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

(Updated 10/9/2018) 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 […]

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Fourth District Court of Appeal Administrative Order 2018-1: Agreed Extensions of Time

The Fourth District Court of Appeal advises all attorneys and parties that Administrative Order No. 2018-1 became effective today, May 1, 2018.  The Administrative Order withdraws Administrative Order No. 2016-1, and provides that an agreed notice of extension of time will be accepted for up to a total of 90 days for an initial or answer brief, and 15 days […]

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Florida 4th DCA Administrative Order 2018-1: Agreed Extensions of Time

The Fourth District Court of Appeal has issued Administrative Order No. 2018-1, which becomes effective May 1, 2018.  The Administrative Order withdraws Administrative Order No. 2016-1, and provides that an agreed notice of extension of time will be accepted for up to a total of 90 days for an initial or answer brief, and 15 days for a reply brief.  This […]

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Palm Beach County: Special Assessments Now Payable Online by Credit Card

Special Assessments Now Payable Online by Credit Card Palm Beach County property owners who have special assessments on their properties can now pay online with a credit card through the Clerk & Comptroller’s website. Special assessments help pay for public improvements in a community such as road paving, water mains and drainage. On the Clerk’s website, customers can also view […]

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Palm Beach County – Change of Procedure When Setting UMC & Special Set

Attached please find Local Rule 4, applicable in the 15th Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County), which was amended on July 18, 2017. Local Rule 4 is now applicable to both county and circuit courts and for UMC and Special Set Hearings. It applies in all divisions of the courts in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County). Before setting a […]

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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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