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  • National Marriage Week is February 7 – 14, 2015

    Monday, January 26, 2015—Our office would like to acknowledge National Marriage Week by placing important information concerning the marriage application process at your fingertips.  Marriage Week is celebrated at the same time with the most romantic day of the year – St. Valentine’s Day!  The week is set aside worldwide to celebrate the diversity of marriage and family life.
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  • Manatee County Clerk’s Office Wins Diversity Award

    Thursday, January 22, 2015—The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, R.B. “Chips” Shore and his office were announced as the winner of the first Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association Alltrust Diversity Award. The award is given to the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association (SHRA) member and their organization who have demonstrated an appreciation for workforce diversity and who have successfully created an inclusive work environment.
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  • 2015 Manatee County Heritage Days - Calendar of Events

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015—From March 1-31, 2015, the 36th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history.  All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past.  Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events.
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  • Florida Supreme Court's Request for Survey Assistance

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015—The Florida Supreme Court would like to hear from you. The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has asked the Honorable Joseph E. Smith (St. Lucie), Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers President, if Clerks, Clerk staff, jurors and non-attorney court users would participate in a survey to help “understand the opinions and thoughts of those within and impacted by the state courts system so the Court can identify issues and trends from various perspectives.” Survey data will be used to inform the Court’s Long Range Strategic Plan for 2016-2022. President Smith accepted the Chief Justice’s offer to assist the Judiciary and contribute to their data collection efforts.

    Specifically, the Court would like Clerks, Clerk staff, non-attorney court users and jurors to participate in online surveys.  The survey will be active through January 30.

    Please complete the Florida Supreme Court’s Juror and Non-Attorney Court User Survey online at


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