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Rule 1.05 - Form of Pleadings; General Requirements

(a) Although a quotation of three lines or more may be single-spaced and indented and a footnote shall be single-spaced in no smaller than 10-point type, all pleadings and other papers tendered by counsel for filing shall be typewritten, double-spaced, in at least t12-point type, and, if filed on paper, shall be on opaque, unglazed, white paper eight and one-half inches wide by eleven inches long (8 ½" x 11"), with one and one-fourth inch top, bottom and left margins and a one to one and one-fourth inch right margin. Only one side of the paper may be used.

(b) All pleadings, motions, briefs, applications, and orders tendered by counsel for filing shall contain on the first page a caption as prescribed by Rule 10(a), Fed.R.Civ.P., and in addition thereto shall state in the title the name and designation of the party (as Plaintiff or Defendant or the like) in whose behalf the paper is submitted.

(c) The first pleading filed on behalf of any party or parties represented by counsel shall be signed by at least one attorney in his individual name with the designation "Trial Counsel", or the equivalent. Thereafter, until seasonable notice to the contrary is filed with the Court and served upon opposing counsel, such attorney shall be the person responsible for the case with full authority, individually, to conduct all proceedings including trial.

(d) All pleadings, motions, briefs, applications and other papers tendered by counsel for filing shall be signed personally by counsel as required by Rule 11, Fed.R.Civ.P. Immediately under every signature line, additional information shall be given as indicated in the example below:

(Signature of Counsel)

Typed Name of Counsel

Florida Bar Identification Number (if admitted to practice in Florida)

Firm or Business Name

Mailing Address

City, State, Zip Code

Telephone Number

Facsimile Phone Number (if available)

Email address

(e) The Clerk is authorized and directed to require a complete and executed AO Form JS44, Civil Cover Sheet, which shall accompany each civil case as a condition to the filing thereof. State and federal prisoners, and other persons filing civil cases pro se are exempt from the requirements of this subsection.