New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Proceedings Return to In-Person Effective March 7, 2022
February 18, 2022
On February 14, 2022, the Honorable Russell Wojtenko, Jr., Director and Chief Judge of Compensation in New Jersey, circulated a Notice to the Bar advising that, as of March 7, 2022, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court facilities will reopen to all attorneys, litigants, court reporters, interpreters, and witnesses. At that time, all trials, including emergent and non-emergent Motions for Medical and Temporary Benefits and contested motion hearings, must be conducted in person. However routine proceedings, such as daily list markings, pre-trial conferences, uncontested motions, and approval of settlement agreements, may continue to be conducted remotely with the consent of the litigants and depending on judicial preference. This Notice to the Bar signals a major step toward a return to pre-pandemic normalcy.
Any questions regarding this update can be addressed to John T. Morgan, Esquire, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (267) 861-7595.