IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. PA/PI-CIR-96-72 S0896072
RE: COURT RECORDS
The Supreme Court of Florida has amended Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.072, governing possession of court records; and
The rule authorizes only judges and authorized court employees to remove court records as defined by rule 2.075, from the clerk's office except by order of the chief judge or chief justice; and
In order to comply with the new rule, it is hereby
1. The following persons are authorized to remove court records from the clerk's office:
a. All judges of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and their judicial assistants.
b. All court employees of the Sixth Judicial Circuit unless otherwise directed by the chief judge.
c. General masters, special masters and hearing officers who are conducting proceedings on behalf of the Court.
d. Attorneys of record, for the purpose of either bringing a file(s) to a scheduled hearing or trial, or returning a file(s) to the clerk's office immediately after the conclusion of a hearing or trial. If the hearing or trial involves multiple days, the file shall remain with the judge or the clerk overnight. Under exceptional circumstances, an attorney of record may remove a file(s) from the courthouse with the written permission of the presiding judge or the chief judge.
2. No one other than those persons mentioned in 1. above is permitted to remove a court record from the clerk's office.
3. Pasco Administrative Orders 95-9, 93-55, 91-51, 89-100, Amended 89-100, 88 85, 87-39, Pinellas Administrative Orders 78-23, 87-38, and any other orders relating to removal of court files entered in Pasco or Pinellas County are hereby rescinded.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this 25th day of July, 1996.
/s/ Susan F. Schaeffer
Susan F. Schaeffer, Chief Judge