Rule of Judicial Administration 2.514 re: Computation of Time in All State Court Proceedings

This new rule clarifies that the 5 days additional time for mailing also applies to service by email, but everything else stays pretty much the same. Last months new Rule 2.516 about e-mail service goes into effect on September 1, 2012 but this new Rule 2.514 won’t go into effect October 1, 2012 (unless they modify this). You can read […]

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July 5, 2012 Amendments To The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Re: Electronic Discovery Rule

The Supreme Court has made Amendments To The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Re: Electronic Discovery. You can click on the link to view their order. I’ve listed the additions below, but the order will show you the additions in context, also there is additional information contained within the Committee Notes. Rule 1.200 Pretrial Procedure adds the following: (5) consider the […]

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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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Palm Beach County Free App to Calculate Recording Fees

Do you often record deeds, mortgages, lis pendens or other documents in the Official Record Books of Palm Beach County? Save time with Clerk-Culator, a free recording fee calculator from the Clerk & Comptroller’s office. This easy-to-use app helps calculate the recording fees, doc stamps, and other fees for recording your document. Palm Beach County has released their “Clerk-Culator” app […]

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