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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 Kara Hawkins of the Circuit Court at 240.777.9103 or Derrick Harrigan of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2759 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Civil96.46%98.78%104.31%104.89%105.49%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Civil10,05210,00710,34010,0959,851
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Civil (including Registrar of Wills, District Court appeals)10,4219,88510,78610,58910,392
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal94.54%100.26%98.26%98.09%97.93%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal5,2264,5665,8765,8225,768
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal (including District Court appeals)5,5284,5785,7735,7115,648
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations98.78%103.14%100.56%100.63%100.69%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations11,41411,35413,08112,95712,833
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations11,27511,71013,15513,03812,922
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile93.87%112.66%103.68%104.52%105.52%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile2,1591,8952,0501,8921,733
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile (including Delinquency, CINA, and TPR)2,3002,1352,1261,9771,829
OVERALL Case Clearance Rate96.79%101.75%101.57%101.78%102.01%
TOTAL Case Filings29,66327,82231,34730,76630,185
TOTAL Case Terminations28,71228,30831,83931,31530,791
Total Trials1,1979221,3121,2981,283

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved326160710.29
Technical Adj: FTE Adjustment00.06
Decrease Cost: FTE Adjustment0-0.06
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.6722-0.06
FY23 Approved326832910.23