Judge Christopher A. France
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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: email@example.com and NOT this office.
- All Proposed Orders and Final Judgments (with MSAís attached) are to be submitted through the E-Portal unless otherwise instructed by the Judge.
If a previously scheduled hearing has been canceled due to the Courtís actions in response to COVID- 19, please reschedule on line at : https://apps.flaglerclerk.com/Benchmark/Home.aspx/Search -Choose Judge France/click on calendar to schedule event. (this option is for Attorney's only) Additional Hearing time has been released to accommodate.