Alternative Career Highlight: Court Administrator

So what does a court administrator do?  A court administrator is responsible for the day-to-day management of a court system’s administrative duties.  The responsibilities of a court administrator often include:

  • Analyzing the court’s case docket and improving case-flow management
  • Personnel management
  • Preparing the court’s operating budget
  • Development and implementation of policy and procedures
  • Managing the court’s information technology
  • Responding to public inquiries
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals in the state legislature, county and city governments, law enforcement agencies, and the media

Some general qualifications for a court administrator may include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public administration, or a closely related field
  • Juris Doctor degree preferred
  • Experience managing personnel, complex budgets, and information technology

To find jobs in court administration, check the job board of your local courts, as well as the National Center for State Courts’ job board (click here).