Clerk of Court Don Barbee spent the day talking about the role of the Clerk and local government to 7th grade civics students at Challenger K-8. ”I absolutely love it when I get the opportunity to speak to students. I was always a civics geek so this really was an awesome day. It also renews the immense amount of respect I have for our teachers. That was a long day!”
The 2nd Adopt a Road effort led by the Clerk’s Caring Crew did a phenomenal job policing our adopted roadside for litter. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. Thanks to over 20 employees and their family members who braved the chilly wind, we cleaned our 3+ mile stretch in a little over one hour. Nice work crew!
E-Filing in the State of Florida has not been without its hiccups but overall it has been a huge success. I believe we are now the only state in the country with a state-wide portal. As you might know, the Supreme Court gave attorneys a slight reprieve on e-filing in criminal and traffic cases. That grace period is over effective February 1st. If you are a local law firm that needs training or is struggling with using the e-portal, please call me. I have staff that have been working with the portal since its inception and as a member of the Board of Directors for the E-filing authority I am in a position to make recommendations for improvements. I look forward to working with all of our customers as we move toward a paperless court system.
It has been a challenging and exciting first year for your new Clerk’s Office Team. We made it through e-filing in all of our courts divisions and a software conversion in official records. 2014 should prove to be just as exciting as we migrate to a new and improved financial software that will allow for much greater transparency. Ultimately all county expenses will be searchable online! If there is anything that we can do to improve our service to you, our customers, please don’t hesitate to call me. Happy New Year!