Well the sun is shining on a New Year and I'm looking forward to the opportunities presented by a fresh start and new beginnings.
That's why I immediately went to the 3d DCA website to catch up on yesterday's opinions when -- lo and behold -- there are none posted!
Evidently the 3d DCA webmaster took yesterday off?
In other news, it appears from the Florida Supreme Court that the DCAs are not yet ready for the (late 90s) intertubal concept of efiling:
It appearing that the technology is not in place for this Court and some district courts of appeal to accept and process electronic filings by the October 1, 2012, effective date in those courts for the e-filing rules adopted in the June 21, 2012, opinion in this case, the Court, on its own motion, finds it necessary to postpone that effective date.
Accordingly, the effective date for the e-filing rules and procedures in this Court is hereby postponed until December 1, 2012, at 12:01 a.m. E-filing will be mandatory in this Court on that date.
The effective date for the e-filing rules in each of the district courts of appeal is postponed until April 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. E-filing will be mandatory in the district courts on that date. However, as stated in the June 21, 2012, opinion, until the new rules and procedures take effect in the district courts, any clerk who is already accepting documents filed by electronic transmission may continue to do so; attorneys in these districts are encouraged to file documents electronically under the current rules. Clerks of court will not be required to electronically transmit the record on appeal until July 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m.Simple, right?
"The technology is not in place" -- and that's just in the mechanical room that has all the old gym equipment!