Trial Court Administrator
Trial Court Administrators are hired by the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and the Chief District Court Judge. This is a state-funded position established to improve the administration of justice through professional management. Twelve districts have trial court administrators who are responsible for carrying out the policies of the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge as well as providing general management for the operations of the court system in their districts.

The Trial Court Administrator's main function is civil case management, to assure that civil cases move through the court system as efficiently and expeditiously as possible. They keep track of civil cases filed in both superior and district courts, determine when cases are ready for trial and assist the judges in preparing the calendar for terms of civil court.

The TCA works directly and through staff as a facilitator for change by initiating and coordinating discussions to identify problems and recommend solutions that lead to a more effective and efficient court system. Specific areas of involvement include: development of local rules and administrative policies to facilitate calendaring and other administrative activities, research and strategic planning, budgeting, personnel oversight, facilities management, grant procurement and administration, program development and project management. In addition to the analyses of effective court operations, the Trial Court Administrator is responsible for the oversight and administration of court services such as:

  • Caseflow and Jury Management
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Family Court
  • Custody Mediation
  • SelfServe Center
  • Judicial Support
  • Court Reporting
  • Community Access & Outreach

Todd Nuccio has been the Trial Court Administrator for the 26th Judicial District since 1992. He is a native of Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1984. After graduating, he attended the University of Denver College of Law. There he received a Master of Science Degree in Judicial Administration in 1985. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1999 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before coming to Charlotte, Mr. Nuccio was the Trial Court Administrator in the 12th Judicial District of North Carolina and Assistant Trial Court Administrator for the 7th Judicial District of Iowa.