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Effective May 1, 2013, there is a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. This fee is in addition to the existing civil filing fee of $350. Therefore, effective May 1st the total fee for filing a new civil case will be $400.
This new fee is part of the “District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule”, established by the Judicial Conference of the United States, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914.
The $50 administrative fee does not apply to miscellaneous civil cases; habeas corpus cases; or to cases filed by pro se prisoner plaintiffs who have been provisionally granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
Revised April 18, 2013
Posted March 29, 2013
Effective January 3, 2012, attorneys may satisfy the CM/ECF training requirement in the Southern District of Florida by completing an on-line computer based course from their office or home. This computer training course provides attorneys with an alternative to the hands-on training which requires travel to either the Miami or West Palm Beach courthouses. Paralegals, legal assistants, IT staff, or other non-attorney support staff who are involved in the electronic case filing process are also encouraged to complete the computer based training.
With the availability of the computer based training from remote locations, the hands-on training currently provided at courthouse locations will only be offered a couple of times per month. In addition, attorneys will no longer be able to satisfy the CM/ECF training requirements by certifying they have attended training in another District. For additional information, refer to CM/ECF Training on the Court’s website under the CM/ECF tab or click here.