The Supreme Court’s Workgroup on Judicial Practices in the Trial Courts wants to hear from Florida lawyers about judicial practice preferences, practices for responding to litigant inquiries to a judge’s office, and practices for the scheduling of hearings.

Chief Justice Charles Canady established the workgroup in November 2021 under the auspices of the Judicial Management Council in In re: Workgroup on Judicial Practices in the Trial Courts, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC21-57.

The workgroup is asking members to respond to an online survey to assist in identifying and sharing best practices statewide and in making recommendations for rule and process changes that will facilitate workload and cost efficiencies for litigants, judges, and court staff. The deadline for responses is the close of business May 13. It’s estimated that completion of the survey will require approximately 20 minutes.