Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 1.52 – Family division administrator.

Rule 1.52. Family division administrator.

  • The district court administrator, with the consent of the district court judges serving in the family division, must appoint a family division administrator. The family division administrator serves under the direction of the court administrator. The family division administrator is responsible for the administration of the rules, policies and directives of the family division of the district court. Subject to the direction of the presiding judge acting on behalf of the district judges serving in the family division and the court administrator, the family division administrator must:

    (a) Supervise the employees of, or serving in, the family division of the district court, except for the department staff of each judge.

    (b) Direct the supervisor of the Family Mediation and Assessment Center and the CASA program for the court.

    (c) Coordinate jury and court interpreter services when necessary.

    (d) Direct bailiff management at security installations and coordinate relief support for all bailiff positions involving the family division.

    (e) Plan, organize and direct budgetary, fiscal, personnel management training, facilities and equipment of the family division.

    (f) Represent, when authorized by the family division judges, the judicial branch of government in the district with regard to matters affecting the family division.

    (g) Monitor a system of internal controls which includes payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, information systems and inventory for the family division.

    (h) Monitor and, when necessary, expedite movement of the family division court calendars and coordinate the automated case management system in cooperation with the family division clerk’s office.

    (i) Supervise preparation and submission of reports on activities of the family division to state, regional and local authorities as required by law.

    (j) Determine what statistics need to be gathered to manage the flow of information pertaining to the family division.

    (k) Direct research, evaluation and monitoring and propose new and revised policies as necessary to improve work operations.

    (l) Coordinate the calendars and activities of judges visiting from other jurisdictions and of masters assigned for specific purposes.

    (m) Represent the family division on regional and statewide judicial and justice system coordinating councils, conferences, conventions and committees as assigned by the presiding judge or the court administrator.

    (n) Handle public information and liaison with other government executive, legislative and judicial agencies and the community.

    (o) Perform such other functions and duties as may be assigned by the district judges serving in the family division.