Florida Considering Attorney Parental Leave | Key Points

  • Florida Rules of Judicial Administration would require Courts to grant a continuance in litigation when the request is based on parental leave.
  • The rule will apply to both women and men and will also apply to adoption.
  • The rule provides a strong presumption that a continuance for parental leave, generally not exceeding three months, will be granted when the request is made within reasonable time after the basis for the continuance is reasonably discernible.

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