Court OKs procedure for portal pro se forms

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A procedure for utilizing a powerful program in the Florida court systems statewide e-filing portal for providing do-it-yourself legal forms for pro se litigants has been approved by the Supreme Court. The court’s action sets the path for getting the forms — sometimes referred to as document assembly packages — online but it will likely…

E-filing company added to Bar member benefit lineup

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A company offering software to help Florida lawyers do electronic filing through the state court system’s online portal has become the latest member of the Bar’s Member Benefits Program. The Board of Governors in September approved adding eFileMadeEasy as a member benefit. According to information provided to the board, the program was designed to work…

The History and Advantages of E-Filing

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As technology becomes more integrated into the daily tasks of lawyers around the world, new and innovative ways to improve the practice of law will continue to emerge. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Jonathon Israel and Christine Bilbrey talk with eFileMadeEasy President Dario Diaz about the history of e-filing, Metadata, and tips…

New Rule 2.526: Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida Courts

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New Rule of Judicial Administration 2.526 took effect January 1, 2012.  New Rule 2.526 requires that any document that is or will become a judicial branch record, and that is electronically transmitted, must be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities.  These requirements…

Clerks centralize access to online records

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‘It will be a standard view for any case in any county’ By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Attorneys, as well as all Floridians, will soon be able to access documents from any court case from any county through a single internet access point under a new program being rolled out by the clerks of courts.…