The report, “Evaluation of 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.

Bar rules committees are beginning to craft a response to a new study that recommends reducing committee sizes, accelerating meeting schedules, and establishing deadlines to streamline the rule-development process.rules

“We have created an ad hoc committee, if you will, that consists of the chairs of most of the rules committees,” said Appellate Court Rules Committee Chair Andrew Manko, a Tallahassee administrative law judge.