NJ Lawmakers To Mull Revised Fee Hike To Fund E-Courts

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Millions of dollars collected from proposed hikes in New Jersey state court filing fees would be used exclusively to fund a so-called e-Court online information system and legal services for the poor under a bill up for consideration by a state budget panel on Monday.

The bill being considered by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee calls for increasing fees to raise $27.1 million in the upcoming fiscal year. It replaces a similar proposal — roundly criticized by the New Jersey State Bar Association — that...
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