Program
View information about the Pretrial Intervention Program, which can result in dismissed charges for some offenders who complete the supervision and rehabilitation program and pay fees, costs, and restitution.
Essex County Family Mediation
View information about the Family Mediation Program in Essex County, which can help parties resolve custody and visitation issues without going to court.
Essex County Family Division Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about family court cases in Essex County, including divorce, child support, custody and visitation, guardianship, and court procedure.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Essex County Legal Service Providers
View contact information for legal services and referral offices to get free or low-cost legal help for low-income residents. Includes contact information for Legal Services of New Jersey, Essex County Public Defender's Office, Essex County Bar Association, Essex County Legal Aid Association, and other resources.
Local Public Defender
Contact the nearest Public Defender office to get low-cost criminal legal help for low-income residents.
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. A statewide toll-free number and online request form, contact information for local offices in each county, and special statewide projects are included.
Attorney Discipline Information
The New Jersey Judiciary Office of Attorney Ethics provides information about filing a grievance against an attorney, answers to frequently asked questions, and online access to attorney discipline records since 1990. A link to online records of pending attorney discipline actions is also available.
View information about the Office of the Public Defender, which provides low-cost criminal representation to low-income defendants. Types of services, billing, local contacts, and links to other useful information are provided.
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Office of Consumer Protection provides information about consumer complaints; various types of fraud including charity, internet, and identity theft; and online complaint forms.
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. Contacts, case types, and descriptions of programs and legal clinics are included.
Forms and related information
Self-Representation Forms and Instructions
View and download Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Probation, Tax Court and other forms, kits, and instructions for people who do not have attorneys. General information about self-representation, tips downloading and filing forms, and links to additional resources are inlcuded.
Legal Practice Forms and Instructions
View and download Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Tax Court and other forms created for use by attorneys. Detailed instructions for filling out the forms are not included; downloading instructions and general tips completing and filing forms are included.
Online fine payments
Pay Traffic and Parking Tickets
Pay New Jersey traffic and parking tickets online by court ID, ticket number, and license plate number. A convenience fee applies.