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The First District Court of Appeal has issued Administrative Order 21-1 establishing specific procedures for requesting appearances at oral argument via remote video conferencing.  The Order states in pertinent part:

“A party may request a remote video oral argument as part of its oral argument request filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.320. All such requests must include a statement of reasons in support and indicate whether opposing counsel consents to having a remote video oral argument in the case. The court may approve or deny a request for remote video oral argument. The court may also set a case for remote video oral argument on its own motion. After the time for filing a request for oral argument under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.320, if the court notices an in-person oral argument, the parties shall have seven days from the day the notice is issued to file a request to change the format of the oral argument to remote video. All such requests must include a statement of reasons in support and indicate whether opposing counsel consents to changing the format of the oral argument to remote video. If a format-change request is granted, the date and time of the oral argument may also change from what was previously noticed. If a party objects to having a remote video oral argument, it shall have three days after the filing of a request to respond in opposition to the request.”


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