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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 Judy Rupp of the Circuit Court at 240.777.9103 or Jane Mukira of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2754 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Civil98.90%96.46%102.27%102.41%102.56%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Civil11,51310,05212,13812,10912,080
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Civil (including Registrar of Wills, District Court appeals)11,64110,42111,86911,82411,779
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal98.82%94.54%98.53%98.42%98.30%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal6,2205,2266,4536,4716,488
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal (including District Court appeals)6,2945,5286,5496,5756,600
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations99.70%98.78%100.25%100.32%100.39%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations13,79511,41414,54714,60314,659
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations13,75311,27514,58414,65014,716
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile99.66%93.87%101.96%102.70%103.54%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile2,6392,1592,0771,9021,727
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile (including Delinquency, CINA, and TPR)2,6482,3002,0371,8521,668
OVERALL Case Clearance Rate99.26%96.79%100.71%100.80%100.88%
TOTAL Case Filings34,37829,66335,00234,85434,706
TOTAL Case Terminations34,12528,71235,25235,13235,011
Total Trials1,4081,1971,5211,5441,567

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved284709810.70
Increase Cost: Kids Spot Staff Contract Increase24220.00
Increase Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment12120.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment10870.00
Re-align: $21,219.76 (0.41 FTE) to Grant Fund-21220-0.41
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4310080.00
FY22 Approved326160710.29