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CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL

Web-based system offers easier court records searches and access to information

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (February 21, 2012) – Clerk Sharon Bock is proud to announce the successful launch of the Clerk & Comptroller’s new criminal and traffic court case management system.

The new system will offer easier online searches of criminal and traffic cases. It transforms the way court business is conducted and provides overall quicker access to information such as hearing dates and criminal charges. 

“This is the culmination of more than two years of work by hundreds of the Clerk’s office staff and other court officials,” Clerk Bock said. “It was worth all the effort and resources, because we know this Web-based system will be a tremendous improvement for our clerks, attorneys, justice partners and the public.”

The Web-based system allows users to perform a variety of different searches, including by case number, defendant’s booking number, defendant’s name or offense date. Users will be able to find information such as charges, court events, related cases, attorney names and the judge assigned to a case. Anyone with traffic citations issued in Palm Beach County will be able to use the system to request court dates.

An online user manual and system demos are available to first-time users.

“We’ve already received rave reviews from people using the system today,” Clerk Bock said. “And we still have enhancements planned that will make the system even more robust and user-friendly.” 

Court documents will remain unavailable for the public to review online until the Florida Supreme Court lifts its moratorium on Internet posting of court document images.

Converting to the new system required shutting down the old court computer system at 5 p.m. Thursday. Hundreds of clerks, supervisors, managers and other court employees worked throughout the entire three-day Presidents’ Day weekend to ensure the system’s successful launch.

Work on a similar conversion for civil courts will begin later this year.

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-2996.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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