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Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock named one of “top 20 women in law”

Clerk Bock on Daily Business Review’s list of top 20 women in South Florida’s legal profession

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 29, 2014) – Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock is one of South Florida’s Top 20 Women in Law, according to the Daily Business Review.

Clerk Bock is among a distinguished group of attorneys, judges and others in the legal profession selected by the Daily Business Review for its inaugural “Top 20 Women in Law” recognition. The women were selected from more than 80 candidates, and will be honored at a luncheon on October 15 at the JW Marriott Miami.

“It is truly an honor to be included with these remarkable women who have contributed so much to South Florida’s legal community,” Clerk Bock said. “I’m grateful to the Daily Business Review for the recognition.”

Clerk Bock is a Supreme Court Certified Clerk, and has extensive experience as an attorney, business owner and financial consultant. She is currently serving her third four-year term as Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County, the third-largest clerk’s office in Florida. She was first elected to the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in November 2004.

Clerk Bock is chair of the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC), the agency created by the Florida Legislature to review and certify court-related budgets for the state’s 67 Clerks. She was recently elected to her fourth two-year term of the CCOC’s Executive Council. Clerk Bock also serves on two important statewide organizations: the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority, the rulemaking body for the statewide electronic filing portal that allows anyone to file court documents from a computer rather than at the courthouse, and the Florida Courts Technology Commission (FCTC), a statewide organization that creates policy for and oversees technological applications in Florida’s courts.

The list of “Top 20 Women in Law” honorees includes: the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, judge, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal; Rosalyn Baker Barnes, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; Hilarie Bass, Greenberg Traurig; Kelly-Ann Cartwright, Holland & Knight; Corali Lopez-Castro, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton; Sheila M. Cesarano, Shutts & Bowen; Susan N. Eisenberg, Akerman; Anne Marie Estevez, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; the Honorable Ilona Holmes, Circuit Court judge, 17th Judicial Circuit; Elaine Johnson James, Berger Singerman; Carol Licko, Hogan Lovells; Cheryl Little, Executive Director and Founder, Americans for Immigrant Justice; Michelle D. Mason, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning & Engagement at the Florida International University College of Law; Victoria Mendez, City Attorney, City of Miami; Alison W. Miller, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson; Traci Rollins, Squire Patton Boggs; the Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney, Miami-Dade County; the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit; Patricia White, Dean, University of Miami School of Law.

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call
(561) 355-2996.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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