Seventh Judicial Circuit's Administrative Order 2010-022 Has Been Rescinded
The Florida Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order SC11-44, terminating the statewide managed mediation program.
The Cheif Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, has RESCINDED Administrative Order CV-2010-022-SC.
Clerk's Office Honors 9/11 with Habitat Build
Employees of the Clerk’s office, family and friends were joined by First Baptist Church of Palm Coast youth volunteers on Saturday September 11, 2010 for a Habitat for Humanity build in Palm Coast. The volunteers contributed their time to assist in the raising of the walls of a new Habitat House and to honor the day by building something instead of watching something fall.
Congratulations to Joannie Stachurski
Congratulations to Joannie Stachurski, who has obtained her Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute, an internationally recognized leader in HR certification.
Joannie started with the Clerk’s Office in April of 1994 as a Finance Clerk I. Joannie advanced herself in the Clerk’s Office through hard work and dedication, eventually overseeing all functions of Payroll and HR. In June of 2007, Joannie was promoted to Director of Human Resources for the Clerk’s Office.
HR certification is a career-long commitment – one who gains it has mastered core Human Resources’ principals, has completed difficult course work and successfully passed (the very first time) an arduous exam.
All of us within this office know Joannie is devoted to us and her profession.
Thanks Joannie for making us better!
State Rep. Bill Proctor joins Clerk’s Office in Habitat Build
State Representative Bill Proctor joined employees and friends of the Flagler County Clerk of Court’s office in volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity build in Palm Coast Saturday, April 24, 2010. With the help of many community volunteers such as those from the Clerk’s Office, Flagler Habitat has completed over 60 homes within the county.
NOTICE TO ALL ATTORNEYS
Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure
Supreme Court rules opinion SC08-1141: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure requires that starting January 1, 2010, an amended Civil Cover Sheet, Form 1.997 and the new Family Court Cover Sheet, Form 12.929 shall be used when filing a case.
In addition, as part of the rule amendments, the opinion adopts a revised Form 1.998 Final Disposition Form.
These forms significantly redefine the categories under which civil and family cases must be reported by the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
If the proper cover sheet is not included with a new filing, all paperwork may be returned to the filer.
There are a total of four (4) required forms that were included in Supreme Court Opinion SC08-1141. Three (3) can be found January 2010 on the Florida Bar website under Professional Practice, Rules of Civil Procedure…. www.floridabar.org. The other one (1) can be found January 2010 on the OSCA website under Family Law Forms at www.flcourts.org.
1) Form 1.997, the Revised Civil Cover Sheet
2) Form 1.998, the Revised Final Disposition Form
3) Form 1.999, the New Order Designating a Case Complex
4) Form 12.928 the New Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases
Clerk continues committee service at FACC:
Clerk Gail Wadsworth continues to serve as a member of the General Operations Committee for the Florida Association of Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FACC) as she has for the past nine years.
The function of the General Operations Committee is “to analyze, evaluate and implement the functions and operations of the office in terms of advancements in management and technology, along with statutory changes. There are two subcommittees under the General Operations Committee: Court Operations and Records Management.”
Gail has chaired the Records Management Subcommittee for serven years – its’ function is to develop and implement operational and administrative programs to address identified needs.
Wadsworth has chaired a Tax Deed Best Practice Workgroup twice and will again as the 2012 legislative seession comes to a close. Its’ initial product went through eighteen revisions before the workgroup released it the Records Management Subcommittee for review and release to to FACC’s Best Practices committee for their approval. This year 2011 -2012, Gail is a member of the Best Practices Committee.
Former FACC President P. DeWitt Cason stated he chose Wadsworth for the post because he "wanted somebody who could focus on the task at hand and give other clerks around the state a clear report on changes."
Wadsworth also serves on the FACC Services Group LLC Board of Managers for District V. The Services Group is tasked with implementing and managing various business aspects of the Associations programs; its’ Managers are elected each year during district caucus.
Special Legislative Session Increases Fees / Creates New Funds:
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