RSVP Today for HCBA Appellate Section Luncheon on January 7, 2014!

Don’t wait — RSVP today for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Appellate Section Luncheon at Noon on Tuesday January 7, 2014. The Honorable Stevan T. Northcutt from the Second District Court of Appeal will address “The Impact of Recent Technology Changes on the Second District’s Processing and Resolution of Cases.” The Second District Court of Appeal was the first of the DCAs to go to eFiling using the statewide portal, with electronic filing becoming mandatory on October 1, 2013. Judge Northcutt’s talk promises to provide practitioners with valuable insight into the changes to the Court’s internal procedures since the migration to eFiling. Here’s the RSVP details:

The Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, Fl 33602

Members: $18.00 Non-Members: $30.00

RSVP by Phone: 813-221-7777, E-Mail:, or online.

Don’t wait to walk-in — walk-ins are charged $5 extra, and they may not have enough meals. Hope to see you there!

Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik is the co-chair of the HCBA Appellate Section.

Wasylik Named to Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers for Intellectual Property 2012
Not only am I certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Intellectual Property law, but now I am pleased to share that my peers have recognized me as one of Tampa’s top rated intellectual property lawyers for 2012 [.pdf]. My inclusion in the directory is based in part on my AV®Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell, as well as peer review.

Mandatory E-mail Service Doesn’t Start Today!

The Florida Supreme Court last month mandated e-mail service of all court documents. Although that rule was initially slated to start today, thankfully you now have until September 1, 2012 to start e-service. Still, if you haven’t already, make sure you read the order, which creates a new rule of Judicial Administration and radically changes Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.080 and Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.420. I’ve laid out all of the details in my prior post on this issue.