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Assembly Panel Advances Bill To Fund Legal Assistance To Low-Income Residents; Modernize Court Information Systems

TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced a bill to authorize the Supreme Court to increase or add new court filing fees to fund the judiciary’s computerized court information system, and Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides legal assistance in civil matters to individuals living below the poverty line at no charge.

Court Ruling Restores COAH

TRENTON – An appellate court determined that Gov. Chris Christie exceeded his authority when he abolished the Council on Affordable Housing last year and transferred the council’s functions to the Department of Community Affairs.