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NEWS  

Zoom Bulletin - Best Practices to Stay Cyber Safe on Zoom - April 3, 2020
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Executive Order 114 - GOVERNOR MURPHY DIRECTS U.S. AND NEW JERSEY FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF INDEFINITELY IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES OR HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19 - April 3, 2020
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Association asks Court to issue long-term plan to direct profession through pandemic - March 27, 2020
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Gov. Murphy Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections – March 28, 2020
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NJSBA Letter Urges Division of Workers' Compensation to Resume Hearing Emergent Matters - March 27, 2020
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NJSBA Letter Urges Closure of the Newark and Elizabeth Immigration Courts - March 26, 2020
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NJSBA Letter Re: Emergency Tax Proposals – Extension of State Tax-Related Deadlines - March 25, 2020
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NJSBA Letter Re: A3903 (Downey) – Allows remote notarial acts during Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency declared by Governor in Executive Order 103 of 2020 - March 24, 2020
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NJSBA Letter to Governor Murphy re: Real Estate Transactions
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Executive Order directs businesses, including law firms, to operate with limited in-office operations; urges workforces to telework
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Executive Order 107
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NJSBA Tells Officials Lawyers and Law Firms Should be Viewed as Essential
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Capitol Report: Pending legislation could help small businesses/law firms affected by COVID-19 pandemic
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NOTICES
   
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here. Court notices related to COVID-19, in order of most recent to oldest, are also directly linked to below.

Notice: SASPA Procedures Modified to Address COVID-19 - April 2, 2020
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Directive #10-20 - Process for Search Warrants and Communications Data Warrants in Response to COVID-19 - April 1, 2020
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Letter on Middlesex County Court Procedures from Assignment Judge Michael A. Toto to the Middlesex County Bar Association - March 31, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: COVID-19 - Family Division - (1) Conducting MESPs by Phone or Video; (2) Temporary Suspension of DV Economic Mediation Program - March 31, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: Vicinage XV Municipal Court Virtual Bench/Bar meeting - Thursday April 2 at 3:30
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Notice Regarding the Court's March 27 Omnibus Order on COVID-19 Issues – March 29, 2020
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Judiciary Leaders Express Gratitude for State’s Attorneys - March 28, 2020
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Notice To Bar - Limited Reopening of N.J. WC Courts – March 27, 2020
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Executive Summary - New Jersey Judiciary's Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis - March 27, 2020
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Omnibus Order on COVID-19 Issues - March 27, 2020 

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Notice: Morris County Probation Office Information - March 26, 2020
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Notice: Camden County Correctional Facility Attorney Video Visit Hours - March 26, 2020
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NOTICE TO THE BAR Superior Court of New Jersey, Vicinage 13 Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Emergent Application Mailboxes – March 25, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: Extension of Comment Period for 2018-2020 Rules Report – March 25, 2020
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Standing Order – Temporary Closing of the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia – March 25, 2020
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Rule Relaxation Order - Courtesy Copies of Civil Motion Papers and Filings During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis– March 25, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: Emergent Applications During COVID-19 Crisis: Webpage; New Vicinage Email Mailboxes for Attorneys and Litigants – March 24, 2020
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County Surrogate Information During Covid-19 Pandemic
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Supreme Court Order Suspending Depositions and Appearances of Medical Professionals Involved in Addressing COVID-19
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Notice to the Bar: Emergent Applications During COVID-19 Crisis - Webpage; New Vicinage Email Mailboxes for Attorneys and Litigants
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Standing Order 2020-04 United States District Court for the District of New Jersey regarding filing and discovery deadlines in civil litigation matters
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New Jersey Courts -  How to Join and Participate in a Zoom Virtual Courtroom
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Notice to the Bar: Municipal Court Session Cancellations: Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties
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New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court Update

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Message from Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. re: Brennan Courthouse
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Salem/Cumberland/Gloucester County Superior Court emergent filing information
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Message to the Bar from the Hon. Sallyanne Floria Assignment Judge of the Superior Court Essex Cty
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Supreme Court-Ordered Mediation Yields Agreement on Release of Low-Risk County Jail Inmates
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Update from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office
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CCBA Family Law Teleconference
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Morris/Sussex Vicinage Emergent Matters & Proceedings Update
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IMPORTANT Cape May County Update - March 20, 2020
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ORDER MODIFYING § 4 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BOARD REGULATIONS - March 19, 2020
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Access to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office during the Coronvirus (COVID-19) Epidemic - March 19, 2020
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News from the Third Circuit - March 19, 2020
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Executive Order 106 - Moratorium on Eviction/Foreclosure Removals - March 19, 2020
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Order - Criminal - COVID-19 Related Excludable Time - March 19, 2020
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Order Extending Tax Appeal Filing deadlines - March 19, 2020
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Order - Civil Arbitrations and MESP Sessions - March 19, 2020
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Message from the Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation to NJSBA Workers' Compensation Section members
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Mercer County Civil/Family Courthouse Closed Until 3-30-2020
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Sussex County Courthouse will be closed today. Emergent applications will be handled in Morris. 3/19/2020
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Notice to the Bar: ATTORNEY CERTIFICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 29, 2020
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Letter to Bergen County Executive from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin: NJSBA tells officials lawyers and law firms should be viewed as essential
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Letter to Governor Murphy from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin Re: Bergen County Executive Order No. 2020-1B
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Order - Adjourning Civil Commitment Initial Hearings - Adult and Juvenile - COVID-19 Coronavirus
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Third Circuit Court of Appeals Notice Regarding Operations
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Immigration Court in Newark Closed
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Directive #09-20 - Family - Order to Show Cause - Model Form for Dissolution, Non-Dissolution, an Domestic Violence (FM, FD & FV) Dockets
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Supreme Court Order - Extending Discovery Deadlines and Tolling Filing Deadlines
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Supreme Court Order - Relaxing Municipal Court Plea by Mail Rules to Remove Undue Hardship Requirement
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Supreme Court Order -- No New Grand Jury Selections or Sessions Through March 27
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Bergen County Executive Order No. 2020-1B UPDATE - effective date of the Executive Order will be delayed until Saturday. Read more here
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Notice to the Bar: IOLTA - COVID-19 Related Office Closing and Extending Registration deadline
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United States District Court for the District of New Jersey - Order re: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 - March 16, 2020
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New Jersey Supreme Court Order Tolling Filing Dates for March 10, 2020 eCourts Outage - March 12, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: NJ Court Operations – COVID-19 Coronavirus: Rescheduling of In-Court Proceedings Scheduled for the Week Beginning March 16, 2020; Continuation of All Critical Functions – March 15, 2020
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Office of Administrative Law - Important message from Chief Judge Ellen S. Bass
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Notice to the Bar: Chief Justice Rabner Announces Two-Week Suspension 
of Municipal Court Sessions – March 14, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: Suspension of Landlord/Tenant Sessions for Two Weeks – March 14, 2020
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Notice to the Bar: Municipal Courts – Rescheduling of Court Sessions Scheduled March 16 – March 27, 2020 – March 14, 2020 
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Chief Justice Rabner Suspends New Jury Trials in Response to Coronavirus - March 12, 2020
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