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  • Description

    This two part CLE seminar on the basics of civil litigation and municipal court practice is the ideal introduction for the inexperienced New Jersey attorney, a necessary refresher for the veteran and much-needed primer for out-of state attorneys with pending civil or municipal court matters in the New Jersey system.

    Part one of the seminar will review:

    • Structure of the New Jersey court system
    • Procedures for submitting a civil case
    • Pleadings
    • Service of process
    • Entry of default
    • Default judgments
    • Motion practice
    • Discovery
    • Arbitration and mediation

    Part two of the seminar will cover:

    • Jurisdiction of the Municipal Courts
    • Cases heard before Municipal Courts
    • Common offenses brought before Municipal Courts
    • Discovery
    • Plea bargaining
    • Tips and strategies for case management
  • Instructor Bio

    Jeffrey Ward

    Jeffrey H. Ward is an Attorney admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey and New York, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Ward graduated from the City of New York School of Law in 1998. While in Law School, he served on the moot court team, and was a teaching and research assistant for a law professor. Mr. Ward also served as an intern to a New Jersey Superior Court Judge, a county prosecutor’s office, and a county public defender’s office.

    Mr. Ward has been practicing primarily in the fields of collection and creditors’ rights litigation since 1998. Mr. Ward litigates collection matters throughout the entire states of New Jersey and New York. He has tried many cases to verdict in state and federal court. He also handles bankruptcy, real estate and municipal court matters. Mr. Ward has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Paralegal Studies Program, where he teaches New Jersey Civil Litigation. Mr. Ward has also lectured for Lawline.com.