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July 1, 2013
Rules of Judicial Administration Committee three-year cycle amendments

The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee invites comments on proposed three-year cycle amendments to the Rules of Judicial Administration shown below. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. The proposed amendments will be filed with the court by February 1, 2014. Pursuant to Fla.R.Jud.Admin. 2.140(b)(2), interested persons have until August 1, 2013, to submit comments electronically to Judge Jon Morgan, Chair, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, ctjujm2@ocnjcc.org, with a copy to the committee liaison, Jodi Jennings, jjenning@flabar.org.

RULE/FORM VOTE EXPLANATION
2.43021-1Amends subdivision (c)(1)(C) to strike references to misdemeanor actions and criminal traffic violations and clarify that the ordinance violations included in the 5-year retention period are noncriminal. Amends subdivisions (c)(1)(E) and (F) to provide the same retention periods for misdemeanor and felony records.
2.510(a), (b)(7) and Certificate of Service 22-0

(b)(1) 28-0

(b)(3) and Form 23-2

Certificate of Service 23-0
Amends subdivision (a) to allow waiver of the pro hac vice fee for pro bono clients, subject to the good cause requirement, and accordingly amends subdivision (b)(7), concerning contents of the verified motion, and the Certificate of Service, to provide for notice that the movant has requested a judicial waiver of the fee. Amends subdivision (b)(1) to provide that a certificate of good standing does not have to be provided by the attorney from the attorney’s home jurisdiction. Amends subdivision (b)(3) and paragraph 5 of the form to clarify the requirements regarding disclosure of disciplinary matters; paragraphs 6, 7, and 8 are deleted because they become part of paragraph 5, and the paragraphs are renumbered. Amends the Certificate of Service clarify that the $250 pro hac vice fee must be sent by mail.
.51516-7Amends subdivision (a) to provide a corollary in the rules of court to the statement certifying compliance with Rules 2.420 and 2.425 on the e-portal (created by the Florida Courts Technology Commission). The proposed amendment provides that the signature of the attorney constitutes compliance with the provisions of Rules 2.420 and 2.425.

[Revised: 02-22-2014]