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Chief Judge's Responsibilities

Chosen by circuit and county judges in the circuit, the Chief Judge has the responsibility of administrative supervision over all courts, judges, and officers of the court in the circuit. As administrator of the circuit, the Chief Judge is responsible for:

. Developing an administrative plan for the circuit to run efficiently and properly;
. Assigning judges to courts and divisions and determining the length of each assignment;
. Assigning judges to temporary duty within the circuit;
. Appointing an "administrative judge" in any court division of the circuit;
. Regulating the use of courtrooms, examining dockets in the circuit and requiring status reports of the actions on the dockets; and
. Examining the status of every inmate in the county jails.