Administrative Order 1.30 – Notice of Appearance Requirements

Attorneys, please be aware of the most recent Administrative Order regarding notice of appearance requirements in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. If you seek "coverage" for court events, or provide "coverage" for other attorneys, read this Administrative Order. It can be found in its entirety here, or you can view a comprehensive list of all effective Administrative Orders.


Electronic filing through the Florida Courts ePortal is mandatory for attorneys in all divisions of the court.  Parties not represented by an attorney are encouraged to file through the Florida Courts ePortal, and may click here to view an instructional video.  Please refer to Administrative Order 1.20 for more information on E-Filing in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Proposed orders, proposed judgments, and other documents to be entered by the Court shall be submitted to the Court pursuant to that division's proceduresThey are not to be E-Filed through the ePortal, or mailed to the Clerks of Court.

See the Florida State Court's website for more information, the Alachua Clerk of Court's E-Filing page, and the Florida Bar's website.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled to be provided with certain assistance at no cost to you. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352-337-6237) at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice-impaired, call 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at