United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
Letters Containing Confidential Information may be submitted by email or fax, with the heading “CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” in bold typeface.
Electronic submissions - All parties, with the exception of pro se parties, shall file all documents, in both civil and criminal matters, via ECF. All papers electronically submitted shall, to the extent possible, be submitted in a text-searchable PDF format.
One Courtesy Copy: As required in the Court’s Policy and Procedures, one courtesy copy of motion papers marked “Courtesy Copy,” shall be mailed to Chambers the same day the papers are filed on ECF.
Faxes: Parties must contact Chambers for approval before faxing any documents. There is a three (3) page limit for all faxes unless otherwise approved by Chambers.
Extensions of Time on Consent: May be faxed to Chambers (fax# 856-757-6846) or emailed to njdnef_Williams@njd.uscourts.gov.
All Pretrial Submissions such as voir dire, jury instructions, and verdict sheets shall be submitted in hard copy form to Chambers and via email (njdnef_Williams@njd.uscourts.gov) in Word format.
Civil Cases: In all cases in which the basis of jurisdiction is 28 U.S.C. 1332, Diversity of Citizenship: Whether or not the Court issues an Order to Show Cause or other Order directing the filing of an amended pleading or removal petition on the issue of jurisdiction, the parties in all diversity cases are required to complete and file a Joint Certification of the Citizenship of the Parties within thirty (30) days of the filing of either (1) a Notice of Removal or (2) a responsive pleading. The Joint Certification is available here: http://www.njd.uscourts.gov/sites/njd/files/KMWDiversityJurisdictionFormFillable.pdf Prior to filing a new complaint or removing a case from state court, parties are advised to review the third page of the Joint Certification, which sets forth the law on how to properly plead the citizenship of individuals and various entities.
Refer to the document Individual Judicial Preferences & Procedures for guidance on matters before the Hon. Karen M. Williams.