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​Efficiency:  Consolidation and Coordination

Chief Judges

Why It Matters​ ​ ​

​Chief Judges Serving More Than One Court

​Traditionally, each trial court - even those with only one judge - had its own chief judge.  In many counties, a single chief judge could preside over the circuit, probate, and district courts and provide strong, central leadership.  In 2011, only nine chief judges presided over two or more courts.  As of 2014, 46 out of 146 chief judges, representing nearly one-third of all chief judges, preside over more than one court.

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