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FM-2022-004-SC

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS, AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES

Re: APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE FAMILY LAW JUDGE

Ref: FM-2022-004-SC (Rescinds FM-2021-004- SC)

      WHEREAS, chief judges are authorized to appoint administrative judges pursuant to Rule 2.215(b)(5), Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, and

      WHEREAS, the undersigned has determined that the appointment of an administrative judge for the family law division is in the best interest of the Seventh Judicial Circuit;

      NOW THEREFORE, I, JAMES R. CLAYTON, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby appoint the Honorable Christopher A. France as Administrative Judge of the Family Law Division in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  The duties of the Administrative Judge of the Family Law Division include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Chairing the circuit-wide Family Law Advisory Group;
  1. Coordinating and overseeing the operation of the family law division;
  1. Recommending proposed policies, procedures, and administrative orders related to the operation of the family law division;
  1. Facilitating communications with appropriate entities concerning the operation of the family law division;
  1. Assisting with the training and orientation of judges assigned to the family law division; and
  1. Performing other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Judge.

 

      IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Administrative Order # FM-2021-004-SC is hereby rescinded.

 

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida this 4th day of January 2022.

/s/ JAMES R. CLAYTON
JAMES R. CLAYTON
Chief Judge

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