First Court Staffing Model Report
Chief Justice for Administration and Management
MA -- Calling the Trial Court Staffing Model a "significant
milestone in our efforts to improve the administration
of justice," Chief Justice for Administration and
Management Robert A. Mulligan thanked the departmental
Chief Justices and judges, clerks, and staff from all seven
departments of the Trial Court for producing the Trial
Court's first Court Staffing Model Report at a meeting
on February 2. He praised the members of the Court
Staffing Model Working Groups in each trial court department
for their extraordinary efforts in producing this report.
He also acknowledged the hard work of the AOTC Human Resources
staff in supporting the efforts of the Working Groups.
study will be used to assess staffing needs in courts
statewide and to assist in allocating resources fairly
and equitably. The development of a Staffing Model
was one of the key recommendations of the Monan Committee
Report in 2003, which highlighted management deficiences
in the court system.
Justice Mulligan also expressed his appreciation to Christopher
T. Ryan, a court staffing model consultant from the National
Center for State Courts, who provided guidance and expertise
during the year-long process.
development of a Court Staffing Model was one of the
major priorities announced by Chief Justice Mulligan
when he assumed his position as Chief Justice for Administration
and Management in October 2003. Last fall the development
of Time Standards in all departments of the Trial Court,
another key priority, was accomplished through the commitment and
cooperation of judges and court staff throughout the
photos below from February 2 meeting in the Administrative
Office of the Trial Court.