Dawn Leeds

Public Defender

John Alice


William Golden

Municipal Judge

Melissa Thomas

Deputy Court Administrator

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Destiny Jiles-DeBerry

Court Administrator

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The Municipal Court is a local court created by state law, whose territory is confined to the municipality in which it is located. Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court rules.

Each municipality appoints its own Municipal Court Judge. Other court staff includes the Court Administrator and Court Recording Clerk.

The Municipal Court receives and files all complaints signed by law enforcement officers and private citizens for violations, which occur within the Borough of Paulsboro. Types of cases include violations of state traffic laws, petty disorderly and disorderly persons offenses, and Borough Ordinance violations.

The Court is responsible for the scheduling of cases, collection of fines, record keeping and report dispositions to a variety of agencies, some of which include the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Court sessions are open proceedings and may be viewed by the public. There is no jury in a Municipal court proceeding. Testimony is taken from the complainant, defendant, and any witnesses and a decision is rendered by the judge based on the facts presented and the law.

Please click here for the 2017 Court dates. 

The Paulsboro Dispute Committee will meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7 pm unless otherwise stated.

2017 Dispute Committee Meeting Dates
January 25, 2017
February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 21
July 26
August No Meeting
September 27
October 25
November No Meeting
December No Meeting