New Jersey process servers have successfully petitioned the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to approve an alternate language rider to the Summons form.
The request to the AOC stemmed from the realization by the New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association (NJPPSA) that despite a number of court forms being translated for persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), the Summons form had not yet been translated. In an effort to make sure every individual receiving a Summons gets the same comprehension of the notice received and to protect due process rights, NJPPSA submitted a request on February 12, 2016.
By February 14th the AOC had sent a response indicating the Superior Court translation team was working on the Spanish translation of the summons form.
For both LEP individuals and NJPPSA, this particular AOC request has been a success.