Court rules chairs are reviewing a recent report on streamlining the rulemaking process that calls for, among other things, smaller committees, more frequent meetings, and establishing deadlines.

“We developed a workgroup to take a look at all of those to see if it does make sense to streamline the IOPs (internal operating procedures), and to decide whether or not it makes sense for the [Supreme Court] to make changes in other areas,” said Orange County Judge Steve Jewett, chair of the Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration Committee.

The report, “Evaluation and Development and Review of Court Rules Proposals by The Florida Bar Rules Committees,” was commissioned by the Bar and conducted by outside consultant Lisa Kiel, a former Florida State Courts Administrator.