GLENN A. GRANT
Administrative Director of the Courts
Office of Communications
Jack J. Failla II Named Trial Court Administrator for Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage
Assignment Judge Kevin Shanahan announced today the appointment of Jack J. Failla II as trial court administrator.
“During Jack Failla’s 33 years with the Judiciary, his extensive experience with court operations and technology has helped the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage to fulfill its mission of providing access to all who need court services. I am confident that he will continue to serve the public well in his new role,” said Glenn A. Grant, administrative director of the courts.
Failla, who has served as acting trial court administrator since February, succeeds Adriana Calderon, who retires July 1.
Under New Jersey court rules, the administrative director of the courts appoints the trial court administrator in each vicinage. Director Grant said he named Failla on the recommendation of Judge Shanahan.
Failla began his career with the Judiciary in 1990 as an investigator in the Middlesex Vicinage’s criminal division where he worked for two years before serving four years as a probation officer. He worked as an information technology analyst for six years and was promoted to IT division manager in 2002, a position he held for 14 years before serving as acting chief of information security for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Failla moved to the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage in 2017 to become the IT division manager.
“I am deeply honored and grateful to have been selected as the trial court administrator, and I am excited to embark on this new journey of enhancing access to justice and ensuring the efficient functioning of our judicial system,” Failla said.
Failla earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.
The trial court administrator is the highest ranking staff executive in the vicinage in charge of all court operations, including financial management, human resources, and case flow management.