NOTICE TO THE BAR: Courthouse Technology Upgrade

Courtroom Technology:

Over the past few months, the Bergen Vicinage installed flat screen monitors in the courtrooms.  If members of the Bar or litigants wish to present evidence to the court utilizing a monitor, they may attach an HDMI compatible device to the courtroom monitor.

The Bergen Vicinage also received 4 NOMAD devices from our Central Office in Trenton. For cases involving heavy evidence presentation, the Bar may request the use of one of these NOMAD devices through chambers.  The NOMAD is an evidence presentation station. Having a modular design, the NOMAD can wheel into any courtroom, plug into a power outlet, and connect to multiple monitors configured for a witness, counsel tables, the Jury, and the public. With the NOMAD system, attorneys can present documents, photos, objects, videos, as well as electronic presentations to display details to the jurors.


Please see the following notice from the Bergen County Courthouse regarding the change in the New Jersey Attorney Electronic Registration beginning on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Notice to the Bar – 2020 Attorney Registration


This notice comes the Bergen County Courthouse explaining in detail the reassignments of the Family Division beginning on Monday, December 2.

Please see the attached notice below for more information.

Notice to the Bar – Family Division Assignments

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Attorney Identification Card Information

To all BCBA Members,

The following notice from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office outlines information regarding attorney identification cards for your attention.

Revised Attorney ID Cards

Young Lawyers Section Swear-In New Officers

Assignment Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol swears-in the Association’s Young Lawyers Section Officers for 2019-2020 at the September Dinner Meeting in Bonefish Grill in Paramus. Sarah N. Gloates-Horta succeeds Toni Ann Marabello as President of the Young Lawyers Section. She is joined by President-Elect Kali A. Trahanas and fellow officers: Gregory C. Ein, Matthew M. Nicodemo, and Bodgan A. Kachur.

The Bergen County Bar Association Hosts its Annual Professionalism in the Law Seminar and Awards Dinner

The Bergen County Bar Association hosted its Annual Professionalism in the Law Seminar and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 16th. BCBA President Andrew J. Cevasco (Left) presented Michael “Jerry” Breslin (Second from Left) with the first annual Albert Burstein Attorney Public Service Award. Thomas Loikith (Far Right) was presented with this year’s Hon. Peter Ciolino Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. Featured speaker at this year’s awards dinner was New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Courthouse Cafeteria & Beverage Machines


RE: Courthouse Cafeteria Services and Beverage Vending Machines

We are happy to report that the Bergen County Justice Center main cafeteria located on the First Floor in the new agency building at 2 Bergen County Plaza is now open under new management. The hours of operation for the new cafeteria are 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. The Courthouse cafeteria located on the Third Floor will reopen the week of September 23rd.

Beverage vending machines are now operational and are located on the First Floor of the courthouse opposite the Hudson Street Entrance.

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Unscheduled Closings and Delayed Openings for the Court

Decisions to close or delay openings are made separately for each courthouse and are based on local weather conditions. Delayed openings sometimes become closings, and sometimes courthouses sloe early if weather warrants. For these updates, follow the courts on Twitter, sign up for text messages, or go to The New Jersey Judiciary website at NJ COURTS

On the bottom of the NJCOURTS.GOV webpage are a number of icons that you may select to obtain court information from a variety of social media source such as Twitter and Rave alerts. The best method to receive immediate unscheduled closing information is to sign up for Rave text messages at

For Municipal Courts, please check with your local municipal court for closing information. Below are the two links to use for the municipal courts: 

Notice to the Bar – Unscheduled Closings


This is the official copy of the 2019-2020 Bergen County Bar Association Committee Directory and Calendar of Events.

BCBA Committee Directory 2019-2020.pdf

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Pro-Bono Attorney Volunteers

Notice to the Bar from Hon. Bonnie J. Mizdol, AJSC and Hon. Peter J. Melchionne, PJFP calling for attorneys to volunteers pro-bono services and to follow-up with Judge Melchionne.

The Family Division of the Superior Court, Bergen County, is seeking pro-bono volunteer attorneys to represent indigent clients before the Office of Administrative Law.

The assignment entails representation of indigent parents or guardians substantiated for child abuse, challenging the substantiation finding Volunteers are sought to serve without compensation as appointed counsel. While this is currently not a Madden category, the AOC may, in the future, allow Madden credits for this service.

If you are interested, please respond to Theresa Schneck, Secretary to the Honorable Peter J. Melchionne, Presiding Judge of the Family Part, by September 15, 2019.