IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2010-065 PA/PI-CIR

 

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RE:     SEALING OF COURT RECORDS

 

            The Florida Supreme Court adopted amendments to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 effective October 1, 2010.  In re:  Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 and the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, 31 So.3d 756 (Fla. 2010).  These amendments require the filer of court records and the Clerk of the Circuit Court to identify certain records as confidential, modify the procedures for sealing and unsealing of court records, establish procedures for criminal cases, and address sealing of appellate court records.  The Rule does not alter existing law establishing certain records as confidential.  Accordingly, it is necessary to update the procedures in the Sixth Judicial Circuit.  

 

            The Clerk of the Circuit Court in Pasco County and the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Pinellas County met and offered helpful suggestions to the Court.  The Clerks recommended certain records continue to be automatically sealed by the Clerks because it is not reasonably practical to do otherwise.  Those recommendations have been accepted by the Court.  The Court finds it will be a more efficient use of available resources to automatically seal certain records that are regularly filed with the Court when those records are made confidential by federal or state law. 

 

            In accordance with the Chief Judge’s authority under Article V, section 2, Florida Constitution, Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215, and section 43.26, Florida Statutes, and in order to exercise administrative supervision over the courts within the circuit, to control dockets, to provide a uniform method for insuring the confidentiality of court records when such confidentiality is required by law or found warranted by court order, to insure that materials are not unintentionally designated as confidential, and to implement procedures whereby the public can request review of orders to seal, it is hereby

 

ORDERED:

 

I.          Filer of Court Records

 

A.    Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing

 

The filer of court records must, in accordance with Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(d)(2), file a “Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing” if the document contains information specified as confidential in accordance with Rule 2.420(d)(1)(B) .  The 19 items in this rule, which require a filer to file a “Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing,” are listed in Appendix A.  The “Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing” is attached as Appendix B.  If the document is filed in one of the following types of cases, which are sealed and maintained by the Clerks of the Circuit Court as confidential, the Notice is not required:

 

             

1.   Dependency, sections 39.0132(3)-(4), Florida Statutes.

2.   Termination of Parental Rights, sections 39.814(3)-(4), Florida Statutes.

3.   Adoption, section 63.162(2), Florida Statutes.

4.   Surrogacy, section 742.16(9), Florida Statutes.

5.   Children and Families in Need of Services, sections 984.06(3)-(4), Florida Statutes.

6.   Delinquency, section 985.05(2), Florida Statutes.

7.   Waiver of Parental Notification of Termination of Pregnancy, sections

      390.01114 -.01116 and Florida Juvenile Procedure Rule 8.835.

 

If a document from one of these case types listed in 1-7 is filed in any other case, the Notice must be filed with the document.

 

B.  Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records Not Subject to Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing

 

            The filer of a document must, in accordance with Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(d)(3), ascertain whether any information contained within the document is confidential but is not one of the 19 items listed in Rule 2.420(d)(1)(B).  If the document includes confidential information that is not one of the 19 items, the filer must file a “Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records” unless (1) the person filing the information is the only individual whose confidential information is included in the document or is the attorney representing all such individuals, and (2) a knowing waiver of confidentiality is intended. 

 

The filer of the motion must indicate in the motion whether the motion is agreed to and must provide service on other parties and any affected non-parties.  Non-parties must also be provided with a Notice that describes the confidential information with as much specificity as possible without revealing the confidential information.  A form “Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records” is attached in Appendix C.  A form “Notice to Affected Non-Party” is attached in Appendix D.

 

            If the motion is not agreed to, the filer must contact the judicial assistant for the section judge upon filing of the motion and set the matter so that a hearing can be held within 30 days of filing.  A form “Notice of Hearing (Sealed records)” is attached as Appendix E which the movant must complete and serve.  A proposed “Order Granting/Denying Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records” is attached as Appendix F-1 and F-2.

 

            An affected non-party may also file a motion requesting that a file, document, or information in a court file be maintained as confidential.  The form “Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records” in Appendix C may be used for this purpose.  The affected non-party must follow the same procedure as the filer to serve the motion and set the matter for hearing described above. 

 

C.              Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records – Special Criminal Records

 

            A filer, who seeks to determine the confidentiality of a plea agreement, substantial assistance agreement, or other court record that reveals the identity of a confidential informant or active criminal investigative information, should use a “Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records – Special Criminal Records,” which is attached as Appendix G.

 

            If the motion is not agreed to, the filer must contact the judicial assistant for the section judge upon filing of the motion and set the matter so that a hearing can be held within 15 days of filing.  A proposed “Order Granting/Denying Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records - Special Criminal Records” is attached as Appendix H.

 

D.  Motions to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records in Appellate Courts

 

            When a filer has obtained an Order granting a Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records from an appellate court, including orders entered by the circuit appellate court, the filer must file a copy of the motion and order with the Clerk in the lower tribunal.

 

II.        Clerks of the Circuit Court

 

A.              Confidential cases

 

1.  Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, for the following types of cases the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pasco County and the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pinellas County are authorized and directed to seal and must maintain as confidential the case file, progress docket, and every record filed in the case: 

 

a.       Dependency, sections 39.0132(3)-(4), Florida Statutes.

b.      Termination of Parental Rights, sections 39.814(3)-(4), Florida Statutes.

c.       Adoption, section 63.162(2), Florida Statutes.

d.      Surrogacy, section 742.16(9), Florida Statutes.

e.       Children and Families in Need of Services, sections 984.06(3)-(4), Florida Statutes.

f.       Delinquency, sections 985.04(1) and 985.045(2), Florida Statutes.

g.      Waiver of Parental Notification of Termination of Pregnancy, sections

390.01114 -.01116 and Florida Juvenile Procedure Rule 8.835.

 

No other order of court or public notice is required before such cases are sealed.    

 

2.  Except as provided herein or unless otherwise ordered by the Court, for the following types of cases, the Clerks of the Circuit Court are authorized and directed to seal and must maintain as confidential the case file and every record filed in the case:

 

a.       Petitions Regarding Individuals Suspected of Being Infected With or

Exposed to a Sexually Transmissible Disease (including petitions for

writs of habeas corpus or immediate release), Chapter 384, Florida Statutes.

b.      Petitions Regarding Individuals Suspected of Having Tuberculosis

(including petitions for immediate release), Chapter 392, Florida Statutes.

c.       Baker Act (including petitions for writs of habeas corpus filed by

individuals held under the act), section 394.4615(1), Florida Statutes.

d.      Marchman Act (including petitions for writs of habeas corpus filed by

individuals held under the act), section 397.501(7), Florida Statutes.

e.       Sexual Violence Injunctions, sections 92.56, 119.071(2)(h)(2) and (j)(1),

and 784.046, Florida Statutes.

 

No other order of court or public notice is required before such cases are sealed.  In these cases, the progress docket is not to be sealed or maintained as confidential but the litigants name is not to be included in the docket.  The docket must indicate the litigant as follows:

 

i. For petitions to examine, detain, or compel treatment of individuals suspected of being infected with sexually transmissible diseases or tuberculosis pursuant to Chapters 384 or 392, Florida Statutes, including petitions for habeas corpus or immediate release, by substituting “subject” for the name of the individual in petitions to examine, detain, or compel treatment; and “petitioner” for the name of the individual in habeas corpus or immediate release cases.

 

ii. For petitions seeking a sexual violence injunction pursuant to section 784.046, Florida Statutes, by substituting “Petitioner” for the name of the alleged victim of sexual violence or the parents or legal guardians of a minor who is the alleged victim of sexual violence.

 

iii. For petitions filed under the Baker or Marchman Acts, including petitions for writs of habeas corpus filed by persons held under these acts, by substituting “subject” for the name of the patient or client in Baker or Marchman Act cases; and “petitioner” for the name of the patient or client in habeas corpus cases.

 

In these case types, the Court finds that the identifying information protected by statute is interwoven and an integral part of the court file and that it is administratively impractical for Clerks to seal only portions of those files.  

 

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pasco County and the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pinellas County shall take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the docket of the court proceedings on the above-listed cases is available to the public on FACTS in Pasco County and CJIS in Pinellas County in a manner that does not disclose the identity of the protected party. 

 

B.  Confidential records and information

 

1.  In accordance with Rule 2.420(d)(1), the Clerks of the Circuit Court are authorized and directed to seal and must maintain as confidential the records and information identified in Appendix A, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. 

 

When the rule or an order requires sealing of identifying information, the Clerks are directed to seal the person’s name, alias, social security number, address, and date of birth, and to seal information on the person’s tattoos, scars, and birthmarks, unless otherwise directed by the Court. 

 

2.   Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the Clerks of the Circuit Court are authorized and directed to seal and must maintain the following records or information as confidential as provided by state or federal law:

 

a.       Domestic Violence Petitioner’s Request for Confidential Filing of Address, sections 119.071(2)(j)(1) and 741.30, Florida Statutes, and Florida Family Law Form 12.980(h).

b.      Inventory of Personal Representative and Accountings, section 733.604(1), Florida Statutes.

c.       Guardianship Reports and orders appointing court monitors, section 744.3701(1), Florida Statutes.

d.      Birth Records, section 382.025, Florida Statutes.

e.       Death Records if the record contains the cause of death, section 382.008, Florida Statutes.

f.       Clinical Records of Detained Criminal Defendants Found Incompetent to

Proceed or Acquitted by Reason of Insanity, section 916.107(8), Florida Statutes.

g.      Medical Records, section 456.057(10), Florida Statutes, including HIV test results, section 381.004(3)(e), Florida Statutes.

h.      Psychological and Psychiatric Evaluations, sections 456.057 and .059, Florida Statutes.

i.        Presentence Reports, Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.712.

j.        Notice of Social Security Number, Florida Family Law Form 12.902(j).

k.      Protected Health Information Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Pub. L. No. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936 (codified as amended in scattered sections of 18, 26, 29 and 42 U.S.C.). 

l.        Violation of probation reports, section 945.10(1)(b), Florida Statutes.

m.    Florida Department of Law Enforcement criminal history records, Section 943.054, Florida Statutes and 28 C.F.R. Part 20.

n.      Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles driver history records, section 119.0712(2), Florida Statutes and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), 18 U.S.C. § 2721 et seq. 

o.      Records made confidential by Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)1 – 6.

p.      A social security number contained in an indictment or information filed by the State Attorney. 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2)(C)(viii).   

q.      Information identifying victims of sexual offenses, including child sexual abuse, sections 119.071(2)(h) and 119.0714(1)(h), Florida Statutes. 

 

No other order of court or public notice is required before such records are sealed.

 

C.              Other confidential records

 

1.  Paternity

 

If the Clerks of the Circuit Court receive written notice, accompanied by a copy of a marriage license, that the biological mother in a paternity action has subsequently married the purported father, the Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to seal both the court file and the progress docket in the paternity action in accordance with section 742.091, Florida Statutes.  No order of court or public notice is required before such sealing may be undertaken. 

 

2.  Criminal Investigative Records

 

The Clerks of the Circuit Court are authorized and directed to seal and must maintain as confidential the following criminal investigative documents, which may be in the possession of the Clerk.  No order of court or public notice shall be required before such sealing may be undertaken.

 

a.       Grand jury notes, stenographers’ records, and transcripts, section 905.17,

Florida Statutes.

b.      Unexecuted search warrants or search warrants and their returns that are

part of an ongoing criminal investigation, section 119.071(2)(c)(1), Florida Statutes, Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)(6).

c.       Investigative subpoenas, section 119.071(2)(c)(1), Florida Statutes.

d.      Records and warrants pertaining to indictments or information’s until the defendant is in custody or a period of one year has elapsed, Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.140(l).

e.       Applications for or orders authorizing a wiretap, pen register or trap and

trace device, or mobile tracking device, sections 119.071(2)(c)(1), 934.09(8)(c), 934.33, and 934.42, Florida Statutes.

f.       Arrest warrants and supporting affidavits that are unexecuted or a

determination is made that execution cannot be made, Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)(6).

                        g.    Personal data information sheets accompanying a capias or warrant.    

 

 

3. If the Clerks of the Circuit Court are unable to determine whether a record is confidential in accordance with Rule 2.420(c) 1 – 6, and required to be sealed, the Clerk may bring the record to the section judge for an initial determination of whether the Clerk is to seal the record.  

 

4.  If the Clerks of the Circuit Court receive a request for public access to court records governed by sections II A, II B, or II C, the Clerk shall not release the requested information absent an order from the Court. 

 

D.  Interpretation of Court Orders

 

When the Clerks of the Circuit Court receive an order directing a court file or court record be sealed, the Clerks are hereby authorized and directed to seal records as follows:

 

1. If a court order directs sealing a court record, the Clerk shall seal both the court file and the progress docket.  The docket entries will not be available on any public access system; however, the case number will remain on the system with a statement that the file and progress docket entries are sealed pursuant to a court order.

 

2.  If a court order directs sealing a court file and also directs that a party’s identity not be revealed, the Clerk shall seal the court file and remove the party’s name from the progress docket, substituting for the party’s name a term as directed by the Court; or, if no direction is given, a pseudonym, a general term such as “Petitioner,” or the party’s initials if the party is not generally identified by initials.  The progress docket must otherwise remain public; however, the Clerk of the Circuit Court must take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the docket of the court proceedings on the above-listed cases is available to the public on FACTS in Pasco County and CJIS in Pinellas County in a manner that does not disclose the identity of the protected party.

 

3.  If a court order directs sealing a court file and is silent regarding the progress docket, the Clerk shall seal the court file but maintain a public docket with no alteration of the parties’ names.

E.  Administrative Responsibilities of Clerk

 

1.   Docket

 

a. The Clerk shall not seal the case number, docket number, or any other identifying number of a case that is sealed.

 

b. The Clerk is to docket a motion to determine whether a plea agreement, substantial assistance agreement, or other court record that reveals the identity of a confidential informant or active criminal investigative information is confidential using only the description “Motion.”  Any order granting such motion is to be docketed only using the description “Order.”

 

2.  Confidentiality Pending Ruling on Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records or Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records – Special Criminal Records.

 

Upon the filing of any Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records or any Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records – Special Criminal Records, the Clerk must treat the records that are the subject of the Motion as confidential pending the Court’s ruling on the motion.

 

3.   Unsealing for Purposes of Filing

 

Unless otherwise specifically ordered by the Court, the Clerks of the Circuit Court are hereby authorized to open any court file sealed by operation of law or court order for the purpose of filing documents pertinent to the particular file, as well as for microfilming or imaging files.  The Clerk shall reseal said files immediately upon completion of the task, with the responsible employee annotating the date and time of the unsealing and initialing the annotation.

 

4.   Unsealing for Purposes of Transmitting Record for Appellate Review

 

The Clerks of the Circuit Court are hereby authorized to open any file or document sealed by operation of law or court order for the purpose of making a copy of the file or document for transmitting to any appellate tribunal for the purposes of appellate review.  When transmitting such copies in the record on appeal, the Clerk’s index must include a statement that an order making court records confidential has been entered and must identify such order by date or docket number.  The Clerk must reseal said files or documents immediately upon completion of copying, with the responsible employee annotating the date and time of the unsealing and initialing the annotation.

 

5.  Access by Parties and Attorneys

 

Except as otherwise provided below or except as otherwise ordered by the Court, the Clerks are authorized to make the contents of a sealed court file, document, or information available to adult parties and their attorneys of record. 

                               

The Clerks are not authorized to make the contents of adoption and surrogacy files, documents, or information available to any person, including adult parties and their attorney absent a court order. 

                               

The contents of a sealed court file, document, or information in adversarial matters in the probate and guardianship division, whether having been declared adversarial by the Court or adversarial by rule, may be made available to adult parties and their attorneys of record.  In all other probate and guardianship matters, the Clerks may make the contents of a sealed court file, document, or information available to an “interested person” only as authorized by the Court.      

 

6.  Requests for Access by the Public

If a member of the public or an entity requests, by party name, a court file in which the file and progress docket have been sealed or a party’s identity has been sealed, the Clerks of the Circuit Court are hereby authorized and directed to inform the requesting person or entity that confidentiality laws prohibit the Clerk from confirming or denying the existence of such file or providing the requested records, if any. 

 

7.  Posting of Order Authorizing Sealing

 

The Clerks of the Circuit Court must maintain on their website and in each courthouse a place to post court orders entered sealing a court record and must post such sealing orders when directed by the Court to do so.  Orders entered by the court based upon a finding that records are confidential in accordance with Rule 2.420(c)(7) or (c)(8) are not to be posted unless specifically ordered by the Court.  Orders entered by the Court based upon a finding that the records are confidential in accordance with Rule 2.420(c)(9), except for orders sealing plea agreements, substantial assistance agreements, documents that reveal the identity of a confidential informant, or documents that reveal active criminal investigative information, must be posted in accordance with the terms of the Court’s order. 

 

III.       Procedure to Vacate an Order Granting a Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records or Seeking to Unseal Information Designated Confidential by the Clerk   

 

A.    Responsibilities of Movant

               

            When a party, affected non-party, member of the press, or the public seeks access to a particular sealed court file, sealed document, sealed information, or to the court’s docket in an individual case, a motion must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.  A copy of the motion must be provided to the judge who entered the order sealing the file, document, information, or removing a party’s name from the progress docket.  If the file, document or information is sealed based upon a “Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing,” sealed by the Clerk in accordance with this Administrative Order,  or if the judge who entered the order is no longer a judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, then a copy of the motion should be provided to the section judge.

 

The movant must also serve all parties and affected non-parties as provided in Rule 2.420(d)(4) with a copy of the motion.  Non-parties must also be provided with a Notice describing but not revealing the confidential information sought to be unsealed and a statement that if the motion is granted, the information will no longer be treated as confidential by the Court and the Clerk.  A form “Notice to Affected Non-Party” is attached in Appendix D.  If the movant is unable to ascertain the name and address at which to provide notice to the parties, the motion shall reference this Administrative Order and state in prominent or boldface type in the caption, “Confidential Party—Court Service Requested.”

B.     Responsibilities of Judicial Assistant

 

            If a motion is filed with the “Confidential Party—Court Service Requested” designation properly displayed, the judicial assistant is responsible for providing such notice.  The judicial assistant shall provide such notice so as not to inadvertently reveal the identity of the parties to the movant.

 

  1. Hearings

 

Except when a motion contesting a sealing order represents that all parties agree to the relief requested, the court must conduct a hearing before ruling on the motion.  It is the responsibility of the movant to contact the judicial assistant to schedule the hearing.  A form “Notice of Hearing (Sealed records)” is included in Appendix E.  Further, even if all parties agree to the relief requested, the court may in its discretion hold a hearing on the motion.  Any hearing on such a motion must be an open proceeding, except that any party may request that the court conduct all or part of the hearing in camera to protect the interests set forth in Rule 2.420(c)(9)(A). 

 

The moving party is responsible for ensuring that a complete record of the hearing is created, either by use of a court reporter or by any recording device provided as a matter of right by the Court.      

           

IV.       Procedure for Non-Parties to Request Sealing of Court Records

 

An affected non-party or other interested person may file a motion requesting that a file, document, or information in a court file be maintained as confidential.  A form “Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records” in Appendix C may be used for this purpose.  The affected non-party must indicate in the motion whether the motion is agreed to and must indicate service on other parties and any other affected non-parties. 

 

            If the motion is not agreed to, the affected non-party or other interested person must contact the judicial assistant for the section judge upon filing of the motion and set the matter so that a hearing can be held within 30 days of filing.  A form “Notice of Hearing (Sealed records)” is included in Appendix E.  A form “Order Granting/Denying Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records” is attached as Appendix F-1 and F-2.

 

V.        Definitions and Application

 

A.    Definitions.  For purposes of this Administrative Order:

 

1.  “Court file” means all of the materials within a court file but not the progress docket.

2.  “Document” means a particular item within a court file.

3.   In accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(b)(1)(A), “court record” or “records” includes the court file and the progress docket.

4.  “Filer” means an attorney, a pro se or self represented litigant, a non-party, or any other person or entity that files a document in a court file except filer does not include the Clerk of the Circuit Court or his or her designee, a judge, magistrate, hearing officer, or designee of the judge, magistrate, or hearing officer.

5.  “Sealing” has the following meanings:

a.  When used in connection with a court file, “sealing” means to either (1) maintain the file separately from publicly-available files in such as way as to insure that the sealed file is not accidentally made available to the public; or (2) physically seal the file by use of a seal.

b.   When used in connection with a particular document, “sealing” means to (1) place the document within an envelope or other type of container and to physically seal the container by use of a seal or (2) physically segregate the document from the court file to insure that the document is not made available to the public.  “Sealing” of electronic documents means to secure and protect electronic documents so that only those authorized by law or court order have security levels that allow access to the documents.

c.   When used in connection with the progress docket, “sealing” means to remove the docket from any public access information system.  However, the case number shall remain public.

d.   When used in connection with a party’s identity, “sealing” means to maintain the public docket on FACTS in Pasco County and CJIS in Pinellas County in a manner that does not disclose the identity of the protected party.

 

B.  This Administrative Order does not apply to or affect the procedures in Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, for sealing or expunging criminal history records.

 

            This Order takes effective on October 1, 2010, at which time Administrative Order No. 2007-042 PA/PI-CIR is hereby rescinded.

 

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this ____ day of September 2010.

           

                                                                        ORIGINAL SIGNED September 30, 2010

                                                                        BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

 

INDEX OF APPENDICES TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2010-065

Appendix A - Confidential records and information for which a Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filing is required (Updated June 12, 2013)

Appendix B - Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing (Updated June 12, 2013)

Appendix C - Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records

Appendix D - Notice to Affected Non-Party

Appendix E - Notice of Hearing (Sealed records)

Appendix F-1 - Order Granting/Denying Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records in accordance with Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)(7)-(c)(8)

Appendix F-2 - Order Granting/Denying Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records in accordance with Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)(9)

Appendix G - Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records - Special Criminal Records ­

Appendix H - Order Granting/Denying Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records - Special Criminal Records in accordance with Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)(9)

 

 

cc:        All Judges

            The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

            The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

            The Honorable Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County

            The Honorable Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco County

            The Honorable Jim Coats, Sheriff, Pinellas County

            The Honorable Bob White, Sheriff, Pasco County

            John Hendry, Office of Regional Counsel

            Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

            All Judicial Assistants

            Nichole Alvarez-Sowles, Chief Operations Officer, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

Suzanne Mucklow, Executive Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

            Kerry L. Rice, Deputy Courts Administrator, Pasco County

            Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

            Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas Counties