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Rules of Judicial Administration amendments.

Notice
Rules of Judicial Administration amendments

The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee invites comment
on a proposal for the reorganization of the Rules of Judicial
Administration shown below. The proposal will be filed with the Florida
Supreme Court by June 30. Interested persons have until June 15 to
submit comments to Judge Claudia Isom, Committee Chair, 302 N. Michigan
Ave., Room 9, Plant City 33563.

Proposal for the Reorganization of
the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.010            2.110        Scope and Purpose
2.020            2 120        Definitions
                                (a) Court Rule
                                (b) Local Court Rule
                                (c) Administrative Order

2.135            2.130        Priority of Conflicting Appellate Rules
2.130            2.140        Amending Rules of Court
                                (a) Amendments Generally
                                (b) Schedule for Rule Proposals
                                (c) Rejected Proposals
                                (d) Emergency Amendments by Court
                                (e) Emergency Recommendations by
                                    Committee
                                (f) Request by Court
                                (g) Local Rules Proposed by Trial
                                    Courts

II. STATE COURT ADMINISTRATION

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.030            2.205        The Supreme Court
                                (a) Internal Government
                                (b) Clerk
                                (c) Librarian
                                (d) Marshal
                                (e) State Courts Administrator
                                (f) Open Sessions
                                (g) Designation of Assigned Judge

2.040            2.210        District Courts of Appeal
                                (a) Internal Government
                                (b) Clerk
                                (c) Marshal
                                (d) Open Sessions
                                (e) Designation of Assigned Judges

2.050            2.215        Trial Court Administration
                                (a) Purpose
                                (b) Chief Judge
                                (c) Selection
                                (d) Circuit Court Administrator
                                (e) Local Rules and Administrative
                                    Orders
                                (f) Duty to Rule within a Reasonable
                                    Time
                                (g) Duty to Expedite Priority Cases
                                (h) Neglect of Duty
                                (i) Status Conference after Compilation
                                    of Record in Death Case

2.120            2.220        Conference of County Court Judges
                                (a) Creation
                                (b) Purpose
                                (c) Officers
                                (d) Authority

2.125            2.225        Judicial Management Council
                                (a) Creation and Responsibilities
                                (b) Schedule of Reports
                                (c) Supreme Court Action on
                                    Recommendations by the Judicial
                                    Management Council
                                (d) Membership and Organization
                                (e) Staff Support and Funding

2.053            2.230        Trial Court Budget Commission
                                (a) Purpose
                                (b) Responsibilities
                                (c) Operational Procedures
                                (d) Action by Supreme Court or Chief
                                    Justice on Recommendations of Trial
                                    Court Budget Commission
                                (e) Membership and Organization
                                (f) Staff Support and Funding

2.054            2.235        District Court of Appeal Budget Committee
                                (a) Purpose
                                (b) Responsibilities
                                (c) Operational Procedures
                                (d) Action by Supreme Court or Chief
                                    Justice on Recommendations of the
                                    District Court of Appeal Budget
                                    Commission
                                (e) Membership and Organization
                                (f) Staff Support and Funding

2.035            2.240        Determination of Need for Additional
                              Judges
                                (a) Purpose
                                (b) Criteria
                                (c) Additional Workload Factors
                                (d) Certification Process

2.080(a)(b)      2.245        Case Reporting System for Trial Courts
                                (a) Reporting
                                (b) Uniform Case Numbering System

2.085(e)(f)      2.250        Time Standards For Trial and Appellate
                              Courts and Reporting Requirements
                                (a) Time Standards
                                (b) Reporting of Cases

2.100            2.255        Statewide Grand Jury
                                (a) Procedure
                                (b) Population
                                (c) Excuses

2.180            2.260        Change of Venue
                                (a) Preliminary Procedures
                                (b) Presiding Judge
                                (c) Reimbursement of Costs
                                (d) Documentation of Costs
                                (e) Timing of Reimbursement
                                (f) Media Relations
                                (g) Case File

2.110            2.265        Municipal Ordinance Violations
"                               (a) References to Abolished Municipal
                                    Courts
                                (b) Costs in County Courts
                                (c) Collection of Outstanding Fines
                                (d) Judicial Notice of Municipal
                                    Ordinances
                                (e) Style of Municipal Ordinance Cases

III. JUDICIAL OFFICERS

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.140            2.310        Judicial Discipline, Removal, Retirement,
                              and Suspension
                                (a) Filing
                                (b) Procedure
                                (c) Costs

2.150            2.320        Continuing Judicial Education
                                (a) Purpose
                                (b) Education Requirements
                                (c) Course Approval
                                (d) Reporting Requirements and
                                    Sanctions

2.160            2.330        Disqualification of Trial Judges
                                (a) Application
                                (b) Parties
                                (c) Motion
                                (d) Grounds
                                (e) Time
                                (f) Determination--Initial Motion
                                (g) Determination--Successive Motions
                                (h) Prior Rulings
                                (i) Judge's Initiative

IV. JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS AND RECORDS

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.072            2.410        Possession of Court Records

2.051            2.420        Public Access to Judicial Branch Records
                                (a) Scope and Purpose
                                (b) Definitions
                                (c) Exemptions
                                (d) Judicial Review of Denial of Access
                                    Request
                                (e) Procedure

2.075            2.430        Retention of Court Records
                                (a) Definitions
                                (b) Required Consent
                                (c) Permanently Recorded Records
                                (d) Records Not Permanently Recorded
                                (e) Records to Be Retained Permanently
                                (f) Court Reporters' Notes
                                (g) Exhibits
                                (h) Disposition Other Than Destruction
                                (i) Release of Court Records
                                (j) Right to Expunge Records
                                (k) Sealed Records

2.076            2.440        Retention of Judicial Branch
                              Administrative Records
                                (a) Definitions
                                (b) Retention Requirements

2.170            2.450        Technological Coverage of Judicial
                              Proceedings
                                (a) Electronic and Still Photographic
                                    Coverage Allowed
                                (b) Equipment and Personnel
                                (c) Sound and Light Criteria
                                (d) Location of Equipment Personnel
                                (e) Movement During Proceedings
                                (f) Courtroom Light Sources
                                (g) Conferences of Counsel
                                (h) Impermissible Use of Media Material
                                (i) Appellate Review

V. PRACTICE OF LAW

A. ATTORNEYS

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.060(a)(b)(f)   2.505        Attorneys
  (g)(h)(i)(j)                  (a) Scope and Purpose
  (k)                           (b) Persons Employed by the Court
                                    Not to Practice
                                (c) Attorney Not to Be Surety
                                (d) Stipulations
                                (e) Appearance of Attorney
                                (f) Termination of Appearance of
                                    Attorney
                                (g) Law Student Participation
                                (h) Attorney as Agent of Client

2.061            2.510        Foreign Attorneys
                                (a) Eligibility
                                (b) Contents of Verified Motion

B. PRACTICE AND LITIGATION PROCEDURES

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.060(c)(d)(e)   2.515        Signature of Attorneys and Parties
                                (a) Attorney Signature
                                (b) Pro Se Litigant Signature
                                (c) Form of Signature

2.055            2.520        Paper
                                (a) Type and Size
                                (b) Exhibits
                                (c) Recording Space
                                (d) Exceptions to Recording Space
                                (e) Noncompliance

2.090            2.525        Electronic Filing
                                (a) Definition
                                (b) Application
                                (c) Documents Affected
                                (d) Service
                                (e) Transmission Difficulties
                                (f) Administration

2.071            2.530        Communication Equipment
                                (a) Definition
                                (b) Use by All Parties
                                (c) Use Only by Requesting Party
                                (d) Testimony
                                (e) Burden of Expense
                                (f) Override of Family Violence
                                    Indicator

2.070            2.535        Court Reporting
                                (a) Definition
                                (b) When Court Reporting Required
                                (c) Record
                                (d) Fees
                                (e) Transcripts
                                (f) Reporter as Officer of Court
                                (g) Court Reporting Services Provided
                                    in Mental Health Proceedings or at
                                    Public Expense
                                (h) Court Reporting Services in Capital
                                    Cases

2.065            2.540        Notices to Persons With Disabilities

2.085(a)(b)(c)   2.545        Case Management
  (d)                           (a) Purpose
                                (b) Case Control
                                (c) Priority Cases
                                (d) Continuances

2.052            2.550        Calendar Conflicts
                                (a) Guidelines
                                (b) Additional Circumstances
                                (c) Notice and Agreement; Resolution
                                    by Judges

2.080(c)(d)(e)   2.555        Initiation of Criminal Proceedings
                                (a) Major Statutory Offense
                                (b) Ordinance Violations
                                (c) Information or Indictment after
                                    County Court Proceedings Begun

The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee also intends to
recommend to the Florida Supreme Court that the following rules be
removed from the Rules of Judicial Administration and placed elsewhere:

Current Rule #   New Rule #   Title

2.120            2.220        Conference of County Court Judges
                                (a) Creation
                                (b) Purpose
                                (c) Officers
                                (d) Authority

2.110            2.265        Municipal Ordinance Violations
                                (a) References to Abolished Municiple
                                    Courts
                                (b) Costs in County Courts
                                (c) Collection of Outstanding Fines
                                (d) Judicial Notice of Municipal
                                    Ordinances
                                (e) Style of Municipal Ordinance Cases

2.080(c)(d)(e)   2.555        Initiation of Criminal Proceedings
                                (a) Major Statutory Offense
                                (b) Ordinance Violations
                                (c) Information or Indictment after
                                    County Court Proceedings Begun
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