The Administrative Office of the Court is located at Courthouse East,
111 N. Calvert Street
and consists of one Court Administrator, one Deputy Court Administrator, four Associate Administrators,
one Administrative Supervisor, one Fiscal Officer, one Personnel
Officer, one Mail Clerk and one Secretary. The Court Administrator is
appointed by a majority of the Circuit Court judges and oversees all of
the administrative responsibilities of the Circuit Court. The Associate
Administrators are responsible for the day-to-day functions of the Court
in the areas of budget and finance, civil case management, juvenile
court administration, domestic relations court administration, and
criminal case information systems.
The Office of the Court Administrator is also responsible for Circuit
Court personnel administration, facilities management and technology
planning and implementation. It is the administrator's role to
facilitate administrative functions within the court and to develop and
carry out policies that enhance court system performance.
The Court Administrator must ensure that all court departments
function together, even though each department may have a separate and
distinct function within the court system. That is, the Court
Administrator must balance the needs of other departments that work
within the courthouses, such as the Clerk of Court, Jury Commissioner,
and State's Attorney's Office, as well as the Department of General
Services, the City Bureau of Purchasing, the Office of Pre-Trial Release
and the Department of Corrections.
The Court Administrator also coordinates efforts of all contractors
and architects working on courthouse projects in order to ensure that
projects remain on schedule and consistent with Court needs.
Finally, the Court Administrator serves as liaison with
other City, State and Federal agencies, as well as the media and general