The Court Administrator, in conjunction with the Chief Judge, oversees all judicial and non-judicial matters arising within the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. Under the direction of the Court Administrator, the Administrative Office of the Court serves as the operational hub for the Circuit. A staff of nearly 200 state and county employees addresses the day-to-day needs of the courts, enabling the Circuit's 54 judges and 10 magistrates to operate effectively and efficiently.
The Administrative Office of the Court provides legal research for the judiciary, information and technology development and support, fiscal and court operations, human resource development, procurement management and facilities planning, and physical security of the courts. Non-judicial staff assist in chambers, in court, or provide a myriad of services through the numerous court-related programs developed to address the needs of the Circuit's citizens. This includes court reporting and interpreting, case management, mediation, courtroom operations, public information services, law libraries, and more. Specialized programs developed to address the specific demands on our circuit's courts are described on this web site.
The Administrative Office of the Court also acts as a liaison among the courts, the legal community and the citizens of Palm Beach County, as well as local, state and federal governmental agencies. This office also serves as a liaison among the Bench, the Bar and numerous public and private organizations to handle a variety of court-related concerns.