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Program Description


The Administrative Office of the Circuit Court serves as a conduit for many operations of the Court. The Court Administrator's role is to facilitate the administrative functions of the Court and to develop policies to enhance systems performance, while maintaining the independence of the Judiciary. Basic functions performed by the Court Administrator and staff include the following: fiscal administration of the budget, human resources, case flow management and statistics, technology management, information management, jury management, space management, intergovernmental liaison, and public information.

The Trial Court Researchers, funded in part by the Trial Court Research Partnership Grant, provide research and statistical support for judiciary-wide research projects; prepare reports based on statistics and other data collected from the Montgomery County Circuit Court; establish links to national research/statistical sources relative to courts; and analyze court-wide programs, functions, and organizations to determine whether current management systems accomplish objectives efficiently.

Program Contacts

Contact Timothy Sheridan of the Circuit Court at 240.777.9103 or Vivian Ikoro of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Civil99.8%107.6%124.4%127.1%130.0%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Civil5,7947,2526,0786,4666,785
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Civil (including District Court appeals)5,7817,8017,5628,2188,819
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal99.8%100.4%90.3%91.4%91.5%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal3,7354,0284,3444,3854,436
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal (including District Court appeals)3,7294,0453,9234,0084,059
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations91.8%97.3%107.1%108.9%109.0%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations10,64910,83510,02910,08210,252
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations9,77710,54210,73910,97411,175
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile107.3%98.8%83.5%74.7%65.3%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile1,0101,2291,5391,3791,204
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile (including Delinquency, CINA, and TPR)1,0841,2141,2861,030786
Case Clearance Rate96.1%101.1%106.9%108.6%109.5%
Number Case Filings21,18823,34421,98922,31222,677
Number of Case Terminations20,37123,60223,51024,23024,839
Number of Trials1,1831,5621,4791,5401,536

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved23073588.23
Increase Cost: Restore One Time Lapse Increase4890000.00
Add: Mid-Year Creation of a DEI Coordinator for the DEI Grant1065531.00
Add: Mid-Year Creation of an Administrative Aide IV for the ADR Grant897481.00
Enhance: DEI Grant160000.00
Shift: Personnel Costs from Trial Court Research Grant to General Fund (General Fund)78970.05
Re-align: Personnel Costs from Trial Court Research Grant to the General Fund -7897-0.05
Eliminate: Inactive Evaluator Position-92464-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1343790.05
FY25 Recommended30505749.28