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Serving Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties

Judge Christopher A. France

Judge Christopher A. France
Division 47/49
1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 1
Bunnell, FL 32110

Circuit Judge Christopher A. France was appointed to the bench in 2016. Prior to becoming judge, he served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit for 18 years, taking on leadership roles in environmental crimes, sex crimes, drug enforcement and the homicide investigative unit and serving as division chief in the St. Johns County office. He also worked as a staff attorney at the Putnam County Courthouse for the Seventh Judicial Circuit and was appointed chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Judge France earned both a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor at Loyola University New Orleans. He currently presides over family law and civil cases at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell.

  • Attorney direct scheduling in the Benchmark system is available. In order to schedule a hearing you must complete the Benchmark application (PDF).
  • Please download a copy of the Benchmark Scheduling Instructions (PDF) and review prior to using the system. The document includes policies and procedures as well as step-by-step instructions for internet scheduling.
  • For procedures,  click on one of the links  below.
  • Unrepresented Litigants (Pro Se) may view your file directly online at: https://apps.flaglerclerk.com/Benchmark/Home.aspx/Search. In order to view, you must set up your account by completing the following: Benchmark application (PDF)Completed applications must be submitted to: techsupport@flaglerclerk.com and NOT this office.
  • ONLINE SCHEDULING FOR CIVIL CASES IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT THE JA FOR HEARING TIME VIA EMAIL: JSIRMAN@CIRCUIT7.ORG. PLEASE INCLUDE: TIME NEEDED WITH MOTION TO BE HEARD AND CORRESPONDING DOCKET NUMBER  FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE HEARING DATES. CIVIL HEARINGS ARE HELD IN PERSON. IF YOU WISH TO APPEAR REMOTELY, YOU MAY SET UP THROUGH COURTCALL. CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • PROPOSED ORDERS ARE TO BE EFILED AS YOU WOULD ANY OTHER PLEADING. IF THE COURT REQUESTED AN ORDER IN WORD FORMAT, PLEASE EMAIL TO: DIVISION49@CIRCUIT7.ORG FOR CIVIL CASES  AND DIVISION47@CIRCUIT7.ORG FOR FAMILY CASES.

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