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Andrew M. Graubard Named Trial Court Administrator for Monmouth Vicinage
Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson of the Monmouth Vicinage today announced the appointment of Andrew M. Graubard as trial court administrator. The appointment is effective Aug. 19.
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.
Graubard will work closely with Judge Lawson and with vicinage leadership to manage a court operation that includes approximately 25 judges and 468 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 Graubard on the strong recommendation of Judge Lawson.
Graubard holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. He is a fellow of the Institute for Court Management, which is run by the National Center for State Courts.
“I am impressed with the depth and breadth of Andrew’s court management experience,” said Judge Lawson. “He brings to our vicinage a wealth of expertise that will be a valuable asset as we continue to meet the public’s high standards for access, fairness, and customer service.”
Graubard began his career in 1986 as a deputy clerk in the Dade County Probate Court in Miami. He served as a calendar clerk in the criminal court before moving to the Administrative Office of the Courts of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 1988, where he served as a systems analyst.
In 1992, he became a justice planner, analyzing budget, case flow and operations for the Metro-Dade County Department of Justice Assistance. He returned to the 11th Circuit in 1993 as a senior system analyst and analysis group coordinator, managing programmers and analysts in the design and implementation of a number of computer systems. He became the support group coordinator overseeing several IT functions in 1994 and was named assistant director and support project manager in 1998.
Aside from his technology responsibilities, Graubard served as the director of emergency management and court continuity from 2004 to 2010, and as the intake officer and investigator for discrimination and harassment complaints. In 2007, he also was appointed to the 7-member Executive Committee overseeing all executive-level decisions regarding the budget and operations of the 11th Circuit.
In 2010, Graubard was named the district court administrator for the 2nd Judicial District of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for administrative oversight of all operations of the circuit and municipal courts in the district consisting of Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties.
“I am very excited to join the New Jersey Courts in this capacity,” said Graubard. “New Jersey’s statewide Judiciary has an outstanding reputation for being one of the most efficient and effective court systems in the nation, and I am looking forward to being a part of it. On a personal note, I grew up in Philadelphia, so I am also excited about returning to the northeast.”
Graubard and family are in the process of relocating from Wisconsin to New Jersey.