Article: Clerks say expect delays in civil cases

An article in the May 1, 2012 Florida Bar News discusses budget cuts on court clerks: Officials from the Florida Association of Court Clerks recently met with members of the Supreme Court’s Trial Court Budget Commission and the Office of the State Courts Administrator to discuss the impact of a $30 million budget cut for clerks. The reduction was put […]

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Resource Links

I have been working on a database of resource links. The links so far are in the following categories. This is still a work in progress and I hope to add lots more useful links. I am trying to categorize them into groups so resources are easier to find depending upon need. Please feel free to send me any comments, […]

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Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.720 (Mediation Procedures)

Reminder, on January 1, 2012 some important changes went into effect regarding Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.720 (Mediation Procedures). Specifically: 1. Generally, a party or its representative with full authority to settle must appear. However, governmental entities subject to the sunshine law may appear by a representative “with full authority to negotiate on behalf of the entity and recommend […]

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ATM Reverse Pin for Safety? – FALSE

There has been an email circulating over the past few weeks that claims if you are being robbed and forced to withdraw money from an ATM, that if you enter your PIN backwards it will immediately dispatch the police for you… Not only is this completely untrue, circulating these kind of false “tips” can be dangerous. You want your friends […]

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Need to Request Records from Facebook?

Please follow this link for Facebook’s Information for Law Enforcement Authorities: https://www.facebook.com/safety/groups/law/guidelines/ These operational guidelines are for law enforcement officers seeking records from Facebook. For private party requests, including requests from civil litigants and criminal defendants, visit: https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=1057. Users seeking information on their own accounts can access Facebook’s “Download Your Information” feature from their Account Panel. See https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=18830. Please note, […]

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