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|Group A (Widespread)||
Rules of Appellate Procedure
Rules of Civil Procedure
Rules of Evidence
Rules of Judicial Administration
|Group B (Local)||
Local Rules of Court
DOAH’s Uniform Rules of Procedure*
For example: Jane Doe is litigating a case at USFLMD. That Court, however, doesn’t have a local rule on civil cover sheets. Yet, USFLSD does (ie, Rule 3.3). So, within her USFLMD motion, Ms. Doe cites USFLSD Local Rule 3.3. Therein, she points out that she’s proffering that outside rule as persuasive authority only.The group of widespread rules, on the other hand, bind multiple tribunals of a shared territory. For instance, the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure cover all of the judicial circuit courts of Florida; the Federal Rules of Appellate procedure cover all of the US Circuit Courts of Appeal; and so on.
For example: Jane Doe is litigating a case at USFLMD. The Federal Rules – which bind USFLMD – do not have a provision for “Choice of Forum”. Yet, the Florida Rules do (ie, Rule 1.061). So, within her USFLMD motion, Ms. Doe cites Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.061. Therein, she points out that she’s proffering that outside rule as persuasive authority only.All in all, the scope of a set of rules dictates which tribunal you should cite them in.
Note: from tribunal to tribunal, the local rules are very similar. And although they predominately mimic the broader (ie, “widespread”) rules of procedure, they still manage to expound on those broader topics. Plus, the courts often use their local rules to formulate how you should handle a particular procedure.
Important Note: At DOAH, the rules that deal with discovery will be paramount (Rules 1.280 through 1.410 Fla. R. Civ. P.).
a mandate requiring the appearance of the defendant under penalty of having judgment entered against him or her for failure to appear. The object of the summons is to notify the defendant that he has been sued.
|Federal Version||(Effectuating a Federal Summons)|
|Florida Version||(Effectuating a Florida Summons)|