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Service of Electronic Orders

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F.A.Q's

Q: WHO CAN SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC AGREED ORDER?

A: IN ORDER TO SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC ORDER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO UTILIZE THE ON LINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM AND HAVE A CASE FILED WITH THE CLERK OF COURT

Q: MUST I SUBMIT AN AGREED ORDER ELECTRONICALLY?

A: YES. IF YOUR ORDER MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR AGREED ORDERS THE ORDER MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY

Q: WILL THE COURT ACCEPT “PAPER” ORDERS AS IN THE PAST?

A: YES. IF YOUR ORDER DOES NOT MEET CRITERIA FOR AN AGREED ORDER, YOU MAY MAIL THE ORDER WITH ENVELOPES

Q: CAN I SIMPLY SUBMIT AN AGREED ORDER BY EMAIL?

A: NO. ONLY AGREED ORDERS TRANMITTED VIA THE ON LINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM WILL BE ACCEPTED. YOU MAY NOT EMAIL THE JUDGE OR JUDICIAL ASSISTANT ANY AGREED ORDER UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED TO DO SO BY THE COURT

THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO COUNTY TO CIRCUIT APPEALS, PETITIONS FOR CERTIORARI, WRITS OF MANDAMUS WHICH ARE GOVERNED BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2012-28 GEN

Q: MUST I USE THE FORM ORDERS FROM THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT?

A: YES. IF THERE IS AN APPROVED FORM ORDER FROM THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT, YOU MUST USE IT. CHECK http://www.17th.flcourts.org OR THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT WEBSITE www.floridasupremecourt.org

Q: WHAT IF I CANNOT GET AGREEMENT FROM THE OTHER SIDE OR COMMUNICATE WITH THE OTHER SIDE REGARDING THE ORDER?

A: DO NOT SEND AN ELECTRONIC ORDER TO THE COURT

Q: WHAT IF AFTER A HEARING WE CANNOT AGREE TO THE LANGUAGE IN THE ORDER?

A: DO NOT SEND AN ELECTRONIC ORDER TO THE COURT

Q: HOW DO WE SUBMIT STIPULATIONS FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL?

A: TRANSMIT THE STIPULATION ON ONE PAGE WITH THE ATTORNEYS SIGNATURES AND A SIGNATURE LINE FOR THE JUDGE

Q: WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY SIGNED ORDER?

A: DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL THE JUDGE’S OFFICE. ONCE YOUR ORDER IS APPROVED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL OF THE APPROVED ORDER

Q: WHO WILL RECEIVE THE ELECTRONIC ORDER?

A: ONCE YOU ARE LOGGED INTO THE ON LINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM YOU MAY DESIGATE WHICH EMAIL ADDRESSES YOU WISH THE ORDER TO BE TRANSMITTED. THE ELECTRONIC ORDER WILL ONLY BE TRANSMITTED TO THOSE EMAIL ADDRESSES

Q: MAY I CHANGE THE EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE ON LINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM?

A: YES.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE A CONFORMED COPY?

A: NO. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING COPIES AND PRINTING ANY ORDERS WHICH YOU RECEIVE ELECTRONICALLY

Q: HOW DO I OBTAIN A CONFORMED OR CERTIFIED COPY?

A: CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT

Q: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ORIGINAL ORDER SIGNED BY THE JUDGE?

A: THE ORIGINAL WITH THE JUDGE’S ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE WILL BE FILED WITH THE CLERK OF COURT

Q: WHAT IF A PARTY IN THE CASE IS PRO SE OR SELF REPRESENTED AND DOES NOT HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGISTER FOR SERVICE OF ELECTRONIC ORDERS?

A: IF A SELF REPRESENTED PARTY DOES NOT HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE ORDERS YOU CANNOT SUBMIT AN AGREED ORDER ELECTRONICALLY AND MUST SEND BY MAIL WITH ENVELOPES

Q: IF I AM A PRO SE OR SELF REPRESENTED INDIVIDUAL CAN I RECEIVE ORDERS ELECTRONICALLY?

A: YES BUT ONLY IF YOU PROVIDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE ORDERS FROM THE COURT AND THAT EMAIL ADDRESS IS REGISTERED TO YOUR CASE IN THE ON LINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM

Q: WHAT WILL THE EMAIL FROM THE COURT LOOK LIKE?

A: YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WHICH HAS IN THE SUBJECT LINE “SERVICE OF COURT DOCUMENT”. ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL WILL BE THE AGREED ORDER WITH A DIGITAL SIGNATURE FROM THE JUDGE INDICATING YOUR ORDER WAS APPROVED

Q: WILL ADDITIONAL ELECTRONIC ORDERS BE ACCEPTED IN THE FUTURE?

A: YES. FAMILY, CIVIL AND PROBATE ALL HAVE ORDERS WHICH ARE SPECIFIC TO THEIR PARTICULAR DIVISION. AFTER THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN TESTED, EACH DIVISION MAY CHANGE OR ADD DIFFERENT TYPES OF ELECTRONIC ORDERS WHICH WILL BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY

Q: CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE AGREED ORDERS AT THE SAME TIME?

A: NO, EACH AGREED ORDER HAS TO BE INDIVIDUALLY SUBMITTED

Q: WHY CAN’T I CHECK A PARTICULAR CATEGORY WHEN SUBMITTING AN ELECTRONIC ORDER?

A: IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO CHECK A SPECIFIC CATEGORY IT MEANS THE JUDGE WILL NOT RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC ORDER OF THAT TYPE IN THAT DIVISION