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All Divisions of Middle Florida (Except Jacksonville-Judge Funk-see below)
Submission of electronic proposed orders for judges in the Fort Myers, Jacksonville-Judge Glenn only, Orlando and Tampa divisions must be submitted via the following link: https://pacer.flmb.uscourts.gov/orders/login.asp

Use of the orders submission portal requires entering your CM/ECF login. Only a CM/ECF login will work and no password is required. This web page is a functional form that will direct your orders to the correct recipient, as well as automatically name the attached order(s) to the standard format currently used. The naming process automatically occurs with the aid of drop down menus and gathers the information you enter and select. Upon submission, a tracking number will be provided to track the order through the process.

Jacksonville Division- (For Judge Funk Only)
Judge Funk's procedure for the electronic submission of proposed orders is available to electronic filers via the CM/ECF system. The event, entitled "Proposed Order - Judge Funk Only", is available under the Miscellaneous, Notices, and Trustee/US Trustee categories in CM/ECF.

This event allows the electronic submission of proposed orders, judgments, and findings of fact and conclusions of law to the Court for review and entry by the judge, if appropriate. Although the docket entry text is viewable on case dockets, the attached proposed order is not and is accessible only by Clerk's Office staff.

General Guidelines for ALL Proposed Order Submissions.

Proposed orders must be generated in Word or Word Perfect and converted to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) with the exception of consent orders showing both signatures and orders where additional attachments are required to be submitted along with the order.

Additionally, all proposed orders must be in compliance with the guidelines in Court's Style Guide which includes, but not limited to:

  • 12 point, Times New Roman font with justified right margins.
  • All proposed orders must allow Two (2) inches of space above the signature line for a Judge's signature.
  • Formatted date line that is a continuous line (not "on this __ day of _________, 201_").
  • Must be no larger than 8.5" x 11".
  • include one of these service statements:

1) For an Attorney: "Attorney [Name of submitting attorney] is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order"

2) For a Trustee: "Trustee [Name of submitting trustee] is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order"

The statement should be located after the signature block with two hard returns preceding it. Proposed orders that do not include this statement will be rejected and the submitting party will be required to submit a new order with the appropriate language included.

Allow for Negative Notice periods to run before the submission of proposed orders as outlined in the Court's Permissive Use of Negative Notice.:

Proposed orders may be submitted simultaneously with filing of the underlying document for items listed on the Court's Accompanying Orders List:

For more information on the drafting of proposed orders and other papers, consult the Court's Style Guide

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in the rejection of the proposed order.