Belle Glade Sun

A Message from Clerk Bock

Free Do-It-Yourself Workshops help residents navigate the Palm Beach County courts

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, especially when you are representing yourself in court.

At the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office, we offer free Do-It-Yourself Workshops on a variety of topics to help residents understand and maneuver through the legal process in Palm Beach County.

The workshops are given on the first Wednesday of each month at the main courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach and at various branch courthouse locations. They cover a number of important legal subjects, including divorce, small claims, homeowner and condo association laws, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, and child support payments.

A list of upcoming workshops is posted on our website,

For those who are unable to attend in person, videos from previous DIY workshops are available on my office’s YouTube channel,

The workshops are one of the many tools offered by our Self-Service Centers to help guide residents through Palm Beach County courts. The centers provide resources residents need to represent themselves, offering access to computers, legal forms, notary, copy and fax services, a video relay system to assist hearing-impaired customers, and community resource referrals for legal, mediation, counseling, and elder and social services.

Self-Service Centers are located at the main courthouse and all branch courthouse locations and are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Free assistance with the preparation of certain court documents is available by appointment at our Self-Service Centers in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Delray Beach. Clerk employees at these locations serve as navigators, assisting with the completion of court documents and providing procedural information for most family law and county civil actions. To schedule an appointment with a navigator, please call 561-355-7048.

These free tools are a tremendous resource for the public — and one of the many ways my office works to provide world-class service to Palm Beach County residents each day.

Learn more about our Self Service Centers, or register for an upcoming DIY workshop, by visiting

Warm regards,
Sharon R. Bock
Clerk & comptroller, Palm Beach County