Lee Clerk of Courts hosting Bingo and Brews

Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m.
Millennial Brewing Company
1811 Royal Palm Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Bring your friends and family to Bingo and Brews, benefiting the United Way. Get five bingo cards for only a $10 donation. Celebrity bingo callers will award prizes valued at $50+ to the 10 game winners. Food trucks will also be onsite, and 10 percent of all house beer sales will be donated to the United Way. We look forward to you joining us for this great cause.

Learn how to search public records 

The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services
Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library,
921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape CoralFlorida 33914 

It's never been easier to access your court and official records, but do you know how? Attend this helpful 2-hour seminar and learn how to look up court records, liens, and deeds. The session will also cover how to pay traffic citations and bid on foreclosed properties and tax deeds.  Reservations are not required, but seating is limited.

New risk protection orders help protect safety

A new law designed to restrict firearm possession from people undergoing a mental health crisis or threatening violence went into effect in March. The  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act gives law enforcement authority to petition the courts for a temporary order. So far, seven orders have been filed in Lee County. 

Addresses of victims of mass violence now exempt from public record

The state enacted a new law to help protect the privacy of victims of violence. Senate Bill 7024 states people who are injured or killed from an incident involving four or more victims can now  have their address exempt from public record. Anybody who feels their information needs to be removed from public documents can file a notice of confidential information within court filing. 

Minors face new marriage restrictions
 
On July 1, new age restrictions were placed on couples wishing to get married in Florida. Senate Bill 140 now requires anybody 17 years old to have written parental or legal guardian consent to marry. In addition, the minor's spouse cannot be more than two years older. Sixteen year olds are no longer allowed to get married.


UPCOMING LEGAL CLINICS & COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Save the Dates for our 2018 free legal clinics presented by Florida Rural Legal Services. For more information, email Rita Miller at RMiller@LeeClerk.org
  • Small Claims Court Seminar - Sept. 4, 10 a.m., Clerk's office
     
  • Understanding the Foreclosure and Tax Deed Sale Process - Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m., Fort Myers Regional Library

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