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COURT OPERATIONS ADVISORY #3: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center to Reopen on Friday, Aug. 4th,...

COURT OPERATIONS ADVISORY #3: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center to Reopen on Friday, Aug. 4th,...

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center to Reopen on Friday, Aug. 4th, for Family and Domestic Violence Cases

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 will reopen on Monday, August 7th.

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COURT OPERATIONS ADVISORY #2: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center to Remain Closed Thursday,...

COURT OPERATIONS ADVISORY #2: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center to Remain Closed Thursday,...

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center to Remain Closed on Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, located at 175 NW 1st Avenue, will remain closed for repairs on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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COURT OPERATIONS ADVISORY #1: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center Closed Wednesday, August 2nd

COURT OPERATIONS ADVISORY #1: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center Closed Wednesday, August 2nd

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center closed Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, located at 175 NW 1st Avenue, was evacuated and closed on Tuesday afternoon, August 1st, due to flooding from a roof drain impacted by significant rain. The building will remain closed on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, for repairs.

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

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

The Honorable Bertila Soto was re-elected – without opposition – to another two-year term as Chief Judge. She is the first female and first Hispanic Chief Judge in the history of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

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

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

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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COVID-19 Advisory #85: Miami-Dade Courts to Expand In-Person Court Proceedings Following Florida Supreme Court Guidance

 

The Miami-Dade Courts look forward to expanding in-person court proceedings in the near future, as allowed by CDC guidelines and following guidance issued by the Florida Supreme Court in its most recent COVID-19 Administrative Order issued this past Friday afternoon.

“The Florida Supreme Court has established a window from June 21 to August 2nd for the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions such as the wearing of masks and social distancing in Florida’s courts. Thanks to this new guidance, we are happy to announce that we will be expanding in-person trials and other court proceedings in the near future,” said the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Miami-Dade Courts.

Under Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC21-17, courts should continue to conduct remote court proceedings as needed in order to process cases most efficiently while allowing courtroom space and resources to be used for in-person trials. Criminal trials will take precedence.

Current court protocols are being revised as a result of this new guidance and will be published soon.

The full text of Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC21-17 is downloadable from the link below.

The Miami-Dade Courts will continue to operate under Phase 2 COVID-19 Emergency Operations until the new procedures are implemented.

Please visit our website www.jud11.flcourts.org and social media @miamidadecourts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for future updates.

 

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The mission of Florida’s judicial branch is to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes.

 

Visit us on the Web: www.jud11.flcourts.org

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