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Municipal Court Practice in New Jersey


Created on April 26, 2016



Around 6 million cases per year are handled throughout the municipal courts of New Jersey. The municipal courts are where a variety of cases are handled, including disorderly person offenses, traffic violations, and DWI/DUI.


Many attorneys regularly appear in municipal court, while some appear occasionally to supplement their practice. For new attorneys, municipal court is a great place to gain courtroom experience early in your career.


This course, presented by Jason T. Komninos, Esq., offers guidance on how to handle a municipal court case from start to finish, with a review of important court rules, case law, statutes, and common procedures to help you best represent your client.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify the types of cases handled in municipal court

II.    Improve client intake and client expectations

III.   Know what to do once retained

IV.   Understand important court rules, case law, statutes, and procedures

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