I also thank Matthew for serving with distinction as the committee's liaison to the Rules of Judicial Administration
It then directed the Rules of Judicial Administration
Committee, which had earlier twice rejected a similar rule, to submit a report with majority and minority positions, to the court and to get the board's input.
Secretary Courtney Brewer did an excellent job keeping the minutes again this year, and Stephanie Zimmerman did an outstanding job in keeping the committee apprised of the work of the Rules of Judicial Administration
Committee in her capacity as liaison to that committee.
In response to a letter from the Supreme Court, the Bar's Rules of Judicial Administration
Committee has again recommended against adopting a judicial rule of procedure for judges on granting continuances to lawyers who are expecting children.
Among those standing committees, the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
Committee (RJAC) has had a defining role.
Procedural rules acknowledging the changes brought about by electronic filing and the switch from paper to electronic documents have been approved by the Rules of Judicial Administration
All of these statutory exemptions arguably are absorbed (10) into the Rules of Judicial Administration
, which provide that judicial records are also exempt or confidential under the rules if Florida statutes make them exempt or confidential.
We have a great working relationship with our sheriff here in Broward County and to give the sheriff complete autonomy over a courthouse where the chief judge has a lot of responsibilities under the Rules of Judicial Administration
, we think is not appropriate."
The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be filed electronically except in certain circumstances.
That was the board's November 9 response to the court's earlier order asking the board to explain its authority to file an out-of-cycle amendment to the Rules of Judicial Administration
, something under the RJA rules only the court and the Rules of Judicial Administration
Committee have authority to do.
In its original order, issued September 19, the Supreme Court directed the Bar "to file a supplemental report explaining the board's authority to file an 'out-of-cycle report' proposing a new Rule of Judicial Administration that is not joined in by the Rules of Judicial Administration
An amendment to expand the Rules of Judicial Administration
Committee's role as the "rules coordinating committee" has been rejected by the Supreme Court, which praised the proposal but said it could slow down procedural rule amendments.