Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 1.50 – Court administrator.

Rule 1.50. Court administrator.

  • The court administrator is responsible for the administration of the rules, policies and directives of the district court. In addition to the duties prescribed below, the district court administrator shall be denominated the administrator of the clerk of the court and shall appoint an assistant court administrator to hold the additional title of clerk of the court who shall perform all the statutory and other duties assigned to that office. Subject to the direction of the chief judge acting on behalf of the district judges, the court administrator must:

    (a) Supervise the assistant court administrator, family division administrator, jury commissioner and other officers and employees of or serving the district court, except for the department staff of each judge.

    (b) Supervise the office of the court clerk and the processing of all pleadings and papers related to court business and the court clerks.

    (c) Direct the supervisor of the Court Interpreter Program.

    (d) Direct bailiff management at security gate and schedule relief support for all bailiff positions.

    (e) Plan, organize and direct budgetary, fiscal, personnel management training, facilities and equipment of the district court and represent the judicial branch of government in the district.

    (f) Monitor a system of internal controls which includes payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, information systems and inventory for the following divisions: adjudication, administration, family mediation services, jury services, family adjudication and grand jury.

    (g) Expedite movement of the court calendars and coordinate automated case management system in cooperation with the clerk’s office, including, but not limited to the development of integrated data entry systems.

    (h) Supervise preparation and submission of reports on activities of the court to state, regional and local authorities as required.

    (i) Determine statistics to be gathered and manage the flow of information through and about the court.

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

    (k) Coordinate the calendars and activities of judges visiting from other jurisdictions and of hearing officers assigned for specific purposes.

    (l) Represent the court on regional and statewide judicial and justice system coordinating councils, conferences, conventions, and committees as assigned.

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

    (n) Perform such other functions and duties as may be assigned by the district judges.

    [Amended; effective December 5, 2006.]