An increasing vacancy rate on the trial court bench could soon affect the movement of cases, the head of the New Jersey court system testified on Wednesday. Acting Administrative Director of the Courts Glenn Grant told the Assembly Budget Committee that over the past year, there have been between 50 and 55 vacancies, which will rise to at least 60 by September due to retirements.
“Significant vacancies will have an impact on our system,” said Grant, who appeared before the committee to discuss the judiciary’s proposed $868.4 million budget for fiscal 2013. “Do you have enough judges?” asked Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester. “No, to be quite candid,” Grant replied.Grant also told the committee that the judiciary is becoming concerned about population growth in the southern part of the state, where there are fewer judges assigned.
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