Accomplishments in 19 years of service

  • Created the Probate Court website to allow public access to Probate Forms and explanations of probate procedures
  • Provides Quarterly seminars for the public, new Personal Representatives and Attorneys to explain estate planning, the probate process and the forms
  • Created a client software management system that allows specific estate form creation and better tracking of cases
  • Began a process of back file conversion of probate records to allow public research and viewing online
  • Provides out-of-office power point presentations for Estate planning and Estate administration for churches, neighborhood groups and civic organizations
  • Made outreach in communicating with the public, mental health professionals and attorneys a reality through speaking engagements and ongoing meetings
  • Provides training and education to the public and the professional providers for better treatment and interaction for our elderly population
  • Started the Richland County Adult Mental Health Court in 2003 and the Juvenile Mental Health Court in 2014 to provide diversion from incarceration to rehabilitation of our mentally ill, which allows for better use of county resources
  • Provides annual training to law enforcement on how to better deal with our mentally ill population
  • Made technology, training and service to the public a priority for employees
  • Created Internet Access to search for Estates online
  • Created Internet Access for Attorneys, CPAs, title searchers and parties interested in estates to estate documents for searching, saving and printing
  • Created Internet Access to search for Marriages online
  • Provides a Probate Newsletter to communicate updates about the staff and procedures that is emailed to attorneys and provided to the public
  • Implemented Probate Court Mediation to allow for negotiation and resolution of family issues without the necessity of litigation and a trial
  • Created pamphlets and brochures to explain our office and the steps of the probate process
  • Implemented the use of consent agreements and orders to alleviate the need for a hearing in non-contested matters
  • Improved the marriage license process by implementing technology that allows identification cards to be swiped and the data captured without the need for input which reduces the wait
  • Implemented an online access to estate documents for viewing, saving and printing
  • Implemented a new recording system for hearings and trials



 
    
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