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.
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.
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.
Judge Beatrice Butchko and Judge William Thomas to join the expanded Complex Business Litigation Division in January, 2017.
Health Foundation of South Florida has awarded a $98,000 grant to the Miami-Dade Courts’ Adult Drug Court to support participant access to integrated drug treatment services.