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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

E FILING HAS ARRIVED!

 The Dade Clerk's (Motto: "Hang on a minute will ya?") Website has this startling E-Filing announcement:


Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, partnering with the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, is pleased to announce the commencement of a phased rollout effectiveFebruary 3, 2014 with Criminal Case Pleadings of the Circuit Criminal Felony Division available for electronic filing with Miami-Dade County via the Florida Courts eFiling statewide ePortal.  The phased rollout of Juvenile, Misdemeanor and Domestic Violence and, finally, Traffic divisions will follow. 
In using the Florida Courts eFiling Internet Portal, registered users will be able to submit Circuit Criminal documents in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court mandates SC11-399 and Administrative Order AO SC14-1. 
For your convenience you are invited to visit the eFiling Frequently Asked Questions, links to training videos and other materials of interest via our  eFiling Online Services Section.

For your convenience we have included the FAQ's and answers:

1. What entity has mandated the phasing and timing of eFiling?
A: Hippolita, the hot dog lady on the corner of 12th Street. 
The Florida Legislature then tagged along. 

2. What documents must be eFiled in accordance with SC11-399?
In the beginning, only exhibits to motions to suppress, motions to withdraw, and all common writs of ne exeat.  In the coming years the portal will accept notice of appearances, and discovery responses. In accordance with SC11-399 the Dade County system will not be compatible with any other system in Florida, nor with any system in the various divisions, eg., Civil, Juvenile. Family, Traffic, Appeals. Furthermore, all passwords must contain two letters in Sanskrit. 

3. What is the ePortal?
If you're sitting at your desk, look at the floor. There should be a metal round object on the floor. The ePortal is very similar to that receptacle. 

4. What about CJIS?
CIJIS will of course remain. The log in will be updated and simplified to look more like this:  C:/

5. How will conflicts and disputes about documents eFiled be resolved?
All traffic magistrates will now have a 6:45 AM "eFiling dispute resolution calendar." 
For example: Jesus Doe is arrested for drug trafficking. 
Attorney A working with Bondsman X eFiles a notice of appearance at 9:15 am Saturday morning. 
Attorney B working with Bondsman Y eFiles a notice of appearance at 10:01 Saturday morning. 
Attorney C working with Bondsman Z hand files a notice of appearance on Monday morning at 9:22 AM. 

Q: Which attorney has the right to $6,255 dollars in five dollar bills which was taken from the defendant (originally $11,455 but some of it didn't make it into property)?

A: None. The bondsman has already claimed the cash. 



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come now Rumpole...if the Civil lawyers can do it, certainly the ultra talented Criminal lawyers can do it blind folded with one arm tied behind their backs.

Anonymous said...

It's not the private lawyers, its the clerks and State that have to have their act together.

We don't create new cases - the police do that for us - but if it's not in the e-portal system we can't do anything on the case.

Anonymous said...

criminal lawyers are better sales persons and therefore better trial lawyers. but civil lawyers are smarter on the whole.

Anonymous said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/05/3914515/president-picks-two-miami-dade.html

Anonymous said...

Beth Bloom and Darrin Gayles nominated for federal judge.

Anonymous said...

I am doing it in Broward and it has all kinds of problems. It will not recognize misdemeanor case numbers.

If you put in MM.... it frequently cannot find the case. Try TC or MU and that may work even though it really is a MM case.

The portal people say they know there is a problem and just continue along and file and they will get it into the right file. So skip the warnings keep your fingers crossed they get it.

How do you feel filing important docs only to have the system say the case does not exist.

Not happy right now....

Mike Grieco said...

Are you a member of the media? Do you care about Beth Bloom or Darrin Gayles? Of course you do. Silly question.
That's where I, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, come in. Not only am I a former state prosecutor and defense attorney -- but I'm also available for comment. Right now. Call me. I know I told you last time that I'd only ask once. I was wrong. Whatevs. But, really, last time I'm asking: Let's talk Bloom and Gayles. (Please.)
--XOXO Michael Grieco

Anonymous said...

i too have been efiling in Broward. An absolute disaster. Pleadings will get rejected time and time again for the most mundane reasons - dpi off by a tenth of a point on your scanner, page scans 1 mm above 11 x 8.5. You can imagine the rest.

It actually generates more paper. You file your pleadings and then print them for the file, then print your confirmation, then proof of service, then proof of acceptance.

I miss paper filing at the clerks. If it ain't broke don't break it.

Anonymous said...

I practice civil and criminal. E-filing is a breeze. I have had no problems with my felony filings in Dade thus far. Much better than a twenty minute wait on the 9th floor.

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