The Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, located at 175 NW 1st Avenue, will reopen on Friday, August 4, 2017, for regular business in the Family and Domestic Violence Divisions.
The Probate Division, which is located on the 11th floor where the greatest water damage was sustained, will not reopen to the public until Monday, August 7th.
Probate court staff, however, will return on Friday to prepare for Monday’s reopening of the Probate Division and should look for internal advisories with further instructions.
The building was closed on August 1st due to flooding from a roof drain impacted by significant rain.
Court employees who do not work at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center but use its parking facility may resume parking there on Friday.
Further updates will be posted on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit's website at www.jud11.flcourts.org and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Hotline at 305-349-7777.
For media questions relating to repairs and remediation of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, please contact Ms. Pam Regula with the Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department at 305-375-1697.
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11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
For Immediate Release
August 3, 2017
Contact: Eunice Sigler, Director
Office of Government Liaison & Public Relations
Phone (305) 349-7189 Fax (305) 349-7190 Cell (786) 348-7381
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court’s ADA Coordinator, Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 175 NW 1st Ave., Suite 2702, Miami, FL 33128, Telephone (305) 349-7175; TDD (305) 349-7174, Fax (305) 349-7355 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.