Essex County Courts

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Court Location Area
Belleville New Jersey 07109
Bloomfield New Jersey 07003
Caldwell New Jersey 07006
Cedar Grove New Jersey 07009
East Orange New Jersey 07018
Newark New Jersey 07102
Caldwell New Jersey 07006
Glen Ridge New Jersey 07028
Irvington New Jersey 07111
Livingston New Jersey 07039
Maplewood New Jersey 07040
Montclair New Jersey 07042
East Orange New Jersey 07018
Nutley New Jersey 07110
Orange New Jersey 07050
Roseland New Jersey 07068
South Orange New Jersey 07079
Verona New Jersey 07044
Caldwell New Jersey 07006
West Orange New Jersey 07052

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.