Advantages: Critical Motion Dates


 

There are two ways to determine your Critical Date Deadlines for filing and serving motion papers. Please read the chart or the rules below it.

New Jersey State Courts - Superior and Tax
MotionDate Moving Papers
file & serve by
OpposingPapers
or Cross Motion
file & serve by
Reply Papers
file & serve by
5/22/2020 5/6/2020 5/14/2020 5/18/2020
6/5/2020 5/20/2020 5/28/2020 6/1/2020
6/19/2020 6/3/2020 6/11/2020 6/15/2020
7/10/2020 6/24/2020 7/2/2020 7/6/2020
7/24/2020 7/8/2020 7/16/2020 7/20/2020
8/7/2020 7/22/2020 7/30/2020 8/3/2020
8/28/2020 8/12/2020 8/20/2020 8/24/2020
9/11/2020 8/26/2020 9/3/2020 9/8/2020
9/25/2020 9/9/2020 9/17/2020 9/21/2020
10/16/2020 9/30/2020 10/8/2020 10/13/2020
10/30/2020 10/14/2020 10/22/2020 10/26/2020
11/13/2020 10/28/2020 11/5/2020 11/9/2020
12/4/2020 11/18/2020 11/27/2020 11/30/2020
12/18/2020 12/2/2020 12/10/2020 12/14/2020
1/8/2021 12/23/2020 12/31/2020 1/4/2021
1/22/2021 1/6/2021 1/14/2021 1/19/2021
2/5/2021 1/20/2021 1/28/2021 2/1/2021
2/19/2021 2/3/2021 2/11/2021 2/16/2021
3/5/2021 2/17/2021 2/25/2021 3/1/2021
3/19/2021 3/3/2021 3/11/2021 3/15/2021
4/1/2021 3/16/2021 3/24/2021 3/29/2021
4/16/2021 3/31/2021 4/8/2021 4/12/2021
4/30/2021 4/14/2021 4/22/2021 4/26/2021
5/14/2021 4/28/2021 5/6/2021 5/10/2021
5/28/2021 5/12/2021 5/20/2021 5/24/2021
6/11/2021 5/26/2021 6/3/2021 6/7/2021
6/25/2021 6/9/2021 6/17/2021 6/21/2021
7/9/2021 6/23/2021 7/1/2021 7/5/2021
7/23/2021 7/7/2021 7/15/2021 7/19/2021
8/6/2021 7/21/2021 7/29/2021 8/2/2021
8/27/2021 8/11/2021 8/19/2021 8/23/2021
9/10/2021 8/25/2021 9/2/2021 9/7/2021
9/24/2021 9/8/2021 9/16/2021 9/20/2021
10/8/2021 9/22/2021 9/30/2021 10/4/2021
10/22/2021 10/6/2021 10/14/2021 10/18/2021
11/5/2021 10/20/2021 10/28/2021 11/1/2021
11/19/2021 11/3/2021 11/12/2021 11/15/2021
12/3/2021 11/17/2021 11/26/2021 11/29/2021
12/17/2021 12/1/2021 12/9/2021 12/13/2021
1/7/2022 12/22/2021 12/30/21 1/3/2022
1/21/2022 1/5/2022 1/13/2022 1/18/2022
2/4/2022 1/19/2022 1/27/2022 1/31/2022
2/18/2022 2/2/2022 2/10/2022 2/14/2022
3/4/2022 2/16/2022 2/24/2022 2/28/2022
3/18/2022 3/2/2022 3/10/2022 3/14/2022
4/1/2022 3/16/2022 3/24/2022 3/28/2022
4/14/2022 3/29/2022 4/6/2022 4/11/2022
4/29/2022 4/13/2022 4/21/2022 4/25/2022
5/13/2022 4/27/2022 5/5/2022 5/9/2022
5/27/2022 5/11/2022 5/19/2022 5/23/2022
6/10/2022 5/25/2022 6/2/2022 6/6/2022
6/24/2022 6/8/2022 6/16/2022 6/20/2022

1:6-3. Filing and Service of motions and Cross-Motions
(a) Motions Generally. Other than an ex parte motion and except as otherwise provided by R. 4:46-1 (summary judgment) and R. 5:5-4(c) (post judgment motions), a notice of motion shall be filed and served not later than 16 days before the specified return date unless otherwise provided by court order, which may be applied for ex parte. Thus, for example, if the return date of the motion is a Friday, the motion must be filed and served not later than the Wednesday, 16 days prior. If a motion is supported by affidavit or certification, the affidavit or certification shall be filed and served with the motion. Except as provided by R. 4:49-1(b) (motion for new trial), any opposing affidavits, certifications or objections filed pursuant to R. 1:6-2 shall be filed and served not later than 8 days before the return date unless the court relaxes that time. Thus, for example, if the return date is on a Friday, any response must be filed and served no later than Thursday of the prior week. Reply papers responding to opposing affidavits or certifications shall be filed and served not later than 4 days before the return date unless the court otherwise orders. Thus, for example, such papers must be filed and served on Monday for a return date of the following Friday. No other papers may be filed without leave of court.

1:3-1. Computation of Time
In computing any period of time fixed by rule or court order, the day of the act or event from which the designated period begins to run is not to be included. The last day of the period so computed is to be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor legal holiday. In computing a period of time of less than 7 days, Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays shall be excluded.


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