If we want to improve the quality of our courts, we must ensure independent, capable judges are appointed and retained. To attract such high-qualified jurists, the selection of New Jersey’s judges must be timely and transparent, their compensation just, and their workload reasonable.
New Jersey must also continue to modernize its court system. E-filing should be an option in all cases, and experiments like the Complex Business Litigation Program (CBLP) should be applauded, and if successful, expanded.
Judicial Pay Raises Are Long Overdue: NJCJI’s Marcus Rayner & David Kott of McCarter & English in the NJLJ, February 1, 2016.
New Jersey Superior Court Judicial Survey 2015: NJLJ, November 10, 2015.