New Court Rules Officially Released – Effective 9/1/09

[07/24/09 – 11:07 pm] By order dated July 16, 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court has released the officially adopted new and amended Rules of Court that will go into effect at the start of the new Court year on September 1, 2009. The amendments provide substantial changes to the procedures affecting criminal practice in Part III, especially with respect to post-conviction relief. The municipal court amendments affect a wide array of practice areas ranging from the issuance of process and subpoenas to new procedures that prosecutors may elect to follow in the plea-bargaining process. The new and revised Rules also affect general practice (Part I), family practice (Part V) and appellate practice (Part II). Moreover, several of the appendices to the Rules have been amended and updated.

Download a copy of the revisions to the Rules of Court, effective September 1, 2009.

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