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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Office of the Secretary
Office of Legal Services

Risk Management and Litigation Unit

The Risk Management/Litigation unit serves as the departmentís legal liaison with the Bureau of Risk Management, Department of Financial Services, and as agency legal contact with regard to department related litigation assigned to private counsel or the Office of the Attorney General. As such, the unit reviews substantive legal pleadings, provides direction regarding legal strategy, assesses the merits of cases and pre-suit notices from the departmentís perspective for risk management and dispute resolution purposes, assists with discovery matters, and serves as agency representative in mediations. The unit also files subrogation claims under chapter 768, Florida Statutes, on behalf of the department, oversees the handling of continuing writs of garnishment actions, and provides direction and advice to department staff concerning service of process, subpoenas and other litigation-related documents.

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