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2.420 or Not 2.420, That is the Question — How Not to Commit Malpractice
May 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Filing using the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal is easy but poses a real danger to attorneys not paying attention.
This session 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.
This CLE is Presented by:
The Honorable Carolyn Timmann, Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller +BIO
The Honorable Gregory C. Harrell, Marion County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller +BIO
The Honorable Laura E. Roth, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Volusia County +BIO
Thomas D. Hall, Appellate Lawyer, Of Counsel with Bishop & Mills, former Clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida +BIO
Amy Singer Borman, Esq., Chief Legal Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Palm Beach County +BIO