Service by E-Mail Mandatory Now As of September 1, 2012

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing mandatory e-mail service this past Thursday, June 21, 2012.  The original opinion contained an effective date of July 1, 2012.  A corrected opinion and correction notice were issued this afternoon providing a revised effective date of September 1, 2012.

E-Mail service becomes MANDATORY on September 1, 2012 in civil, probate, small claims, and family law divisions of the trial courts, as well as in all appellate cases.  (E-mail service in criminal, traffic and juvenile matters is not mandatory until October 1, 2013.).

Links to the corrected opinion and the correction notice are provided below.

Corrected Opinion link:      -- E-Mail service opinion with effective date of September 1, 2012

Correction Notice link:     -- Correction notice reflecting the effective date of September 1, 2012

The Florida Bar will provide complimentary education on the mandatory e-mail service requirements prior to the effective date.

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