Get to Know Lynne Finley

Who are you? Tell us about yourself in 200 words or less

I am a native Texan with more than 25 years experience as corporate counsel, risk manager and HR manager. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications, a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. I am an attorney licensed to practice law in multiple State and Federal jurisdictions. I have had the honor to serve as the Collin County District Clerk for 6 years, during which time I have implemented an online E-Filing System, streamlined the Jury selection process, and implemented a NEMO-Q system that reduced average front counter wait times by over 50%. We are currently working on an online dispute resolution system which we hope to have online within 12 months. 

Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. 

I am a licensed attorney with more than 25 years of experience working in the District Court’s of Collin County

I have the education, training and experience to leverage technology to maximize Citizen access to the documents and information under the care, custody and control of the District Clerk,  while still maintaining industry best practices security measures to protect against unauthorized access to sealed or protected records, such as juvenile or adoption records. 

I have real world, hands-on experience managing the District Clerk’s Office in emergency conditions. During the Covid outbreak, I was able to leverage technology to ensure the uninterrupted ability to provide all of the mission critical services to Collin County Citizens, while protecting the health and safety of the Citizens and County Employees.