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Tallahassee, FL November 1, 2012

Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit

Nancy Daniels, Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit, will be honored November 1, 2012, by the Girl Scouts of Tallahassee. Ms. Daniels joins 15 other extraordinary women to receive the prestigious Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award. This award recognizes Ms. Daniels' strength of character and commitment to community service. It also recognizes that her accomplishments make her an exceptional role model who inspires girls to reach their full potential.

For more information please visit the Girl Scouts Press Release


Tallahassee, FL November 2, 2011

Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit

I'm happy to announce that we raised $410 for United Way at yesterday's Silent Auction. THANK YOU to everyone who participated, and especially to Faye Dorn and Judy Ware for their outstanding efforts on the event. The winner of the "Guess how many pennies in the homeless collection jar" raffle was Virginia Christy; she guessed that the amount in the jar was $34.53 and the actual amount was $33.74 (a difference of 79 cents). That's impressive! (And thanks to those who helped count the change). We will send a check to The Shelter for that amount.

All in all, it was good fun, and I'm proud of the office's great response. Thanks very much.


Tallahassee, FL October 11, 2011

Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit

The Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit Leon County Baker Act Division, in conjunction with the Leon County Clerk of Court, State Attorney, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, and Apalachee Center, are going electronic. All of the parties have agreed to exchange their filings via the Clerk of Court's Judicial Website. In the past, when the Public Defender filed a Notice of Continuance, a paper document would be generated. The original was routed to the Clerk's Office, where clerk staff would docket the filing in their case management system, and would cancel and reschedule the hearing. The Public Defender's Office would fax a copy of the Notice to either TMH or Apalachee, and another copy would be routed to the State Attorney's Office. Now, PD staff "files" the Notice of Continuance from within the clerk's Judicial Web. By answering a few short questions, PD staff members give the clerk's case management system the information it needs to cancel and reschedule the hearing, and to produce a PDF version of the Notice of Continuance. Additionally, both the State Attorney and the facility (TMH or Apalachee) are automatically notified upon the filing of the Notice.

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