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Aug 29 2012

Hurricane Isaac Cause Continued Court Closures

Please be advised that due to Hurricane Isaac, the following court office is closed today:

  • Santa Rosa

As a reminder, due to the Republican National Convention, the following court is also closed today:

  • Hillsborough

As we previously advised, the satellite offices of the Hillsborough court will be open; however, there may be significant delays in the issuance and return of filed documents. Firefly Legal will also be unable to fulfill document retrieval requests until the court reopens.

 

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Aug 28 2012

Continued Court Closures in FL due to TS Isaac

With Tropical Storm Isaac on the verge of becoming a hurricane, the following courts will be closed today:

  • Escambia
  • Santa Rosa
  • Okaloosa
  • Walton
  • Palm Beach

We anticipate delays in process, especially court filing and document retrieval, during this time. Please stay safe during the storm!
-The Firefly Legal Team

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Aug 27 2012

Firefly Legal Offers Same-Day Filing in South Carolina

Firefly Legal is pleased to announce same-day filing in South Carolina for the following counties:

  • Dorchester
  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Colleton
  • Beaufort
  • Jasper
  • Richland
  • Lexington
  • Kershaw
  • Sumter
  • Calhoun
  • Orangburg
  • Lee
  • Darlington
  • Florence
  • Fairfield
  • Newberry
  • Georgetown (Chas. only, Col.-next day)

Files must be available to be picked up from local clients by 12:30PM. All other counties are typically filed the following day.

docs/SC_Samedaymap.pdf

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Aug 27 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Forces FL Courts to Close

Please be advised that due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the following courts are closed today:

  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Hillsborough
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Manatee
  • Broward
  • Miami-Dade
  • Palm Beach
  • Charlotte
  • Collier
  • Lee

As a result, you may experience some delays in service.

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Aug 23 2012

Firefly Legal Exhibits at the SCALA Business Partner Showcase

Firefly Legal has been out and about this past week. Our South Carolina regional manager, Joseph Wren, took some time on August 16th to participate and exhibit in SCALA’s Business Partner Showcase and Educational Session.

The Business Partner Showcase and Educational Session is an annual conference that is organized by the South Carolina chapter of the ALA. This year’s feature speakers were Phil Hampton and Bill Ramsey of the “Bill and Phil Show,” who presented an informational session about introducing new technology into the business arena. New technology is proving to be incredibly influential, affecting how we interact with our clients and operate our business on a daily basis. Process servers and court filers alike rely on technology to communicate when their job is done.

As always, it was great to see all of the familiar faces, as well as the new ones at the event. Check out President-elect Heather Niemi and Joseph Wren the event below!

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Aug 22 2012

Firefly Legal News Flash: Update for Polk CO., FL

Please be advised that Polk County Clerk’s Office accepts electronic filings for Probate, Family, Circuit, and County Civil cases. eFiling is mandatory for attorneys filing in the civil, probate, small claims, and family law division of the trial courts. Visit www.polkcountyclerk.net, eFiling Information for more information.

Please check out our Facebook page for regular updates.

Polk CO. Announcement

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Aug 20 2012

Republican National Convention Causes Legal Services Delays

Please be advised that the Republican National Convention will be taking place from 8/27/2012-8/31/2012 in Tampa, FL.

As a result, the main Hillsborough County courthouse will be closed, and Firefly Legal will be unable to fulfill document retrieval requests. Although remote offices will be open, there may be significant delays in the issuance and return of filed documents.

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Aug 17 2012

Legal Services Duval County FL Update

Please be advised Firefly Legal was informed yesterday that Duval County is running approximately three weeks behind in processing docket items per the Duval County Clerk. According to their representative, they are currently docketing items that were filed on 7/26/12.

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Aug 16 2012

Firefly Legal Announces Promotions, New Staff

Things have been changing within Firefly Legal, and we are thrilled share the news. We’ve added new staff to our team and promoted a few outstanding individuals.

We would like to announce that Matt Massa has been promoted to Vice President of Firefly Legal and Joe Belenske has been promoted to Financial Systems and Operations Analyst. Jennifer Dlugolecki now oversees the client services department in addition to her client relations and business development responsibilities.

Many of you are familiar with Matt, Jenn, and Joe, but we would like to share a little bit about their history with the company, how they have grown with us, and what the plans are with the new positions.

Matt Massa started with Firefly Legal in 1997 as a court filer and process server, learning his way through process serving, the court processes, and clients’ offices. As the company grew, Massa was promoted to the director of national operations in 2004 and later that year, where he oversaw the company operations and negotiated several contracts and leases.  As the vice president, Massa will be working closely with and reporting directly to the president.

President Keith McMaster acknowledged Massa’s promotion by noting, “Matt has been an asset to our company since the start, and I’m confident that his experience and abilities will make Firefly even better.”

Also recognized were the accomplishments of Jennifer Dlugolecki, who was promoted to oversee the client services department in addition to her client relations and business development responsibilities. Jenn started with Firefly Legal in 2006, and with experience as a paralegal and knowledge of standard operations, she helped us get a few offices off the ground. Working out of the corporate office, Jenn has been working with clients at a national level. She continues to excel and we are glad to have her take on the additional task of client services.

Joe Belenske began employment with the company in September, 2009.  He has worked in client services and also as a civil process associate.  In February, 2011, Joe was promoted to Client Services Team Lead.  Joe has been a top contributor to Firefly, and he has been recognized many times by clients for his knowledge and his commitment to excellence.  Joe completed his Bachelor’s degree in Finance, with a minor in management information systems, at DePaul University in Chicago in December 2009.

New to our staff is Anne Schlagel, who is our Senior Accountant and Stephanie Irvine, who is our Marketing and Communications Specialist.

Anne Schlegel joined our team in January as the Senior Accountant, and she has an extensive background in Accounting. Anne has a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois, and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Benedictine University. Anne hopes to bring new approaches and ideas to the Finance department.

Stephanie Irvine comes to us with a strong background in writing and is thrilled to get started implementing marketing and communications strategies within the company. She graduated in 2011 from DePaul University with her master’s degree in writing and also holds a BA in English from Governor’s State University. Stephanie is excited to improve visibility in social media outlets, meet clients at conferences, and add to the overall success of Firefly Legal.

Firefly Legal also added both full and part-time staff to the regional offices, with 39 new associates added throughout our 16 offices.

Check out the article in DSNews about our exciting additions:  http://www.dsnews.com/articles/firefly-legal-celebrates-promotions-new-staff-additions-2012-08-15

Help us extend a warm welcome to the new additions and congratulations on the promotions by leaving a comment of congratulations on our Facebook page.

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