It is ORDERED, pursuant to N.J. Const. Art. VI, sec. 2 par. 3, that effective immediately and until further order, the provisions of Rule 3:21-5 of the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey are supplemented and relaxed so as to permit the Superior Court to issue and transmit to the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the New Jersey State Parole Board electronic judgments of conviction containing an electronically affixed signature of a Superior Court judge rather than an original signature and having the same force and effect as such judgments of conviction containing a judge’s handwritten signature.

For the Court,

Stuart Rabner
Chief Justice

Dated: November 13, 2012