Michael G. Williamson, Chief Judge
Lee Ann Bennett, Clerk of Court
Number of Judges: 10
Number of Employees: 103 Chambers and Clerk’s Office Staff
NCBC Local Representative(s): Susan Miguenes, NCBC Local Representative; Gull Weaver, NCBC Circuit Representative
Local Innovation: AQUA (Assisted Quality Assurance) resides on the CM/ECF server and integrates distribution of docket activity, deadlines, claims and e-orders into one dashboard which case managers use to complete almost all of their work. It allows for various Court selected methods of distribution. Since AQUA interacts with the Court’s leave submission program, leave is automatically factored into distribution and supervisors may also reassign work as needed. It also provides an enhanced docket report function which includes the ability to report an error on a previously QC’d (quality control review) item and additional text to show when an item was sent for scheduling. AQUA has provided the Middle District of Florida an invaluable tool that provides the Court with more evenly distributed work, flexibility in distribution and many efficiencies.