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NCJ Number: 68572 Find in a Library
Title: TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR
Author(s): M D HALL
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Trial Court Administrators
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Trial Court Administrators
Williamsburg, VA 23185
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ROLE AND QUALIFICATIONS OF AND SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR A TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR ARE PRESENTED TO ASSIST THE COURTS IN EVALUATING THEIR NEED FOR OR IN HIRING A COURT ADMINISTRATOR.
Abstract: THE ROLE OF A TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR IS TO MANAGE AND DIRECT COURT MACHINERY, AND TO RELIEVE JUDGES OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PERFORMING NONJUDICIAL FUNCTIONS. A TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR PERFORMS ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS, SUCH AS ASSISTING JUDGES IN PROCESSING CASES MORE EFFICIENTLY, PREPARING THE COURT BUDGET, ADMINISTERING PERSONNEL PROGRAMS, IMPROVING JURY SYSTEMS, IMPLEMENTING DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS, PLANNING SPACE REQUIREMENTS, AND HANDLING PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS. MANAGERIAL SKILLS COMBINED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS PECULIAR TO THE COURTS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS JOB. THE ULTIMATE MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH THE JUDGES. THEY DETERMINE POLICY, AND THE TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR IMPLEMENTS IT. DUTIES OF THE TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHOULD BE CLEARLY DEFINED AT THE OUTSET, TO AVOID ANY CONFLICTS WITH THE BENCH. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATORS (NATCA) PROVIDES INFORMATION CONCERNING PLACEMENT AND ALL ASPECTS OF RETAINING COURT ADMINISTRATORS. THE NATCA PROFILE OF A TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR AND A LIST OF PLACEMENT SERVICES ARE INCLUDED. (ELP)
Index Term(s): Court administrators; Job analysis; National Association Trial Court Administrators; Performance requirements; Personnel selection; Trial courts
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