County Civil Division September 2011-Present
County Criminal Division January 2011-September 2011
Elected to County Court Bench 2010
Sole Practitioner 2006-2010
Associate Attorney- Private Practice 2003-2006
Procedure for Landlord & Tenant Eviction cases in South Dade Justice Center- Section 03
Judge Gonzalez-Paulson reviews all LLAT cases and determines whether a hearing is necessary after an answer has been filed.
First, Plaintiff's counsel must submit all of its Affidavits and Motions to Strike Answer to the Clerk of Courts via the e-file system.
After that, submit the Final Judgment (packet), including the proposed Order Striking Answer via e-Courtesy; await for the Court's decision.
The court will either strike the answer, set the case for hearing, for mediation, or enter an Order Requiring the Defendant to Deposit Money into the Court Registry.
From the date that the last pleading has been filed (see Court Docket), it can take up to 5-7 business days to receive a response.
Judge Gonzalez-Paulson staff will either make contact or a response will be received by the Court, via US mail or e-Courtesy.
LANDLORD/TENANT CASES CANNOT BE SET ON MOTION CALENDAR: Contact the Judicial Assistant as these cases are special set by the Judge ONLY.
NO FAXES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR MOTION CALENDAR ALL NOTICES MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA E-COURTESY
ONLY FAXES TO BE ACCEPTED ARE FOR NOTICES OF CANCELLATIONS.
FIVE (5) MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR STARTING JANUARY 2013
Tuesday & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. (Cap 40) Cancellation Dates listed are ONLY as to motion calendar. Those dates are reserved for calendar call and Jury Trial week. NOTE: If the motion cannot be argued in five (5) minutes it needs to be special set.
-MUST be coordinated between the parties (notice shall state who the hearing was coordinated with) and MUST be sent via e-courtesy to the J.A. seven (7) business days prior to the hearing in order to be calendared. If you do not timely submit the the notice of hearing via E-Courtesy, the case will not print on the calendar and will NOT be heard. All notices of hearing MUST also be filed with Clerk of Courts seven (7) business days prior to hearing.
Parties should check the docket to confirm case made the calendar.
-If party wishes to appear telephonically, please submit your motion along with the proposed order or eCourtesy not both. See form and orders below.
-Cancellations: Counsel for the party who placed a motion on the motion calendar, trial calendar or special set shall fax a notice of cancellation to the judicial assistant at 305-234-1501 prior to scheduled hearing or trial.
In order to check and see if your case made the judicial calendar please visit the Clerk of Courts website at http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/home.asp. It will show a code on the comments section of LS:26/03.