The Florida Bar

Florida Bar News

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to amend its local rules


Middle District of FloridaThe United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida proposes amendments to the local rules. Due to the breadth of the changes, a red-line version is unhelpful and unavailable.

The proposed rules can be obtained without charge from the court’s website,; from a clerk’s office in a federal courthouse in Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa; and by mail upon a request mailed to a clerk’s office at the address below.

The public comment period is September 14 to October 9, 2020. Comments can be submitted by uploading them on the court’s website,, or by mailing them to Elizabeth Warren, Clerk of Court, Attention: Local Rules Comments, 401 W. Central Blvd., Ste. 2100, Orlando, FL 32801-0201.
Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on October 9, 2020.

This public notice and opportunity for comment are provided under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a)(1), and Fed. R. Crim. P. 57(a)(1).

News in Photos