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The Honorable Bertila Soto Re-Elected to Third Term as Chief Judge

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Miami-Dade Courts to Launch Demonstration Project to Reduce Cost and Delay in Civil Justice

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The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida has been selected as the first of three jurisdictions nationwide to conduct demonstration projects to study the implementation of innovations aimed at reducing cost and delay in civil cases. The Miami-Dade project will focus on the effects of active case management on the timely and cost effective resolution of these cases.

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Miami-Dade Courts Announces Newly Expanded Complex Business Litigation Division to Take Effect...

Miami-Dade Courts Announces Newly Expanded Complex Business Litigation Division to Take Effect...

Judge Beatrice Butchko and Judge William Thomas to join the expanded Complex Business Litigation Division in January, 2017.

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Eleventh Judicial Circuit Response to ACLU of Florida/Greater Miami Report on Miami-Dade Criminal Justice System

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

For Immediate Release

July 19, 2018

Contact:  Eunice Sigler, Director

Office of Government Liaison & Public Relations

Phone (305) 349-7189 Fax (305) 349-7190 Cell (786) 348-7381

  

ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT RESPONSE TO

ACLU OF FLORIDA / GREATER MIAMI REPORT ON

MIAMI-DADE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

 

Judges are responsible for justice in every individual case and must evaluate every case separately, based on the facts of the case and the law. The research report produced by the ACLU of Florida and Greater Miami titled “Unequal Treatment: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Miami-Dade Criminal Justice” provides a big-picture view of these cases and offers insights that will inform our continuing efforts at self-examination and improvement.

 

The Eleventh Circuit has been addressing these issues on an ongoing basis. Among them:

 

  • Addressing pretrial detention issues with promises to appear instead of sending people to jail awaiting future court hearings
  • Supporting the use of civil citations instead of arrests for low-level crimes
  • Providing driver’s license reinstatement programs and events
  • Supporting other initiatives like Miami-Dade County’s Group Violence Intervention program, which is aimed at providing holistic services to reduce gun violence and police interactions
  • The Eleventh Circuit has led the state and nation in training judges on diversity, bias and racial and ethnic dynamics

 

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit will be creating a work group with its justice partners and community groups to study this report and to continue its work on these issues.

 

“The Eleventh Circuit is committed to justice for every person, no matter what color they are, no matter where they were born, no matter how they identify – ethnically or otherwise – and no matter whether they are rich or poor,” said the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. “We will study this report and use it to inform our continuing work with the goal of eliminating all racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system.”

 

 

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