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NCJ Number: 78242 Find in a Library
Title: Your Career in Court Administration
Author(s): S S Brown
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: Arco Publishing Co
New York, NY 10003
Sale Source: Arco Publishing Co
219 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As a part of a series of career guides for young people, this booklet describes the responsibilities of a court administrator as well as the educational background, special training, and knowledge of technical aids that are needed for this occupation.
Abstract: The development of court administration as a distinctive job is traced, with attention to its potential for growth because of increasing caseloads and judicial reforms. Employment trends and salaries paid at various levels of court administration are also covered. A general outline of the court administrator's job responsibilities includes dealing with the environment outside the justice system, handling all personnel matters, administering the court's finances, managing the flow of juries, witnesses, and cases, and managing all court facilities. Standards for local and regional court administrators as formulated by the 1973 National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals are summarized. A checklist of court administrator's functions and complete descriptions of several jobs that administrators might hold are provided. A review of personality and educational prerequisites for court administrators suggests courses for high school students and discusses alternatives for specialized education following high school. Selected university programs, State training programs, and in-service training offered by various States are listed. The final section focuses on the increasing use of computers and other technical aids in court operations. The text of an interview with a Michigan court administrator is presented, along with a bibliography of approximately 80 references, a national directory of court-related organizations, and an index.
Index Term(s): Career development; Court administrators; Court management
Note: Arco's Career Guidance Series.
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