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Amendments to Rules of Judicial Administration.

Amendments to Rules of Judicial Administration

The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee invites comment
on proposed two-year cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial
Administration shown below. The proposed amendments will be filed with
the court by February 1, 2005. The full text of the proposals can be
found on The Florida Bar's Website at www..flabar.org. Interested
persons have until December 1 to submit comments to Judge Claudia R.
Isom, Committee Chair, 800 E. Twiggs St., Suite 513, Tampa 33602-3556.

RULE   VOTE   ACTION:

2.050  16-0   Amends subdivision (e)(3) to eliminate
              requirement that clerks furnish copies of
              administrative orders to executive director of The
              Florida Bar because of availability of all
              administrative orders via electronic means.

2.051  17-0   Amends subdivision (d)(1) to add procedure for
              judicial custodian of records to file a sealed copy
              with appellate court to review denial of access to
              judicial branch records; amends (e)(2) to require
              denial of access to judicial branch records to be in
              writing stating the basis for the denial.

2.060  18-2   Amends subdivision (b) to delete specific
              reference to staff attorneys, law clerks, and judicial
              assistants and to add generic language that
              "persons employed by the court" are not to
              practice law. Adds language clarifying that this
              applies to full-time court employees. Adds
              language to clarify that either a chief justice or a
              chief judge, as applicable, rather than the "court."
              is to designate an attorney to represent the court:
              adds language to include court employees in their
              official capacity as individuals for whom
              representation may be designated. Adds language
              prohibiting former court employees from
              representing any person regarding matters in which
              the former employee participated while employed
              unless all parties consent following disclosure.

2.085  16-0   Amends rule title to reflect expanded subject
              matter of rule to include Case Management. Adds
              new subdivision (d) to create procedure and define
              responsibilities for the filing of notice of related
              cases to facilitate communication between
              divisions handling cases involving the same family
              members and to facilitate the concept of the
              unified family court system. Reletters existing
              subdivisions (d)--(f) to new (e)--(g) with no
              further change in language.

2.130  21-0   Amends subdivision (a) to add language to include
              Florida House Speaker, Florida Senate President,
              and their designated House and Senate committee
              chairs to be included in the individuals to be
              furnished hearing notices and copies of rules
              amendments handled as an emergency. Amends
              (c)(1) to delete existing language and create new
              suhdivision delineating staggered basis for
              reporting rules changes on three-year cycle
              commencing in 2(x)6 and setting forth reporting
              schedule for court rules committees that will
              repeat cyclically. Amends (c)(2) to substitute June
              15 for October I as date proposed rule changes are
              to be submitted to Board of Governors and adds
              language to provide contemporaneous provision of
              said changes to House Speaker, Senate President.
              and their designated House and Senate committee
              chairs. Substitutes August 1 for November 1 as
              due date for written comments. Substitutes
              October 15 for December 1 as date a rules
              committee is to report any revisions to Board and
              adds language requiring contemporaneous
              provision of revised proposed rule changes to
              House Speaker, Senate President, and their
              designated House and Senate committee chairs.
              Adds language referencing subdivision (c)(6) as
              the procedure for any person to submit written
              comments. Amends (c)(3) to substitute December
              15 for January 1 as date by which Board is to
              consider and vote on proposed rule changes.
              Amends (c)(5) to add House Speaker. Senate
              President, and their designated House and Senate
              committee chairs to the individuals to be provided
              hearing notice and proposed copies for oral
              argument on emergency consideration of proposed
              rules changes. Amends (f) to include House
              Speaker. Senate President, and their designated
              House and Senate committee chairs in the
              individuals to be provided hearing notice and
              proposal copies for oral argument on rule changed
              proposed after a request for special consideration
              by the supreme court directed to a rules committee.

2.170  16-0   Amends subdivision (a) to add language
              incorporating the courts responsibility to protect
              privacy rights and prevent disclosure of privileged
              or confidential matters. Adds new (b) clarifying
              the court's inherent responsibility to protect the
              privacy rights of jurors while preserving access to
              the courts. Reletters existing subdivision (b) to
              new (c) and adds new subdivision (c)(5) to state
              that court security cameras are to be used for
              security purposes only. Reletters existing
              subdivisions (d)--(i) to new (e)--(j) with no further
              language change.
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