by Paul Axel-Lute
(last updated May 29th, 2012)
This page is no longer being updated, because the 6th edition is now available. For the supplement to the 6th edition, see http://law-library.rutgers.edu/ilg/NJLR6.php
Updated chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | Appx.A | Appx.B
page 1-6: ...The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition, 2010) ...
page 1-8: Other works on legal research include:
Campus Research is a version of Westlaw subscribed to by some colleges and universities. It includes: federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law (but not state session laws); briefs in U.S. Supreme Court cases; some federal legislative history material; law reviews; the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence 2d; the ALR case-finding system; and the KeyCite citator system.
The default welcome screen for Campus Research is the News & Business tab, so the legal researcher must first click on the Law tab. The main search screen, on the right, defaults to an Advance Search form in which you can use regular Westlaw search connectors and operators in any of the text fields, or use the regular connectors AND and OR between the text fields, or do both. The Basic Search form accepts a "natural language" search. You must choose at least one database from those listed below the search form. That list, however, is not complete; additional databases (also called "content sources") are accessible via the "Content List" link on the upper left, which leads to a menu. To select a database from the menu, even if you know its identifer, you must be within the portion of the menu that includes that database. Once you have selected a particular database, the display and functionality are exactly as in regular Westlaw. KeyCite is available from retrieved cases or statutory sections.
Westlaw Next is a new version of Westlaw, presently available as an optional subscription, and still to some extent under development, which may eventually replace the regular Westlaw. On the WestLaw Next home page, there is a single box that will accept either a plain language or a Boolean search. There is an "Advanced Search" option which displays a search template. An example of a search for which you would need to use the "Advanced Search" template is one in which all of the search terms are "stop" words, for example "pr(will)". Note that fields displayed in the "Advanced Search" template vary according to which content has been specified to search.
By default you are searching all of Westlaw's content; this setting is displayed as "All State & Federal" to the right of the search box; you can change the setting by clicking the down arrow and then selecting up to three specific jurisdictions. If you select a state, you then have the option to "include related federal."
You can also limit a search to specific areas of "content" (corresponding to regular Westlaw's "databases"), simply by selecting them from the menu displayed under the heading "Browse" on the home page. (If you remember a Westlaw database identifer and enter it in the main search box, Westlaw Next will display the corresponding content names for you to select from.) Any sub-menu, such as the New Jersey menu that you can find via the "States" tab, can be added to your "Favorites," so that it is immediately accessible from the home page.
The "Browse" menu also enables you to use the table of contents approach to statutes, court rules, regulations, and treatises. The tables of contents open automatically as sub-menus. You can expand them and navigate to particular sections, or you can select particular portions as the specified content to be searched.
There are in general several different ways to navigate to any particular portion of content. At all times it is possible to switch back to searching all state and federal content simply by clicking the "All Content" tab above the search box. You can also always return to the home page by clicking on "WestLaw Next" in the upper left corner of the screen.
If you run a search on a broad selection of content, the default initial display of the results will be an "Overview," listing the top two cases, and a single top result in each of six categories (statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, secondary sources, pending legislation, pending regulations). For each category, if there are additional results, there will be a "view all" link. On the left there will also be an "overview" listing the number of results in each category, with links to those results. The default can be reset so that the category of your choice is displayed first instead of the Overview.
For example, with New Jersey (state and federal) as the specified content to search, if you run the search "te(manufacture /p alcoholic /p home)," the results will include two U.S. Supreme Court cases, one New Jersey statutory section, and four sections of New Jersey regulations (of which just one is displayed in the Overview).
To retrieve a document with a known citation in Westlaw Next, it will usually work just to put the citation in the main search box on the home page. For example, 5 nj 240 will retrieve the case Winberry v. Salisbury, and njsa 33:1-75 will retrieve New Jersey Statutes Annotated § 33:1-75. For some older materials, however, you may need to use the Advanced Search template in order to efficiently retrieve by citation (see example below at page 11-26).
WestLaw Next uses an ostensibly more sophisticated search engine, called WestSearch, that will sometimes offer, over the main search results, a link to "additional relevant" results. These often appear to be the results of running a broader search than the one that the researcher entered.
See further notes on Westlaw Next below at pages 3-8 (statutes), 7-11 (regulations), and 11-31 et seq. (caselaw).
pages 2-13 to 2-14:
From the start page, if you click on the "Legal" tab along the top, then choose "Federal & State Cases" in the left-hand menu, one of the choices you will find in the "Sources" menu under the search box is "NJ Federal & State Cases Combined." Also from the "Legal" tab page, you can go to "Federal & State Codes" and then find "NJ - New Jersey Statutes, Constitutions, Court Rules" in the "Sources" menu. Although this route to the statutes does not give you a "Browse" option initially, after you run a search and display the full text of any retrieved section, there is a "Show TOC" link at the upper left which will get you into a fully browsable table of contents.
If you want to select a New Jersey-specific source other than one of the combination sources available through the "Legal" tab, click the "Sources" tab at the top of the page. . . .
The Gann Online library (www.gannlaw.com) includes New Jersey statutes, court rules, case law from 1948 forward, and the monographs published by the Gann Law Book company. The basic "Gann Prime" subscription covers the primary sources and a single monograph of the subscriber's choice; additional monographs can be subscribed to. A "Full Search" will search all of the primary sources and all of the monographs, whether subscribed to or not. The results display divides the hits according to whether they are in subscribed and unsubscribed sources and allows for immediate addition of an unsubscribed work to the user's subscription.
The "Single Treatise" option allows the user to limit a search to just one component of the Gann library--which can be a treatise or one of the primary sources. When you select the component to search, an expandable table of contents of that component opens in the left-hand frame, and a search box opens in the right-hand frame. (The exception is the case law, which does not have a table of contents.) If you are starting with a citation to a particular page in one of the treatises (or a section number in the statutes), you can retrieve that page by entering the number in a field provided above the table of contents.
Whether you are doing a "Full Search" or a "Single Treatise" search, you get the same search box, offering four different ways to search: a Boolean search, a search by case cite, a search by case name, or a "search by reference," which allows you to retrieve cases or treatise sections that refer to a given section of the statutes, court rules, or regulations.
The available search connectors on Gann Online include AND, OR, AND NOT, the proximity connector W/n where n is a number, and the directed proximity connector PRE/n . It is also possible to search for terms occurring near the beginning or end of documents, by using the W/n connector with xfirstword or xlastword.
page 3-10: ... Westlaw (usually, but not always) automatically alerts you with a yellow flag to bills pending in the Legislature that would amend the statutory section you are viewing. . . .
page 3-13: [in LexisNexis New Jersey Annotated Statutes,] The NOTES segment includes historical notes, cross references, and case notes. ... The cross references (more complete than those in Westlaw) include references to other sections which limit the application of the given section.
page 3-14: [The "State Legislativde Impact" feature from Potomac Publishing is no longer available on Lexis.] When you Shepardize a statutory section, you should get a "Pending Legislation" link that leads to bills that would amend that section. Since this feature may not be quite as current as the full-text bills file, it is advisable to run a search in that file for the section number followed by the language "is amended".
page 3-16: Loislaw incorporates amendments without regard to their effective dates . . . . But the credits for recent amendments link to full texts of the amending laws, which include effective dates.
The version of the New Jersey Statutes found in Bloomberg Law is quite similar to that in Loislaw in appearance and currency, but the Bloomberg version lacks the capability of restricting a search to certain fields, and also lacks the browsing functionality found in Loislaw.
The FastCase service (described in our chapter on case law) includes an up-to-date searchable database of the New Jersey Statutes. It is also supposed to be browsable, but their table of contents, which they call the "outline view," is not very useful, because each title expands to an arbitrary three or four groups of consecutive sections, and the next level of expansion is to all the sections in that group.
pages 3-18 and 3-19: Shepard's: [Except for the first paragraph, the description of Shepard's at these pages is no longer accurate, and is to replaced with the following:]
One useful feature that you get with either the Validation or the Research option is a link for "Pending Legislation," leading to bills in the current Legislature that would amend the given section.
Like KeyCite, Shepard's will lead you to all other sections of the statutes that refer to the given section, including those that limit the applicability with the "notwithstanding" language. But in general it is not necessary to use Shepard's to find those other sections because the LexisNexis annotated statutes themselves include very complete cross references. For the example we used above in Key-Cite, you would find in the LexisNexis New Jersey Annotated Statutes, in the notes to §18A:60-1, the reference to the limiting §18A:60-15.
All in all, there is not much point in Shepardizing a statutory section to find legislative treatment other than pending bills.
We will discuss Shepardizing statutes to find judicial treatment of statutes in our chapter on case law.
page 3-20: Gann incorporates new amendments without regard to effective dates, so it is advisable to check the Source History; for a section amended with a delayed effective date, the prior version can be seen by retrieving the next-to-last session law.
page 3-27: The George T. Bisel Company publishes a compilation of selected statutes relating to municipalities, entitled Bisel's New Jersey Municipal Lawsource.
page 4-1: Leaming and Spicer is found online in PDF at http://njlegallib.rutgers.edu/statutes/LS.php.
pages 4-6 to 4-10: (Several of the old compilations mentioned in sections D and E are available through Google Books. For links, see the State Library's Research Guide page on New Jersey Historical Laws, http://www.njstatelib.org/Research_Guides/Law/Historical_New_Jersey_Laws.php )
Page 4-9: The "Revision of 1846" is in the Rutgers-Newark Law Library's New Jersey Digital Legal Library at http://njlegallib.rutgers.edu/statutes/1846.php
page 5-6: The Lexis source "New Jersey Legislative Bill History" (file-name NJLH) has partial coverage of committee statements, fiscal notes, and Governor's veto messages from 2004 forward, with fuller coverage starting in 2006.
page 5-8: For many laws passed from 1974 forward, there are "Legislative History Checklists" compiled by the New Jersey State Law Library and available on the State Library web site. Compilation of these Checklists lags a year or two behind enactment of the laws. . . . For the laws from 1974 through 1997, the checklists are combined with full texts of the bills, committee statements, and Governor's messages. From 1998 forward, the checklists include links to the texts . . . .
page 6-4: A table of amendments proposed to the 1844 Constitution that failed to pass is found in the Revised Statutes of 1937, volume IV at page 138. It gives session law references for the texts of the proposals.
page 7-2: (Under N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1, most regulations have an expiration date, seven years after their effective date.) [Changed from five years to seven years by P.L. 2011, c.45.]
page 7-4: [The "State Regulatory Impact" feature is no longer available on Lexis.]
page 7-10: The New Jersey Register from 1969 through June 1995 is available in browsable PDF on the New Jersey State Library web site, at this URL: http://www.njstatelib.org/Research_Guides/Law/new_jersey_register.php.
page 7-11: Westlaw may take several days to a week past the N.J.R. publication date to load an issue into its NJ-ADR database, and as much as two months to incorporate rule adoptions into its NJ-ADC database. Westlaw's NJ-REGTXT database, consisting of documents from N.J.R. but without their N.J.R. citations, will usually be more current than the NJ-ADR, so it is advisable to search NJ-REGTXT to update results found in NJ-ADC.
To find the New Jersey Register on Westlaw Next, select "New Jersey Proposed & Adopted Legislation" (all the way at the end of the New Jersey content listing) and then select "New Jersey Administrative Register" from the sources listed. If you run a search in the other source, "New Jersey Regulation Tracking," you are searching only the summaries of N.J.R. documents, though the results will include links to the full document texts and this source is likely to be more current than the Register itself in Westlaw.
page 7-12: The version of N.J.A.C. on Bloomberg Law is similar to that on LoisLaw, including being a couple of months less current than Lexis and Westlaw. The "New Jersey Rulemaking" source in Bloomberg Law only contains rule proposals (the same texts as in N.J.R. but lacking N.J.R. citations), and even those are very incomplete: for example, as of late August 2011, Bloomberg Law had none of the proposals published in the July 18 and August 1, 2011 issues of N.J.R., though it had some (but not all) of those from the August 15th issue. Since rule adoptions are not found in Bloomberg Law, a user of the N.J.A.C. on that service would need to go elsewhere to update results.
page 7-17: The Department of Human Services has a system of Administrative Orders arranged in seven subject-matter chapters; an incomplete collection of these is found on the Rutgers-Newark site at http://njlegallib.rutgers.edu/dhs/.
page 8-2: . . . at http://www.state.nj.us/infobank/circular/eoindex.htm . . . To get quickly to the most recent orders, go the beginning of the prior Governor's orders, then scroll backward.
page 8-4: The New Jersey State Library has copies of proclamations from 1974 to 2005.
Appendix: A selection of executive orders of government-wide significance, apparently still in force
[7.3] Kean EO#147, L.1986 p.1058 (requiring state authorities to seek Treasurer's approval for financing projects) (continued by Kean EO#185; continued and extended in scope by Corzine EO#167)
[7.5] Kean EO#185, L.1988 p.1105 (implementing New Jersey Private Activity Bond Volume Cap Allocation Act) (continued by Corzine EO#167)
 [Whitman EO#21 and Whitman EO#33, rescinded by Christie EO#44 (2010).]
 [McGreevey EO#96, superseded and rescinded by Corzine EO#131.]
 [Corzine EO#1 (2006), 38 NJR 1110, amended by Corzine EO#120 (2008), rescinded by Christie EO#24]
 Corzine EO#114 (2008), 40 NJR 5312 (Highlands Act implementation)
 Corzine EO#117 (2008), 40 NJR 6251 (extends pay-to-play prohibitions to defined "business entities")
 Corzine EO#118 (2008), 40 NJR 6252 (pay-to-play prohibition for state redevelopment contracts)
 Corzine EO#131 (2009), 41 NJR 1125 (public involvement in agency decisions affecting environmental quality or public health)
 Corzine EO#167 (2010), 42 NJR 573 (allocation of volume cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds)
 Corzine EO#167 (2010), 42 NJR 573 (allocation of volume cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds)
 Christie EO#2, 42 NJR 577 (2010) ("Common Sense Principles" for regulatory activity by state agencies)
 Christie EO#4, 42 NJR 579 (2010) ("Common Sense Principles" for state mandates on local governments)
 [Christie EO#7, 42 NJR 580 (2010) (extension of "pay-to-play" ban to labor unions), vacated as exceeding executive power, in Communications Workers of America v. Christie, No. A-2871-09 (App.Div. May 7,2010) (effective July 1, 2010 unless appealed). ]
 Christie EO#15 (2010), 42 NJR 689 (restrictions on expenditures by State Authorities)
 Christie EO#24 (2010) (financial disclosure by public officers; blind trusts; interests in closely-held corporations; Code of Conduct for the Governor)
 Christie EO#44 (2010), 42 NJR 2659 (Office of Employee Relations)
page 9-2: The Gann edition is often called the "Pressler edition" for its comments and annotations by Judge Sylvia B. Pressler (now updated by former Justice Peter Verniero).
page 9-5: The commentary in the Gann Law Books publication New Jersey Rules of Evidence Annotated is now authored by Harvey Weissbard and Alan L. Zegas.
page 9-11: In both Bloomberg Law and Loislaw the administrative directives are found together with the New Jersey court rules.
page 9-14 [9.5] Outline of Procedures for Megan's Law Cases, Revised Version, March 31, 2009, http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2009/n090413a.pdf, 196 N.J.L.J. 57
page 9-14  A Practitioner's Guide to New Jersey's Civil Court Procedures, linked under "Polices and Procedures" on the Civil Practice Division web page http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/, and also distributed in hardcopy by NJ ICLE.
page 9-20:  Final Report and Recommendations, Supreme Court's Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education, November 10,2008, http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/supreme/CLE%20Committee%20Final%20Report.pdf
 Report of the Supreme Court Special Committee on Electronic Filing, June 15, 2009, http://www.njcourts.com/notices/efile.pdf
 Report of the Supreme Court Special Committee on Telephonic and Electronic Search Warrants, January 22, 2010, http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2010/n100520b.pdf, 200 N.J.L.J. 507 (May 24, 2010)
page 10-1: The codes of more than two thirds of the municipalities in New Jersey are freely accessible on the Internet. As of this writing General Code provides the codes of about 270 municipalities on its web site, while the Coded Systems site has codes of about 130 municipalities. Codes of at least a dozen other municipalities are available online, either through other code publishers or directly through the municipal web sites.
page 11-4: The Courts of New Jersey: Their Origin, Composition and Jurisdiction by William M. Clevenger and Edward Q. Keasbey (1903) includes, at pages 86-91, the text of Lord Cornbury's Ordinance of 1704 establishing the court system. That ordinance is also found as Appendix C of Richard S. Field's Provincial Courts of New Jersey (1849), which also includes the later ordinances on the same subject.
page 11-10 (Holmes v. Walton): Transcriptions of the case files, and a bibliography of scholarly discussions on this case, are on the Rutgers-Newark Law Library web site at http://njlegallib.rutgers.edu/hw/.
page 11-13: A third series of the Atlantic Reporter began in 2010, after volume 999 of the second series.
page 11-18: Since September 20, 2005, the Judiciary has been releasing all the unpublished Appellate Division cases on its web site, and these are also been included in the Rutgers-Camden archive, in Westlaw, and in Lexis (and since mid-2007 in VersusLaw).
page 11-26, a. Retrieval with known citation: In Westlaw Next, to efficiently retrieve by known citation a case in the New Jersey Law Reports, use the citation field in the Advanced Search template, and put the citation in quotation marks. Omitting the quotation marks, or entering the citation in the regular search box on the home page, is likely to lead to a large result set in which the desired document will be hard to find. For example, try 100 N.J.L. 75.
page 11-31: In WestLaw Next, in the New Jersey content options, besides the inclusive "New Jersey State Cases," there are various subsets of specific content offered, evidently intended to allow you to limit a search to the highest court, or one of the lower levels of court, or the Tax Court. However (at least as of May 2010), the scopes of these subsets are somewhat illogical and not clearly explained. For example, the subset "New Jersey Supreme Court Court" besides including, as it should, the modern Supreme Court and the older Court of Errors and Appeals, also includes, for 1790 through 1848 only, the former Supreme Court, which was not then the highest court. The 1849 to September 1948 cases of the former Supreme Court are included in the subset "New Jersey Superior Court." The subset "New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division" happens to include Prerogative Court cases from 1830 to 1948. Moreover, the subsets collectively do not cover all the cases found in the inclusive set "New Jersey State Cases:" the Court of Chancery cases and County Court cases are found only in the inclusive set.
page 11-32: In Westlaw Next, the court field does not work in the main search box, but the pr (preliminary) field does contain the court names and can be used in the main search box. On the Advanced Search template there are separate fields for court name and court abbreviation.
page 11-33: In Westlaw Next, it is possible to run a query consisting only of a date restriction.
pages 11-37 & 11-38: [As of May 1, 2011, the New Jersey Law Journal is no longer available on Westlaw, but is exclusively on Lexis. See below at page 11-59.]
page 11-50: The ALR annotations are found in Westlaw, in the ALR database (and are also available on Lexis).
page 11-52: In Westlaw Next, if you restrict your search to a specific category such as cases, then results in other categories will appear in a narrow right-hand frame under the heading "Related Documents" (similar to regular Westlaw's "Results Plus").
page 11-55: [The three lines beginning with "However, it appears..." and the last paragraph are no longer accurate, and should be deleted.]
page 11-56: [The display showing various different ways courts have cited ranges of sections no longer occurs; it is still true that you need to Shepardize §54:5-104.29 to get the Philippsburg case with "Unconstitutional in part by" notation; that case is retrieved by Shepardizing §54:5-104.48, but only as a "Cited by" case.]
Page 11-59: Lexis includes the unpublished opinions of the Appellate Division from September 2005 forward in its "NJ Cases Combined" (file-name NJCTS), and also has them as a separate source "NJ Unpublished Cases from 2005" (file-name: NJUNP), but they are not included in the source "NJ Superior Court cases from 1948" (file-name SUPER). To search for unpublished opinions from January 1997 forward, in the New Jersey Law Journal on Lexis (file name NJLAWJ), use the segment restruction HEADLINE(UNPUBLISHED) AND, combining your other search terms with the W/P proximity connector.
The latest ten years of New Jersey cases as found on LexisNexis are available for searching without charge on . . . LexisONE. . . .
page 11-64: FindACase.com is a free version of VersusLaw, with the same coverage and search capabilities, with results displayed in full text, sometimes with internal pagination, but without citations, docket numbers, or paragraph numbers.
page 11-65: Google Scholar includes New Jersey case law from 1950 forward.
page 11-67: Judiciary web site: . . . The main opinions index page lists the published opinions of the most recent ten business days, and links to full texts in PDF. There are separate pages listing ten business days' worth of unpublished Appellate Division opinions - again with links to their full texts in PDF. There are also links to compilations of summaries ("squibs") of the published opinions for each year from 2006-07 forward.
A separate page lists the Supreme Court and Appellate Division opinions scheduled to be released the next day. . . . . At the foot of that page are monthly lists of released opinions for the current calendar year.
Also on the Judiciary site is a page of "Trial Court Opinions Approved for Publication," giving the current two weeks' worth of approved opinions (if any) of the trial divisions of the Superior Court, and a cumulating PDF of squibs of such opinions from 2008 forward.
page 11-74: ...there is a multi-volume set called Shepard's New Jersey Citations (currently in a 2003 edition with a 2003-2009 bound supplement) ...
page 12-8: revised URLs for Merit Systems Board decisions: http://www.state.nj.us/csc/msb/decisions/index.htm and http://www.state.nj.us/csc/msb/decisions04/
pafge 12-9: The State Library web site has a digital collection of the School Law Decisions from 1955 through 1985 (and some earlier years), at http://www.njstatelib.org/Research_Guides/Law/NJ_School_Law_Decisions.php.
page 12-15: New Jersey Public Employee Reporter (NJPER) became a West publication in 2011.
page 12-16: Board of Public Utilities orders from 2007 forward are available on the Board's website at http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/agenda/orders/
18.5. Rent Control State Rent Control Director's opinions from 1955 are found in 78 N.J.L.J. 280, 290.
page 13-2. The Institute for Continuing Legal Education publishes a two-volume compilation, Legal Ethics Opinions. . . . The ICLE set is accompanied by the Manual on Legal Ethics by David H. Dugan, III . . . . (The ICLE set of the ethics opinions and the Dugan manual were formerly a three-volume set with the title Professional Responsibility in New Jersey; ICLE still sells them together as the "Legal Ethics Skill Set."). The 2010 edition of the Manual on Legal Ethics is available separately.
page 13-4: A database of decisions of the N.J. Supreme Court's Disciplinary Review Board from September 1988 forward is available on the Rutgers-Camden Law Library website at http://lawlibrary.rutgers.edu/drb/search.shtml. The decisions can be retrieved by party name, by date decided, by DRB docket number, or by full-text search, and are displayed in PDF.
Selected decisions of the Disciplinary Review Board from September 1998 forward that have been approved for publication by an advisory committee are compiled in Robert Ramsey's book New Jersey Attorney Discipline (volume 46 of Thompson West's New Jersey Practice series).
Listings of all public discipline cases from 1984 forward are compiled on the Judiciary web site at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/discipline.htm.
page 13-5: Presentments, formal complaints, and other documents in judicial misconduct matters from 2007 forward are found on the Judiciary web site at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/acjc/index.htm.
The Advisory Committee on Outside Activities of Judiciary Employees also issues, from time to time, a manual containing a subject-arranged compilation of its opinion abstracts.
page 14-2: According to Paff v. Division of Law, 412 N.J. Super. 140 (App.Div. 2010), both formal and informal opinions are also known as "Administrative Agency Advice" letters. That case held that because of attorney-client privilege, neither the informal opinions themselves nor any indexes of them are subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act .
page 15-2: [DELETE description of listing of "Recent Supreme Court Orders Granting Petitions for Certification" -- that listing no longer exists.]
page 15-4, C. Trial Records: add: The Record of the Court at Upland in Pennsylvania, 1676 to 1681. Philadelphia: J.B.Lippincott, 1860 (reprinted, Kessinger Pub.Co., 2007). The court's jurisdiction included part of West Jersey. An imperfect online version is at http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/docs/upland/
page 15-5, title of series abstracted by Thomas B. Wilson changed to "New Jersey Supreme Court Cases, 1704-1760," starting with: GMNJ 79(1):23-30 (Jan. 2004)
page 16-3: The publications of American Lawyer Media [ALM] are found on Lexis, and give it particular strength in legal news of the middle-Atlantic region, since they include the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer (Philadelphia), the New Jersey Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Also published by ALM are two national publications: the American Lawyer and the National Law Journal. The various ALM publications can be searched as separate sources, or in the combined source "American Lawyer Media Pubs" (file-name ALMPUB)
page 16-4: [The ALM publications are no longer available on Westlaw.]
page 16-5: You will also see on the [HeinOnline] "Field Search" and "Advanced Search" forms an option to limit the search by "Subject." However, what this actually gives you is a limitation to a set of journals that specialize in a subject, and if you limit your search that way you could well miss relevant articles in the unspecialized journals. The individual articles in HeinOnline are not indexed by subject.
page 16-11: From 2010 forward, the Municipal Law Review has the new title Local Government Law Review and the publisher is the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys.
page 16-12: Access to N.J.L.J. feature articles and some other content such as editorials and the "Voice of the Bar," is limited to Lexis-Nexis subscribers when that content becomes six months old. Other N.J.L.J. content such as judicial directories, special supplements, regular columns, case summaries, and notices to the bar, is available online to N.J.L.J. subscribers.
pages 16-12 to 16-13 New Jersey Lawyer: The Weekly Newspaper ceased publication after its November 10, 2008 issue. Starting November 17, 2008, each issue of the New Jersey Law Journal has a section called "The Bar Report" dedicated to news from the New Jersey State Bar Association. The New Jersey Lawyer web site no longer exists. Early in 2009, the former publisher of New Jersey Lawyer: The Weekly Newspaper and several of his staff started a new publication called NJEsq, with a blog called Reckless Place, but they suspended their print and online operations in June 2009 (after publishing 19 issues).
pages 16-15 to 16-16: A directory of New Jersey Legal Blogs is found on the N.J. State Law Library web site at http://law.njstatelib.org/slic_home/law_library/new_jersey_legal_resources/legal_blogs. Justia.com's "Blawg Search" (http://blawgsearch.justia.com/) directory can be narrowed (via "U.S. States" at the end of its categories list) to a display of New Jersey legal blogs.
page 17-8: ICLE offers, by subscription, an on-line collection called OSCAR, containing PDFs of selected articles from its seminar materials, listed under fourteen topical headings.
page 17-10:  James H. Walzer, New Jersey Legal Forms, 4th ed. (West Pub Co., 2009) (New Jersey Practice, seven volumes 14-16B)
pages 17-10 to 17-11 [13.5] Library of New Jersey Civil Complaint Forms (NJLJ Books, Oct. 2009)
page 17-11  David E. Johnson, Jr., Trust and Business Accounting for Attorneys, (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
page 17-12  Jeff S. Masin, Patricia Prunty, & Mark J. Stanton, Administrative Law (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
 New Jersey State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Study Committee,
New Jersey Appellate Practice Handbook, 9th ed. (ICLE, 2011)
[28.5] Kenneth L. MacRitchie, Redistricting and Reapportionment in New Jersey (Red Bank: published by the author, 2008)
page 17-13  W. Raymond Felton, III, Organization and Sale of Small Businesses (ICLE, 2007 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
page 17-14  John J. Bannan, Encyclopedia of New Jersey Causes of Action (New Jersey Law Journal Books, annual editions starting with 2010)
 William A. Dreier & Paul A. Rowe, Guidebook to Chancery Practice in New Jersey, 7th ed. (ICLE, 2008)
page 17-15: (CIVIL SERVICE) [61.5] Maurice W. McLaughlin, New Jersey Public Employment Law -- Education Edition (Gann, forthcoming 2012) and New Jersey Public Employment Law -- State, County, Municipal & Civil Service Employees (Gann, forthcoming 2013).
 Thomas A. Clark & Richard S. Eichenbaum, Collection Practice in New Jersey (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
[65.5] Gerard J. Felt, Library of New Jersey Collection Law Forms (New Jersey Law Journal Books, 2008)
page 17-16 [78.5] Barnett E. Hoffman & Alison S. Perrone, Sex Crimes in New Jersey: Understanding the Process and the Law (ICLE, 2011)
[83.5] Alan Zegas, general editor, LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Criminal Procedure (first ed. 2011)
 Robert J. Kipnees, Criminal Trial Preparation (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
page 17-18  Angelo J. DiCamillo, Ruth Anne Robbins, & Michael M. Abatemarco, New Jersey Domestic Violence Practice & Procedure, 3rd ed. (ICLE, 2009)
 Rosemary Alito, New Jersey Employment Law (New Jersey Law Jounal Books, annual editions starting 2010)
page 17-19  David B. Farer, ISRA Compliance: Environmental Issues in Transactions and Brownfields Redevelopment and the Site Remediation Reform Act, 7th Ed. (ICLE, 2010)
 Lewis Goldshore & Marsha Wolf, New Jersey Environmental Law, 5th ed. (ICLE, 2008)
page 17-20  Gerard G. Brew, et al., New Jersey Probate Procedures Manual, (ICLE, 2009, 2 volume looseleaf) (2d ed. by Walter S. Kane, (ICLE, 1994), was known as "The Red Books")
 Daniel I. Lubetkin, Basic Estate Administration (ICLE, 2007 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
 Robert J. Pinto & Lisa M. Butler, Basic Estate Planning (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
page 17-21:  Marguerite E. Cahill and David N. Finley, New Jersey Motions in Limine (Thomson West, annual editions, 2007-) (New Jersey Practice series, Volume 55).
[140.5] Andrew J. Kyreakakis, Integrated New Jersey Procedure and Evidence (NJLJ Books, 2011)
 New Jersey Trial and Evidence, by multiple authors, 2d ed. (ICLE, 2009) (Lexis file NJICTE)
[141.5] Robert Ramsey, New Jersey Trial Objections (Thomson West, 2008)
page 17-22  Alan M. Grosman & Cary B. Cheifetz, New Jersey Family Law, 2nd ed. (LexisNexis, 2010).
 Mark Gruber, Family Law (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
 Gary N. Skoloff and Laurence J. Cutler, New Jersey Family Law Practice, 14th ed. (ICLE, 2010, 5 volumes, looseleaf, with CD-ROM of forms) (Lexis file NJICFL).
[156.5] Snyder & Sarno, LLC, Library of New Jersey Family Law Forms (NJLJ Books, 2011)
page 17-23  James P. Yudes, Yudes Family Law Citator (ICLE, 2010 edition, 2 volumes, looseleaf)
page 17-23  George J. Kenny & Frank A. Lattal, New Jersey Insurance Law (New Jersey Law Journal Books, annual editions starting 2011) (Westlaw database NJ-INSLAW) (1st ed. 1993, 2d ed. 2000)
page 17-24  Gregory G. Diebold, Landlord/Tenant Practice (ICLE, 2009 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
 Mahlon L. Fast, Landlord-Tenant & Related Issues in the Superior Court of New Jersey, 4th ed.rev. by Bruce E. Gudin (ICLE, 2011)
[178.5] David H. Dugan, III, Manual on Legal Ethics, 2008 ed. (ICLE) (Practical Skills Series) (see description at page 13-2)
page 17-25  Thomas P. Scrivo, editor, New Jersey Local Government Deskbook (New Jersey Law Journal Books, annual since 2008). CD-ROM with 2011 edition is "A Guide to the Pay-to-Play Rules Governing Businesses in New Jersey," by Steven H. Sholk.
 Albert L. Cohn & Barry A. Knopf, Professional Negligence: Law of Malpractice in New Jersey, 5th ed. (ICLE, 2000) . . .
 Abbott S. Brown, New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, edited by Richard E. Brennan, 4th ed. (ICLE, 2009). A companion work, New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases, 3rd ed. (ICLE, 2009), is a compendium of case summaries.
page 17-27  Samuel L. Sachs, Municipal Court Practice (ICLE, 2009 ed.)
page 17-28: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, [214.5] Philip G. Auerbach & Jonathan H. Lomurro, Try It With Friends (ICLE, 2010); earlier titles in series: Try It (1976), Try It Again (1999)
 David N. Finley & Eric Handelman, New Jersey Summary Judgment and Related Termination Motions (Thomson West, annual editions, 2007--) (New Jersey Practice Series, Volume 54)
 William S. Greenberg, John Flaherty, & Laura Leacy, Civil Trial Handbook, revised 5th ed., 20th Anniversary Ed. (N.J.Practice, vol.47) (West, 2009).
 Barry K. Wolinetz & Bruce D. Greenberg, Civil Trial Preparation (ICLE, 2009 ed.)
 McCarter & English LLP, Alissa Pyrich, and Andrew J. Rothman, Handbook of Civil Practice in the Courts of New Jersey (Bisel Co., annual editions)
page 17-30  Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey, 3rd ed. (ICLE, 2010).
[239.5] Barry S. Goodman, New Jersey Real Estate Brokerage Law (NJLJ Books, 2011)
 Arthur S. Horn, Residential Real Estate Law and Practice in New Jersey, 6th ed. (ICLE, 2008, 2 volumes, looseleaf)
page 17-31  Christine F. Li, Real Estate Closing Procedures (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
 Harry J. Riskin, Edward D. McKirdy, & John H. Buonocore, New Jersey Condemnation Practice, 3rd edition (ICLE, 2008)
[249.5] James A. Woller, New Jersey Real Property Statutes Annotated Deskbook (ICLE, 2007)
page 17-34 [287.5] Dennis A. Drazin, New Jersey Premises Liability (Gann Law Books, annual, 2009--)
page 17-35  John H. Geaney, Geaney's New Jersey Workers' Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Adjusters, and Employers (7th ed., ICLE, 2008)
page 17-36  Land Use Citator, 4th ed., editor Gregory D. Meese (ICLE, 2010, looseleaf).
 John D. Kovac, Workers' Compensation Practice (ICLE, 2008 ed.) (Practical Skills Series)
The Lawyers Diary & Manual is also available in a web-based version, called LDMOnline, which includes information not found in the print version, such as attorneys' e-mail addresses, the law schools attended by attorneys, the attorneys' areas of practice, and lists of attorneys in each firm.
The default tab setting in LDMOnline is the Directory Search, from which you can search for listings of attorneys, firms, judges, courts, agencies, and so forth. To do a search limited by both geographic location and type of law practiced, do not use the field restrictions; click on "Areas of Interest" to get a list; click on the desired area of interest to insert it in the search box; then add in the location without any connector. For example the search
Transportation Hackensackwill retrieve lawyers located in Hackensack who have included transportation in their stated areas of interest.
If results in more than one category are retrieved, you will need to click a category to display the actual results. Results are initially displayed just as personal names with their city or town locations; click on a name to get a display of full contact information, and click on the Biography tab for date admitted, schools attended, and areas of practice.
To retrieve the directory data for courts, government agencies, municipalities, limit the search to "Excl. Lawyers & Firms"
The "Resources" tab of LDMOnline includes various materials in PDF. Each of the PDFs has a multi-level menu of contents. The "Attorney Referrals" section is identical to the "Attorneys Grouped by Areas of Practice" section of the print version. The "Legal Vendors" section consists of the vendor listings from The Legal Pages. The "Fees" section reproduces various pages from the print version. The "Rules" section includes full texts of New Jersey and federal court rules. The "Maps" section has the courthouse vicinity maps from The Legal Pages. The "Resources" section has miscellaneous material from the print version, such as motor vehicle point system and accident codes, court schedule information, holidays and tax dates, inheritance tax information, and insurance company code numbers. Also found in the "Resources" section are complete PDFs of the current Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey and of the Essex County Bar Foundation's book Traps for the Unwary: A Primer for New Jersey Lawyers on Pitfalls to Avoid in Everyday Practice.
page 19-3: New Jersey Legal Almanac, October 2010 edition (202 N.J.L.J. 89-195)
page 19-5: Guide to the Superior Court Appellate Division, October 11, 2010 (202 NJLJ 65)
page 19-10: Avvo also displays a rating, which may be simply "No misconduct" indicating that Avvo has not received any negative information . . . .
page 20-1: David E. Johnson, "Lawyer, Thou Shall Not Steal," 36 Rutgers L. Rev. 454 (1984), includes statistical analysis of reported disciplinary cases of financial violators under three Chief Justices 1948 to 1979, and, at 487-542, empirical study of such violators based on both published and unpublished data for 1948 to 1982.
page 20-2: (The New Jersey Law Journal top twenty are still published earlier in the year than the second tier of the top forty.)
page 21-3 [18.5] Anton-Hermann Chroust, The Rise of the Legal Profession in America (Univ. Okla. Press, 1965), v.1, p.193-206.
page 21-4 [34.5] Richard P. McCormick, "The West Jersey Estate of Sir Robert Barker," Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 64(3):119-155 (1946).
[39.5] Philip Hamburger, Law and Judicial Duty (Harvard Univ. Press, 2008) at 407-422 (re Holmes v. Walton)
page 21-8 [74.5] Daniel J. O'Hern, What Makes a Court Supreme (NJLJ Books, 2010; originally published in nine installments in New Jersey Law Journal , May 11-July 6,2009)
page 21-9: [84.5] Symposium, "Legislation, Litigation, Reflection & Repeal: The Legislative Abolition of the Death Penalty in New Jersey," Seton Hall Legislative Journal, 33(1)1-180 (2008), available in part at http://www.ssrn.com/link/Legis-Litigation-Reflect-Repeal.html
page 21-11 [104.5] Philip Hamburger, Law and Judicial Duty (Harvard U.Press, 2008), Appendix. II "The Institutio Legalis: Law and Justice in New Jersey" (630-641)
[105.5] Eli Jarmel, "The New Jersey Skills Training Course," Journal of Legal Education, 17:432-438 (1965)
page 21-12 [107.5] Paul Tractenberg, A Centennial History of Rutgers Law School in Newark: Opening a Thousand Doors (The History Press, 2010)
page 21-13 [121.5] Michael Paris, Framing Equal Opportunity: Law and the Politics of School Finance Reform (Stanford University Press, 2010), Part II, "Savage Inequalities in Law and Politics," pages 57-158, is about the Robinson and Abbott cases.
D. Particular persons:
[141.5] Donald Scarinci, David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution (New Jersey Heritage Press, 2005) (Brearley was Chief Justice when Holmes v. Walton was decided.)
[144.5] Jude M. Pfister, The Fords of New Jersey: Power & Family During America's Founding (The History Press, 2010). Includes chapters on Canfield v. Faesch and Ford v. Tuttle.
page 22-4 [The National Association of Secretaries of State web page of links to state administrative codes and registers is no longer available.]
page 22-9: Westlaw and Lexis both have encyclopedias of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas. Westlaw also has Cal.Jur.
page 22-10: References to sources which discuss or cite the laws of all the states on particular subjects can be found in an annual publication by Cheryl Rae Nyberg, Subject Compilations of State Laws, published by Carol Boast and Cheryl Nyberg. The HeinOnline service includes a cumulative database of the Boast/Nyberg series, with links directly to articles found in HeinOnline.
[The Martindale-Hubbell Law Digests of state laws are being discontinued as of 2011.]
page 23-12: The latest ten years of U.S. Court of Appeals cases (published and unpublished) as found in LexisNexis are freely available in LexisONE.
page 23-17: New Jersey Law Journal Books publishes New Jersey Bankruptcy Rules Annotated, by Henry M. Karwowski, including a section on the preferences of the individual bankruptcy judges. [First edition 2009]
Revised Chapter (MS Word)
Replacement Chapter (MS Word)
page 26-2: The English Reports are found in the HeinOnline service and in a free web version at http://www.commonlii.org/int/cases/EngR/
page 26-5: In October 2009, the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords was replaced by a new independent Supreme Court.
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