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For immediate release: June 7, 2013
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Robert D. Tracy Named Trial Court Administrator for Passaic Vicinage

Assignment Judge Donald J. Volkert Jr. of the Passaic Vicinage today announced the appointment of Robert D. Tracy as trial court administrator.

The trial court administrator is the highest ranking staff executive in the vicinage in charge of all court operations, including financial management, human resources, information systems, case coordination, case flow management, probation services, jury utilization, facilities, equipment, maintenance, records management and statistical analysis.

Tracy will work closely with Judge Volkert and with vicinage leadership to manage a court operation that includes approximately 23 judges and 458 staff members.

Under New Jersey court rules, the administrative director of the courts appoints the trial court administrator in each vicinage. Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts, said he named Tracy on the strong recommendation of the search committee.

“The search committee was impressed with Robert’s breadth of knowledge and leadership abilities,” said Judge Volkert. “He brings to us a great deal of experience and enthusiasm. He is a proven problem solver who also brings expertise in human resources and labor and employee relations matters.”

Tracy joined the Judiciary in 1989 as an administrative assistant in the Bergen Vicinage. In 1992, he became a complementary dispute resolution team leader. In 1994, he was named leader of the finance and purchasing team. In 1997, he was named civil division manager in the Morris/Sussex Vicinage, a position he has held until now. He has chaired the statewide Conference of Civil Division Managers and served on a number of other committees including the Administrative Council Management Committee, the Involuntary Outpatient Commitments Committee, and the Morris/Sussex Civil Practice Committee.

“As someone whose entire career has been with the New Jersey Judiciary, I am extremely proud of the professionalism and dedication of our workforce,” said Tracy.  “I am grateful to everyone in the Morris/Sussex vicinage for their support over the years, and I look forward to working with Judge Volkert and my new colleagues in Passaic.”

Tracy earned a bachelor of arts in government with a concentration on international relations from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. He lives with his wife and son in Cresskill, Bergen County, where he coaches youth soccer, basketball and baseball.

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