Court Staff Assistance

The following is a list of some things the court staff can and cannot do for you. Please read it carefully before asking the court staff for help.

To assist you, court staff can:

  • Answer questions and explain how the court works.
  • Tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court.
  • Provide you with samples of available court forms.
  • Provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms.
  • Usually answer questions about court deadlines.
  • Provide you with the telephone number of the lawyer referral service.

Court staff cannot:

  • Give you legal advice — only your lawyer can give you legal advice.
  • Tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
  • Give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court.
  • Recommend a specific lawyer.
  • Talk to the judge for you about what will happen in your case.
  • Let you talk to the judge outside of the courtroom.
  • Change an order issued by the judge.
  • Please notify the court for any accommodations needed. For additional information on the New Jersey Judiciary or the municipal courts, please visit our Courts Website.