Court Administration staff lends support to judges, provides resources for public

Court Administration, through the Trial Court Administrator, Kim Miller, provides professional staff support to judges, manages the Court's business needs, and provides essential court resources for the general public.

The core functions of Court Administration include:

Planning and budgeting
Prepare court budgets and guide those budgets through three local government review processes; purchase items essential to conduct business; acquire and oversee grants

Personnel management and succession planning
Recruit, hire, train, and mentor court employees; establish ethical standards and ensure impartial diversity practices; conduct performance appraisals

Facility management and space planning
Schedule courtrooms/hearing rooms and other physical spaces to ensure everyone has access and adequate room to work and circulate; partner with facility planners and architects to assess needs for court renovation, remodel or construction

Technology management
Seek opportunities to expand court services; provide electronic access to data, images, automated records management; assess emerging technologies for video and telecommunications, multimedia tools for education, training and information delivery; oversee courtroom technology and evidence presentation during court proceedings; implement computer-assisted systems that can improve court performance

Information management
Provide electronic access to court information for attorneys, litigants, governmental agencies, and the public

Community relations and public information
Serve as a point of contact for the release of information to the media and the public; collect and publish data on completed judicial business and the court system; facilitate or develope community outreach programs

Security management
Maintain practical standards for a secure court facility while working collaboratively with community stakeholders and criminal justice system partners

Intergovernmental liaison
Interact with other government agencies to promote collaboration while maintaining the integrity of the court as a separate but equal branch of government

Emergency preparedness and business continuity
Ensure that leadership and governance, as well as processes and protocols are in place to prevent or prepare for, respond to and recover from any threat, emergency or disaster, to ensure critical court operations can occur

Keeping the record
Ensure that the record of court actions, proceedings and outcomes, whether through official court reporters or digital court recording, are maintained, secured and accessible

Performance management and accountability
Review reports and statistics to measure court system performance, ensure timely case dispositions and balance efficient, cost-effective operations with service demands and the fair administration of justice



Our anticipated 2021 Department Spotlight features

  • February: Guardianship Monitors
  • March: Magistrates and Assistants
  • April: Administrative Professionals
  • May: Law Library/Self-Help Center
  • June: Problem-Solving Courts
  • July: JAC Screeners
  • August: Pet Therapy Program
  • September: Technology Services
  • October: Probate Coordinators
  • November: Salute to Veterans
  • December: Year in Review