Local Englewood Attorney Appointed as Municipal Judge in Waldwick

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Family law attorney Helene Herbert to serve part-time as judge in both Waldwick and Bergenfield

The Law Firm of Herbert & Weiss announces that Waldwick Mayor Thomas Giordano, with the advice and consent of the Waldwick Town Council, appointed Englewood attorney Helene Herbert to serve as municipal court judge in the borough of Waldwick in Bergen County. Judge Herbert was sworn in by the Honorable John O'Dwyer, a former Waldwick Municipal Judge who is now sitting in the Bergen County Courthouse as a state Superior Court judge.

The appointment to the judgeship is initially for a three-year period, although the appointment may be renewed. Judge Herbert currently also sits as a municipal court judge in Bergenfield, where she was first appointed in 2009. New Jersey municipal judges serve part-time, allowing Judge Herbert to fill both positions and still continue her private law practice on a part-time basis. Judge Herbert is one of only two municipal court judges in Bergen County and is the only woman to sit in two courts at the same time.

The purview of a New Jersey municipal court judge covers a diverse array of legal subjects, ranging from traffic offenses and municipal ordinance violations to disorderly criminal offenses and the issuance of domestic violence temporary restraining orders. Many serious criminal offenses may also initiate in municipal court, although they are typically then transferred to Superior Court.

Helene Herbert is a family law attorney and partner in the Englewood law firm of Herbert & Weiss, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in family law cases involving contested or uncontested divorce, separation, prenuptial agreements, marital property agreements, domestic violence and child custody matters in the Superior Court and New Jersey Appellate Division. Her practice also includes representing victims of sexual harassment and employment discrimination or other civil rights violations, and representing clients in tax appeals as well. For more information, visit https://www.herbertandweiss.com.

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