The New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association (NJPPSA) has submitted a request to the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in an effort to approve and publish an alternate language rider to the Summons form.
This rider would translate the form to Spanish, providing an opportunity for persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) to have the same comprehension of the notices received and involved in due process.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has already approved and published a number of court forms for LEPs. Summons for small claims, tenancy and district court are part of these already approved forms. Yet there still remains server divisions where forms have not been approved, such as in the Chancery and General Equity divisions.
Process servers who are part of NJPPSA have taken notice of this through their job responsibilities and recognize the need for the translation of all Summons into Spanish.
Take a look at the full text of the request here.