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No Record, New Trial

Some state court litigators scoff at the need for paying for a court reporter’s presence at trial. But the importance of having an adequate record on appeal cannot be over-emphasized. In some instances, the absence of a record has caused the courts to dismiss an appeal entirely. But the Fifth DCA recently went one step […]

Electronic Filing in the Florida Courts

The Florida Supreme Court this week issued an administrative order (.pdf) setting standards for electronic access to the courts. By Ocober 1, 2009, the clerks of court are supposed to implement The Florida Courts E-Portal, which will serve as a central location for filing and retrieving court dockets. There are some interesting tidbits. If the […]