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Kenneth W. Kerwin Named Trial Court Administrator
Assignment Judge Vincent J. Grasso of the Ocean Vicinage has announced the appointment of Point Pleasant resident Kenneth W. Kerwin as trial court administrator.
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 that he named Kerwin on the strong recommendation of Judge Grasso.
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.
“Ken has served our vicinage in a number of important roles,” said Judge Grasso. “He will bring to this position not only his extensive experience in court management, but also an extraordinary commitment to the ideals of justice and of public service.”
Kerwin has served more than 35 years in the Ocean Vicinage, starting as a probation officer in 1975. In 1986, he was named assistant family division manager, a position he held for only a year before being promoted to family division manager in 1987. He served in that role until 1992, when he was named chief probation officer. In 2005, he was named civil division manager, a title he has held until his current appointment.
“I am honored and privileged to be appointed as the trial court administrator,” said Kerwin. “I look forward to working with a high quality group of managers and staff. Additionally, I welcome the opportunity to serve the public and work closely with Assignment Judge Grasso and Administrative Director Grant.”
Kerwin holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in public administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a certified public manager and a graduate of the National Center for State Courts’ Institute for Court Management.