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Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure; October 1, 2017

Florida Rules of Civil Procedure updated August 4, 2017

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure; updated January 1, 2017

Historic Rules/Forms 3.988, 3.990, 3.991, and 3.992.

Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure updated August 29, 2017

Florida Rules of Judicial Administration; updated April 6, 2017

Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure; updated August 3, 2017

Florida Probate Rules; updated September 7, 2017

Florida Small Claims Rules; updated January 1, 2017

Florida Rules of Traffic Court; updated January 1, 2016

Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts provides guidance and specific technical information about court document filings.
Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Spoken Language Court Interpreters

Florida Rules of Civil Procedure for Involuntary Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators


Proposed Court Rule Amendments (Submit Comments)

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE RULES COMMITTEE
2018 REGULAR-CYCLE ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS

The Criminal Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s regular-cycle report. Review the full text of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee additional 2018 Amendment proposals here.

Interested persons should file comments with the Florida Supreme Court, after the report has been filed. The regular-cycle report will be filed no later than February 1, 2018. Any comments should also be submitted, electronically, to the Honorable Jon Morgan, Chair of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, at [email protected], and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at [email protected].

Rule /Form Vote Explanation
Rule 3.111. 25-2 New subdivisions (f)(1)–(f)(3) create a procedure for defendants who are certified indigent for costs to file a motion for costs, unless the defendant is represented by the office of the public defender, conflict counsel, or capital collateral counsel.
Additional amendments, indicated with double underline and double strikethrough, make it clear that the hearing on defense related costs only applies to motions filed under Rule 3.111(f)(2).
Editorial amendments to subdivision (c)(2) to conform to In re: Guidelines for Rules Submissions, AOSC06-14 (Fla. 2006) (“Guidelines”).
Rule 3.986. 29-2 Subdivision (c) is amended to replace the list of charges/costs/fees with directions to insert a list of mandatory fines, discretionary fines, and restitution, if any. Subdivision (d) is amended to replace the list of special provisions with instructions to include all findings, sentencing enhancements, and mandatory minimum provisions, as authorized by law and pronounced at sentencing. Subdivision (e) is amended to separate general conditions and special conditions with directions to list the general/special conditions of probation. Subdivisions (e)(1)–(e)(13) and the list of special conditions are deleted. Added to the third to last paragraph is a sentence that states “[t]he court may rescind or modify at any time the terms and conditions imposed by it upon the probationer.” In the second to last paragraph, the sentence in parentheses is deleted. Parallel amendments are made to subdivision (f). Subdivision (g) is amended to replaces the list of possible types of restitution with instructions to “[i]nclude all restitution and findings, as authorized by law and pronounced at sentencing.”
Additional amendments to subdivision (f) include replacing “probation/probationer” with “community control/community controlee” and to correcting a statutory reference.

 


Rules of Judicial Administration Committee Out-of-Cycle Report

The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee invites comments on the Publication Notice Rule 2450 proposed amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee and Media Law Section joint out-of-cycle report regarding electronic devices for audio and video coverage of judicial proceedings.
Interested persons have until September 15, 2017, to submit any comments, electronically, to Judson Cohen, Chair of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, at [email protected] and to the Bar staff liaison Krys Godwin, at [email protected].


Amendments to Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases

The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions—Contracts and Business publishes these new or amended Standard Jury Instructions—Contracts and Business. The Committee proposes amending or creating the following: Introductory Guide; Form 416.2, Model Form of Verdict for Third-Party Beneficiary of Contract Claim; Form 416.3, Model Form of Verdict for Formation of Contract; Form 416.5, Model Form of Verdict for Oral or Written Contract Terms; Form 416.7, Model Form of Verdict for Contract Implied in Law; Form 416.8, Model Form of Verdict for Formation of Contract — Offer; Form 416.10, Model Form of Verdict For Contract Formation — Acceptance; Form 416.11, Model Forma of Verdict for Contract Formation — Acceptance by Silence or Conduct; Form 416.33, Model Form of Verdict for Affirmative Defense — Equitable Estoppel; and Form 416.36, Model Form of Verdict for Affirmative Defense — Ratification.

Interested parties have until October 2, 2017, to submit comments electronically or by mail to the Contract and Business Committee at [email protected], or to the chair of the Contract and Business Committee, Manuel Farach, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, 1 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1834, [email protected], and a copy to The Florida Bar liaison for the committee, Krys Godwin, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-6523, [email protected].


Guidelines for Rules Submissions

Supreme Court Guidelines for Rules Submissions


Rules of Court Procedure Opinions

Florida Supreme Court opinions

Florida Standard Jury Instructions

Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases 1970