The Florida Bar is not recommending changes to a Supreme Court COVID-19 Workgroup rules petition regarding remote technology, but it is suggesting committee notes or court comments.

The proposed amendments are designed to facilitate greater use of remote proceedings and center on a proposed rewrite to Florida Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.530 (Communications Technology). The petition also encompasses six other rule sets — Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Probate Rules, Traffic Court, Small Claims, and Appellate Practice.

In a comment filed September 27, the Bar states that it monitored the discussions of the Rule of Judicial Administration Committee and will defer to its “thoughtful and conscientious work….”