Florida Bar to issue FRP Identification Cards starting October 2016

FRP CORNER By Shannon Fleming The Florida Registered Paralegal program proudly announces the issuance of FRP ID cards.  This card will be issued annually upon renewal of your FRP designation. The card will be issued in October and effective for one year, as long as you continue to meet the requirements of Chapter 20. For those who were registered prior […]

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Notice from Broward Clerk re: Electronic Scheduling System

TO ALL USERS OF ONLINE ELECTRONIC SCHEDULING SYSTEM FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Please be advised, effective April 4, 2016, certain functions of the court’s electronic scheduling system will change. Most will be internal and not seen by the user. However, the scheduling of orders and submission of agreed orders will change. In the past, after a trial order was […]

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The top 7 takeaways from the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments

The ABA has published an article summarizing the key changes in the upcoming 2015 Federal Rules Amendments .. You can read the full article HERE. Can rule changes streamline litigation to make discovery proportional to the case, improve case management, cut down foot-dragging in response to document requests, eliminate “over-preservation” of records and expedite deadlines?  Effective December 1, 2015, amendments […]

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Palm Beach: Temporary Extension for Annual Guardianship Plans: Administrative Order 6.307-8/15

From Palm Beach Clerk: On July 1, 2015, amendments to chapter 744.367, of the Florida Statutes became law, revising when a guardian must file an annual guardianship plan. This change has made a significant number of guardianship plans delinquent as of July 1, 2015. In order to assist guardians in complying with this new requirement, the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit issued […]

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Palm Beach, Pasco & Pinellas Counties offer Free Property Fraud Alert Service

Property Fraud Alert, is a free service that helps people protect their property from fraud by monitoring documents such as deeds and mortgages recorded within the county. Sign up, today! Protect Yourself with Property Fraud Alert – for FREE! Register to receive free alerts when a document such as a deed or mortgage is recorded with our office using your […]

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Broward Clerk Hours – Public Notice – New Office Hours

As a result of the Clerks of the Court not being adequately funded, some Clerks have already had to make difficult decisions as it pertains to the operations of their offices, forcing them to implement furloughs, reduced hours of operations and employee layoffs to accommodate the budget cut. New hours for Court related counter services will be: Monday – Friday, […]

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Attention Florida Registered Paralegals: 2015 FRP Fee Reminder / Update your Contact Info

Important Notice from the Florida Bar for Florida Registered Paralegals: It’s that time of year again. Annual renewal fee statements will be mailed at the end of May or the beginning of June to your address of record.  It is your obligation to keep your address up to date. Please make sure you keep your record address updated with any changes […]

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5th DCA New Administrative Order Regarding Continuances of Oral Argument SD15-01

Please be advised of newly adopted Administrative Order 5D15-01 and the Continuance Policy attached thereto.  These documents are available for viewing on this Court’s website:  www.5DCA.org or click here to view the Order: Administrative Order 5D15-01   Effective immediately, all requests to reschedule oral argument are REQUIRED to comply with the new policy.  Requests to reschedule oral argument that do not […]

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Effective 1/1/15 Florida Supreme Court mandates space for recording, date and time stamps on documents

The following information comes from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office: The Florida Supreme Court has mandated that starting January 1, 2015, all documents filed with the court must have: one-inch margins on all sides a blank 3-inch by 3-inch space on the top right of the first page a blank 1-inch by 3-inch space on the top […]

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