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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.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
View New Jersey Attorney General formal opinions from 1949 to 2014.
Self help, legal research, general 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.
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.
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.
Municipal Court Information
View general information about Municipal Courts, a brochure about your day in court, contact information, fines, mediation, and how to file an appeal.
How to Expunge New Jersey Criminal or Juvenile Records
View instructions on expungement of New Jersey criminal or juvenile records.
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.
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.
West Orange Municipal Court Records Request Form
View and download a form to request records from the West Orange Municipal Court.
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.