WHEREAS, § 744.331(3)(d), Florida Statutes, requires individuals serving as members of guardianship examining committees to complete a minimum of four (4) hours of initial training and two (2) hours of continuing education every 2 years thereafter, and
WHEREAS, said training, developed under the supervision of the Office of Public and Professional Guardians, is available to individuals in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, and
WHEREAS, § 744.331(3)(c), Florida Statutes, requires the chief judge to prepare a list of individuals qualified to serve as members of guardianship examining committees;
NOW THEREFORE, I, RAUL A. ZAMBRANO, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that those individuals whose names appear on the list attached hereto as “Exhibit A” are qualified to serve as members of guardianship examining committees in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Prior to submitting a proposed examining committee to the Court for appointment, petitioners are directed to first consult with each individual named to ascertain his/her willingness and/or availability to serve. Submission of a proposed examining committee will be construed as an indication that such consultation occurred and that each committee member consented to the appointment.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in-person, video, internet and all other examining committee training and education courses that meet statutory criteria are hereby approved and accepted in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, FL this 12th day of February 2021.
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