For those of us who venture into Fed land and/or handle appeals, E-Filing is now old hat and we wonder how did we ever get along without it?
And last week Broward went "ALL-E"- and word is that if you dare walk up to the clerk's office with a piece of paper the deputies will draw down on you, take you to the ground, confiscate your paper and jail you like a dirty dog.
And in Miami-Dade? All is as it ever was. Our E-Motto is "last in the state and damn proud of it." The Supreme Court granted the Dade clerk's motion for a continuance and we won't have E-filing until February, 2014, or until the Federal Government re-opens after the shut down, whichever comes last.
The scene: A law office in Two Egg Florida (Which is a real town in our state btw).
Jake (putting some straw between his teeth while removing his straw hat and straightening his seersucker suit) :"Hey Billy-Bob, you hear dem boys down Miami way still don't have E-filing?"
Billy-Bob: (sitting at a computer in his overalls) "Why in dagnation can't them yankees in Miami get their E-filing set? Must be some commie agents from Castro done infiltrated their clerk's office."
Jake: "You file that writ of coram nobis with the supreme court?"
Bill-Bob: (typing on a computer screen) "Doing it as we speak big hoss."
In Miami, we're still licking stamps.
See You In Court.