Amendment to the Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.

 
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The Florida Supreme Court recently amended Florida Rule for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators 10.900 on its own motion. The amendments require a notice of review of mediator disciplinary action to be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court, rather than, as currently required, submitted directly to the Chief Justice who, under the rule, either conducts the review proceedings or designates another reviewer. See In re Amendments to Florida Rule for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators 10.900, No. SC17-259 (Fla. May 4, 2017). The court invites all interested persons to comment on the amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.shtml. All comments must be filed with the court on or before July 3, with a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal in accordance with In re Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb. 18, 2013). If filed by a nonlawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. A0SC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be...

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