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The office of Clerk of Courts was established by the Florida Constitution as an elected state constitutional officer in 1838. The Clerk of Courts performs a wide range of duties, including record keeping, information management, and financial management for both the court system and their county.
Jody Phillips is the Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts in and for Duval County, Florida.
A life-long resident of Jacksonville, Jody Phillips has over 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Jody graduated from Edward H. White High School and later began his career in the highway construction industry, rising to oversee offices throughout the State of Florida.
Since 2011, Jody has served in the Duval County Courthouse where he has built long-lasting relationships with members of the public, the court system, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and all related agencies. Before being elected Clerk in 2020, Jody most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Clerk’s Office, a position he held since 2017.
Jody’s most cherished role is being a devoted husband to his wife Susan, and a proud father and grandfather to his two children and four grandchildren.
Jody Phillips has served as the Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts since January 2021.
Among the duties of the Clerk's Office:
There are many other duties, some statutory, others are based on local court procedures and rules.
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