New E-Mail Rule 2.516 – How Does it Effect Process Servers?

Well, generally speaking, it doesn’t change what process servers are doing for the most part. Things like service of initial pleadings/summons, subpoenas, etc. seem to be excluded from this new rule. The specific wording of Rule 2.516(a), Fla. R. Jud. Admin., reads: (a) Service; When Required. Unless the court otherwise orders, or a statute or supreme court administrative order specifies a […]

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Additional Information Re: E-Mail Rule 2.516 + Sample E-Mail Form

Thank you to Kathy Ambrose for forwarding along this information: The Supreme Court has amended the rules of court to require mandatory service of documents between attorneys (and pro se parties who opt in) by email.  http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2012/sc10-2101.pdf  You do not have to mail hard copies if you have served by email, but you can (but still have to email).  They […]

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New Supreme Court Rules re: Service of Documents (E-Mail Service) Rule 2.516

Effective July 1, 2012 and pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court decision dated June 21, 2012 there are new rules concerning service of documents on another party.  According to the new rule 2.516, all documents required or permitted to be served on another party must  be served by e-mail.  Upon appearing in a proceeding a lawyer must designate a primary e-mail address, and […]

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Florida Bar Article: Amendments to Family Law Forms

The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms on its own motion. The amendments (1) revise language in notices of hearing to comply with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540; (2) remove unnecessary or unauthorized requests for personal information; (3) add language to forms used in proceedings for temporary injunctions to expressly […]

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Paralegals and Legal Assistants Occupational Outlook

This information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants. This is just the summary – there is much more information available on their website located at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support their attorneys. Quick Facts: Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2010 Median Pay […]

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Summation iBlaze Tips: Loading Transcripts

Do you know how to load a transcript into Summation? You have three options: 1. Click on Case Explorer to activate that panel, then click on “File” and “Load Transcript” 2. Right click on “Transcripts” in the Case Explorer, choose “Transcripts Utilities” and then “Load New Transcripts Item into Folder” 3. You can also drag and drop your transcript. Minimize the […]

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