RULE 4:35. Trial By Jury Or By The Court

4:35-1. Demand for Jury Trial

Note: Source-R.R. 4:39-1, 4:39-2, 4:39-3, 4:40-3. Paragraph (d) amended July 15, 1982 to be effective September 13, 1982; paragraphs (b) and (c) amended July 13, 1994 to be effective September 1, 1994.

4:35-2. Advisory Jury and Trial by Consent

The court on motion or its own initiative may try with an advisory jury any issue not triable of right by a jury, or it may, with the consent of all parties appearing at the trial, order a trial of any such issue with a jury whose verdict has the same effect as if trial by jury had been a matter of right.

Note: Source-R.R. 4:40-1.

4:35-3. Trial by the Court

Except as provided by R. 4:35-1(d) and 4:35-2, all issues of fact not triable of right by a jury shall be decided by the court without a jury, whether or not any other issues are submitted to a jury. If certain of the issues are to be decided by a jury and others by the court, the court shall determine the sequence in which the issues shall be tried.

Note: Source-R.R. 4:40-2.

4:35-4. Continuous Trials

Insofar as practicable, all jury and non-jury trials should be continuous and uninterrupted, and should run for the full day as fixed by R. 1:30-3.

Note: Adopted July 5, 2000 to be effective September 5, 2000.