E-Filing Resources for Florida Lawyers
Request e-Filing Support for Attorneys & Paralegals
by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling 850-577-4609.
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Manuals, Standards and Documentation
Register for e-filing training sessions
In March and April, the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers are hosting several free WebEx training sessions for attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants designed to provide the latest information on the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal.
This training will cover the latest software release for the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal. This includes updates on the following: Quick File, enhanced E-service functionality, search for your Document Type, additional Confidentiality selection.
Learn about the E-Filing Portal updates being implemented March 29, 2014, and earn new CLE Credits by attending one of the WebEx sessions noted below.
To participate in any of the scheduled WebEx trainings, please click on the linked dates below and complete the registration. You will be able to enter the meeting 15 minutes before the start time. To connect, press the “Join” button or click the link in your registration confirmation e-mail. After connecting online, please click on the info tab and call the provided toll-free number, enter the Access code # and finally enter the Attendee ID #.
Trial Court Filing WebEx
This session is appropriate for filers who file to the trial courts and will file to the appellate courts, but have not filed in the appellate courts prior to March 28, 2014. Click on the link for the preferred session and complete the registration.
Appellate Court Filing WebEx
This session is appropriate for filers who have filed through the portal to the 2nd DCA or the Florida Supreme Court. Please click on the link for the preferred session and complete the registration.
- E-Filing / Service by E-Mail Exceptions. Execptions to either service by e-mail or e-filing must be made by a motion to the court in the specific legal matter which the exception is being requested. See Rules of Judicial Administration 2.525(d)(3) and 2.516(b). Rules of Judicial Administration.
- The requirement to change E-Filing Portal passwords every 90 days has been removed. There is now no deadline. Passwords are valid until changed by the registrant.
- E-filing Portal Website On this site, learn more about the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal governance, read frequently asked questions (FAQs), view training videos and manuals, sign in to the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal.
- Please recall, a law firm administrator is not required to be an attorney; however, only attorneys are authorized to file through the portal. If you find that your access has been recently limited and you need to file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (850)577-4609.
- E-Filing Portal Website
(Sign in, register, and request password.)
Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board of Directors The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board was created pursuant to legislative directive to provide oversight to the development, implementation and operation of a statewide portal designed to process the filing of court documents. Click on the E-Filing Authority tab to see more information in the drop-down menu.
Florida State Courts E-Filing Information web page
This site on the Florida State Courts technology website provides updated information and status of e-filing in Florida.
E-Filing for the Florida Supreme Court
Manuals, Standards and Documentation
- E-Portal Document Submission Standards
E-Portal Law Firm Administrator Documentation
E-Portal E-Filer Manual
E-Filing by Pro Hac Vice Attorneys In Florida State Courts
Digital Accessibility of e-filed Court Documents. Federal regulators require that electronic information are created complying with the Americans Digital Accessibility Act of 1998 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Federal regulations and guidelines may change over time, as does the technology involved in making electronic documents comply. Attorneys may need to conduct further research to ensure compliance with the law. Visit the Bar's Accessibility for Electronic information web page for information, links and guidance on this important topic.
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- Two free CLE courses on discovery: Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New Issues and 2012 State of Electronic Discovery in the Federal Courts.
Service by E-Mail and E-Filing
The Florida Bar is providing this educational PDF document of a PowerPoint presentation on the mandatory e-mail service requirements.
New Rule 2.526: Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida
This free CLE course 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; Resources for troubleshooting.
What RPPTL Lawyers Need to Know about E-Filing and E-Service
Presenters Rohan Kelley, current chair of the Electronic Filing Committee and Laird Lile who serves on the Rules Committee, the Disciplinary Review Committee and is a current Board of Governors member discuss E-filing and E-Service.
How to Videos (YouTube):
E-Seminar #1 - Adjusting to Service by E-Mail: Fundamentals, Failures and Consequences
E-Seminar #2 -E-Filing and the ePortal in Florida State Courts
E-Seminar #3 - Ten Things Florida Lawyers Must Know About E-Discovery