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Elements of a Court System

Florida’s court system effectively and efficiently manages the court’s workload utilizing a interdependent combination of judicial officers and other resources which are classified into four distinct categories:  adjudication, due process, governance, and infrastructure.  A delineation of the resources (i.e., elements) by jurisdiction is provided in the following table.  A detailed description of each element may be accessed by clicking on the element type below.

Element Type

Supreme Court

District Courts

Trial Courts

OSCA

Adjudication

Justices

Judges

Judges

 

Judicial Assistants

Judicial Assistants

Judicial Assistants

 

Law Clerks

Law Clerks

Law Clerks

 

Central Staff

Central Staff

 

 

 

 

General Magistrates

 

 

 

Hearing Officers

 

 

Senior Judges

Senior Judges

 

 

 

ADR/Mediation

 

 

 

Case Management

 

 

 

Self-Help Services

 

Due Process

 

 

Court Reporting

 

 

 

Court Interpreting

 

 

 

Expert Witnesses

 

Governance

Executive Direction

Marshal/Court Administration

Court Administration

Executive Direction

Clerk's Office

Clerk's Office

 

 

Infrastructure

Law Library

Law Library

 

 

Security

Security

 

Security

Facilities

Facilities

 

Facilities

Technology

Technology

Technology

Technology