From the Orange County Clerk of Courts
The Florida Supreme Court has recently appointed Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell to the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.
Clerk Russell was among six members reappointed or appointed to the commission. She will represent Florida’s Clerks of the Circuit Court, as she takes over the seat of Clerk Linda Doggett from Lee County, who served since the inception of the Commission in 2016.
The Florida Supreme Court issued Administrative Order No. 19-38 on August 1, 2019, which appointed and re-appointed the members to the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice. The purpose of the commission is to study the remaining unmet civil legal needs of disadvantaged, low-income, and moderate-income Floridians.
“This issue remains dear to my heart and is very important to me in my role as Clerk of Courts as I believe everyone should have access to justice no matter their income level, said Clerk Russell.
As part of Clerk Russell’s commitment to this issue, she opened the Clerk’s Office first Self-Help Center in 2015 at the Orange County Courthouse to help underserved customers in need of access to legal assistance. It was the first of its kind in our community to help people who either don’t have a lawyer or cannot afford one. In 2018, she expanded Self-Help services to Apopka one day a week.
All members of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice were appointed for three-year terms and will remain on the board until June 30, 2022.