• THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY
    BAR ASSOCIATION, INC.

    P.O. Box 510512,
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950

    OFFICERS

    Will W. Sunter
    PRESIDENT
    president@charlottecountybar.org

    Mark Martella
    VICE PRESIDENT
    vicepresident@charlottecountybar.org

    Molly Metza
    TREASURER
    treasurer@charlottecountybar.org

    Dennis Wallace
    SECRETARY
    secretary@charlottecountybar.org

    David T. Oliver
    MEMBER AT LARGE
    memberatlarge@charlottecountybar.org

    RESOLUTION OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, INC.

    WHEREAS, the Charlotte County Clerk of Court was established to serve the residents in Charlotte County with necessary and important services that contribute to the legal and justice systems; and

    WHEREAS, the Charlotte County Clerk of Court provides support to circuit and county judges, services to the general public, and other governmental agencies; and

    WHEREAS, the Charlotte County Clerk of Court provides services including filing court proceedings; filing and retrieval of documents such as arrests, traffic citations, affidavits, marriage licenses, passport applications, domestic violence, child support services and other court related documents; and

    WHEREAS, the Florida State Legislature’s proposed budget would drastically reduce service by requiring a dramatic reduction in staffing and/or operational hours; and

    WHEREAS, the Florida State Legislature’s proposed budget would more than likely require the Charlotte County Clerk of Court to lay off a significant number of staff; and

    WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Charlotte County Bar Association,  founded in 1972, to foster courtesy, ethics, and professionalism among lawyers, to educate the citizens of Charlotte County on their legal rights, and to provided necessary legal service to Charlotte County residents; and

    WHEREAS, the budget reduction would adversely impact the legal service in Charlotte County.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the membership of the Charlotte County Bar Association at its meeting held July 18, 2012, that:

    THIS ASSOCIATION HEREBY EXPRESSES its dissent to the proposed budget reduction that would impair the ability of the courts to provide justice for the residents of Charlotte County, Florida and which would be in direct opposition to the mission of the Charlotte County Bar Association, which includes ensuring that residents are provided necessary legal services.