Original Air Date
May 24, 2023
Original Air Date
Course Classification: Intermediate
CLER Program: General 2.5 hours & Technology 2.5 hours
Certification Credits: Business Litigation 2.5 hours & Civil Trial 2.5 hours
Filing using the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal is easy but poses a real danger to attorneys not paying attention.
2.420 or Not 2.420, That is the Question: How Not to Commit Malpractice will provide an overview of Rules 2.420, 2.423 (Marsy’s Law), and 2.425 (minimization) of the Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration, and will enable attorneys and staff to avoid the ethical and professionalism missteps that can easily occur if you do not fully understand your obligations under those rules.
Attorneys and staff need to fully understand the interplay of the technology, the rules of procedure, and Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes. Among other things, the session will:
- cover how recent changes to Rule 2.420 have impacted both attorneys and clerks with regard to most civil cases;
- describe how recent federal litigation has affected what is accessible to attorneys, the press, and the public via the Portal;
- explain why and how attorneys now face a greater likelihood of potential sanctions and/or Bar discipline for failure to comply with Rule 2.420;
- illustrate when filers should use a “Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filing” versus a “Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records;” and,
- provide best practices and practical takeaways for attorneys and their staff who e-file.
Hon. Carolyn Timmann
Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Martin County, FL
Carolyn Timmann is currently serving her third term as the Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. She is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, Indian River State College, and The Florida State University.
Carolyn has worked in the private sector and all three branches of state Government. Her last positions before running for office as Clerk were serving in the Executive Office of the Governor as a Deputy Chief of Staff and as Director of Open Government. She also served as a Commissioner on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, 2017-18.
Clerk Timmann was named Clerk of the Year in 2016 and currently serves as President of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (2022/23). In addition to supporting many charitable and professional organizations, Clerk Timmann serves on the statewide Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Council and served on the Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Criminal Justice.