Florida: Third District / 3rd DCA eFiling Update, Mandatory as of July 1, 2013 & User Guide
Beginning July 1, 2013, the Third District will require e-filing of all documents at its e-filing site, eDCA. Note that this is not the filing portal that you are using for circuit and county.
Attorneys must register at eDCA to file documents and to receive orders from the court. The court began serving acknowledgement letters, orders, opinions, and mandates through eDCA on June 3, so you should register immediately and authorize the site to deliver those documents to you by e-mail. When you register, you should include your assistant’s email address as a secondary email so he or she receives all your appellate documents as well.
Even though e-filing will not be required until July 1, you can file all documents except briefs and petitions on eDCA now (after registering). Note that before July 1, briefs and petitions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as usual per the old AO3D05-1. On and after July 1, briefs and petitions will be filed using the eDCA system.
Administrative Order 3D 13-02 RE: ELECTRONIC FILING OF NOTICES OF APPEAL BY LOWER TRIBUNAL CLERKS AND PAPERS AND MOTIONS BY COURT REPORTERS
Administrative Order 3D 13-03 RE: E-MAIL SERVICE OF COURT DOCUMENTS AND E-FILING BY REGISTERED USERS OF eDCA
Administrative Order 3D 13-04 RE: ELECTRONIC FILING OF APPELLATE RECORDS
Administrative Order 3D 13-05 RE: ELECTRONIC FILING OF APPENDICES