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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 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 FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Civil98.78%99.8%89.4%90.8%92.4%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Civil5,8135,7947,2447,4907,697
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Civil (including District Court appeals)6,1555,7816,4756,8007,109
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal100.26%99.8%100.3%105.3%113.3%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal4,5663,7353,3553,1903,009
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Criminal (including District Court appeals)4,5783,7293,3663,3593,409
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations103.14%91.8%83.3%82.8%81.7%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations11,35410,64910,70111,04811,350
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Domestic Relations11,7109,7778,9089,1519,275
Case Clearance Rate (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile112.66%107.3%107.3%107.3%107.3%
Case Filings (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile1,8951,0101,0101,0101,010
Case Terminations (includes re-opened cases) - Juvenile (including Delinquency, CINA, and TPR)2,1351,0841,0841,0841,084
Case Clearance Rate101.75%96.1%88.9%89.7%90.5%
Number Case Filings27,82221,18822,31022,73823,066
Number of Case Terminations28,30820,37119,83420,39320,877
Number of Trials9221,1831,1961,2011,195

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved326832910.23
Increase Cost: Increase in Jury Service Reimbursement Fee2000000.00
Re-align: One-time Budget Adjustment to Reflect Higher than Expected Vacant Positions-4890000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-671971-2.00
FY24 Approved23073588.23