The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority held a regular meeting in Tallahassee in January.
The board heard the audit reports from Lanigan & Associates. They told the board that once again the Authority received unqualified audits, both on the operations and financial processing.
Carolyn Weber, E-Filing Portal Program Manager, reported that there were now more than 103,000 registered filers. For the month of December, there were more than 1.6 million filings, representing more than 7.3 million pages. While volumes were down due to the holidays, it was still higher than the November volumes and is expected to rise as we get into 2016. Weber also reported that the portal development team was moving forward on developing standards for batch filing civil cases, such as mortgage foreclosures or traffic cases. The team expects the standards to be ready for board discussion in the next month or so.
Of interest was a discussion on the new DIY forms that are posted for review on the Portal Test Site. The forms were approved for posting at the Florida Courts Technology Commission (FCTC) November meeting. They asked that those attorneys who wish to see the forms and make comments have a 60-day window to do so. First up are tenant eviction and small claims, and, along with those forms is now the simplified dissolution form.