N.J. Judiciary Proposes Significant Increase in Court Fees
The NJ judiciary is proposing the first increase in court fees since 2002. The proposal involves the addition of 17 new fees and a significant increase in 65 existing fees. The fee hike is forecasted to generate between $42 and $49.4 million in revenue a year. This revenue would be used for legal aid to the poor, an electronic filing system as well as new staff, electronic monitoring and treatment services required under bail reform.
For additional information on this topic, read the NJ Law Journal article, N.J. Judiciary Eyes Fee Hikes to Fund Programs, by David Gialanella here.