Being successful and prevailing in a civil action is only half the battle. Every case comes down to a collection. A client who obtains a Judgment in his/her favor will not be made whole unless the Judgment is paid. Join attorney Jeffrey H. Ward as he discusses mechanisms for collecting Judgments that are entered in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Mr. Ward begins with a review of the structure of the New Jersey Court System. He then explains motion and discovery practice in collection cases, and how to obtain a default judgment. Following this, he discusses the most effective ways of using the New Jersey Court Rules to find a debtor’s assets and the procedures for enforcing judgments and levying assets once such assets are found.
Throughout his presentation, Mr. Ward explains the differences in the Special Civil Part and Law Division of the New Jersey Superior Court system (Court Officers v. Sheriff, filing procedures, court costs, etc. as related to enforcement of Judgments). This is an excellent introductory course for New Jersey attorneys seeking to collect a debt on behalf of a client.
I. Understand the New Jersey Court system
II. Comprehend how to file a complaint in a collection matter
III. Motion practice in the special civil part and law division
IV. Understand entry of default and default Judgments
V. Gain tools to discover assets of debtors
VI. Execution of judgments - what can be levied upon to satisfy a Judgment and what is exempt
This course originally appeared as a part of our October 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.
Jeffrey H. Ward is an Attorney admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey and New York, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Ward graduated from Kean College of New Jersey in 1995 with a B.A. and from the City University of New York School of Law with a JD in 1998. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court team, and he worked for a New Jersey County Prosecutor’s Office and a New Jersey Superior Court Judge.
Mr. Ward opened up his own solo law practice in 1999. Mr. Ward has been practicing in the field of collection litigation since 1999. Mr. Ward litigates collection matters throughout the entire states of New Jersey and New York and he has tried many collection matters to verdict. His firm represents businesses, insurance companies, banks, student loan companies, and debt buyers in their collection matters. Mr. Ward serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Paralegal Studies Program, where he teaches Introduction to Law.
Jeff is not only a subject matter expert, but an absolute fantastic professor of his craft. One of the CLE classes ever.
This program is excellent.
I used to do a lot of collection work. I found Jeffrey Ward's presentation very good and informative.
Very informative and interesting.
Excellent substantive course.
The instructor knew his subject matter well
This guy was awesome. full of energy and easy to listen to. Every presenter should be like this guy
Excellent speaker. Knowledgeable and great presentation skills
excellent information presented clearly
This class was informative and without a doubt worth taking.
Absolutely top-notch. Clear, comprehensive presentation of both substance and procedure, with many practical tips and insights.
This was an informative course. Thanks!
VERY INFORMATIVE COURSE
I picked up some useful information of which I was previously unaware.
Mr. Ward is an outstanding presenter, clearly an expert. Thank you.
Presenter was very versed in the subject
informative and very practical
The speaker was very knowledgeable.
Good practical advice for real property attys
I rarely do collection work, but I found the lecture very informative.
Wow, such a great speaker. Knowledge of procedure in NJ courts was very helpful.
He was a really great speaker and made the material interesting!
Great presentation. Pace was good, and speaker kept it interesting.