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Nassau Clerk announces successful start of Florida Supreme Court’s mandate to accept civil cases via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal
“Any change to usual processes takes some getting used to, and my staff has worked very hard to make the transition to E-Filing as smooth as possible. I am so proud of the work they do to comply with this new requirement and assist our court customers with this change,” said Nassau Clerk John A. Crawford. “E-Filing will ultimately reduce costs, increase timeliness in the processing of cases, and improve services to the public and judiciary.”
The Florida Supreme Court mandated by April 1, 2013, that all attorneys file documents electronically in civil cases, probate, circuit and county civil, and family law cases through the statewide portal. At this point, more than one-third of all attorneys registered with The Florida Bar are making use of their e-filing account. By the end of the first week, more than 206,000 documents were sent through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal and transmitted to the local clerk’s offices and the Supreme Court – topping the average daily number of documents filed statewide in March by nearly 500 percent. Florida is one of the first states in the nation to implement statewide electronic filing of court documents and has implemented e-filing at the trial and appellate court levels in all 67 counties and in the Florida Supreme Court. Electronic filing in the five District Courts of Appeal will be phased over the balance of the year. Then the next major revision to the portal will be seen October 1, 2013, when attorneys will be required to file criminal cases. To access the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, please visit www.myflcourtaccess.com for the statewide access point for the electronic access and transmission of court records to the courts.