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Fifth District Court of Appeal

  • Court's Website/Home Page
    • Important news and information is also posted on the home page.
  • Court Holidays
    • Informs the public of Court holidays for use with filing deadlines.
  • E-Filing
    • Electronic filing of court documents through the eDCA secure portal is now mandatory, as of October 1, 2012.
  • E-Filing Procedures
    • This administrative order and brochure provide the method and procedure by which parties must electronically file documents with the Court.
  • Notice to Attorneys and Parties
    • Provides general information regarding scheduling, notices of appeal, original jurisdiction petitions, appendices, motions, the record, notices to invoke discretionary review in the Supreme Court, and photocopies.
  • Clerk's Office
  • Extensions of Time
    • The Court has adopted a procedure for the filing of notices of agreed extensions of time as to appeals (not original proceedings).
    • Extensions of up to 90 days in the aggregate for initial and answer briefs and 60 days for reply briefs are allowed to be agreed upon by counsel/parties.
    • Extensions of time in original proceedings (petitions for writ of certiorari), dependency, termination of parental rights, and other enumerated appeals must still be requested by motion.
  • Mediation
    • Parties/counsel are required to fill out a mediation questionnaire and confidential mediation statement.
    • All final civil appeals (including family law) are eligible for appellate mediation.
  • Oral Arguments
  • Opinions
  • Judges of the Court
    • Offers biographical information about the sitting judges.
  • Online Docket
    • Docket refreshed daily at 10 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.
  • History of the Court
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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