Official Reports & Studies
NCSC Florida Judicial Workload Assessment Final Report
The National Center for State Courts completed this 2016 Judicial Workload Assessment Report.
Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases
See the Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation pages devoted to this subject.
Judicial Branch Governance Study Group
The National Center for State Courts completed this Governance Study Final Report.
View the 2010 Judicial Branch Governance Study Report from the National Center for State Courts.
2019 Report of the Commission on Character & Fitness proposes revisions to the procedures governing character & fitness determinations of people seeking to be licensed to practice law. Warning: This document is 14 megabytes and may not download easily.
- A Short Version of the 2019 Commission on Character & Fitness Report is available that excludes the attachments and is accessible to persons with disabilities.
- The Florida Board of Bar Examiners' Response
2009 Report on Florida Board of Bar Examiners Testing
- 2008 Report on Pro Bono Services in Florida - Accepted by the Court in the fall of 2008. It examines the state of free legal advice given to the poor by Florida lawyers
2008 Report on Complex Litigation
- Task Force on the Management of Cases Involving Complex Litigation - Received by the Court in April 2008.
Report of the Work Group on Standards for Jury Panel Sizes
2006 Report on District Court of Appeal Workload & Jurisdiction
On November 15, 2006, the Chief Justice received the Report of the Committee on District Court of Appeal Workload & Jurisdiction.
Finalized in 2005
2005 Report on District Court of Appeal Workload & Jurisdiction
On November 1, 2005, the Chief Justice received the Report of the Committee on District Court of Appeal Workload & Jurisdiction.
Finalized in 2003
Report on Guardianship Monitoring
In May 2003, the Supreme Court Commission on Fairness issued its report titled Guardianship Monitoring in Florida: Fulfilling the Court's Duty to Protect Wards.
Jury Innovations Project Report
Read the Final Report of the Florida Supreme Court Jury Innovations Committee issued in May 2001 and a Press Release about its activities. The 2003 Administrative Order adopting portions of the Report is also available.
Finalized in 2002
Report on Per Curiam Affirmed Decisions
Report on the Use of Senior Judges
Finalized in 2001
Report of the Family Court Steering Committee
This Final Report completed the Study Commission's work from 2000 and concluded that Florida should not adopt the Texas model of having two separate Supreme Courts, one to address civil issues and one to address criminal issues.
Finalized in 2000
Report of the Supreme Court Workload Study Commission
A Report of the Florida Supreme Court Workload Study Commission was released on November 9, 2000. Read the Agenda for the first meeting of the Supreme Workload Study Commission on September 25, 2000, the Official Notice of the meeting, and the Membership List.
Ten-Year Retrospective on Racial & Ethnic Bias
In December 2000, the Ten Year Retrospective on Racial & Ethnic Bias was released. This report surveyed work in eliminating racial and ethnic bias in the legal system that began with the release of the First Report of the Florida Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Bias Study Commission in 1990, followed by the Commission’s second and final report in 1991.
Finalized in 1999
Report on Florida's Baker Act
The Florida Supreme Court Fairness Commission in December 1999 issued its Full Report, Executive Summary, and Press Release. after completing a study of the Florida Baker Act, which authorizes persons to be detained temporarily if they pose a risk of harm to themselves or others.
Report on Jury Service Accessibility
Read the June 1999 report on Jury Service Accessibility for Older Persons & Persons with Disabilities in Florida, a collaborative project of the Southeast Florida Center on Aging of Florida International University and the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Fairness.
Finalized in 1997
Report on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners
This 1997 Publication is the final report of the Supreme Court Select Committee to Study the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
Finalized in 1996
Report of the Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission
This 1996 Report details work to eliminate gender bias from the legal system since the 1990 Report of the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Commission.
Finalized in 1991
Report of the Racial & Ethnic Bias Study Commission
This Executive Summary describes formal reports made in 1990 and 1991 on racial and ethnic bias in Florida's legal system.
Finalized in 1990
Report of the Gender Bias Study Commission
This 1990 Executive Summary describes a study that explored the extent of gender bias in Florida's legal system and to suggest steps to eliminate bias.Finalized in 1989
Report on Mediation & Arbitration Rules
This 1989 Report dealt with proposals affecting the rules governing mediation and arbitration.
Article V Revisions Report
This Report examined proposed changes to the judicial article of the state Constitution.
Report on the Judiciary
This Report details problems that had arisen in the Supreme Court's jurisdiction and caseload by the late 1970s, which led to Constitutional reforms in 1980. Report of the Commission on Appellate Court Structure. This 1979 Report makes recommendations regarding reforms to the structure of Florida appellate courts.