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FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL

4TH DCA

The Fourth District Court of Appeal is located at:
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-2399
Telephone: (561) 242-2000

Court Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding HOLIDAYS

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ORDER EXTENDING TIME PERIODS FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA

On Friday, September 15th, following the re-opening of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an order as to the Fourth District of Appeal which extends time periods under all Florida Rules of Procedure. The order is available through the following link: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/clerk/adminorders/2017/AOSC17-57.pdf.

 

AMENDMENT TO APPELLATE RULES RE: APPENDICES

On September 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.220, effective October 1, 2017.  In re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, No. 16-1377 (Fla. Sept. 7, 2017).  In amending Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.220, the Florida Supreme Court established certain requirements for the electronic filing of appendices.  Effective October 1, 2017, electronic appendices which do not comply with the amended Rule 9.220 will be stricken.

 

Court News Electronic Filing Information

May 4, 2017 : The Court has revised its Notice to Attorneys and to Parties Representing Themselves.

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June 10, 2016: The Court has issued Administrative Order 2016-2, which imposes new requirements as to the electronic filing of appendices.

Courthouse Groundbreaking Video

Important Notice to All Electronic Filers - All electronic filings "shall be filed in a format capable of being electronically searched."  See In re Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.520, 161 So. 3d 1254 (Fla. 2015).  

Administrative Order 2014-1: A party requesting emergency treatment for any motion, appeal, or petition shall file a separate document entitled "Request for Emergency Treatment."

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eDCA Login/Registration

eDCA Primer/Users Manual (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

How-to-Guides Page (includes instructions on how to create a PDF document and insert bookmarks into a brief or appendix)

Administrative Orders Page

Notice to Non-Registered Attorneys (PDF) - In order to receive electronic notification of documents filed in or issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, all attorneys are required to register with the Court's electronic filing system, eDCA.

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