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eCourts Appellate is an interactive, web based application to assist attorneys, in good standing, to complete or upload legal forms for Appellate court matters in all case types.

The Appellate Division electronic filing system was developed under Chief Justice Rabner’s initiative for an electronic filing system of court documents, records management, and repository.


eCourts Appellate is available to the attorneys who have a credit card or a JACS (Judiciary Account Charge System) collateral account. Filers who use a credit card will be charged a service fee.

Attorneys who use the system as an Appellant or Cross Appellant and are initiating a Notice of Appeal, Motion for Leave to Appeal or Cross Appeal may use have a JACS account and this number must be entered on the fee page. Click here for information if you do not have a JACS account.

* All users of eCourts Appellate must first be registered electronically through the Judiciary Online Attorney registration portal. In addition, all users of eCourts Appellate must be added to a security list in order to have access to the eCourts Appellate tab. In order to register, please contact the Appellate eFiling team at
NJeDATAnotices.Mailbox@njcourts.gov or by phone at 609-815-2900 ext. 52590.

For Appellate Division Pre-trial Detention Appeal Procedures, please contact the Pre-trial Detention Appeals (PDA) team at 609-815-2900 ext. 52580.


In anticipation of mandatory eFiling for all cases in the Appellate Division in which the tentative time frame is the fall of 2017; the following training dates are available to learn the eCourts Appellate eFiling system:

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10 a.m and 1 p.m at the Somerset County Courthouse.
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11 a.m and 2 p.m at the Mays Landing Criminal Court Complex.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m and 2 p.m at the 4th floor conference center at the Richard Hughes Justcie Complex in Trenton
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11 a.m at the Morristown Police Academy.

Please contact Michele Poyner at 609-815-2900 ext. 52591 to register and for the address of the different facilities. Class sessions will run approximately 1.5 hours and CLE credits will be provided. Support staff may attend but seating is limited.

General Information User Manuals Rules
About eCourts Appellate
eCourts Appellate Benefits
First Time Filer's Requirements
Common Filing Deficiencies
Frequently Asked Questions
User Agreement - Copy
eCourts Appellate System Generated Forms
List of Fees
Helpful Tips
Guide to Attorney Registration for eCourts Appellate
Guide to Complete First Time User Information in eCourts Appellate
Criminal Manual
Civil Manual
Condensed PDA Training Manual
Video Tutorials
How to File an Appeal
Appellate Division Rules

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Notices to the Bar
December 21, 2016 -- Notice – Reminder of Appellate Division Pretrial Detention Appeal Procedures and Electronic Filing Requirement. (Effective January 1, 2017)
October 19, 2016 -- Order -- Adoption of Appellate Division Criminal Justice Reform Rule Amendments (Effective January 1, 2017)
April 28, 2016 -- Mandatory E-Filing in the Appellate Division
April 28, 2016 -- Elimination of Additional Paper Copy of Transcript for the Court
July 6, 2015 -- Notice – Further Expansion of Electronic Filing in the Appellate Division (eCourts Appellate) to Licensed Attorneys Using the Judiciary Account Charge System (JACS)
January 21, 2015 -- Electronic Filing in the Appellate Division (eCourts Appellate)
January 21, 2015 -- Appellate Division Electronic Filing System (eCourts Appellate) - Appeals in Children-in-Court Cases
October 16, 2014 -- Additional Information Security Measures for JEFIS, eCourts Appellate, and eCourts Users - Effective Nov. 5, 2014
April 29, 2014 -- Rule Relaxation - Appellate Division eFiling System - eCourts Appellate
May 16, 2013 -- Electronic Filing in the Appellate Division (eCourts Appellate)




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