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New Trial Court Administrator Assigned in Monmouth Vicinage

Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson, Monmouth Vicinage, has announced the appointment of Marsi Perkins as trial court administrator, effective February 23, 2004. She replaces William Carpenter, who retired in 2003.

Under New Jersey's court rules, the administrative director of the courts appoints the trial court administrator in each vicinage. Administrative Director Judge Richard J. Williams said that he named Ms. Perkins on the strong recommendation of Judge Lawson.

As the highest-ranking staff executive in the vicinage, the trial court administrator is responsible for all court operations, including overseeing budget development and expenditures, supervising all judicial support personnel, managing facilities and resources, and directing program development and analysis.

"I am delighted to welcome Ms. Perkins to Monmouth vicinage," said Judge Lawson. "In addition to her significant financial expertise, she brings to Monmouth a great deal of managerial experience, enthusiasm, and an unqualified desire to serve. She comes to us after an extensive interview and evaluation process, and I am confident that her experience and dedication will serve us well." Ms. Perkins, 40, most recently served the Judiciary as the finance division manager of Essex vicinage, overseeing budgeting, auditing, accounting, purchasing and procurement, cash management, records management, and other functions of the vicinage Finance Division. She holds a bachelor's degree from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, and has completed additional training in the areas of accounting, finance, and human resources.

"I am looking forward to working closely with the judges and staff of Monmouth vicinage and further enhancing court services to the residents of Monmouth County," said Ms. Perkins. A Montclair resident, Ms. Perkins and her husband, Timothy Wise, have one son, Timothy II. Avid music listeners, they also enjoy taking cruises and visiting zoos.

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