Broward County: Administrative Order Establishing Procedures for e-Filing and Court Records; Order Number 2013-26-Gen
On May 31, 2013 an administrative order was entered in Broward County addressing certain e-filing issues.
Page 4 of the order states:
(4) The Clerk of Courts shall accept paper pleadings and documents from an attorney when the attorney:
a. has a deadline for the filing of a document and the e-Filing Authority Portal is not operational to accept filings or does not validate the case type subject to the deadline; or
b. has an emergency matter that requires immediate judicial review that cannot wait for acceptance by the Clerk of Courts after filing with the e-Filing Authority Portal.
It is also interesting to note that there is a footnote on page 4 which says, in part, “The Clerk of COurts on May 28, 2013 indicated that is approximately a ten (10) business day delay from the filing of a document with the e-Filing Authority and acceptance by his office”
You can read the order in full by clicking HERE. If you do find yourself needing to file a paper document, you may want to take a copy of this order along just in case.
Thank you to Belinda Martinez for alerting us to this information.