The Chief Judge is a Circuit Judge elected by a majority of the Circuit Judges within the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for a term of 1 year commencing on the 1st Monday of January of each year. The Chief Judge is the Chief Judicial Officer of the Circuit and is the liaison in all judicial administrative matters. He exercises administrative supervision over all courts within the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. The Chief Judge may enter administrative orders over his signature, except as otherwise provided by Supreme Court or Circuit Rule. The Chief Judge has at his disposal the Administrative Office of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. This resource serves the Chief Judge in carrying out his administrative duties in order for the judicial circuit to best serve the citizenry of Lake County.