The Florida Supreme Court has adopted amendments to Florida Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration Rule 2.240 (determination of the need for additional judges) which sets out a list of secondary factors the court may consider if additional trial judges are needed in a particular jurisdiction.

The unanimous court acted on September 1 in Case No. SC21-1601.

The amended rule is based on a report from the Trial Court Performance and Accountability Commission on November 17, 2021, as a response to a directive by the Supreme Court to suggest modifications based on a 2016 study by the Judicial Needs Assessment Committee.