NOTICE TO THE BAR: Nominations for the Board of Trustees

The Nominating Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association is soliciting the names of members who are interested in serving as an Officer or Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association. Any member in good standing who is interested in being considered or wishes to submit for consideration the name of another, should forward their resumes and an explanatory letter to the Office Headquarters if the BCBA on or before Friday, December 20th.

Please see the attached letter from the Chair of the Nominating Committee for more information and details of this process.

Nominating Notice to the Bar for Candidates

NOTICE TO THE BAR: The Annual BCBA & BCBF Holiday Toy Drive

The Bergen County Bar Association and Bergen County Bar Foundation are sponsoring its annual holiday toy drive until Wednesday, December 18th. The toys will benefit children in the Bergen County’s Family Shelter, Head Start, and Social Services Programs.

Please deliver new unwrapped toys on or before Wednesday, December 18th to the BCBA/BCBF Office Headquarters at 15 Bergen Street in Hackensack, NJ.

Please see the attached flyer link below for more information.


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

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.

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Annual Attorney Electronic Registration -2019


NOTICE TO THE BAR: Guardianship Proceedings


At the beginning of July, severe staffing shortage and increase in filings at the Office of the Public Defender made it difficult to fulfill its obligations. The Court is reaching about to the Bergen County Bar Association for seeking volunteers to aid Court during this time. Please see the attached notice for more details.

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Essex County Parking Structure Changes

NOTICE TO THE BAR: Attention to any practicing attorneys appearing in Essex County, please be aware the changes in their parking structure set for next few years.

Notice to the Bar Parking

Essex Paid Parking Resources