Borough of East Rutherford, NJ

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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 go to