Jim Dodson Welcomes Mid-County Bar Association Guest Speaker Pinellas Cty Circuit Clerk, Ken Burke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BELLEAIR, Fla., May 6, 2013—Jim Dodson, President of the Mid County Bar Association, welcomed guest speaker, Pinellas County Circuit Clerk, Ken Burke, to the organization’s April 25th meeting. Burke, along with general counsel, Myriam Irizarry, explained Florida’s recent switch to an electronic filing process to an audience of over 20 Pinellas County attorneys. The monthly meeting was held at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, Indian Rocks Road, Belleair.

The Florida Courts System has been working on the switch to electronic filing of court documents for years. On April 1, 2013, the e-filing portal was opened for filers to begin sending their electronic documents to the courts.

“We believe the switch to e-filing will reduce the amount of paper, money, and time used between the attorneys and the courts,” said Burke.

The e-filing system is also believed to be more convenient and accessible for all the users involved.

“I support the state of Florida’s decision to switch to the electronic filing of court documents. The courts have worked long and hard to reach this decision, and I applaud their efforts,” said Jim Dodson, a Clearwater personal injury attorney.

The Mid-County Bar Association welcomes new members. The group meets for lunch on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club. Past guest speakers have included: Representative Jim Frishe, the Southeast Regional Director of Young Life, Circuit Court Judge Jack St. Arnold, Sgt. Edmiston of the Largo Police Department, a representative of the Homeless Emergency Project and association leader, Jim Dodson, who spoke on personal development and practice management.

For more information about becoming a member, please email Kati Jones at [email protected] or call (727) 446-0840