All five of Florida’s intermediate appellate courts have a standing administrative order requiring electronic fiiling of briefs — and sometimes other documents. All of the courts require, at the very least, e-mailing of finalized briefs. The First DCA is leading the charge into electronic filing with its eDCA Portal. This is what I like to call a “hidden rule” — these rules are not in the official Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, so they are an easy trap for those new to appellate practice in Florida. Here are each of the current standing orders — all links are .pdfs.
First District Court of Appeal: Administrative Order 09-3 In re Electronic Filing of Briefs
Second District Court of Appeal: Clerk’s Notice re efiling
Third District Court of Appeal: Administrative Order re: Electronic Filing AO3D05-1
Fourth District Court of Appeal: Administrative Order Re: Electronic Filing (Amended Feb. 1, 2006)
Fifth District Court of Appeal: Administrative Order 5D08-01