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Second Judicial District Court


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Court Administration


The Court Administrator/Clerk of the Court is responsible for the non-judicial divisions of the court. These consist of civil, criminal, domestic relations, children’s court and all the programs and support services of the Court. The administrative functions include: maintaining and securing all records, dockets and evidence; scheduling cases; providing direct courtroom support; supervising court non-judicial personnel; managing juror services; ensuring division compliance with statutory rules; providing technical assistance and managerial support to diverse court committees; and rendering information and organizational assistance to the Chief Judge. The Court Administrator/Clerk of the Court is also responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the Court’s budget and serves as the liaison between the Court and various agencies.

Fiscal Services Division

The Fiscal Services Division is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the general fund, grant funds and special revenue funds totaling more than $26 million. The Division also maintains, monitors and invests litigant funds through local banks and the State Treasurer’s Office. Jurors, witnesses, court interpreters and cost associated with witnesses and jurors are paid through the Division, as well as regular accounts payable. The Division also prepares the Court’s annual budget request and the operating budget.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Division serves the entire Court, including its judges and staff, with timely information and assistance with employment law, rules, policies and procedures, classifcation and compensation as well as recruitment and retention. The Human Resouces Division’s key components include employee and public relation resources, disciplinary solutions, mediation, training opportunties, and employee career paths. Human Resources is also responsible for development and monitoring of the Court’s personnel services budget; preparation and monitoring of the agency’s payroll; employee benefits; workers compensation matters; loss control and prevention; and safety and security.