Milton Hirsch

  • Division: Circuit Probate
  • Section: PMH 06
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-6108
  • Room: CHC 1131
  • Judicial Assistant: Voracek, Thomas

 
Associate Administrative Judge: Circuit Appellate Division
Circuit Judge: Circuit Probate Division
 

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I.  To Schedule a Hearing
1.  Confirm that the pleading as to which you seek a hearing has been received by the clerk of court and appears on the clerk’s docket.

2.  Email a copy of the pleading to J. Hirsch’s law clerk, Thomas Voracek, at tvoracek@jud11.flcourts.org asking for a hearing.  Indicate approximately how much time you believe will be needed for the hearing, and if there are certain dates on which you are unavailable.  Note that hearings on non-evidentiary matters – matters as to which it will not be necessary to call witnesses or adduce evidence – are disfavored; such matters should ordinarily be resolved on the pleadings without a hearing.

3.  Mr. Voracek will reply to your email with a date and time for hearing unless the court determines that a hearing is unnecessary.  Once received by you, the notice of hearing must then be filed and docketed.  Failure to file and docket such a notice promptly may result in cancellation of the hearing.

 

 II.  To Schedule a Trial
 An order setting trial will read simply, “Trial is set for X date at Y time.”  Judge Hirsch’s trial orders do not set schedules or cut-off dates for discovery, motion practice, or exchange of exhibit or witness lists.  Discovery and motion practice should be conducted according to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. 

 If a problem arises in connection with discovery or motion practice, it is the responsibility of the attorney or attorneys seeking relief to bring the matter to the attention of the court by means of an appropriate motion (with a courtesy copy to chambers).  If the court receives no such motions in the run-up to trial, the court will assume that discovery and other pretrial matters are proceeding smoothly and that trial will go forward as scheduled.  A continuance requested on the day of trial, if attributable to a discovery or motions issue not previously brought to the court’s attention, will be denied.

 Requests for mediation are treated in the same fashion.  If counsel want mediation and can agree to a mediator, they should submit a stipulated order to chambers well in advance of trial.  If mediation fails, trial will go forward as scheduled.  If counsel want mediation and cannot agree to a mediator, counsel should submit an order asking the court to assign a mediator well in advance of trial.  If mediation fails, trial will go forward as scheduled. 

 III.  Alternate Judge
 Seeking an alternate judge for a matter in J. Hirsch’s division should be a rarity.  Judge Hirsch is readily available by telephone (305.349.6108) or email (mhirsch@jud11.flcourts.org).  In the extraordinary circumstance that recourse to an alternate judge is unavoidable, contact Administrative Judge Yvonne Colodny by telephone (305.349.7117) or email (ycolodny@jud11.flcourts.org). 

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