Civil, divorce trials suspended in 6 N.J. counties because of judge shortage

Chief Justice Stewart Rabner

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner is shown in 2016.NJ Advance Media for


Most civil and divorce trials in six New Jersey counties will soon be suspended until further notice as the state continues to be plagued by a high number of judicial vacancies, the state’s chief justice announced Tuesday.

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner also warned that halting cases in other parts of the Garden State could be on the horizon and called on Gov. Phil Murphy and top state lawmakers to address the “crisis” by appointing more judges.


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