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New Jersey Pre-Trial Practice (Part 3): The Chancery Division of the Superior Court

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Produced on December 20, 2014

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Course Information

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Categories Litigation

Course Description

The Superior Court is the trial level court of general jurisdiction. It is broken down into several divisions including the Appellate, Criminal Law and Chancery Divisions. The Chancery Division handles various areas of disputes in which the relief being sought is primarily equitable. 

The Chancery Division is broken down into several Parts including General Equity, Probate and Family ( the Family Part will not be discussed in this course. ) Areas of discussion include actions that seek primarily equitable relief, probate, real estate, foreclosures and business disputes.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Comprehend the Chancery Division structure
  2. Grasp the types of actions that can and cannot be brought in the Chancery Division
  3. Commence actions by way of orders to show cause
  4. Properly prepare for trials in the Chancery Division


This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2014 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

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Russell M. Woods

Lawrence & Walsh PC

Russell M. Woods is New Jersey counsel to Lawrence & Walsh PC. He concentrates in complex commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as corporate, real estate and partnership matters. 


Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United State District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Woods has been a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committees on Arbitration and Complementary Dispute Resolution and is a Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court in Union County. He is also a Master and Officer of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court.