The Superior Court has several divisions. The lower courts consists of the Law Division (matters involving money); Criminal; Family; and Chancery (not involving money). A litigant that wishes to contest a ruling from the lower court can appeal to the Appellate Division. Agency decisions, such as unemployment decisions by the Department of Labor Board of Review, can be appealed to the Appellate Division. These appeals are very complicated and require briefs and often require oral argument before a panel of judges. These appeals can take up to 18 months to resolve.
A party wishing to appeal a decision of the Appellate Division may apply to the New Jersey Supreme Court for Certification. The Supreme Court is very selective in which cases it hears, and denies Certification far more often than it grants. A final decision of the Supreme Court is the final word in New Jersey and can only be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Schorr & Associates has won many landmark victories in employment cases before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. If you believe that an Agency or Court has made an error in your case or claim, please let Schorr & Associates review your claim to determine whether it is worth pursuing an Appellate or Supreme Court appeal. Alan H. Schorr is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney who has handled dozens of Appellate and Supreme Court appeals and cases. Our firm can also appeal your Federal claims. Keep in mind that there is a very short time limitation for filing an appeal or motion for reconsideration, as short as seven days for unemployment claims and 20 days for civil matters, so please act quickly. Please call or e-mail now for a free initial telephone consultation.