Electronic Court Reporting does not prepare transcripts. A digital recording of the types of proceedings outlined in Administrative Order 2.2 can be provided to requestors upon submission of the proper form and fees.
When it is necessary to have a transcript it is the party's responsibility to have the recorded proceeding transcribed by an approved court reporter or approved transcriptionist according to the Rules of Judicial Administration (click the link below for Rule 2.535).
Certain types of cases require a court order before a recorded proceeding may be released. Please click the link for Rules of Juvenile Procedure below for more information.
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To apply for a Public Defender, fill out this application, check I am seeking the appointment of the Public Defender, and follow the attached instructions. For more information on the Pretrial Services Department, click here
To appeal a trial judge's order (if it is an appealable order) or judgment, a party must comply with all time limitations and procedures provided for by the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. A notice of appeal is to be filed with the Clerk of the trial court within thirty days of the date the order or judgment is rendered. Appeals from the county court will be before the circuit court. Appeals from the circuit court will be before the District Court of Appeal.
To file a small claim (i.e. damages under $5,000), you will need to obtain a form from the Small Claims Office (or print one from Turbo Court Online Forms). You will then need to file it at the County Clerk's Office.