Murray Silverstein

Lawyers next year could find their electronic court submissions delayed or rejected if they aren’t filed in the proper format under a proposal being considered by a Florida Courts Technology Commission subcommittee.

Portal Subcommittee member Murray Silverstein made a motion at the panel’s November 4 meeting to set a June 30, 2022, deadline for attorney files to be in the searchable PDF/A format set out in court technical standards. His original motion said filings that didn’t meet the standards would go into court clerks’ “correction queues” for problematic electronic filings, with the lawyer receiving a notification of the error.