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Washington Supreme Court Names Jeff Hall as Interim State Court AdministratorMarch 17, 2008
Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander announced that by a unanimous vote, the Washington Supreme Court has named Jeff Hall Interim State Court Administrator. Chief Justice Alexander said that Mr. Hall will possess all of the authority and prerogatives of the permanent state court administrator.
Mr. Hall joined the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) as a court services specialist in 1991, then served as Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court Administrator from 1995 to 2002. He rejoined the AOC in 2002 serving in various capacities, most recently as Deputy State Court Administrator. Hall holds bachelor degrees from Seattle University and a master’s degree in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver, College of Law.
"We are gratified to have Jeff on board with the knowledge and experience to help guide the Administrative Office of the Courts during this transition," said Alexander. "His presence will provide the AOC with steady leadership while the Supreme Court works through the process of selecting a permanent Administrator."
The Administrative Office of the Courts was created in 1957 to provide professional and technical support to the state's 255 courts. The agency operates under the direction and supervision of the Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court.
The AOC is responsible for the execution of administrative policies and rules in Washington’s judicial system. With the assistance of staff, the administrator compiles court statistics; develops and promotes management procedures to accommodate needs of state courts; studies and evaluates information relating to the operations of the judicial system; and provides pertinent information on court operations to the members of the judicial community, branches of government and the public.
The administrator’s staff also manages the state’s Judicial Information System (JIS) and prepares and submits budget and accounting estimates relating to state appropriations for the judicial system. For further information regarding the operations of the Washington Supreme Court or the AOC, please visit www.courts.wa.gov.
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