Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
Our Mission Statement
- Protect and declare the rights and responsibilities of the people;
- Uphold and interpret the law;
- Provide a forum for the just and peaceful resolution of legal and factual disputes;
- Provide meaningful, proactive solutions to chronic social, human and legal problems of those who come before the court in cases and disputes that lend themselves to such approaches.
The staff of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) provides invaluable service to taxpayers in Pasco and Pinellas counties by managing the business aspects of the trial courts, such as handling personnel, budget, purchasing, and other administrative matters. This allows the judges of the Sixth Judicial Circuit to focus on their constitutional duties in the cases that come before them.
AOC’s non-judicial, administrative duties ensure that facilities are available and ready, that human and informational resources are in place, and that proper liaison with other government and nongovernment agencies has been effected. These duties require expertise in a wide range of areas, such as budgeting, finance, interpreters (sign and spoken languages), technology, cost containment/purchasing, judicial facilities management and planning, court reporting services and human resources. The AOC also is responsible for various court services and programs that serve the needs of those who come into our courts.
Reporting to the Chief Judge, the Trial Courts Administrator makes executive decisions necessary to develop and operate the courts. As Trial Courts Administrator, it is my responsibility to assign and supervise case managers, court reporters, clerical assistants, magistrates, hearing officers, mediators, interpreters, and various other professionals who serve the judges and taxpayers. The AOC staff is committed to implementing the circuit's policies and directions of the Chief Judge in a professional and efficient manner.
We also strive for an effective communication system that delivers information about these decisions and policies to judges, other constitutional officers, court staff, the media . . . and you, a user of this website.
And we invite you to tell us how we’re doing. Because it is important that we be good stewards of the limited tax dollars that are available to the third branch of government, we invite your comments. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, although we cannot respond to questions or comments that involve a judicial decision in a pending case.
Gay Lynne Inskeep
Trial Courts Administrator
Sixth Judicial Circuit
Gay Inskeep has been Trial Courts Administrator in the Sixth Judicial Circuit since Jan. 1, 2004. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (1984) and Stetson University College of Law (1987). She is a former military brat who has lived in Pinellas County for more than 30 years.