IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR HARDEE, HIGHLANDS & POLK COUNTIES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 7-6.0

ADOPTION OF STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL COURTESY

WHEREAS it is desirable for parties and attorneys whenever possible to come to agreements in matters thereby making a court hearing and ruling unnecessary, and

WHEREAS the Standards of Professional Courtesy have also been approved by the Board of Directors of the Polk County Trial Lawyer's Association, it is therefore

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Section V.3. of the Standards of Professional Courtesy, hereto attached as Exhibit "A", and which states

2. Consultation with Opposing Counsel. Attorneys should, whenever possible, prior to filing or upon receiving a motion, contact opposing counsel to determine if the matter can be resolved in whole or in part. This may alleviate the need for filing the motion or allow submission of an agreed order in lieu of a hearing.

is hereby adopted per this administrative order as the expected conduct of the attorneys who practice before this Court.

DONE AND ORDERED on this 12th day of April, 1993.

RANDALL G. MCDONALD

Chief Judge


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