Where Do the Rule 2.420 Changes Apply?

Rule 2.420 outlines 23 categories of information that are automatically confidential in court records such as Social Security numbers, health records, bank account numbers, addresses of domestic violence victims, and juvenile delinquency records.

The amended rule affects small claims court filings and circuit and county court civil cases, except for Family Law cases, Domestic Violence Cases, cases stemming from sexual abuse, Risk Protection Orders, mental health Cases, Jimmy Ryce civil commitments, and medical malpractice cases. 

  • Small Claims Cases, meaning minor legal disputes below $8,000.
  • County Court Civil Cases for legal disputes between $8,001 and $50,000.
  • And most Circuit Court Civil Cases above $50,000 and appeals from County Court.

Clerks and filers will retain dual responsibility to identify confidential information in all other types of filings for family, criminal, juvenile and probate cases. 

CHANGES DO NOT APPLY TO: (the current standards in place will remain)

  • Family Law Cases
  • Domestic Violence Cases
  • Cases Stemming from Sexual Abuse
  • Risk Protection Orders
  • Mental Health Cases
  • Jimmy Ryce Civil Commitments 
  • Medical Malpractice Cases

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1. Rule 2.420 update - what exactly does this mean?
2. Steps for Removing Confidential Information
3. What If It Is NOT Considered Confidential?
4. Rule 2.420 - what are the 23 types of confidential information?
5. Where Do the Rule 2.420 Changes Apply?
6. Rule2.420 Handout if you are representing yourself
7. Rule2.420 Handout Legal Representatives
8. Rule2.420 Handout Attorney
9. How do I file confidential information?
10. What if I am notified that my information is not subject to confidentiality?