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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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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