Named for the first woman appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Garibaldi Inn was the first Inn of Court devoted exclusively to alternative dispute resolution. Justice Garibaldi was a champion of expanding dispute resolution choices in New Jersey, and our Inn continues to support and innovate in the field of complementary and alternative dispute resolutions. The judges, advocates, and neutrals who make up our Inn community participate in Supreme Court committees, state-wide programs, and legislative efforts to support ADR. We are committed to fostering civility in the New Jersey legal community.
Justice Garibaldi was a noted practitioner who served on the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1982 to 2000. During her tenure on the Court, she authored in excess of 225 opinions, which were widely regarded as thoughtful and concise.
Upon her retirement, the Court described Justice Garibaldi's interest in alternate dispute resolution (known in New Jersey as complementary dispute resolution) as follows:
In addition to her work on the bench, Justice Garibaldi has been, and continues to be, an indefatigable champion of complementary dispute resolution. Under her stewardship as the long-time chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, the New Jersey Judiciary has developed a variety of ways to tailor the method of delivering justice to the needs of a particular case.