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Washington Supreme Court Names Jeff Hall Washington’s New State Court AdministratorJuly 22, 2008
Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander announced today that the Court has named Jeff Hall as Washington’s new State Court Administrator. The State Court Administrator heads the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) a judicial branch agency that reports to the Supreme Court.
“Jeff has the full support of all members of the Court, and we are delighted that he has accepted this appointment,” said Chief Justice Alexander. “The AOC serves a vital role in providing services to courts and the public in Washington, and he will serve the state well in this new capacity.”
Mr. Hall joined the AOC as a court services specialist in 1991. He left the agency to serve as Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court Administrator from 1995 to 2002, rejoining the AOC in 2002 to serve 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.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as Washington’s new State Court Administrator,” said Hall of the appointment. “I look forward to working with the Court and judicial community to advance the fair and efficient administration of justice in service to the citizens of our State.”
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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