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New Jersey Legal Research: New Jersey Court System

Selected Resources for Legal and Law Related Research in NJ

New Jersey State Court Organization

Locate Court Records and Pleadings

  • Request Copies of Court Records (via N.J. Judiciary website). 
  • Search state court dockets
  • Some state court dockets can be viewed in  Westlaw iconWestlaw (Home > Dockets > New Jersey) and Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance  (Browse > Sources > By Category > Dockets). However, many underlying documents cannot be viewed under the law school's subscription.   
  • Select Briefs and Trial Court Documents may be available in Westlaw icon Westlaw's ​Briefs, Civil Trial Court Documents, or Westlaw icon Criminal Trial Court Documents directories (Home > State Materials > New Jersey).  
  • Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance   also has select Briefs, Motions, and miscellaneous trial documents (Browse > Sources > By Category > Briefs, Pleadings, Motions > Limit to New Jersey).  

Court Rules and Model Jury Instructions

 ● New jersey Court Rules are also available via Westlaw iconWeslaw and Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance .

 

 

  • The Local Rules for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey are available via Westlaw iconWestlaw and Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance.  Also available free via via the New Jersey District Court's website.
  • The Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey are available via Westlaw iconWestlaw and Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance .  Also available free via the Bankruptcy Court's website. 
  • The Third Circuit Local Appellate Rules are available via Westlaw iconWestlaw and Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance.  Also available free via the Court's website

The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are available via Westlaw iconWestlaw and Lexis Advance iconLexis Advance.  Also available free via the U.S. Court's website.

State Court Jury Instructions

Federal Court Jury Instructions