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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) present
New Rule 2.526:  Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida Courts

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Audio CD with CD-ROM material
DVD with CD-ROM material included with 1 hour General credit

Course No. 1468R


The rapid introduction of new technology not only has increased efficiency in the courts, law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, and government agency law offices, it has also reduced costs. Over time, the Florida Supreme Court has amended how e-documents are filed in Florida’s courts. 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, be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities. These requirements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by Section 282.603(1), Florida Statutes (2010). This course will cover: What is an accessible document?; Electronic filing of court documents and digital accessibility of e-filed court documents; Summary explanation of Rule 2.525(g) and Rule 2.526; Necessary software; How to prepare and convert your document; Resources for troubleshooting; Supplemental material is included as a PDF download. Note: The information presented in this seminar, especially about the procedures and current standards for electronically transmitting digitally accessible documents to Florida courts, is current as of January, 2012. In the ensuing months when more information becomes available about transmitting accessible documents with Florida’s courts, The Florida Bar will make that information available.



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


Presented by: The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS). www.floridabar.org/lomas

The rapid introduction of new technology not only has increased efficiency in the courts, law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, and government agency law offices, it has also reduced costs. Over time, the Florida Supreme Court has amended how e-documents are filed in Florida’s courts.
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, be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities. These requirements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by Section 282.603(1), Florida Statutes (2010).

This course will cover:

¨ What is an accessible document?
¨ Electronic filing of court documents and digital accessibility of e-filed court documents
¨ Summary explanation of Rule 2.525(g) and Rule 2.526
¨ Necessary software
¨ How to prepare and convert your document
¨ Resources for troubleshooting
¨ Supplemental material is included as a PDF download

Note: The information presented in this seminar, especially about the procedures and current standards for electronically transmitting digitally accessible documents to Florida courts, is current as of January, 2012. In the ensuing months when more information becomes available about transmitting accessible documents with Florida’s courts, The Florida Bar will make that information available.

Speaker:

Twyla L. Sketchley is a Florida Bar member and a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law attorney, and has taught Elder Law at Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Sketchley has handled cases in several practice areas, including election law, criminal law, administrative law, real property law, and workers' compensation. Ms. Sketchley is also a member of the State Bar of Montana, the American Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Florida State Guardianship Association, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Her Florida Bar activities include the Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section, LOMAS Advisory Board, Elder Law Section, and the Elder Law Section’s Committee on Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation. Ms. Sketchley has been awarded the Smith-Williams Service Center Foundation's Distinguished Woman Award, and The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Second Judicial Circuit. She serves as President of Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Administrative Chair of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar, and has been named to Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite in Elder Law.

Credit approval period is 2/1/12 to 2/2/15





LOMAS Order Form 070114.pdfLOMAS Order Form 070114.pdf





ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIAL NOTICE:
Every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself. Effective July 1, 2010.

Print the attached PDF brochure for more detailed information.



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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).




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