Florida Senate - 2019 SB 278
By Senator Taddeo
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to pro se assistance; amending s.
3 28.215, F.S.; requiring the clerk of the circuit court
4 to inform certain pro se litigants about court
5 reporters and the importance of transcripts in the
6 appeals process; making technical changes; providing
7 an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Section 28.215, Florida Statutes, is amended to
13 28.215 Pro se assistance.—The clerk of the circuit court
15 (1) Provide ministerial assistance to pro se litigants, but
16 may not provide
. Assistance shall not include the provision of
17 legal advice.
18 (2) Inform a pro se litigant who is a party to a civil
19 proceeding about the purpose, role, and significance of a court
20 reporter and the importance of transcripts in the appeals
22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.