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TRYING A SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE

CAN I JUST SHOW UP TO A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL WITH DOCUMENTS AND EXPECT TO WIN MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE?
Many people think they just file a Special Civil complaint or a Special Civil answer and then show up in New Jersey Special Civil Part court with papers and tell their story. This is not always how New Jersey Special Civil Part trials work! Never assume you can just show up to Special Civil court with documents and use them to support your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial of your Special Civil case or even refer to them at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. While it is true that you must bring all appropriate Special Civil documents, photographs, videos and other items with you to your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial that are necessary to prove your Special Civil case (preferably originals), even if you bring such documents and items to Special Civil court, the New Jersey Special Civil Part may refuse to allow you to use them at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. New Jersey has published cases, laws, regulations, court rules and rules of evidence that are very tricky and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Accordingly, before Special Civil trial, you must consult all of these rules to determine how you intend to get your Special Civil documents and items into evidence or how to properly use them at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Special Civil hearsay rules of evidence are particularly troublesome and you should study them carefully before Special Civil trial. For example, it is very common for Special Civil courts to refuse to allow a Special Civil party to use or refer to Special Civil documents or items that the person themselves never prepared. Often Special Civil plaintiffs and Special Civil defendants stumble into Special Civil court with a video, photograph, bill or Special Civil affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a Special Civil judge tell the parties that it is not going to even consider such items or documents. Without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Special Civil Part court. Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information served and answered in advance of a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial are often useful tools to get the information needed before a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial to prove a Special Civil case or a Special Civil defense.

SERVE SPECIAL CIVIL WRITTEN SPECIAL CIVIL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION UPON YOUR SPECIAL CIVIL OPPONENTS BEFORE THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL DATE
One thing you can do in advance of a Special Civil trial to prepare for it is to serve Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information to secure facts and documents you may need to prove your Special Civil case. Before Special Civil trial, the parties involved in a New Jersey Special Civil Part lawsuit may engage in discovery – a factfinding process during which each party tries to find out more about the other party’s position. Discovery often involves parties serving each other with Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information called Special Civil interrogatories, Special Civil notices to produce (sometimes also called Special Civil requests for production of documents) and Special Civil requests for admissions. These requests are served by you and not the New Jersey Special Civil Part by mailing the Special Civil documents via regular and certified mail, return receipt requested (if the other party is unrepresented) on the other parties or by regular mail only on the other parties’ attorney, if they are represented by a Special Civil attorney. However, it is often best to send all appropriate Special Civil documents to any Special Civil opponent by regular main and also by certified mail, return receipt requested to make sure you have proof that the Special Civil documents were received by your Special Civil opponent. If either party fails to answer these requests in writing or fails to answer the requests with sufficient thoroughness, the Special Civil Part may punish the delinquent party, such as by throwing their Special Civil complaint out of court or suppressing their Special Civil answer. Many people trying to defend New Jersey Special Civil cases ignore discovery demands served on them and thereafter have their Special Civil answer suppressed and a Special Civil money judgment entered against them. At some point after the New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint is filed and answered, the New Jersey Special Civil Part will schedule an arbitration and/or trial date. Failure to carefully prepare and serve thorough Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information could result in your losing your New Jersey Special Civil case, since you may be in the dark about what the other party intends to do at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. If a Special Civil case is coming up for arbitration and/or trial and you never received responses to your Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information, you may have a right to get more time from the New Jersey Special Civil Part to get the requests answered. Discovery can be a very tricky and important part of the case and to make sure that it is conducted right, you should seriously consider hiring a Special Civil attorney to prepare your Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information to your Special Civil opponents or to other parties involved in the case or even to witnesses and if you can afford it, to have a Special Civil attorney represent you in court. Through discovery, you may get the proofs you need to defend against a lawsuit or to prove it. Even if you get no information, if you get complete responses to Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information which provide little proof against your position that may support your efforts to prosecute or defend against a New Jersey Special Civil Part case.

MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE COMPLETE RESPONSES TO YOUR SPECIAL CIVIL WRITTEN SPECIAL CIVIL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION BEFORE YOUR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL
If you do receive no written responses to your Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information or received incomplete responses but you believe in good faith that they are incomplete, you must take the proper steps necessary to assure that you get complete responses, which may require the filing of one or more motions. Failure to take those steps in advance of a Special Civil trial may make any Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information that you served on Special Civil opponents who failed to answer them worthless. Do not wait to take action to make the necessary motion – the period for securing discovery in New Jersey Special Civil Part cases is extremely short and you must file the Special Civil motion as soon as you are able to do so or face a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial without being prepared for it! If you served Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information soon enough before Special Civil trial, you may qualify to get a trial adjournment. To do so, you must follow a series of steps a certain number of days before Special Civil trial.

SUBPOENA ALL WITNESSES IN ADVANCE OF A SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL TO APPEAR AT YOUR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL
If you need to present information to prove your Special Civil case but do not have firsthand knowledge of the information, you must have a person familiar with that information to testify in New Jersey Special Civil Part court. To assure that they appear in New Jersey Special Civil Part court, you need to serve those witnesses with subpoenas requiring them to appear before the New Jersey Special Civil Part on your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial date. A New Jersey Special Civil Part subpoena may be issued by the clerk of the court or by a Special Civil attorney or party in the name of the clerk. The New Jersey Special Civil Part subpoena must state the name of the court and the title of the action and shall command each person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony at the time and place specified therein. The testimony of a Special Civil party to the lawsuit (a Special Civil plaintiff or a Special Civil defendant involved in the lawsuit) who could be subpoenaed may be compelled by a Special Civil notice in lieu of subpoena served upon the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant's attorney demanding that the attorney produce the client at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. If the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant is a corporation or other organization, the testimony of any person deposable on its behalf, under R. 4:14-2, may be compelled by like notice. The notice shall be served in accordance with R. 1:5-2 at least 5 days before Special Civil trial. New Jersey Special Civil Part subpoenas must include witness fees required by New Jersey law. A Special Civil subpoena may be served by any person 18 or more years of age. Service of a Special Civil subpoena shall be made by delivering a copy thereof to the person named together with tender of the fee allowed by law, except that if the person is a witness in a criminal action for the State or an indigent defendant, the fee shall be paid before leaving the court at the conclusion of the trial by the sheriff or, in the municipal court, by the clerk thereof. A Special Civil subpoena or, in a civil action, a Special Civil notice in lieu of subpoena as authorized by R. 1:9-1 may require production of books, papers, documents, electronically stored information, or other objects designated therein. The court on motion made promptly may quash or modify the subpoena or notice if compliance would be unreasonable or oppressive and, in a civil action, may condition denial of the Special Civil motion upon the advancement by the person in whose behalf the subpoena or notice is issued of the reasonable cost of producing the objects subpoenaed. The court may direct that the objects designated in the subpoena or notice be produced before the court at a time prior to the trial or prior to the time when they are to be offered in evidence and may upon their production permit them or portions of them to be inspected by the parties and their attorneys and, in matrimonial actions and juvenile proceedings, by a probation officer or other person designated by the court. Except for pretrial production directed by the court pursuant to this rule, subpoenas for pretrial production shall comply with the requirements of R. 4:14-7(c). Failure without adequate excuse to obey a Special Civil subpoena served upon any person may be deemed a contempt of the court from which the subpoena issued.

ORGANIZE AND PREMARK EXHIBITS FOR USE AT YOUR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL
Before your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, gather together all of your evidence, such as photographs, drawings, charts, parts, invoices, bills and other types of records and mark them – with a pen on a place where the writing shall not obscure any print – “P-1”, “P-2”, “P-3”, etc. for plaintiff’s exhibits and “D-1”, “D-2”, “D-3”, etc. for defendant’s exhibits. You only need to premark the exhibits you are using at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial – not those your Special Civil opponents may use at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Be sure to bring all original evidence (and copies if only copies are available) to the Special Civil trial for use at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Make a list of all of your exhibits to refer to during the trial and bring enough copies of the list and each complete set of exhibits to the New Jersey Special Civil Trial - one for the judge, one for each of your Special Civil opponents and one for you to use at the New Jersey Special Civil Trial. Failure to have all evidence at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial could cause you to lose your Special Civil case!

ORGANIZE AND BRING YOUR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE FILE TO THE SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL
Before your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, gather together all motions, briefs, court notices, complaints, summonses, answers, subpoenas, Special Civil written Special Civil requests for information and answers to those requests and letters exchanged between the parties to the case to your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Bring all these documents to your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Before your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, organize these documents into separate files so that you can easily find what you need during your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. Failure to have your complete your New Jersey Special Civil Part case file at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial could cause you to lose your Special Civil case!

WHAT TYPES OF WITNESSES DO I CALL AT MY SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL?
There are 2 types of Special Civil witnesses – Special Civil fact witnesses and Special Civil expert witnesses. Normally, Special Civil fact witnesses testify about facts that they personally know involving the Special Civil case. Special Civil fact witnesses may also testify to help a Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant introduce documents into evidence at a Special Civil trial. You cannot always use documents at your Special Civil trial. Even affidavits are often unusable at a Special Civil trial. Often, Special Civil Parties are prevented from using documents at their Special Civil trials because they don’t have the right person to testify about the document’s authenticity/accuracy. You may need to call and serve a Special Civil subpoena Special Civil Special Civil witnesses to testify about the documents that you want to use at your Special Civil trial! Special Civil expert witnesses testify about a subject within their expertise and which is beyond the knowledge of the average Special Civil juror.

IF YOU HAVE TO PROVE YOUR SPECIAL CIVIL CASE BY PRESENTING TECHNICAL, SCIENTIFIC OR MEDICAL INFORMATION, HIRE AN SPECIAL CIVIL EXPERT WITNESS TO WRITE A COMPLETE SPECIAL CIVIL EXPERT REPORT AND TO TESTIFY AT TRIAL
Often to prove one’s New Jersey Special Civil Part case or to successfully defend against a New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint, it is necessary to hire an Special Civil expert witness to prepare a proper Special Civil expert report and to testify regarding another party’s misconduct and the damages sustained as a result of the misconduct. If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the factfinder at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an Special Civil expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise. To be considered by the New Jersey Special Civil Part, an Special Civil expert’s opinion must meet three basic requirements: (1) the intended testimony must concern a subject matter that is beyond the knowledge of the average juror; (2) the subject testified to must be at a state of the art such that an Special Civil expert’s testimony could be sufficiently reliable; and (3) the witness must have sufficient Special Civil expertise to offer the intended testimony. To meet the element of whether Special Civil expert testimony is sufficiently reliable, the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant offering the Special Civil expert testimony must demonstrate that the Special Civil expert’s opinion or theory is generally accepted within the scientific community. An Special Civil expert's opinion must be supported by facts or data either in the record or of a type usually relied upon by Special Civil experts in the field. Bare conclusions of an Special Civil expert that are not supported by factual evidence are inadmissible. Likewise, Special Civil expert conclusions based on discredited or improperly performed diagnostic tools are suspect. An Special Civil expert's trial testimony is confined to the opinion reflected in his or her report. Many Special Civil expert opinions are never admitted into evidence and Special Civil experts are thereby prevented from testifying at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial because the New Jersey Special Civil Part finds the reports unreliable and/or inadequate. Therefore, simply hiring an Special Civil expert does not assure that you shall get their testimony into evidence. Professional Special Civil experts usually charge a fee to inspect your property and write a report – sometimes they bill by the hour and sometimes via a flat fee arrangement linked to each service they are to perform. The Special Civil expert normally sends a copy of their report to the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant who hired the Special Civil expert. If your New Jersey Special Civil Part case requires Special Civil expert testimony and the matter goes all the way to the Special Civil trial, it shall be necessary to have the Special Civil expert appear at and testify at same. The Special Civil expert usually charges additional fees for the time during which they must appear at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial but you may get the Special Civil expert to include such services as part of the fee to perform inspections and to write reports. While there are some exceptions, normally, New Jersey Special Civil Part courts do not allow people to show up at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial to introduce into evidence estimates, Special Civil expert reports and other documents that they never prepared and witnesses are often necessary to prove one’s case, especially when it comes to the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant’s damages.

MAKE SURE YOU SUBPOENA YOUR SPECIAL CIVIL EXPERT WITNESS TO SHOW UP AT YOUR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL
If you have any witnesses that you need to testify for you at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, then in advance of the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial and as required by court rules, laws and published cases, you must prepare a written subpoena (or subpoenas if the New Jersey Special Civil Part case is adjourned). Such a Special Civil subpoena must normally be personally served by a process server rather than by mail. If you want to force one of the parties to the New Jersey Special Civil Part case to testify as part of your New Jersey Special Civil Part case, since they might not show up at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial (it is possible that only their attorney will show up), you should serve them with a Special Civil notice in lieu of subpoena. If you think that you could have problems getting someone to show up to provide testimony at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, you should have a process server serve them with a Special Civil subpoena or if they are a Special Civil party to the Special Civil dispute, a Special Civil notice in lieu of subpoena. Without witnesses to testify at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial (especially Special Civil experts, discussed above), you may lose your New Jersey Special Civil Part case.

PREPARE TRIAL BRIEFS TO EXPLAIN YOUR POSITION ON COMPLEX LEGAL OR FACTUAL ISSUES
Before your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, review your Special Civil case and for any complex legal or factual issues that you think you might face at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, perform legal research on those issues and write an explanation of your position. Be sure to bring enough copies of each trial brief you prepare for your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial – one for the judge, one for each opponent and one for you.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JURY TRIAL, PREPARE ALL NECESSARY TRIAL DOCUMENTS
If you or your Special Civil opponents asked for a New Jersey Special Civil Part jury trial in the time and manner required by the New Jersey Court Rules and paid the court the necessary fee, you must appear at trial with documents necessary to handle the New Jersey Special Civil Part jury trial. These documents are in addition to any of the other documents normally needed for a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial that is not being heard by a Special Civil jury. For example, you must have a statement to read to the jury, a set of supplemental voir dire questions for the jury, a set of charges for the jury and a verdict sheet for the jury. It also helps to have a list of the names and addresses of each witness you shall ask to appear and testify at trial – most Special Civil judges require such lists. Bring enough copies of the jury trial documents to the New Jersey Special Civil Trial - one for the judge, one for each of your Special Civil opponents and one for you to use at the New Jersey Special Civil Trial. Failure to have all or even some of these documents at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial could cause you to lose your Special Civil case!

WHAT ARE SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL SUBPOENAS?
Special Civil trial subpoenas are used to require people to show up at a Special Civil trial and to bring documents to a Special Civil trial for use during the Special Civil trial. You cannot always use documents at your Special Civil trial without calling the proper Special Civil witnesses to testify about the authenticity of the documents. Even affidavits are often unusable at a Special Civil trial. Often, Special Civil Parties are prevented from using documents at their Special Civil trials because they don’t have the right person to testify about the document’s authenticity/accuracy. You may need to call and serve a Special Civil subpoena Special Civil Special Civil witnesses to testify about the documents that you want to use at your Special Civil trial!

WHAT ARE SPECIAL CIVIL MOTIONS IN LIMINE?
Special Civil motions in limine are Special Civil motions prepared by Special Civil pro se plaintiffs, Special Civil pro se defendants or Special Civil lawyers which ask the Special Civil court to narrow the legal issues or evidentiary issues during the Special Civil trial and eliminate unnecessary trial interruptions. Special Civil motions in limine foster efficiency for the Special Civil court by preventing needless argument at the Special Civil trial. Special Civil motions in limine also permit more careful consideration of evidentiary issues than would take place during the heat of battle during a Special Civil trial, reduce disruptions during the Special Civil trial and resolve potentially critical issues at the outset, thereby enhancing the efficiency of Special Civil trials and promoting settlements. A typical in Special Civil limine order excludes challenged evidence or prevents a Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant from presenting claims or legal argument on a particular issue. Because Special Civil motions in limine are designed to limit issues presented at a Special Civil trial, Special Civil motions in limine are often presented to the Special Civil court at the very beginning of a Special Civil trial.

WHAT ARE SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL OPENING STATEMENTS?
Special Civil opening statements are statements prepared and read at the beginning of a Special Civil trial by Special Civil pro se plaintiffs, Special Civil pro se defendants or Special Civil lawyers to a Special Civil court which usually explain what claims and/or evidence the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant shall present to the Special Civil court to show that the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant should win their Special Civil case.

WHAT ARE SPECIAL CIVIL DIRECT EXAMINATION QUESTIONS AND SPECIAL CIVIL CROSS EXAMINATION QUESTIONS?
Special Civil judges don’t want to wait for you to decide what questions you will ask your Special Civil witnesses during the Special Civil trial. How you ask your questions during your Special Civil trial could affect whether you win your Special Civil case. Special Civil direct examination questions are the questions that a Special Civil party asks their own Special Civil witnesses during a Special Civil trial. Special Civil cross examination questions are the questions that a Special Civil party asks the Special Civil witnesses called by the other side during a Special Civil trial. Special Civil questions should be prepared very carefully because the wrong question could compromise a Special Civil Case. Take the time to prepare your Special Civil direct examination and Special Civil cross examination in advance of your Special Civil trial.

WHAT ARE SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL CLOSING STATEMENTS?
Special Civil closing statements are statements prepared and read at the end of the Special civil trial by Special Civil pro se plaintiffs, Special Civil pro se defendants or Special Civil lawyers to a Special Civil court which usually explain why a Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant should win their Special Civil case.

HAVE A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL SCHEDULED AND NEED HELP PREPARING FOR IT?
Winning a Special Civil case is not simply a matter of preparing and filing a Special Civil complaint or answer and showing up at Special Civil court. Special Civil trials usually occur fairly rapidly after a Special Civil complaint is answered. Don’t wait until the day or week before Special Civil trial to prepare for your Special Civil trial! Far in advance of your Special Civil trial, documents have to be requested collected and Special Civil witnesses subpoenaed. It is not uncommon for a person to show up at a Special Civil trial asking for an adjournment because they are not ready to try their Special Civil case, with the Special Civil judge refusing to grant the request! Special Civil Special Civil plaintiffs and Special Civil Special Civil defendants often appear at a Special Civil trial unprepared only to learn the hard way that, very often, the key to winning a Special Civil trial is careful preparation. If you have a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial scheduled, consider using the Law Office of Paul DePetris to help you prepare for your New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. The Law Office of Paul DePetris can provide you the following for your New Jersey Special Civil Part trial:
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial Subpoenas
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Opening Statements
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Direct Examination Questions
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Cross Examination Questions
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial Briefs
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Closing Statements
• New Jersey Special Civil Part Jury Trial Submissions – Voir Dire Questions, Statements Of The Case, Jury Interrogatories, Jury Charges, New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial Briefs And Motions In Limine (only necessary in New Jersey Special Civil jury trials)

To get a quote to prepare your New Jersey Special Civil Part paperwork or to give you assistance for your trial, call Paul DePetris at 609-714-2020 or email him @ paul@newjerseylemon.com.

NOW THAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL, WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS ON THAT DATE?
On the day that your New Jersey Special Civil Part case is scheduled for a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, whether you are a Special Civil plaintiff or a Special Civil defendant, you must appear at New Jersey Special Civil Part court in the proper Special Civil courtroom. Usually, many Special Civil cases are heard on the day that your New Jersey Special Civil Part case is called for your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial by the New Jersey Special Civil Part and it is not uncommon for many people to wait in a single Special Civil courtroom for their New Jersey Special Civil Part case to be called. You must be on time to avoid losing your New Jersey Special Civil Part case! It is best to arrive early to New Jersey Special Civil Part court, since it is not unusual for the New Jersey Special Civil Part Special Civil courtroom’s seats to fill up quickly!

HOW DOES THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART COURT INFORM THE PARTIES ABOUT A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL DATE IN A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE?
In most cases, the New Jersey Special Civil Part informs the parties or their attorneys of a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial date at least 30 days before Special Civil trial. However, if the New Jersey Special Civil Part court has good cause, it may provide a longer or shorter notice of the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. Usually, the New Jersey Special Civil Part court sends a notice card to the parties advising them of a Special Civil trial. However, it is not uncommon for the notices to be sent long after the date that they are prepared, resulting in the parties receiving far less than 30 days’ notice of the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial.

AM I GUARANTED TO HAVE MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL IN A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE ON THE DATE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED?
New Jersey Special Civil Part trials can be very complex and time consuming – sometimes they take all day or more than one day to complete. Also, it is very common for New Jersey Special Civil Part trials to get adjourned because someone is not ready to present their New Jersey Special Civil Part case for a valid reason (but you can never expect that you shall automatically get an adjournment and you must always be fully ready to try your New Jersey Special Civil Part case on the date that the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial is scheduled since courts often refuse adjournment requests and dismiss cases if parties are not prepared to proceed with their New Jersey Special Civil Part case or defense on the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial date). It is not unusual for a Special Civil judge hearing trials in the New Jersey Special Civil Part to decide to tell a Special Civil plaintiff and defendant in a Special Civil case to return to the New Jersey Special Civil Part court on another day to have their trial because the judge does not have time to handle the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial on the date originally scheduled. Sometimes, a Special Civil party will ask the New Jersey Special Civil Part court for an adjournment and the New Jersey Special Civil Part court grants that adjournment but in violation of the court rules, the Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant that did not request the adjournment is not told that the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial is adjourned! To avoid unnecessary trips to the New Jersey Special Civil Part court, it is best to call one or two days before Special Civil trial to make certain that the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial has not been rescheduled without your knowledge.

WHAT IF I CAN’T SHOW UP ON THE DATE OF A SPECIAL CIVIL TRIAL FOR SOME REASON – CAN I GET THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL RESCHEDULED IN MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE?
All Special Civil requests for New Jersey Special Civil Part trial adjournments must be made to the New Jersey Special Civil Part court as soon as the need for the adjournment is known, but absent good cause for the delay, the request must be made not less than 5 days before the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. Before you make an adjournment request, notify all of your Special Civil opponents that the request is going to be made and then notify the New Jersey Special Civil Part court clerk of the opponent’s response. The New Jersey Special Civil Part court shall then decide the issue and if the New Jersey Special Civil Part court grants the request, shall assign a new date. The requesting party must notify all their Special Civil opponents of the New Jersey Special Civil Part court's response. It is highly recommended to make all these requests in writing, such as with a letter and to keep a copy for your records (and to allow the request to be properly processed you should submit the request to the New Jersey Special Civil Part preferably at least 10 days before the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial date). That way, if the New Jersey Special Civil Part court improperly denies the adjournment request (not uncommon) you shall have proof to use to have a higher authority decide the issue.

Often, the New Jersey Special Civil Part court schedules the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial of a Special Civil case before parties have enough time to gather the information they need to prove their New Jersey Special Civil Part case. This period of factfinding before Special Civil trial is called “discovery”. If a Special Civil party needs additional time to complete discovery and the discovery period has not expired, the New Jersey Special Civil Part court is normally required to adjourn the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. If you qualify for such an adjournment, you do not need your Special Civil opponent’s agreement to the adjournment but it is best to first ask your Special Civil opponent for their agreement. If they refuse or do not respond in a timely manner, send a letter to the New Jersey Special Civil Part court (preferably at least 10 days before the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial date) explaining the situation and asking for a new date for your New Jersey Special Civil Part trial.

If you are making a request to adjourn a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial and you know in advance of making your request that you have any vacation plans or would otherwise be unable to appear at a new trial date for a good reason, let the New Jersey Special Civil Part court know the dates you are unavailable. If you wait too close to your New Jersey Special Civil Part trial date before forwarding an adjournment request, the request shall very likely be denied.

Before a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial is heard, it is the New Jersey Special Civil Part court clerk’s office of the New Jersey Special Civil Part court that decides adjournment requests. If you believe that the New Jersey Special Civil Part court clerk improperly decided your request to adjourn the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, you may want to file a Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part court for it to grant the adjournment. While it is likely that the New Jersey Special Civil Part clerk processing the Special Civil motion shall be confused by the filing of such a Special Civil motion (they may call and complain to you about your filing such a Special Civil motion), if the matter is brought to the attention of a Special Civil judge sitting in the New Jersey Special Civil Part court, they may grant your request.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SPECIAL CIVIL PLAINTIFF FAILS TO SHOW UP ON THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL DATE IN A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE?
If a Special Civil plaintiff fails to appear when their New Jersey Special Civil Part case is called for your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, the New Jersey Special Civil Part is likely to dismiss the New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint. If this happens and the Special Civil plaintiff has a good reason for failing to appear at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, the Special Civil plaintiff could file a Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part requesting that the New Jersey Special Civil Part case be reinstated and the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial rescheduled.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SPECIAL CIVIL DEFENDANT FAILS TO SHOW UP ON THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL DATE IN A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE?
If a Special Civil defendant fails to appear when the New Jersey Special Civil Part case is called for your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial, the New Jersey Special Civil Part shall likely enter a default against the Special Civil defendant. If you are a Special Civil plaintiff and you receive a default in your New Jersey Special Civil Part case, you shall have to prepare and file paperwork with the New Jersey Special Civil Part court asking the New Jersey Special Civil Part court to enter a default judgment in your favor. If this happens and the Special Civil defendant has a good reason for failing to appear at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, the Special Civil defendant could file a Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part requesting that the default judgment be removed (vacated), that the New Jersey Special Civil Part case be reinstated and the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial rescheduled.

WHAT IF PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT (OR THEIR ATTORNEYS) SHOW UP AT THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL IN A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE?
If no dismissal or default is entered in your New Jersey Special Civil Part case, you must be prepared to present your New Jersey Special Civil Part case or defense. It is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the New Jersey Special Civil Part case. The Special Civil court has the power to punish unprepared parties, such as by throwing their New Jersey Special Civil Part case out of court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. You must bring all appropriate Special Civil documents, photographs, videos and other items with you to the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial that are necessary to prove your New Jersey Special Civil Part case (preferably originals). Even if you bring such documents and items to Special Civil court, the New Jersey Special Civil Part may refuse to allow you to use them at your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial. New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, court rules and rules of evidence that are very tricky and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. Accordingly, before Special Civil trial, you must consult all of these rules to determine how you intend to get your Special Civil documents and items into evidence or how to properly use them at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. Special Civil hearsay rules of evidence are particularly troublesome and you should study them carefully before your New Jersey Special Civil Part trial. For example, it is very common for New Jersey Special Civil Part courts to refuse to allow a Special Civil party to use or refer to Special Civil documents or items that the person themselves never prepared. Often Special Civil plaintiffs and Special Civil defendants stumble into New Jersey Special Civil Part court with a video, photograph, bill or Special Civil affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a Special Civil judge tell the parties that it is not going to even consider such items or documents. Without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Special Civil Part. Also, if there are any Special Civil legal issues to be dealt with at your New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to Special Civil court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases. While there are exceptions, evidence is most frequently admitted to the New Jersey Special Civil Part court by calling witness to testify before the New Jersey Special Civil Part court. It is best to have your questions for any witnesses prepared in advance. During a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial parties normally call witnesses and prevent evidence about their dispute and argue Special Civil legal issues in support of their positions. The judge hearing a New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial may ask questions of the witnesses. At the end of the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial, the New Jersey Special Civil Part normally enters a Special Civil judgment for or against you. The New Jersey Special Civil Part may also withhold or “reserve” judgment for a later date, which normally results in the New Jersey Special Civil Part taking time to write up its reasons for its decision and mailing it to the parties’ last known addresses (or to their attorneys, if they are represented).

WILL MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL BE DECIDED BY A SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGE OR A SPECIAL CIVIL JURY?
Almost all New Jersey Special Civil Part trials are decided only by a Special Civil judge . Normally, you can’t show up at the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial and request a Special Civil jury trial – the request must be made when you file your New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint or a Special Civil answer to the New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint with the New Jersey Special Civil Part court and it normally requires a written request and payment of an extra fee. A written demand for a Special Civil jury trial is filed with the New Jersey Special Civil Part in the county where the New Jersey Special Civil Part case is to be heard and served upon opposing parties not later than 10 days after the time provided for the Special Civil defendant to answer. If defendant files a counterclaim and plaintiff wants a Special Civil jury trial but did not originally request a Special Civil jury trial when they filed their New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint, the Special Civil plaintiff may file with the New Jersey Special Civil Part in the county where the New Jersey Special Civil Part case is to be heard and serve on their Special Civil opponents the jury trial demand no later than 10 days after the time provided for the service of a defensive pleading to the counterclaim. In cases being heard by in the Small Claims Section, defendant must file the demand and serve it on their opponent and pay the necessary fee at least five days before the return day of the summons, which shall cause the New Jersey Special Civil Part court to transfer the New Jersey Special Civil Part case to the Special Civil Part.

If you or your Special Civil opponent properly requested a Special Civil jury trial and paid the necessary fee, unless the judge throws your New Jersey Special Civil Part case out of court for some reason, the New Jersey Special Civil Part case is tried by a Special Civil judge deciding the Special Civil legal issues and a Special Civil jury deciding the factual issues. Parties may withdraw their demand for a New Jersey Special Civil Part trial if all parties to the New Jersey Special Civil Part case agree to the withdrawal, in which case the New Jersey Special Civil Part case will be decided by a Special Civil judge alone. Judges may decide to on their own to order a Special Civil jury trial (very rare).

IF I AM A SPECIAL CIVIL PLAINTIFF OR DEFENDANT IN A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL, WILL THE OTHER SIDE HAVE A SPECIAL CIVIL ATTORNEY?
If you are not represented by a Special Civil attorney in a special Civil Part case, you are called a “pro se litigant”. While people can and often do represent themselves New Jersey Special Civil Part court, their opponent may be represented by a Special Civil attorney, which often places the unrepresented party at a major disadvantage. If possible, hire a Special Civil attorney to at least prepare any necessary court paperwork and if you can afford it, to also appear and represent you in court at any motions or trials. The proper preparation of legal papers and preparation of a Special Civil case for your New Jersey Special Civil Part Trial often requires knowledge of Special Civil legal issues that only attorneys have. Court rules and evidence rules are often complex and accordingly, are often difficult to follow. Trials can be very complex and time consuming – sometimes they take all day or more than one day to complete. People who are not attorneys licensed to practice law in New Jersey are not able to give you legal advice about special civil disputes that are heard by New Jersey courts, regardless of whether the people work for the Special Civil court or work for a Special Civil attorney. If a Special Civil party is represented by a Special Civil attorney in a special Civil Part dispute, you must generally avoid having oral or written contact regarding the New Jersey Special Civil Part case with the represented party and instead, must make all communications involving the New Jersey Special Civil Part case through the represented party’s attorney.

WILL I HAVE A CHANCE TO SETTLE MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART CASE BEFORE MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL IN THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART?
In most cases, before the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial occurs, the parties must mediate their dispute. Mediation is an informal hearing normally held in a conference room. You and the other party and any attorneys involved in the New Jersey Special Civil Part case appear at the mediation. The mediation is conducted by a neutral court appointed mediator. The mediator is trained in resolving disputes through the process of mediation. Accordingly, the mediator attempts to resolve the New Jersey Special Civil Part case by suggesting a possible Special Civil settlement to both parties. During the mediation, none of the parties is required to settle the New Jersey Special Civil Part case. Indeed, one or all of the parties may not even make any offer to settle. Note that cases do not always undergo mediation. If the New Jersey Special Civil Part case cannot be settled before Special Civil trial and your New Jersey Special Civil Part case is called to be tried, you must be prepared to present your New Jersey Special Civil Part case or defenses. Regardless of whether the parties participate in a mediation, parties may voluntarily agree to settle their New Jersey Special Civil Part case Judges are usually willing to help parties settle their New Jersey Special Civil Part case but they cannot force any part to settle their New Jersey Special Civil Part case so that if a Special Civil party refuses to settle, it is very likely that the New Jersey Special Civil Part case shall proceed to the Special Civil trial. Judges may schedule a conference in your New Jersey Special Civil Part case and at that time, try to settle the New Jersey Special Civil Part case. Preparing the proper Special Civil settlement agreement requires great care. Many Special Civil settlements fail, which leads to unhappy parties and often, more Special Civil court proceedings. Normally, at any trial proceeding, the New Jersey Special Civil Part has Special Civil settlement forms for the parties to complete. However, neither Special Civil court forms, websites nor advice from court personnel are good substitutes for a competent attorney’s legal services. Each Special Civil case has its own particular Special Civil legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. For example, what if your agreement fails to include the proper protections to your interest? The Special Civil court may refuse to enforce a Special Civil settlement agreement if it is unclear what the parties agreed to. Also, if a Special Civil party fails to honor a Special Civil settlement, you may have to return to Special Civil court if you want to enforce the Special Civil settlement, which normally requires you to file a Special Civil motion. If you can afford a Special Civil attorney, it is best to have the attorney prepare the Special Civil settlement agreement so that they can try to make the other parties agree to the best Special Civil settlement terms for you. If you do settle your New Jersey Special Civil Part case yourself, you should notify the New Jersey Special Civil Part as soon as possible – with a phone call and then followed up in writing. If the New Jersey Special Civil Part case is settled before Special Civil trial, you should make every effort to advise the New Jersey Special Civil Part court before the New Jersey Special Civil Part trial occurs.

WHAT HAPPENS IF DEFENDANT IS DEFAULTED?
If a Special Civil defendant is automatically defaulted by the New Jersey Special Civil Part, then no trial will occur (unless the New Jersey Special Civil Part vacates the default) and the Special Civil plaintiff has a set amount of time from the date of the entry of default to file additional paperwork with the New Jersey Special Civil Part to seek a default judgment against a Special Civil defendant. In some cases, securing a default judgment only requires the Special Civil plaintiff to submit paperwork, while in other cases, the Special Civil plaintiff has to prepare and file a Special Civil motion and the New Jersey Special Civil Part may require the Special Civil plaintiff and defendant to appear at the Special Civil court hearing – a “proof hearing”.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T SHOW UP AT THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL AND PLAINTIFF THEREAFTER GETS A DEFAULT JUDGMENT AGAINST ME AND I IGNORE IT?
If you ignore a Special Civil judgment, your bank account may be frozen and money in it turned over to the judgment holder, some of your wages may be taken from you, your personal property may be seized by the sheriff and sold to satisfy the judgment and/or a lien may be put against a house you own. If the New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint is for money damages caused by a motor vehicle accident and the judgment requires a Special Civil defendant to pay $500 or more, the Special Civil defendant must pay within 60 days and if they do not, the Special Civil plaintiff may file papers asking the New Jersey Special Civil Part to direct the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to stop the Special Civil defendant's driving and registration privileges until that judgment is paid. Often people wait until their bank account is frozen or until their wages are attached to take action – at that point it is difficult and sometimes too late to do anything to successfully stop those collection efforts. It is not uncommon to refuse to help such latecomers from taking issue with the collection efforts unless they file papers with the New Jersey Special Civil Part court for relief. However, once a Special Civil judgment is entered against you, you may ask the New Jersey Special Civil Part court to remove or “vacate” the judgment by filing the appropriate motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET A SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT?
Once you get a Special Civil judgment, you become a Special Civil judgment creditor and you may decide to do nothing or more likely, you may decide to try to collect it. To collect a special Civil Part judgment, special Civil Part officers may be of assistance in taking steps to collect it, but they cannot provide legal advice. Normally, to collect on a Special Civil judgment, you need to know the whereabouts of the debtor’s assets and you need to fill out paperwork to direct the New Jersey Special Civil Part court officer to try to recover the judgment from those assets. The collection process is often difficult and if a debtor files for bankruptcy, you may never collect your judgment. The New Jersey Special Civil Part court normally has forms available at the New Jersey Special Civil Part courthouse and on the worldwide web. However, neither Special Civil court forms, websites nor advice from court personnel are good substitutes for a competent attorney’s legal services. Each Special Civil case has its own particular Special Civil legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a Special Civil attorney, it is best to have the attorney perform the steps necessary to collect any judgment.

WHAT IF A DEFAULT AND/OR DEFAULT JUDGMENT IS ENTERED AGAINST YOU AND YOU STILL WANT A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL?
If a default and/or default judgment was entered against you, you may seek to remove it, called “vacating the default” or “vacating the default judgment”. To vacate either, you must normally prepare a written Special Civil motion and file the Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part asking that the default and/or default judgment be vacated. The New Jersey Special Civil Part court normally has forms available at the New Jersey Special Civil Part courthouse and on the worldwide web. However, neither Special Civil court forms, websites nor advice from court personnel are good substitutes for a competent attorney’s legal services. Each Special Civil case has its own particular Special Civil legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a Special Civil attorney, it is best to have the attorney perform the steps necessary to prepare the proper motion. If you ignore the default, it may lead to the entry of a Special Civil judgment against you. If you ignore a Special Civil judgment, your bank account may be frozen and money in it turned over to the judgment holder, some of your wages may be taken from you, your personal property may be seized by the sheriff and sold to satisfy the judgment and/or a lien may be put against a house you own. If the New Jersey Special Civil Part complaint is for money damages caused by a motor vehicle accident and the judgment requires a Special Civil defendant to pay $500 or more, the Special Civil defendant must pay within 60 days and if they do not, the Special Civil plaintiff may file papers asking the New Jersey Special Civil Part to direct the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to stop the Special Civil defendant's driving and registration privileges until that judgment is paid.

TAKING NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART APPEALS -- WHAT IF I LOSE MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART TRIAL OR THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART COURT REFUSES TO VACATE A DEFAULT JUDGMENT?
If you are a Special Civil plaintiff and you lose a New Jersey Special Civil Part case, it could mean the dismissal of your lawsuit forever and it could prevent you from ever recovering money damages against a Special Civil defendant who you believe owes you money. If you are a Special Civil defendant and you lose a New Jersey Special Civil Part case, it could mean the entry of a Special Civil money judgment against you and the beginning of the Special Civil plaintiff’s efforts to collect the judgment from you by freezing your bank accounts, attaching your wages, putting a lien on your home and forcing you to answer detailed questions about your finances. If you disagree with the New Jersey Special Civil Part court’s decision about a Special Civil summary judgment motion, you may file papers for the New Jersey Special Civil Part court for various forms of post trial relief, such as a Special Civil motion for the New Jersey Special Civil Part court to reconsider its decision (called a Special Civil motion for reconsideration) or a Special Civil motion to overturn the Special Civil verdict or a Special Civil motion for a new trial. In most cases, such post trial motions must be made in a specific time frame, such as 20 days from the date of the New Jersey Special Civil Part court’s order deciding the summary judgment motion. If the New Jersey Special Civil Part’s decision in your New Jersey Special Civil Part case is final, you may also appeal the New Jersey Special Civil Part case to a higher court -- the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. There are very strict deadlines for filing New Jersey Special Civil Part appeals. To appeal a New Jersey Special Civil Part final judgment that resolves all issues in the New Jersey Special Civil Part case, you may file a New Jersey notice of appeal and other required documents with the Appellate Division within 45 days from the date of judgment and pay a fee to the Appellate Division – New Jersey Special Civil Part appeals are not heard by the New Jersey Special Civil Part and you should not try to file appellate papers with the New Jersey Special Civil Part! As part of your New Jersey Special Civil Part appeal, you usually must also prepare a written court transcript request and order the Special Civil court transcript from the appropriate court that decided the matter against you and pay a fee for it. Appeals are some of the most complex proceedings in the New Jersey Special Civil Part court system. The New Jersey Special Civil Part court normally has forms available on the worldwide web. However, neither Special Civil court forms, websites nor advice from court personnel are good substitutes for a competent attorney’s legal services. Each Special Civil case has its own particular Special Civil legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a Special Civil attorney, it is best to have the attorney perform the steps necessary to take a New Jersey Special Civil Part appeal. Appeals from New Jersey Special Civil Part orders Special Civil judgments that are not final are called “interlocutory appeals” and the procedure for such appeals is somewhat different than those for New Jersey Special Civil Part appeals from Special Civil final judgments or orders.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY SMALL CLAIMS COURT PERSONNEL OR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL COURT PERSONNEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?
New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Most New Jersey Special Civil employees are not trained attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you. Working at the Special Civil Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART FORMS PROVIDED BY THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART COURT?
The New Jersey Special Civil Part usually provides certain types of Special Civil legal forms to the public and those forms are often very helpful. However, beware relying on New Jersey Special Civil Part forms provided by the New Jersey Special Civil Part court – the Special Civil forms are often deceptively simple, while Special Civil Part cases often are much more complex than they first appear to be. There is simply no substitute for a competent Special Civil attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey who has experience handling New Jersey Special Civil Part cases. Special Civil forms don’t talk and Special Civil forms and their directions rarely, if ever, cover every possible situation, set of facts or legal issue that may arise in a New Jersey Special Civil Part case. Each New Jersey Special Civil Part case has its own particular Special Civil legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a competent New Jersey Special Civil trial attorney, it is best to have the Special Civil attorney prepare your New Jersey Special Civil Part paperwork for you.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR NEW JERSEY CASE?
Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your New Jersey case. Not all New Jersey cases require you to pay expensive legal fees to get legal help. To receive a no cost phone consultation about what the Law Office of Paul DePetris might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com.

CAN I HANDLE A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASE MYSELF?
Many people can and do successfully handle New Jersey Special Civil cases, from filing the first paperwork to the collection of a New Jersey Special Civil judgment. However, many other people also make mistakes that lead to the dismissal of their New Jersey Special Civil cases or that result in the entry of a New Jersey Special Civil money judgment against them. The greater the money at stake, the greater the reason to consider using the services of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey to handle part or all of the New Jersey Special Civil case. The following are reasons to use a Special Civil attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey Special Civil case:
• New Jersey Special Civil fees often change
• New Jersey Special Civil rules often change
• New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees
• New Jersey Special Civil court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in court
• each New Jersey Special Civil case has its own particular Special Civil legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for people to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Special Civil complaints that result in the New Jersey Special Civil complaints or a Special Civil answers to New Jersey Special Civil complaints being rejected by the New Jersey Special Civil or being dismissed by the New Jersey Special Civil after filing and before or after trial because of procedural deficiencies.
• it is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the New Jersey Special Civil case.
• the Special Civil court has the power to punish unprepared parties, such as by throwing their New Jersey Special Civil case out of court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Special Civil trial.
• New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, court rules and rules of evidence that can be very tricky to understand and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the New Jersey Special Civil trial.
• it is very common for Special Civil courts to refuse to allow a Special Civil party to use or refer to Special Civil documents or items at the New Jersey Special Civil trial that the person themselves never prepared. Often Special Civil plaintiffs and Special Civil defendants stumble into New Jersey Special Civil with a video, photograph, bill or Special Civil affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a Special Civil judge tell the parties that it is not going to even consider such items or documents.
• without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Special Civil. Also, if there are any Special Civil legal issues to be dealt with at the New Jersey Special Civil trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to Special Civil court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases.
• you cannot show up at the New Jersey Special Civil expecting the judge hearing your New Jersey Special Civil case to explain court rules, evidence rules, court procedure or the details of the law that applies to your New Jersey Special Civil case. The judge hearing your New Jersey Special Civil case is not permitted to give you legal advice.

It is important to remember that even if you have a Special Civil attorney, you could lose your New Jersey Special Civil case. Hiring a Special Civil attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey Special Civil case does not guarantee your success. However, it may provide what is needed to win your New Jersey Special Civil case or to avoid certain mistakes.

DOES THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HAVE EXPERIENCE HANDLING NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASES?
Yes. Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• handled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey, from Bergen County to Cumberland County, including representations of individuals, small businesses and large corporations.
• settled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey.
• reviewed many New Jersey Special Civil settlement agreements.
• enforced many New Jersey Special Civil settlement agreements.
• provided New Jersey Special Civil pro se parties with New Jersey Special Civil legal advice and prepared New Jersey Special Civil legal forms
• prepared and filed many New Jersey Special Civil complaints
• tried New Jersey Special Civil jury trials
• mediated many New Jersey cases
• argued New Jersey Special Civil motions
• handled New Jersey Special Civil proof hearings
• handled New Jersey Special Civil post judgment collection proceedings

Mr. DePetris has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey in the following counties:
Atlantic County Bergen County Burlington County Camden County
Cape May County Cumberland County Essex County Special Gloucester County
Hudson County Mercer County Middlesex County Monmouth County
Morris County Ocean County Passaic County Salem County
Somerset County Sussex County Union County Warren County

IN WHAT NEW JERSEY COUNTIES WILL THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HANDLE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASES?
The Law Office of Paul DePetris offers to handle and help individuals and businesses with New Jersey Special Civil Claims cases in North, Central and Southern New Jersey, including cases in the following New Jersey counties:
Atlantic County Special Civil Bergen County Special Civil Burlington County Special Civil Camden County Special Civil
Cape May County Special Civil Cumberland County Special Civil Essex County Special Civil Gloucester County Special Civil
Hudson County Special Civil Hunterdon County Special Civil Mercer County Special Civil Middlesex County Special Civil
Monmouth County Special Civil Morris County Special Civil Ocean County Special Civil Passaic County Special Civil
Salem County Special Civil Somerset County Special Civil Sussex County Special Civil Union County Special Civil
Warren County Special Civil

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HIRE A SPECIAL CIVIL ATTORNEY TO HANDLE MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASE FROM BEGINNING TO END?
In many situations, the Law Office of Paul DePetris offers alternatives to handling New Jersey Special Civil cases for an hourly fee, such as by offering to handle your New Jersey Special Civil case up to trial for a fixed fee or to help you handle your New Jersey Special Civil case by yourself. Such flexible methods may allow you to keep the amount legal fees you spend on your New Jersey Special Civil case to a fixed sum, while providing you the help you need to handle your New Jersey Special Civil case. For a no obligation phone consultation about what the Firm might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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