Special Civil Part: Actions with demand amounts up to $15,000 in New Jersey may be filed through the Special Civil Part. The civil causes of actions that may be alleged are the same as those for small claims, except that professional malpractice claims (such as against a dentist) within the prescribed demand limit must be made in the Special Civil Part. Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant in a matter within the Special Civil Part, representation by an attorney may help ensure that your rights are protected. Contact our office to discuss your case.
Law Division: The remainder of the cases that cannot be filed as small claims or in the Special Civil Part fall within the Law Division. Because such cases may be complex and involve larger demand amounts, representation by competent counsel is highly recommended. The types of causes of actions that may be alleged varies, so it is important to select an attorney who is knowledgeable in the substantive area of law that is applicable for your case. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.
Time is of the essence: Regardless of whether you engage an attorney or represent yourself, there will be important deadlines to which you must adhere. Be mindful of those deadlines and be sure to notify the attorney you hire of pending dates.