4.1 To seek and obtain sufficient resources from the legislative and executive branches to fulfill their responsibilities, and to institute and maintain a system of accountability for the efficient use of these resources.
Intent of the Objective
As an equal and essential branch of our constitutional government, the judiciary requires sufficient financial resources to fulfill its responsibilities. Just as court systems should be held accountable for their performance, it is the obligation of the legislative and executive branches of our constitutional government to provide sufficient financial resources to the judiciary for it to meet its responsibility as a coequal, independent third branch of government. Despite the soundest management practices, court systems will not be able either to promote or protect the rule of law or to preserve the public trust without adequate resources.
Responses To Objective