AOSC 18-74 | ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC SERVICE IN THE DISTRICT COURTS OF APPEAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER
The five District Courts of Appeal sought and received approval from the Appellate Courts Technology Commission to utilize the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal (statewide portal) for electronic receipt of case-related documents. Starting December 14, 2018, all filings to the Second District Court of Appeal must be submitted via the statewide portal except when a paper filing is authorized. In 2019, at dates to be announced, all filings to the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth District Courts of Appeal must be submitted via the statewide portal except when a paper filing is authorized. When electronically filing documents via the statewide portal, filers shall comply with all relevant Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, and Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts. Filers are encouraged to utilize the statewide portal for electronic service of their filings and for payment of their case-related fees.
This administrative order does not affect the service of documents originating from the five District Courts of Appeal, which will continue to use eDCA to serve all acknowledgment letters, orders, opinions, mandates, and other outgoing filings on electronic filers through a link provided by eDCA Casemail. As a result, all electronic filers remain obligated to register as eDCA users and remain responsible for ensuring their email addresses are current in their eDCA accounts.
DONE AND ORDERED, at Tallahassee, Florida, on December 10, 2018.
Chief Justice Charles T. Canady
John Tomasino, Clerk of Court
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