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Instructions - Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida's Federal Courts


BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

    You need a User ID and Password to access the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida's Federal Courts database.

    If you are a member of The Florida Bar: Your user ID and password are your Florida Bar number and the password that you currently use to log on to The Florida Bar Web site. If you have not registered for online access, please request a password. If you previously registered for online access but forgot your password, you will need to reset your password. For further assistance, please contact Membership Records at 866/854.5050.

    If you are NOT a member of The Florida Bar: Send an email request to obtain an alternate user ID and password. In the email request, please include your full name, address, telephone number, judge type, federal district or circuit, and a 4-digit PIN (the last 4 numbers of your SSN or any 4-digit PIN that you will easily remember). When logging in for the first time, you will use this PIN to register a permanent password. (Note: Your PIN will be valid for 45 days; if you do not log in and register a permanent password within that time, you will need to resubmit your password request using a new PIN #.)


CREATING, EDITING, OR UPDATING A SURVEY:

    Log on to the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida's Federal Courts database using your assigned User ID and Password (see above).

    Select one of the following survey options:


      Option 1: CREATE A NEW SURVEY. Select the appropriate judge type to create a new survey.

      Option 2: EDIT OR UPDATE AN EXISTING SURVEY.


        If you have an existing survey on file, you will see the message “Click Here to edit your survey.” (Note: If you have changed from one type of judge to another, you must create and submit a new survey under Option 1.)

        If you do not have an existing survey on file, you will see the message “No existing survey was found.”

        Note: It takes 2 to 5 business days for a submitted survey to post online and become available for editing and review.


      Option 3: EDIT YOUR SAVED DRAFT.

        If you have a previously saved draft survey on file, you will see the message Click Here to edit your saved draft.”

        If you do not have a previously saved draft survey on file, you will see the message “No saved draft was found.”

        Note: It takes 1 to 2 business days for a draft survey to post online and become available for further editing and review.

SAVING AND SUBMITTING YOUR SURVEY:

    After completing your survey, select one of the following options:
    1. To save your survey in DRAFT form for submission at a later date, click on “SAVE AS DRAFT” at the bottom of the survey form. You will receive confirmation that your draft survey has been successfully submitted and will be posted online within 1 to 2 business days. You may continue to edit and save your survey in draft form until you are ready to submit it for publication.
    2. To publish your completed survey, click “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the survey form. You will receive confirmation that your survey has been successfully submitted and will be posted to the website within 2 to 5 business days. Note: Until your survey posts online, it will not be available for editing or review.
    3. To CANCEL or START OVER without saving your data or changes, click the BACK ARROW in the top left-hand corner of your computer screen. If you inadvertently submit a survey that you do not wish to save or publish, please notify Lani Fraser at 850/561.5622 as soon as possible.
LOGGING OFF AND EXITING DATABASE:

    Once you receive confirmation that your draft or completed survey has been successfully submitted, exit the system and log off by closing your internet browser (click on red “X” at top-right corner of computer screen).

If you have any questions or concerns about the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida's Federal Courts, please contact Lani Fraser at 850/561.5622.


[Revised: 08-09-2010]