Mayor Smith Supports Free Seminars on Legal Issues Scheduled for May 9

Mayor Mark A. Smith encouraged Bayonne residents to make reservations for the fourth annual Court Night program sponsored by the Hudson County Superior Court on Thursday, May 9.  This will be Part Two of Court Night 2013. Smith said, “On Court Night, Part Two, residents will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of legal matters that affect their lives, including child support; landlord/tenant issues; expungement of criminal records; divorce; civil judgments: debtor/creditor; bankruptcy and foreclosure; and immigration concerns.  I hope that people with questions about these matters and other legal issues will take advantage of this outstanding educational program.” The Court Night will be held in the Rotunda of the Brennan Court House (also known as the Old Court House) at 583 Newark Avenue inJersey City.

The Court Night program will include a variety of free legal workshops.  At the workshops on May 9, judges and attorneys will cover seven topic areas. Panels of legal experts will address questions posed by the audience. 

The programs are open to residents of Hudson County.  Interested participants must reserve in advance, so that there will be enough material for everyone.  There will be two sessions on Thursday, May 9.  Session 1 will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  Session 2 will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  Participants are welcome to attend both sessions, but are permitted to attend only one workshop per session.  Please indicate your first and/or second choice for session when calling or e-mailing.  For more information and to reserve your place today, please contact the Hudson County Bar Association at 201-217-5109, or send an e-mail to  Please include your name, telephone number, and the best time of day to reach you.

The Hudson County Superior Court is sponsoring the legal workshops in partnership with the Hudson County Bar Association and Foundation, the New Jersey State Bar Association and Foundation, and the Hudson County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns.