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Administrative Duties

In addition to its judicial duties, the Supreme Court is responsible for the overall supervision of the court system and for the discipline of judges and lawyers.  It has created an independent Judicial Conduct Committee to investigate complaints against judges of ethical misconduct, and an independent Attorney Discipline System to consider and review complaints of ethical misconduct against lawyers.  The Supreme Court also has extensive responsibilities for administration of the court system, including personnel and finance. It is assisted in that effort by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

The "Administrative Council," which consists of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of the Superior Court, the Administrative Judge and Deputy Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court, and the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, was established by the Supreme Court to facilitate communication within the Judicial Branch and to enhance the efficient administration of the Judicial Branch.  The council meets regularly to discuss administrative and policy issues involving the Judicial Branch.