The amazing First Step Shelter is one step closer to reality after Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking! I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who is working so tirelessly to make our community a better and more humane place.Read more
From Judge Schumann, her family, and all of us at the Committee To Re-Elect Judge Belle Schumann, we want to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!Read more
Thanks so much to everyone who made the latest Judge Belle Schumann Meet & Greet at De La Vega an incredible success, and a special thank you to Leanna Smith for helping to organize this event!Read more
We weren't able to fit all of our amazing photos with friends from the 10/4 Rice Law Firm Judge Belle meet & greet into our first event photo collage, so we've created another!Read more
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to say hello at the Judge Belle Meet & Greet on October 4th, and a very special thank you to Rice Law Firm for hosting this event! The turnout was fantastic and a great time was had by all!Read more
If you have missed out on any of Judge Belle's previous meet & greets, be sure to attend this month's event at the delicious De La Vega in Deland!Read more
New Smyrna Beach Re-Elect Volusia County Judge Belle Schumann Campaign Rally Demonstrates Strong Support
Despite a downpour of heavy rain, there was a great turnout for lunch at the kick-off of the campaign to Re-Elect Judge Belle Schumann at the Half Wall restaurant in New Smyrna Beach on September 22.
The mission of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court is to provide an effective forum for the fair, efficient and impartial resolution of legal and factual court-related matters in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
The Seventh Judicial Circuit is one of 20 in the State Courts System. Because the Seventh Judicial Circuit oversees court matters in a four-county area, the court has judges based at seven courthouse locations throughout the circuit. Two Circuit judges and one County Court judge hear cases at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell. Three Circuit judges and two County Court judges hear cases at the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka. Four Circuit judges and two County Court judges hear cases at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center in St. Augustine. Eighteen Circuit judges and 10 County Court judges hear cases at four courthouse locations in Volusia County. Volusia County courthouse locations include: Volusia County Courthouse, DeLand; S. James Foxman Justice Center, Daytona Beach; Courthouse Annex, Daytona Beach; and Courthouse Annex, New Smyrna Beach.
The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court also utilizes the services of Senior (retired) Judges, General Magistrates and Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers to aid in the prompt resolution of cases.
The primary mission of Court Administration is to provide competent and comprehensive administrative support to the judges of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, while providing the citizens of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties with prompt and courteous service.
Court Administration works closely with the Chief Judge and other judges of the circuit in carrying out administrative responsibilities related to the operation of the circuit and county courts. The Court Administrator’s Office fulfills these administrative duties through the operation of various departments, divisions and program services.