A Middlesex County, N.J., family court judge was out of line in sanctioning a lawyer for contempt after she was turned away from a “closed” proceeding, an appeals court says.

The appeals panel, in In the Matter of Ida Cambria, Esq., A-5598-05T5, found no basis on the record for Superior Court Judge Fred Kieser Jr.’s decision to hold New Brunswick, N.J., solo Ida Cambria in summary contempt.