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Marie L. Faber Named Trial Court Administrator in Passaic Vicinage

Assignment Judge Donald J. Volkert Jr. of the Passaic Vicinage has announced the appointment of Marie L. Faber of Wayne as trial court administrator, effective Aug. 16.  

Faber, the vicinage’s criminal division manager, succeeds Kirk Nixon, who retired. Nixon served in the position since 2005. Faber is the vicinage’s first female trial court administrator, Judge Volkert said.
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 Faber on the strong recommendation of Judge Volkert.

The trial court administrator is the highest ranking executive in the vicinage. The trial court administrator is also the case coordinator responsible for the efficient movement of cases within the vicinage, subject to the direction of the assignment judge. The trial court administrator also is in charge of court operations, including financial management, human resources, information systems, probation services, jury utilization, facilities, equipment, maintenance, records management and statistical analysis.

“Marie is a proven leader who has served the Passaic Vicinage in several high level managerial positions and has extensive case management experience, Judge Volkert said. “I am confident she will continue to serve the residents of Passaic County as trial court administrator well.”

Faber served as municipal court administrator in Hawthorne and municipal court clerk in Allendale, Bergen County.

She has worked in the Passaic Vicinage since 2000, when she was hired as municipal division manager. She also served as civil division manager before she was named criminal division manager in 2009.

“I am sincerely grateful to Judge Grant and Judge Volkert,” Faber said. “It will be an honor and privilege to serve as the trial court administrator in Passaic County.  I look forward to working with the dedicated judges, managers and staff of the judiciary in my new capacity.”

Faber is a graduate of Montclair State University, a certified municipal court administrator and a graduate of the Institute of Court Management and Court Professional Management.

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