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Washington Supreme Court names Interim Court Administrator
May 07, 2004
Washington Supreme Court names
Interim Court Administrator
Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander announced today that by a unanimous vote, the Washington Supreme Court named Janet McLane Interim State Court Administrator. Ms. McLane will assume this position immediately and will work with present State Court Administrator Mary McQueen as Ms. McQueen transitions from her current position to her new role as president of the National Center for State Courts in Virginia. Chief Justice Alexander said that as interim state court administrator, Janet McLane will possess all of the authority and prerogatives of the permanent state court administrator.
Ms. McLane joined the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) as a court services specialist in 1980, and has served as Judicial Services Director since 1986. The Judicial Services Division is responsible for policy development, judicial education programs, legal analysis, research, public information and assistance to courts. McLane has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and in 1992, was recognized as a Fellow in the Institute for Court Management Council's Court Executive Development Program.
"We feel privileged to have someone of Janet's knowledge and experience to help guide the Administrative Office of the Courts during this transition," said Alexander. "Her 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.
Contact: Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, Washington Supreme Court, 360-357-2029.
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