Attorneys would be limited to a total of three email addresses to receive electronic service in court cases, under a proposal being advanced by the Florida Courts Technology Commission. Current rules allow attorneys to designate up to three email addresses per case, regardless of the number of cases they have.

The FCTC on November 4 approved the recommendation forwarded by its Portal Subcommittee the previous day.

Supreme Court Clerk John Tomasino, who headed a subcommittee workgroup that made the proposal, pointed to the workgroup’s finding that, “Allowing attorneys to have an infinite number of email addresses causes difficulty in determining the routing for service, places strains on case management systems, and causes uncertainty for attorneys serving other attorneys.”