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Volunteer Mediators Helping to Clear Backlog in Hudson County Courts

Wednesday, 23rd January 2020

"BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s Municipal Court along with courts throughout Hudson County may soon get a little help in reducing their massive workload, thanks to a new volunteer program implemented by Rutgers University/Newark in 2019.

With as many as 200,000 cases being heard, using mediators to negotiate settlements in those that might otherwise clog up the courts could provide great benefits, according to Hudson County Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso. This is especially true in small claims situations."

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Language: English
Contact: Al Sullivan

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