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Administrative Orders

An Administrative Order is defined as:

A directive necessary to administer properly the court’s affairs but not inconsistent with the constitution or with court rules and administrative orders enacted by the supreme court.

         -Rule 2.215, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

The chief judge of each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has administrative supervision over all courts within the circuit, and may enter and sign administrative orders to carry out this responsibility. See Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.020(c), 2.050(b)(2), (e)(3).

Administrative orders deal with a variety of topics, such as judge assignments, case assignments, and data maintenance, storage, retrieval, and archival.

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