A scheduled update to the E-Filing Portal that will provide links to documents instead of PDF attachments when e-filing will not apply to entities with system limitations, following action by the Florida Courts E-Filing Board of Directors September 16.

Portal Program Manager Carolyn Weber said the exemption was necessary as the planned October 29 system updates will strain those organizations currently without the technology to e-file, including the entire Miami-Dade county criminal division.

“While many of those who can submit PDF-A documents are supportive of the link approach, it’s just not doable according to the prosecutors I’ve spoken with due to their system limitations,” Weber said.