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Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure; October 1, 2017

Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; updated July 2, 2018

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure; updated May 10, 2018

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

Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure updated Jan. 2018

Florida Rules of Judicial Administration; updated July 1, 2018

Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure; updated July 19, 2018

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)

CODE AND RULE OF EVIDENCE COMMITTEE
REGULAR-CYCLE 2019 AMENDMENTS

The Code and Rules of Evidence Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s regular cycle report. The full text of the proposals can be found below.

Interested persons have until August 15, 2018, to submit any comments, electronically, to Patricia M. Dodson, incoming Chair of the Code and Rule of Evidence Committee at [email protected], and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at [email protected].

RULE/FORM VOTE EXPLANATION
Amendments in chapter 2014-35, Laws of Florida, to section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes. 24-1-0 Section 2, chapter 2014-35, Laws of Florida, amended section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes, to enable a family court to take judicial notice of certain facts. CREC intends to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court that it adopt chapter 2014-35 as a rule of evidence, to the extent it is procedural.

CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES COMMITTEE
REGULAR-CYCLE 2019 AMENDMENTS

The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s regular cycle report. The full text of the proposals can be found below.

Interested persons have until August 15, 2018, to submit any comments, electronically, to Scott Dimond, incoming Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, at [email protected], and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at [email protected].

Rule/Form Vote Explanation
Rule 1.090

 

21-0-0 In subdivision (b), adds subdivision titles “In General” and “Exceptions” for greater clarity for the reader.

Formats subdivisions (b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(B) in a list in compliance with In re: Guidelines for Rules Submission, AOSC06-14 (Fla. 2006)

In subdivision (b)(2), deletes the language “but it” and adds “the court” for clarity for the reader.

Rule 1.310

 

31-0-0 In the first sentence of subdivision (b)(4), adds “audiovisually” and deletes “by videotape” to update the outdated, technology-specific term in the subdivision.

In subdivision (b)(4)(A), replaces “videotape” and “videotaped” with “audiovisually record” and “audiovisually recorded” to update the outdated, technology-specific term in the subdivision.

In the subdivision title of (b)(4)(B), replaces “Stenographer” with “Court Reporter” to update the outdated, technology-specific term in the subdivision title. In subdivision (b)(4)(B), replaces “videotaped” with “audiovisually recorded” and “recorded stenographically” with “transcribed” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.

In the subdivision title of (b)(4)(D), replaces “Tape” with “Recording” to update the outdated, technology-specific term in the subdivision. In subdivision (b)(4)(D), replaces “videotape” and “videotaping” with “audiovisually recording” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.

In the subdivision title of (b)(4)(E), replaces “Videotaped” with “Audiovisually Recorded” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision title. In subdivision (b)(4)(E), replaces “videotaping” with “audiovisual recording” and “recording” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.

In subdivision (c), replaces “taken stenographically” with “transcribed” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.

Rule 1.350

 

31-0-0 In subdivision (a), replaces “phono-records” with “audio, visual, and audiovisual recordings” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.
Rule 1.380

 

31-0-0 (as to subdivision (b))

 

 

 

 

 

29-1-0 (as to subdivision (e))

Amends subdivision (b), in response to CB Condominiums, Inc v. GRS South Florida, Inc., 165 So. 3d 739 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), allowing the court to find a deponent in contempt if he or she refuses to obey a court order directing the deponent to produce documents. This amendment expands the remedies available under subdivision (b)(1) beyond a deponent’s failing to be sworn or refusing to answer a question by including the scenario faced by the court in CB Condominiums, Inc.

Amends subdivision (e) to track 37(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that was amended in 2015. The amendments to 37(e) and to 1.380(e) give guidance to the court on when and to what extent the court may impose sanctions against a litigant that fails to maintain electronically stored information when that litigant has the duty to maintain such.

Adds a Committee Note to clarify that Rule 1.380(e) is consistent with the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e).

Rule 1.442 34-0-0

 

Amends subdivision (c)(2)(B) by replacing “in” with “on” and “action in” with “claim or claims for” in conformity with Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc. v. Gorka, 26 So.3d 646 (Fla 2010). This case requires that each offeree evaluate his or her respective claim or claims.

Amends subdivision (c)(2)(F) to add that if attorney’s fees are sought in the pleadings, then the proposal must state whether attorney’s fees are part of the legal claim or claims and whether the proposal includes attorney’s fees in conformity with Kuhajda v. Borden Dairy Co. of Alabama, LLC, 202 So. 3d 391 (Fla. 2016).

Adds a Committee Note to provide the case cites for the amendments to subdivisions (c)(2)(B) and (c)(2)(F).

Double underline indicates amendments pending in case SC17-882.

Rule 1.451 31-0-0 In subdivision (b) and (c), replaces “video” with “audiovisual” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.
Rule 1.510 31-0-0 Amends subdivision title (f) to mirror Federal 56(d): “When Facts Are Unavailable to the Nonmovant.”

Double underline indicates amendments pending in case SC17-882.

Rule 1.535

 

26-0-0 Adds a new rule that addresses motions for remittitur and additur.

Subdivision (a) requires the party to serve the motion for remittitur or additur and requires the motion to state the applicable law for the basis of the motion, the amount the movant contends the verdict should be, and the specific evidence which supports the amount stated or a statement of the improper elements of damages.

Subdivision (b) requires that if a motion for remittitur or additur is granted, the order must state the specific grounds for granting the motion.

Subdivision (c) provides that any party that is adversely affected by the order granting remittitur or additur may reject the award and elect a new trial within 15 days of the order granting remittitur or additur.

Adds a Committee Note that provides the case law citations for each subdivision.

Rule 1.540

 

34-0-0 Adds “or order” after decree and a comma after judgment and deletes “or” after judgment in several sentences in subdivision (b) so that the phrase reads “judgment, decree, or order.” These amendments clarify the concerns raised in De La Osa v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 208 So. 3d 259 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016), and permits that relief from final orders and final judgments may be sought under Rule 1.540.
Rule 1.610

 

31-0-0 In subdivision (b), adds a sentence “Unless otherwise specified by the court, the bond shall be posted within 5 days of entry of the order setting the bond.” This sentence was added due to the issue presented in Salas v. Alexander, 159 So.3d 387 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015), regarding the timing of the filing of a notice of appeal from the issuance of a temporary injunction in connection with the issuance or posting of the corresponding bond.
Rule 1.650

 

31-0-0 In subdivision (c)(2)(A), adds “transcribed or” and “audiovisually” and deletes “or stenographically” and “on video tape” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.
Rule 1.730

 

31-0-0 In subdivision (b), adds “transcribed or” and deletes “or stenographically” to update the outdated, technology-specific terms in the subdivision.
Rule 1.830 29-0-0 In subdivision (c), deletes “(11)” to delete the incorrect reference to Florida Statutes. (See Kaplan v. Epstein, 219 So.3d 932 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017).)
Form 1.902

 

31-0-0 Adds a period to the paragraph beginning “YOU ARE COMMANDED” in compliance with In re: Guidelines for Rules Submission, AOSC06-14 (Fla. 2006)

Adds the required (by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540) ADA Notice to the end of the form in English, Spanish, and French.

Form 1.923

 

31-0-0 Deletes extra periods after “TO:” and “Defendant(s)” at the top of the form, in the paragraphs beginning “You are being sued by,” and in the paragraphs following “THE THINGS YOU MUST DO ARE AS FOLLOWS:” This is done in the English, Spanish, and Creole portion of the form.

Adds the required (by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540) ADA Notice to the end of the form. This is done in the English, Spanish, and French portion of the form.

Capitalize the phrase “You are Commanded” that follows the ADA notice.

Form 1.984

 

21-0-0 Adds to paragraph six the level of education of the juror.

Renumbers subdivisions to accommodate the additions to paragraph six.

Form 1.952

 

 

34-0-0

 

Adds a new form for proposals for settlement.

Subdivision (a) is used when a single plaintiff offers to settle a claim with a single defendant with no claim for punitive damages.

Subdivision (b) is used when a single plaintiff offers to settle a claim with a single defendant with a claim for punitive damages.

Subdivision (c) is used when a single defendant offers to settle a claim with a single plaintiff with a claim for punitive damages

Subdivision (d) is used when a single defendant offers to settle a claim with two defendants, one of whom is vicariously liable and there are no punitive damages.

Subdivision (e) is used when a single plaintiff offers to settle a claim with single defendant and there are no co-defendants remaining and no claim for punitive damages.

Form 1.996(a)

 

30-0-0 In the first paragraph of the form, deletes extra periods after “Plaintiff,” and “Other:” and adds appropriate number of periods after the $ on the right side of the first paragraph in each line.

In the paragraph that begins “3. Sale property,” deletes extras periods throughout the paragraph. Also, deletes “(2013)” as that date is not accurate and not necessary.

In the paragraph that begins “6. Right of Redemption/Right of Possession,” deletes “(2013)” as that date is not accurate and not necessary. Also, adds “subject to the rights of a tenant occupying residential premises pursuant to section 83.561, Florida Statutes” to comply with changes to Florida Statutes Section 83.561(1)(c).

In the paragraph that begins “7. Attorneys’ Fees.,” deletes the underline in the paragraph beginning the “The court finds” and adds ten periods in compliance with In re: Guidelines for Rules Submission, AOSC06-14 (Fla. 2006).

A Committee Note is added to explain the modification to paragraph 6.

Form 1.996(b)

 

30-0-0 In the first paragraph of the form, deletes extra periods after “Plaintiff,” and “Other:” and adds appropriate number of periods after the $ on the right-hand side of the first paragraph in each line in the first paragraph.

In the paragraph that begins “3. Sale property,” deletes extras periods throughout the paragraph. Also, deletes “(2013)” as that date is not accurate and not necessary.

In the paragraph that begins “6. Right of Redemption/Right of Possession,” deletes “(2013)” as that date is not accurate and not necessary. Also, adds “subject to the rights of a tenant occupying residential premises pursuant to section 83.561, Florida Statutes” to comply with changes to Section 83.561(1)(c), Florida Statutes.

In the paragraph that begins “7. Attorneys’ Fees.,” deletes the underlines in the paragraph beginning “The court finds” and adds ten periods in compliance with In re: Guidelines for Rules Submission, AOSC06-14 (Fla. 2006).

In the paragraph that begins “8. Reestablishment of Lost Note,” deletes extra period in the last sentence.

At the bottom of the form above the signature line for the judge, deletes the extra periods around the “(date)”

A Committee Note is added to explain the modification to paragraph 6.

Appendix I—Standard Interrogatories Forms

Form 1- General Personal Injury Negligence—Interrogatories to Plaintiff

 

31-0-0 In paragraph 19, deletes “motion picture, video tape” and adds “audio recording, visual recording, and audiovisual recording” to update outdated, technology-specific term in the subdivision.
Appendix I—Standard Interrogatories Forms

Form 2- General Personal Injury Negligence—Interrogatories to Plaintiff

 

31-0-0 In paragraph 12, deletes “motion picture, video tape” and adds “audio recording, visual recording, and audiovisual recording” to update outdated, technology-specific term in the subdivision.

 


CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES COMMITTEE
OUT-OF-CYCLE AMENDMENT

The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendment to Rule 1.220 anticipated to be filed in an out-of-cycle report. The full text of the proposals can be found below.

Interested persons have until July 15, 2018, to submit any comments, electronically, to Judge Rodolfo Ruiz, Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, at [email protected], and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at [email protected].

Rule 1.220.

 19-5-0

Adds a new subdivision (f) that provides that the court may approve a distribution of residual funds to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations that provide civil legal service to the poor, or to Florida Bar Foundation, or to one or more of such organizations.


FLORIDA PROBATE RULES COMMITTEE
2019 REGULAR-CYCLE AMENDMENTS

The Florida Probate Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed probate rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s regular-cycle report.

Interested persons have until August 1, 2018, to submit any comments, electronically, to the Co-Chairs of the Florida Probate Rules Committee, Theodore Stanley Kypreos and Cristina Papanikos, at [email protected] and [email protected], and to The Florida Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at [email protected].

Rule Vote Explanation
Rule 5.020. 30-0 Subdivision (d) amended to change the deadline for service of a motion for rehearing from 10 to 15 days after the specified event to conform to 2013 amendments to the Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.530. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.040. 27-0 Subdivision (a) reformatted and reorganized for easier reading and corrected syntax. Subdivision (a)(3)(D) amended to provide for service by first-class mail when only in rem or quasi in rem relief is sought under certain circumstances. Subdivision (e) is amended to reflect a changed reference in subdivision (a). Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.240. 27-0 Subdivisions (b)(2)–(b)(5) amended for consistency with section 733.212, Florida Statutes, relating to the contents of a notice of administration. Subdivision (b)(5) amended to replace the term “attorney-in-fact” with “agent” to reflect 2011 enactment of section 709.2102(1), Florida Statutes. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.241. 34-0 Subdivision (e) amended to clarify that a copy of a death certificate suffices. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.275. 34-0 Existing contents of the rule are moved to new subdivision (a). Further amendments, adopt subdivision (b) and revise the committee note to reflect the shift in the burden of proof in sections 90.301–90.304, Florida Statutes, in situations in which the presumption of undue influence applies.
Rule 5.320. 32-0 The rule is amended to conform the oath to statutory changes and to provide a proposed form for the oath of personal representative. The oath is expanded to address the qualifications and continuing duties of the personal representative. Committee notes revised. Statutory references added to the committee notes.
Rule 5.360. 22-0 Subdivisions (a), (a)(2), (a)(2)(A), (a)(2)(D), (b)(1), (b)(2), and (d)(3) amended to replace “attorney-in-fact” with “agent” to be consistent with Chapter 709, Florida Statutes. Committee notes updated accordingly.
Rule 5.407. 21-0 Subdivision (c) is revised to conform to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.425. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.470. 24-0 Subdivision (a) amended to clarify the contents of a petition for ancillary letters. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.490. 27-0 Deletes subdivision (b) to conform to the electronic filing rule. Subdivision (c) is renumbered to (b) and is amended to address the electronic service rules. Subdivisions (c)–(e) are renumbered accordingly. Updates rule references. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.636. 29-0 Amends subdivisions (d) and (e) to eliminate inconsistency with section 744.3025, Florida Statutes. Committee notes revised.
Rule 5.649. 22-0 Subdivisions (b)(1) and (d)(5) amended to replace “attorney-in-fact” with “agent” to be consistent with Chapter 709, Florida Statutes. Committee notes updated to reflect the legislative amendments to Chapter 709, Florida Statutes.
Rule 5.681. 22-0 Extra space deleted from subdivision (e). Committee notes updated to reflect the legislative amendments to Chapter 709, Florida Statutes.
Rule 5.695. 34-0 Subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(2) amended to require guardian’s contact information. Committee notes updated accordingly.
Rule 5.900. 22-0 Committee notes updated to reflect the legislative amendments to Chapter 709, Florida Statutes.

 


SMALL CLAIMS RULES COMMITTEE
2019 REGULAR-CYCLE AMENDMENTS

The Small Claims Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s 2019 regular-cycle report.

Interested persons have until August 1, 2018, to submit any comments, electronically, to Christina M. Magee, Chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee, at [email protected], and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Savage Telfer, at [email protected].

Rule Vote Explanation
Rule 7.020. 19-0 Subdivision (b) amended to use “not represented by an attorney” consistently throughout the rules set.
Rule 7.040. 27-0 Subdivision (a)(2) amended to consolidate references to minute book, docket book, and judgment book into “records” to better reflect the practice across the state. Existing subdivisions (a)(3) and (b) are deleted. Proposed a committee note.
Rule 7.050. (a)(2) 18-0

 

(b) 19-0

 

 

(d) 20-0

Subdivision (a)(2) amended to provide notice that a non-attorney may not represent a business entity in appeal proceedings.

Subdivision (b) amended to specify the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration that require attorneys to include an e-mail address and a Florida Bar number on pleadings.

Title of subdivision (d) amended to replace the reference to “Memorandum on Hearing Date” with “Summons/Notice to Appear for Pretrial Conference” for consistency throughout the rules set. Subdivision (d) amended to replace “memorandum” with “notice” and “hearing” with “pretrial conference” for consistent reference to notice of pretrial conference.

Rule 7.060. 13-0 The title of subdivision (a) is amended to add “/Notice to Appear” after “Summons” for consistency throughout the rules set. In the body of subdivision (a), “/notice to appear” is added after “summons” for consistency. In the same sentence entitled “Notice to Appear” is deleted as it is now duplicative. In the second sentence, “or” is replaced with “/” for consistency.
Rule 7.070. 27-0 Divided the rule into subdivisions to make the rule easier to read. Added “as provided by Florida Statutes,” after “as provided by law” in the first sentence to include all methods to effectuate service of process. Deleted the “s” in Florida Rules of Civil Procedure as only one rule is referenced. In the third sentence, deleted “only” before “may”; added “with a” before “return receipt”; and “that is” before “signed” to make the rule easier to read. Added a colon after “by” and replaced the comma with a semicolon after “defendant” to conform to In re: Guidelines for Rules Submissions, AOSC06-14 (Fla. 2006) (“Guidelines”).
Rule 7.080. 13-0

 

(c) 22-0

 

 

 

 

(f) 19-0

Subdivisions (a) and (b) amended to add “summons/” for consistency throughout the rules set.

Subdivision (c) amended to delete “original” before “pleadings” to indicate the move towards electronic documents. Subdivision (c) further amended to delete the second sentence to indicate the move towards electronic documents.

Amended title of subdivision (f) to replace “Unrepresented Party” with “a Party Who is Not Represented by an Attorney” for consistency throughout the rules set.

Rule 7.090. 13-0 Subdivision (a) amended to add “summons/” before “notice to appear” for consistency throughout the rules set. The title of subdivision (b) is amended in the same way and for the same reason.
Rule 7.100. 18-1 Title amended to replace commas with semicolons to be consistent with other rules in the rules set. Subdivisions (a) and (b) amended to remove passive voice and to add punctuation. Subdivision (c) amended to make it clear with whom the counterclaim or set off should be filed and upon whom it should be served. Subdivision (d) amended to make the language more active and direct.
Rule 7.130. 13-0 Subdivision (a) is amended to replace “but the court may require that it be reduced to writing” with “unless the court requires that it be written” to make the rule easier to understand for pro se litigants.
Rule 7.150. 20-0 Changed the timeframe to ask for a jury trial from 5 days to 10 days to conform to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.430(b). Replaced “notice of suit” with “summons/notice to appear” for consistency throughout the rules set.
Rule 7.160. 13-0 Subdivision (b) is amended to clarify that if both parties fail to appear “on the initial appearance date (pretrial conference)” the judge may continue or dismiss the action.
Rule 7.175095. 20-0 Renumbered Rule 7.175 as 7.095 to place the rule after 7.090 (Appearance; Defensive Pleadings: Trial Date) to bring more attention to the deadlines for filing pleadings for costs and attorneys’ fees. Rule title amended to “Costs and Attorneys’ Fees” as a motion is not required if the costs or attorneys’ fees were sought in the statement of claim.
Rule 7.180. 22-0 Subdivision (a) amended to change the timeframe for filing a motion for new trial to correspond to the timeframe in the Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.530.
Rule 7.190. 22-0 Subdivision (b) amended to make subdivisions (b)(1)–(b)(5) separate paragraphs to conform to the Guidelines.
Rule 7.200. 20-0 In first sentence, “praecipe” is replaced with “a formal written demand” to make the rule easier to understand for pro se litigants.  Removed passive voice in the second sentence.
Rules 7.221. 20-0 Subdivision (a) amended to spell out reference to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure to conform to the Guidelines. Subdivision (a) and (b) amended to change the timeframe from 30 days to 45 days to conform with Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.560.
Rule 7.230. 18-1 Rule amended to create subdivision (a) “Review” and subdivision (b) “Party Not Represented by Attorney.” New subdivision (a) contains the existing contents of the rule. New subdivision (b) provides notice to pro se litigants that a non-attorney may not represent a business entity in appellate court.
Form 7.315. 26-0 A new form is proposed for parties not represented by an attorney to designate an e-mail address.
Form 7.316. 26-0 A new form is proposed for a change of address.
Form 7.322. 22-0 Layout of the form is amended to make it easier to understand how to fill it out. Form is further amended to include an advisement regarding accommodations pursuant to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540.
Form 7.323. 22-0 Layout of the form amended to make it easier to understand how to fill it out. Additional amendments notify the parties that if they want a court reporter, they are responsible for hiring one at their own expense. Also amended to include an advisement regarding accommodations pursuant to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540.
Form 7.330. 20-0 Form amended to add lines after “plaintiff” and “defendant” to allow the names to be inserted. Replaced “says” with “alleges” for consistency throughout the rules set.
Form 7.331. 20-0 Replaced “A.B.” and “C.D.” with lines to allow the plaintiff’s and defendant’s names to be inserted into the form.
Form 7.332. 20-0 Replaced “A.B.” and “C.D.” with lines to allow the plaintiff’s and defendant’s names to be inserted into the form.
Form 7.333. 20-0 Replaced “A.B.” and “C.D.” with lines to allow the plaintiff’s and defendant’s names to be inserted into the form.
Form 7.334. 18-1 Replaced “A.B.” and “C.D.” with lines to allow the plaintiff’s and defendant’s names to be inserted into the form. In number 1, replaced “sum of $ ___ (insert jurisdictional amount of court)” with a reference to Florida Small Claims Rule 7.010(b) regarding the jurisdictional amount of the court to avoid confusion on the part of pro se litigants. Deleted number 5 as it is not required in all cases.
Form 7.335. 20-0 Amended to avoid confusion with Florida Small Claims Rule 7.310 (Caption) by removing the existing caption and beginning the form with “(Caption)” to indicate that the caption should be inserted. Replaced “says” with “alleges” for consistency throughout the rules set.
Form 7.337. 18-1 Created a new form entitled “Statement of Claim (Account Stated)” that parallels Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.933. Committee note references Farley v. Chase Bank, 37 So. 3d 936 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010).
Form 7.342. 20-0 Amended the form to include a reference to Florida Small Claims Rule 7.343 (Fact Information Sheet) for greater clarity for pro se litigants. Amended number 2 to capitalize Fact Information Sheet for consistency throughout the rule.
Form 7.343. 20-0 Amended subdivision (a) to correctly refer to “Driver License Number.” Further amended to require the issuing state of the driver license. Added “(VIN”) to paragraph on motor vehicles. Amended subdivision (b) to correctly refer to “limited liability company.” Replaced “Vehicle I.D. Nos. #” with “Vehicle ID (VIN)” for consistency between the subdivisions. Replaced “camper” with “mobile home/RV.”
Form 7.345. 26-0 Amended the first sentence to require the total of the indebted sum, interest, and attorneys’ fees. Provided a signature line for the defense counsel and require a telephone number. Replaced “cause” with “case” in the stipulation portion of the form both in the title and the paragraph. Amended the jurisdictional portion of the order to add “including to enter a final judgment” to make it clear that the court does have the authority to enter a final judgment. Added the requirement that any attorney for the defendant should be served a copy of the order.
Form 7.351. 22-0 Adopted a new format for a defendant’s motion.
Form 7.352. 22-0 Adopted a new format for a defendant’s motion to continue.
Form 7.353. 22-0 Adopted a new format for a defendant’s motion to invoke the rules of civil procedure.

APPELLATE COURT RULES COMMITTEE
OUT-OF-CYCLE REPORT
PUBLICATION NOTICE

The Appellate Court Rules Committee publishes notice of its proposed amendments for an out-of-cycle report. Interested persons have until September 1, 2018, to submit any comments. Comments should be e-mailed to the Chair of the Committee, Courtney Rebecca Brewer, at [email protected] and Bar liaison, Heather Savage Telfer, at [email protected].

Rule Vote Explanation
9.130 34-5 Creates new subdivision (a)(3)(C)(xii) to establish a new type of appealable non-final order for permanent guardianships established for dependent children pursuant to section 39.6221, Florida Statutes.
9.200 36-0 Amends subdivisions (d)(1)(C), creates new subdivision (d)(3), and renumbers existing subdivisions (d)(3)–(d)(4) as (d)(4)–(d)(5) respectively. The amendments create an easier way for counsel or a pro se party to request an unredacted version, to the extent permitted by the security matrix, of the record on appeal and trial transcript.

Guidelines for Rules Submissions

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Rules of Court Procedure Opinions

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Florida Standard Jury Instructions

Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases 1970