The TCA's office oversees all administrative responsibilities of the First Judicial
District, including Court Assistance Services, Court Reporting, Court Security, Drug
Court, DUI Court, Family
Court Services, Interpreter
Services, Mental Health Court , Small Claims Mediation, and Transcripts within Kootenai County. The TCA is also responsible for personnel administration, facilities
management, technology planning and implementation. It is the administrator's role to
facilitate administrative functions within the district and to develop and carry out
policies that enhance court system performance.
The TCA also ensures that the multitude of court departments function effectively as a
team, despite their having separate and distinct responsibilities within the court. In
addition, the TCA must effectively balance any need arising out of non-court-related
departments within the courthouse, including efforts with county staff relating to
contractors and vendors working on any courthouse project, in order to ensure that projects
remain on schedule and consistent with the court's needs.
Finally, the Trial Court Administrator serves as liaison with city, state, and federal
agencies as well as the media and general public.