ELECTRONIC FILING IN FLORIDA BEGINS TODAY BUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT WILL STILL REQUIRE S
This is no April fools joke. Miami PSPI, LLC is very pleased to report that Florida Courts are joining the new paperless era and as of today, 4/1/2013, all lawyers will have to electronically file their cases in Florida. If a new case is brought to the Courthouse for filing, Deputy Clerks have been instructed to not accept them in person and attorneys will be directed to the efiling system set up by the State at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/. Furthermore, attorneys can now file pleadings via the e-filing portal for new cases and/or for previously filed cases in the following divisions, Circuit Court, County Court, Probate Court, Juvenile Dependency Cases, and Family Court.
Broward County, Palm Beach County, as well as most of the other Counties in Florida will not only require attorneys to file their cases but they will also require attorneys to have their summons issued online. However, Miami-Dade County, FL has fallen behind. Although the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court will require attorneys to e-file their cases, they will not permit attorneys to have their Summons issued online. All Summonses must be issued in person by the deputy clerks at the Courthouse. Furthermore, even though certified process servers (CPSs’) in Miami-Dade County are officers of the court, CPSs’ will not have access to the system to file their Returns of Service. To be fair, access to the system is not regulated by each Clerk of Court, rather, It is regulated by the central Clerk of Court in Tallahassee but more on this issue in a future Blog at Miamipspi.com so stay tuned.
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