All state courts and offices, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, are closed today due to the snowstorm that has already begun.  The Appellate Division has postponed all oral arguments that had been scheduled for today or for tomorrow.

Chief Justice Rabner has announced that Judge Patrick DeAlmeida is being temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division.  The assignment runs from January 16, 2018 “until further order.”  Judge DeAlmeida “shall serve on such Part(s) as ordered by the Appellate Division Presiding Judge for Administration.”  There is a slot for an unnamed “Temporary Assignee” on Part A, so Judge DeAlmeida might readily fit there.

Judge DeAlmeida has served on the Tax Court since 2008.  He has been the Presiding Judge of that court since late 2009.  A graduate of

Chief Justice Rabner announced today that Judge Lisa Rose will be temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division effective January 2, 2018.  Judge Rose, who had been temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division from September 11-November 19, 2017, currently sits in the Civil Division in Hudson County.  She comes up for tenure in July 2018.