Chief Justice Rabner has announced that Judge Lisa Rose is being temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division, Part A, for the period of September 11-November 19, 2017.  As reported here, the General Assignment Order for 2017-18 made provision for a then-unnamed temporary assignee for Part A.

Judge Rose, a graduate of Rutgers University and the Seton Hall School of Law, sits in Hudson County. Appointed to the Superior Court bench by Governor Christie in 2011, Judge Rose started out in the Criminal Division but moved to Civil i

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,

Due to a major Appellate Division argument of my own in a mass tort case on Tuesday of this week, I missed the announcement that five trial level judges are receiving additional temporary assignments to the Appellate Division.  The Appellate Division anticipates some retirements at the fast-approaching end of the term.  The untimely death of Judge Higbee, and the fact that Judge Guadagno has reached th