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Florida Rules of Procedure

Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure; PDF document opens in new window March 23, 2017

Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; PDF document opens in new window updated February 28, 2017

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure; PDF document opens in new window updated January 1, 2017
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure; PDF document opens in new window updated April 17, 2017

Florida Rules of Judicial Administration; PDF document opens in new window updated April 6, 2017

Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure; PDF document opens in new window updated September 16, 2016

Florida Probate Rules; PDF document opens in new window updated January 1, 2017

Florida Small Claims Rules; PDF document opens in new window updated January 1, 2017


Florida Rules of Traffic Court; PDF document opens in new window updated January 1, 2016

Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts PDF document opens in new window provides guidance and specific technical information about court document filings.


Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Spoken Language Court Interpreters PDF document opens in new window

Florida Rules of Civil Procedure for Involuntary Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators PDF document opens in new window

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Proposed Board Action


Submit Comments on Proposed Parental Leave Rule by May 15

Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to take final action to recommend that the Supreme Court of Florida adopt new Rule of Judicial Administration 2.570 (Parental Leave) at its May 27, 2017, meeting in Key West, Florida. PDF document opens in new window This is governed by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.140. If approved by the board, this amendment must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before it is officially approved and becomes effective. All comments for the board’s consideration must be submitted in writing, no later than May 15, 2017, to Krys Godwin, Director, Legal Publication, at kgodwin@floridabar.org.

Proposed Court Rule Amendments

Civil Procedure Rule Amendments 1.570 1.914 PDF document opens in new window

The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comment on proposed out-of-cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. The full text of the proposals can be found here. PDF document opens in new window

Interested persons have until May 15, 2017 to submit comments electronically to the Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Roger Haughey, II, at rhaughey@sbwlegal.com and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at mdavis@floridabar.org.

RULE/FORM VOTE EXPLANATION
1.570 26-0-0Adds subdivision (e) in light of legislative changes to sections 56.29, 56.0101 and 56.60, Florida Statutes, regarding proceedings supplementary.
The rule amendment reflects the mandatory requirement of serving a notice to appear and that the holder of an unsatisfied judgment or lien is entitled to related discovery.
1.91426-0-0Adds two additional forms.
The original form 1.914 is labeled as 1.914(a).
Form 1.914(b) is a new form that addresses the mandatory requirement of a notice to appear for proceedings supplementary pursuant to section 56.29, Florida Statutes.
Form 1.914(c) is a new form for a response to the notice to appear in proceedings supplementary.


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Guidelines for Rules Submissions

Supreme Court Guidelines for Rules Submissions PDF document opens in new window

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Rules of Court Procedure Opinions

Florida Supreme Court opinions External Link

Florida Standard Jury Instructions External Link

Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases 1970 External Link


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[Revised: 04-21-2017]