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FISCAL YEAR 2007 RESOURCE SUMMARY ($000)
DEPARTMENT
FY 2007
Budgetary
Recommendations

FY 2007
Federal, Trust,
and ISF

FY 2007
Total
Spending

FY 2007
Budgetary
Non-Tax Revenue

Supreme Judicial Court 19,573  261  19,834  2,699 
Commission on Judicial Conduct 549  549 
Board of Bar Examiners 1,078  1,078 
Committee for Public Counsel Services 149,979  149,979  780 
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee 604  80  684 
Appeals Court 9,721  9,721  468 
Trial Court 510,622  1,249  511,870  118,952 

TOTAL       692,125  1,590    693,715  122,898 
 
Supreme Judicial Court 19,834,149
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 19,572,699
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Supreme Judicial Court  
   0320-0003   For the operation of the supreme judicial court 6,824,589
 
 Suffolk County Clerk Salaries and Expenses  
   0320-0010   For the operation of the clerk's office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county 1,146,422
 
 Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation  
   0321-1600   For civil legal assistance; provided, that the Massachusetts legal assistance corporation shall expend funds for immigration attorneys and the battered women's legal assistance project 8,970,424
 
 Correctional Legal Services Committee  
   0321-2100   For the operation of the Massachusetts correctional legal services committee 765,000
 
 Suffolk County Social Law Library  
   0321-2205   For the operation of the social law library located in Suffolk county 1,866,264
 
Federal Grant Spending 261,450
 
 State Court Improvement Program  
   0320-1700   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Court Improvement Program 261,450

 

 
Commission on Judicial Conduct 548,951
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 548,951
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Commission on Judicial Conduct  
   0321-0001   For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct 548,951

 

 
Board of Bar Examiners 1,077,599
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 1,077,599
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Board of Bar Examiners  
   0321-0100   For the operation of the board of bar examiners 1,077,599

 

 
Committee for Public Counsel Services 149,978,548
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 149,978,548
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Committee for Public Counsel Services  
   0321-1500   For the operation of the committee for public counsel services 24,169,216
 
 Private Counsel Compensation  
   0321-1510   For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 211D 117,449,609
 
 Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs  
   0321-1520   For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court of the commonwealth on behalf of indigent persons, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $500,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered prior to fiscal year 2007 7,609,723
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue  
   0321-1518   The chief counsel for the committee for public counsel services is hereby authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $750,000 from fees charged for attorney representation of indigent clients; provided, that revenues credited to this account shall only be those revenues in excess of the amounts collected for said fees in fiscal year 2003 as calculated on a monthly basis 750,000

 

 
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee 683,506
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 603,506
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee  
   0321-2000   For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill 603,506
 
Trust and Other Spending 80,000
 
   0301-0860   Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Trust 80,000

 

 
Appeals Court 9,721,466
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 9,721,466
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Appeals Court  
   0322-0100   For the operation of the appeals court 9,721,466

 

 
Trial Court 511,870,314
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 510,621,763
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Office of the Chief Justice for Administration and Management  
   0330-0300   For the operation of the trial court 474,621,763
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Trial Court Retained Revenue  
   0330-3333   The chief justice for administration and management is hereby authorized to expend for the operation of the seven court departments an amount not to exceed $16,000,000 from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C, chapter 185, section 22 of chapter 218, and sections 2, 4A, 4C, 39, and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided, that the only revenue available for expenditure in this item for fiscal year 2007 shall be revenue collected from said fees in excess of the amount collected and deposited into the General Fund in fiscal year 2003 from said fees; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of one-half of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system 16,000,000
 
 Probation Service Fee Retained Revenue  
   0330-3334   The chief justice for administration and management is hereby authorized to expend for the operation of the district court and Boston municipal court departments an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws 20,000,000
 
Federal Grant Spending 761,546
 
 Statewide Automated Drug Court  
   0330-0335   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statewide Automated Drug Court 125,818
 
 Suffolk County Drug Courts Enhancement at the Brighton District Court  
   0332-6110   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Suffolk County Drug Courts Enhancement at the Brighton District Court 73,457
 
 Dorchester Domestic Violence Grant  
   0332-6415   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Dorchester Domestic Violence Grant 259,338
 
 Judicial Oversight Demonstration Project  
   0335-0301   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Judicial Oversight Demonstration Project 180,159
 
 Hampden County Juvenile Drug Court  
   0337-0305   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hampden County Juvenile Drug Court 122,774
 
Trust and Other Spending 487,005
 
   0306-1106   Land Registration Assurance Fund 119,992
 
   0330-0057   Counsel For Indigent Salary Enhancement Trust Fund 98,009
 
   0330-0328   Victims Of Drunk Driving 164,746
 
   0330-2008   Lawrence Law Library Extended Hours 59,514
 
   0330-2413   John and Ethel Goldberg V Fund 10,287
 
   0330-2420   Judicial Institute Domestic Abuse Video 3,751
 
   0337-0205   Bristol County Juvenile Drug Court Case Management 30,706