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Judge Chris France

Judge Christopher A. France

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Any interested member of the public who wishes to attend any scheduled electronic hearing may contact this office for the access code. Please Note: Some hearings are deemed confidential and no public access will be granted.

Division 47
1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 1
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone (386) 313-4515
Fax (386) 437-7364

Judicial Assistant - Jennifer Sirman

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 cases at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell.

If a previously scheduled hearing has been canceled due to the Courtís actions in response to COVID- 19, please reschedule on line at : -Choose Judge France/click on calendar to schedule event. (this option is for Attorney's only) Additional Hearing time has been released to accommodate. 

Notice of Ability to Schedule Hearings Instructions for Pro Se Litigants (PDF)
ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS (PDF) Instructions for Attorneys (PDF)
How to set a Hearing (PDF) Family Law Uniform Pretrial Procedures (PDF)
CourtCall telephonic hearings (PDF)  Timesharing Guidelines
2020 Trial Dates (PDF)