FAQ: How does Broward County handle Summons with eFiling?

How do I submit documents to be issued in Broward County? Summons, writs, subpoenas and other documents that are issued by the clerk should be eFiled. Choose the appropriate document type from  the dropdown list.  All document types to be issued will be preceded by an “e”, such as “eSummons” or “eWrit”.  Appropriate issuance fees  will be automatically calculated.  The […]

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Florida Supreme Court Rule Amendment 1.442 : Extra Days for “Mailing” Does Not Apply to Proposals for Settlement

On April 11, the Florida Supreme Court amended Rule 1.442 governing Proposals for Settlement.  In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442 No. sc13-224, (Fla. April 11, 2013). (f) Acceptance and Rejection. (1) A proposal shall be deemed rejected unless accepted by delivery of a written notice of acceptance within 30 days after service of the proposal. The provisions […]

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eFiling Update: Pinellas County Requires Exhibits & Attachments to be Filed Separately (like Federal Court)

I recently received a notice from somone that Pinellas county was rejecting pleadings that had attachments or exhibits attached to them because they have an administrative order which requires them to be filed separately. I reached out to the Technology Clerk for Pinellas County, and got the following response by e-mail: You should e-file each attachment as a separate document by […]

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E-Mail from Chief Judge Peter M. Weinstein Broward County re eFiling

Email from Chief Judge, Peter M. Weinstein, 17th Judicial Circuit. On April 1, 2013 mandatory efiling in the probate, civil, and family divisions of Circuit Court and the civil and small claims divisions of County Court become a reality. As of that date, all attorneys will be required to electronically file pleadings in new and existing cases through the efiling […]

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Rule 2.516 Service by E-Mail / E-Service – New Amendments from Supreme Court

On April 4, 2013 the Supreme Court adopted some amendments to Rule 2.516, commonly called service by e-mail or e-service. Included in the changes: Parties can stipulate to methods of service other than e-mail Attorneys do not need to file a separate document to designate e-mail address. Service by e-mail is complete on the date it is sent. If a document […]

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E-Filing FAQ – After eFiling, do I need to send follow-up copy to Broward County Clerks Office?

On the Portal and in the confirmation emails, you may see this message: Please remember, rule 2.525, Rules of Judicial Administration, requires that any document filed electronically must be followed-up and filed with the Clerk as a paper document, with original signatures, during the first 90 days of eFiling. Some counties have completed the 90-day paper document follow-up period and […]

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E-Filing FAQ – After eFiling, do I need to send follow-up copy to Miami-Dade County Clerks Office?

On the Portal and in the confirmation emails, you may see this message: Please remember, rule 2.525, Rules of Judicial Administration, requires that any document filed electronically must be followed-up and filed with the Clerk as a paper document, with original signatures, during the first 90 days of eFiling. Some counties have completed the 90-day paper document follow-up period and […]

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Article: How do those appearing in Florida pro hac vice e-file?

This article is from the April 1, 2013 Florida Bar News. You can see the article on the Florida Bar’s website by clicking here. It is printed in full for your convenience below: Attorneys who are appearing in a Florida state court pro hac vice also need a number to access the portal.   “The Florida Bar is assigning numbers after […]

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A03D13-01 Administrative Order re: Agreed Extensions of Time – Florida 3rd DCA

PLEASE NOTE: This order was amended on June 30, 2015, you can access the amended order here: http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Clerk/AO3D13-01-Amended.pdf Effective March 14, parties to appeals in the Third District may stipulate to certain extensions of time for the filing of briefs without the need for a motion and order.  See A03D13-01 attached; the order is also available on the Third District’s […]

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FREE Official Florida E-Filing Portal Educational and How To Videos and Documentation

E-Portal E-Filer Manual – Updated February 2013 E-Portal Document Submission Standards E-Portal Law Firm Administrator Documentation – Updated March 2013 Florida Courts E-Filing Promo Video Benefits of Electronic Case Filing Video Frequently Asked Questions Educational Videos: Welcome to the Florida Courts e-filing ePortal e-Portal e-Filer Documentation e-Portal e-Filer Registration e-Portal e-Filer My Profile e-Filing to a New Case e-Filing to an […]

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Newsletter Update and ALERT for users getting “Daily Digest” E-Mails

Hi everyone, so, the email newsletter transformation has been completed. I’m really excited with this upgrade and I hope you are as well.  Everyone should have received the new newsletter starting today (Tuesday) at around 9:00 am.  PLEASE let me know what you think about the change or if you have any suggestions. Almost everyone who is a subscriber has […]

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