In a Notice to the Bar that is available here, the Appellate Division announced that it “anticipates that e-filing of appeals will be made mandatory in the fall of 2017.”  That would be the culmination of an electronic filing rollout that goes back as far as 2012.

In light of that, the Appellate Division is offering training sessions in September and October in Mount Holly, Tre

Today, the 2017-18 General Assignment Order issued by Chief Justice Rabner was published.  It is available here.

Judge Messano continues as Presiding Judge for Administration, and Judge Sabatino remains the Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The Presiding Judges of the eight Parts of the Appellate Division are the same as last year, except that Judge Simonelli has replaced Judge Lihotz as Presiding Judge of Part B.  The other Presiding Judges, in Part letter order, are Judges Sabatino, Reisner, Alvarez, Messano,

Those of us who have handled pro bono appeals in the Appellate Division received notice from that court today that its Civil Pro Bono Program is being suspended.  The notice stated that “[d]ue to changes to the judiciary website the link to the pro bono cases is no longer active.  In addition, changes to security protocols make the prior system no longer secure.  Therefore, the Appellate Civil Pro Bono Program is now suspended.”

That part of the notice made it seem that technology changes had overtaken the need to provide pro bono appellate services in civil matters.