Palm Beach County: New civil case maintenance system coming in 2016

Services unavailable January 14-18 during transition

Online access to court cases and documents is one of my highest priorities as Clerk & Comptroller. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I announce we are taking the next step towards making case document images publicly available online for anyone to view.

On January 14 – 18, we will be moving all civil cases to our state-of-the-art case maintenance system, ShowCase. Criminal and traffic cases moved to ShowCase in 2012.

To transition from the current system to ShowCase, our computer systems will temporarily be offline to complete the expansive conversion process. Starting on Thursday, January 14, at 5 p.m., our computers will be unavailable. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 19. See below for details.

As part of the transition to ShowCase, beginning January 19 attorneys will be able to view civil case document images online for cases in which they are the attorney of record. Attorneys must submit a registration form to use this service. Those who have already registered to view criminal and traffic records do not need to register again. My office will also offer in-person training sessions and an online demo to assist in the transition to ShowCase. Please check for details.

This project marks the completion of a multi-year effort to move all of our court records to a web-based case maintenance system. Because of the hundreds of millions of pieces of data that must be converted and verified, it is necessary to have a phased-in approach. Our goal is to have all court records accessible online to the public by mid-2016.

I remain committed to leveraging technology to allow the justice system to be more efficient, effective and robust today and in the future. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at or call my Civil division at (561) 355-2986.

Best regards,

Sharon R. Bock, Esq.
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County

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