Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Judicial Section Details

Samantha Ruiz Cohen

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 28
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5744
  • Email: 11thFC28@jud11.flcourts.org
  • Room: CHC 2815
  • Judicial Assistant: Amador, Esther
  • Bailiff: Pacheco, Aaron


It is important that all attorneys and self-represented litigants sign up for an account at the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/  for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk and sign up for courtMAP at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/ for submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge.

The judges will be using the Zoom platform for many hearings.  It is free. 

If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, please go to the Zoom training page website to learn how to access the platform for use.  

Zoom training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

Zoom Live Training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911

We ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize Zoom and your patience with us as we learn along with you.  We are committed to the continued delivery of justice in the face of this pandemic.

Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of calendars.

  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial
  • Transfer Calendar

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

Wednesday8:45 AM2510/27/21 
Friday8:45 AM258/05/22 

Motion Calendar are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:45AM, via Zoom. 
To access Zoom directly from courtMAP, click on “join zoom meeting” on the date/time of the hearing.

Motion Calendar hearings are limited to 5 minutes per case. 

To set a matter on the Court's Motion Calendar for hearing:

Select the date from the Court's Motion Calendar availability (found on courtMAP).

Create the event on courtMAP (set your hearing), upload all supporting documents (filed motion, notice of hearing, etc.).

Do not create multiple events (set multiple hearings); the system allows for two (2) motions to be set for each case.

The Court will not hear more than two (2) motions per case per Motion Calendar.

Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar. 

Important: Although the movant and the parties listed on the service list at the time the hearing is set will receive an email from courtMAP indicating that an event has been created, a notice of hearing will not automatically generate.  The movant MUST e-file the notice of hearing via the e-portal system.  Include 11thFC28@jud11.flcourts.org in all filings.

To confirm a hearing, click on the "calendar" tab in the navigation bar and then on "view events," select the hearing date; the scheduled hearing will appear.  You can also click on "calendar," then on "events by case" and enter the case number; all upcoming hearings for that case number will appear. 

To cancel a Motion Calendar hearing:

Movants cancelling a hearing shall e-file a notice of cancellation and also cancel the hearing on courtMAP.  To do this, click on: -calendar, -view events, -select the case, -click case status ready, -click cancel from the dropdown, -click save, -select cancellation reason, -click confirm cancellation. 

If Parties/Counsel are unable to agree on a date once an attempt to meet and confer has been made (i.e. sent emails) the hearing may be unilaterally set on the Motion Calendar with seven (7) calendar days notice.


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