Judiciary Expands Electronic Filing to Family Part and General Equity Cases Because Of COVID-19

Yesterday, April 9th, the New Jersey judiciary launched The Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS) system, an electronic filing system to ease the filing of cases and slow backlogs while the state remains under an extended health emergency.

The JEBS system will allow attorneys and litigants who represent themselves to file their papers electronically in most areas of the Family and Special Civil parts, as well as in General Equity.

The JEDS system is intended for self-represented litigants who must submit a document to the court. Attorneys may also use JEDS for anything that cannot be filed in eCourts. eCourts is a web based application that is designed to allow attorneys to electronically file documents with the courts. However, the types of cases in which eCourts filing may be used is limited. In that regard, attorneys must electronically file via eCourts in Special Civil Part cases, Foreclosure matters and in cases pending in the Civil Part, Law Division. If you are an attorney with the ability to file in eCourts, you should continue to do so; JEDS is for individuals who do not have the ability to file through eCourts.

Where to Submit Documents

For non-emergent matters, utilize the table below:

Court / Division Docket Type If you are an Attorney, use:  For Self-represented Litigants, use: 
Criminal Criminal – Existing Cases eCourts JEDS
Family Child Support/Custody JEDS JEDS
Family Divorce JEDS JEDS
Family Child Abuse/Neglect eCourts N/A
Family Child Placement Review eCourts N/A
Family Termination of Parental Rights eCourts N/A
Family Kinship/Legal Guardianship eCourts N/A
General Equity Chancery JEDS JEDS
General Equity Foreclosure eCourts JEDS
Special Civil District Court eCourts JEDS
Special Civil Landlord Tenant – Existing Cases JEDS JEDS
Special Civil Landlord Tenant – New Cases N/A N/A
Special Civil Small Claims JEDS JEDS

Documents That Must NOT Be Submitted

The following documents must NOT be submitted through JEDS:

  • Confidential Documents
  • Civil Commitments
  • Guardianship
  • Estates
  • Discovery
  • Evidence

Document File Size

Maximum file size for each document is 35 MB.

Accessing JEDS

In order to access JEDS, you must register with the courts by creating a User ID and password.

To Register for the JEDS system, click here – Complete Registration Details

UPDATED ON APRIL 24, 2020 – The New Jersey Judiciary produced a YouTube video about the Judiciary Electronic Document Submissions (JEDS) system. This video explains how to use the JEDS system. The JEDS system is intended for attorneys and self-represented litigants who must submit documents to the court. Users can submit documents for new or existing cases. The video is reproduced below –

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