Since Covid, our lives have all been altered. The Courts are no exception. It appears that Covid may be here to stay in some form or another, and the Courts are reacting accordingly. As a certified mediator and qualified arbitrator, I have marveled at how the perception of remote hearings has changed, from reluctance to a near embrace. Yes, there are some drawbacks to not meeting in person, but over-all it seems as though the experience has been a positive one once we all got more comfortable with the technology.
“The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Florida Probate Rules, Florida Traffic Court Rules, Florida Small Claims Rules and Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. See In re Amendments to Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, et al., No. sc21-990 (Fla. July 14, 2022). The amendments provide for the broader and permanent use of remote technology.
The amendments include:
The rule amendments are effective October 1, 2022.
(Click here to view NO. SC21-990) https://www.15thcircuit.com/sites/default/files/supreme-court/SC21-990.pdf.”
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