Learn from experts how to access millions of Lee County’s court records, including divorce, traffic tickets, civil lawsuits, and criminal cases.
Lee County Clerk of Court Linda Doggett is hosting a free webinar to teach you how to search and view court records from the convenience of your home computer. The public webinar will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.
“As your Clerk, I am responsible for safeguarding every court document filed in Lee County,” Doggett said.
“During this webinar, you will learn which records you can view online and how to request any documents that require redaction.”
The presenters will share how to navigate the Court Records Inquiry program and its customized views for the public and attorneys. You will also learn how to purchase e-certified court records, view the court calendar, and submit a public records request.
To register for the webinar, visit www.leeclerk.org/investigations101. The webinar, titled Investigations 101: How to Search & E-Certify Court Records, is part of the Clerk’s new monthly webinar series, which teaches citizens about the resources available to help file cases and navigate the court system.
Attorneys who attend the webinar will qualify for one general CLE credit and one technology CLE credit.
While the Clerk’s staff can answer procedural questions, the office is prohibited from offering legal advice. If customers who are not represented by an attorney have legal questions, they can visit www.leeclerk.org/appointment to schedule a free appointment with Legal Aid at the Justice Center in Fort Myers.
For more information about the Clerk’s office, visit www.leeclerk.org or call 239-533-5000.
The School District of Lee County has immediate openings for bus drivers for the new school year.
Applicants should have five years of driving experience and a satisfactory driving record. The requirement for a GED or diploma has been waived until the end of February 2022.
In addition to an hourly rate starting at $14.69, drivers will receive a training stipend after driving for 45 days.
Cristian Edwin Dilan, 23, of Cape Coral, was found guilty as charged for the murder of a woman in Bonita Springs.
The jury returned the guilty verdict following a five-day trial in Lee County. Dilan was found guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Robbery, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Burglary, and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
On October 29, 2017, a woman was found dead inside a Bonita Springs home that was on fire. The 34-year-old victim was found by firefighters, under a mattress, with numerous stab wounds.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded and began an investigation that led to the arrest of Dilan and a co-defendant, Raymond Gomez, who is awaiting trial.
Sentencing for Dilan is scheduled for August 23rd.
Charter schools in Cape Coral are in need of renovations, upkeep, and the money to pay for it all.
Replacement buses and carpeting, new playgrounds, and new technology are all among what the City of Cape Coral Charter School Authority says it needs but doesn’t have the money to buy.
Superintendent Jacquelin Collins of Oasis Charter Schools in Cape Coral said much of the money pit is the schools’ annual $3.2 million lease on its buildings.
The city is asking the Lee County school board for a cut of the district’s half-cent sales tax revenue, used to support maintenance, safety and security, technology, and construction of Lee County schools.
As of March, Lee County schools have collected more than $163 million in sales tax benefits,
The Cape Coral Police Department is proud to announce it is once again partnering with the 3H Exchange.
The 3H Exchange (High Schools Helping the Homeless) is a program committed to providing goods to students in need throughout the Lee County School District.
Starting Monday, July 19th and running through Monday, August 2nd, 2021, the Cape Coral Police Department will have a donation bin in the lobby of the Cape Coral Police Department headquarters (1100 Cultural Park Boulevard) where people can drop off donations for the 3H Exchange. This donation drive is for school supplies as we head back into the school year starting August 10th, 2021.
These donations are all kept local and handed out through the help of social workers and counselors for the students in the Lee County School District. By donating in this bin, you are making a difference in the lives of Lee County children and helping better your own community.
The 3H Exchange is asking for donations of the following:
- pencils, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters
- folders, lined paper, notebooks, 3-ring binders
- glue, pencil pouches, backpacks, etc.