Court Notice: Effective 5/1/2013 re: Orders in Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court

Effective May 1, 2013 the Clerks office of the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court will no longer serve copies of orders to interested parties in a case.  With very few exceptions it will be the responsibility of the Movant, the prevailing party or other party as directed by the Court ( Responsible Party) to serve copies of signed orders […]

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NALA Certifying Board Announces New Specifications for Certified Paralegal ( CP ) Exam

Hi everyone, read on for some important new details about the NALA CP exam, direct from the NALA Newsletter: The NALA Certifying Board has announced new specifications for the Certified Paralegal examination effective with the September 2013 testing window.  These modifications are based on a careful and detailed analysis of the findings of the 2012 Job Task Analysis study conducted […]

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E-Filing Palm Beach County – Issuance of Documents

The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office is developing functionality for the electronic issuance of documents (“eIssuance”). This functionality is expected to be available near the end of April 2013. Until this functionality is enabled, the following documents shall be manually submitted: Summons A.  eIssuance of Summons (late April 2013) – Upon electronic submission and payment of the summons, […]

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FAQ: How does Broward County handle Summons with eFiling?

How do I submit documents to be issued in Broward County? Summons, writs, subpoenas and other documents that are issued by the clerk should be eFiled. Choose the appropriate document type from  the dropdown list.  All document types to be issued will be preceded by an “e”, such as “eSummons” or “eWrit”.  Appropriate issuance fees  will be automatically calculated.  The […]

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Florida Supreme Court Rule Amendment 1.442 : Extra Days for “Mailing” Does Not Apply to Proposals for Settlement

On April 11, the Florida Supreme Court amended Rule 1.442 governing Proposals for Settlement.  In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442 No. sc13-224, (Fla. April 11, 2013). (f) Acceptance and Rejection. (1) A proposal shall be deemed rejected unless accepted by delivery of a written notice of acceptance within 30 days after service of the proposal. The provisions […]

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eFiling Update: Pinellas County Requires Exhibits & Attachments to be Filed Separately (like Federal Court)

I recently received a notice from somone that Pinellas county was rejecting pleadings that had attachments or exhibits attached to them because they have an administrative order which requires them to be filed separately. I reached out to the Technology Clerk for Pinellas County, and got the following response by e-mail: You should e-file each attachment as a separate document by […]

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E-Mail from Chief Judge Peter M. Weinstein Broward County re eFiling

Email from Chief Judge, Peter M. Weinstein, 17th Judicial Circuit. On April 1, 2013 mandatory efiling in the probate, civil, and family divisions of Circuit Court and the civil and small claims divisions of County Court become a reality. As of that date, all attorneys will be required to electronically file pleadings in new and existing cases through the efiling […]

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Rule 2.516 Service by E-Mail / E-Service – New Amendments from Supreme Court

On April 4, 2013 the Supreme Court adopted some amendments to Rule 2.516, commonly called service by e-mail or e-service. Included in the changes: Parties can stipulate to methods of service other than e-mail Attorneys do not need to file a separate document to designate e-mail address. Service by e-mail is complete on the date it is sent. If a document […]

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