Chief, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
Judicial Assistant - Bobbi Costigan, 856-757-5020
Courtroom Deputy - Art Roney, 856-757-5014
Court Reporter - John Kurz, 267-251-0474
Electronic submissions - All parties, with the exception of pro se parties, shall file all documents, in both civil and criminal matters, electronically via ECF. All papers electronically submitted shall, to the extent possible, be submitted in a text-searchable PDF format.
Courtesy Copies - Unless otherwise directed by the Court, the parties shall provide one (1) courtesy copy of their supporting briefs only; courtesy copies of all exhibits and other supporting papers shall be filed electronically on ECF only, and shall be clearly labeled, dated, tabbed, and indexed in a proper manner in ECF.
Jury Charges - Counsel for all parties must confer with each other prior to trial and submit joint requests to charge three (3) weeks before trial in hard copy form, accompanied by a disc or USB drive containing an electronic version of the charges, preferably in Word format. Any additional or contested proposed charges that could not be agreed upon by the parties should be submitted by the propounding party to the Court at the same time.
Judge Bumb does not charge the jury on substantive matters at the beginning of trial or mid-trial but will generally charge the jury before counsel make their closing arguments. She provides jurors with a written copy of the jury charge. Counsel are to delineate in their submissions charges they wish to be given before trial, including a joint preliminary statement of the case, and charges they wish to be given at the close of trial. Counsel shall cite to the applicable authority for each proposed charge. Exceptions to this rule must be granted by the Court. Failure to adhere to this rule may result in an adjournment of the trial with imposition of attorneys’ fees and costs to the offending party(ies).
Refer to the document Individual Judicial Preferences & Procedures for guidance on matters before the Hon. Renée Marie Bumb
Faxes and E-Mails Chambers does not accept faxes or e-mail.
Letters All communications with Chambers shall be by letter electronically filed via ECF. No hard copies of letters shall be delivered to the Court. Pro se parties are exempt from this requirement.
Docketing, Scheduling, or Calendar Matters For docketing, scheduling, or calendar matters, please contact Courtroom Deputy Art Roney at (856) 757-5014 between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Telephone Calls Please do not contact Chambers with legal or procedural questions that are covered by the Local Rules of this Court or the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.