Muni-mail – Muni Ct. Trial Certification Now in Play

The New Jersey Supreme Court is actively considering trial certification for municipal court attorneys. Certification would be based upon experience in trying cases in municipal court with special emphasis on DWI. It would also require substantial CLE study in the field of New Jersey drunk driving law. The following is a notice to the bar from the AOC inviting comments. A copy of the proposed regulations is attached to this muni-mail.

Notice to the Bar regarding Municipal Court Trial Certification

The Supreme Court is seeking comment on the Report of the Board on Attorney Certification regarding certification in the area of Municipal Court Law. The Report is published with this notice and includes the proposed amendments to Rule 1:39-1 et seq. and the Board’s proposed regulations in respect of this new area of specialty certification.

Those wishing to comment on the Report, the proposed rule amendment, or the proposed regulations must do so by December 15, 2010, in writing to the following address:

Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts
Rules Comments (re: Municipal Court Law Certification)
Hughes Justice Complex; P.O. Box 037
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0037

Comments also may be e-mailed to

The Supreme Court will not consider comments submitted anonymously. Thus, those submitting comments by mail should include their name and address (and those submitting comments by e-mail should include their name and e-mail address). The identity of those commenting and the substance of those comments may be subject to public disclosure.

Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts

Download a copy of Proposed Trial Certification Requirements and Regulations.

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