The Florida Bar is offering a free on-demand e-filing CLE as part of its Law Office Management Assistance Service/Lawyers Helping Lawyers seminars.
It can be accessed at www.floridabar.org/cle.
The Supreme Court recently amended how e-documents are filed in Florida’s courts. New Rule of Judicial Administration 2.526 took effect January 1 and requires 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 include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and §508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by F.S. §282.603(1).
This presentation covers: 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; and resources for troubleshooting. Supplemental material is included as a PDF download. The video presentation also includes approximately 90 embedded slides.
The one-hour presentation is available to all Bar members at no charge as a 24/7 CLE on-demand seminar.
The program is a production of LOMAS and is sponsored by Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.
It is the 13th seminar in the complimentary Lawyers Helping Lawyers series. As of February 29, more than 33,000 complimentary programs had been downloaded through the Lawyers Helping Lawyers effort. Each of these programs is featured in The Florida Bar CLE 24/7 On-Demand catalog and on the Lawyers Helping Lawyers page of the Bar website.