Glossary of Terms

The official working hours during which the court is open for business. Weekends and holidays are not included. For example, an Emergency Order of Protection (EOP) is valid until the end of the next judicial business day. If an Emergency Order of Protection is issued on Friday night, the next judicial business day is Monday. A plaintiff who still needs protection after the EOP expires must file a petition for an Order of Protection before the end of the next judicial business day.

An elected or appointed judge, commissioner, justice of the peace or magistrate.