On behalf of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Pro Se Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice for soliciting the Florida Clerks’ input and recommendations in
evaluating the unmet legal needs of many of our citizens. We commend Chief Justice Labarga’s initiative in establishing the Commission and look forward to continuing to be a part of this important coordinated effort to ensure that access to justice is available to all Floridians. For over a century, Florida Clerks have proudly fulfilled their historical and statutory responsibility to serve and assist self-represented litigants. In that role and as the gateway to the courts, Clerks are uniquely positioned to assist the Commission in its efforts. On behalf of Florida Clerks of Court, we submit to you the following Executive Summary which includes both collective as well as individual Clerks’ responses to the Commission’s survey.