Samantha Ruiz Cohen

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 33
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-6240
  • Room: CHC 2222
  • Judicial Assistant: Ceijas, Lissette

Judicial Assignment History

 
Circuit Judge: Circuit Family Division

 

 

Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical matters.  


However, our divisions remain open. Judge Ruiz Cohen and her staff are working and available.   We are able to address most matters remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and
ZOOM. 


It is important that

ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL AT
https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/, to file pleadings and documents with the clerk.

And

Sign up for COURTMAP at, https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/, to submit proposed orders to Judge Ruiz Cohen.

The judges will be using the ZOOM platform for most 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.

 





JudgeSectionRoomTelephone
Bernstein, M Scott FC 28 CHC 2815305-349-5744
Multack, Spencer FC 17 CHC 2826305-349-5729
Shapiro, S Bernard FC 18 CHC 2214305-349-5753
Soto, Bertila FC 14 CHC 3045305-349-5720
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Motion Calendar

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

DayTimeCapFromTo
Wednesday9:00 AM103/07/18 
09/09/2020
11/25/2020

REMOTE 5 MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR

Motion Calendar will be held for NON-EVIDENTIARY matters every Wednesday @
9:00 AM. 

This calendar will be heard via phone conference AND/OR ZOOM.

Instructions for setting:
On the E-FILING PORTAL, file the Motion with any exhibits. Include 11thFC33@jud11.flcourts.org in all filings.

On the E-FILING PORTAL, E-SERVE the opposing side with your filing.

On COURTMAP, coordinate with opposing party and select the date to have the motion heard.Once a date is agreed upon you may set the hearing using in the Motion Calendar slot. As supporting documents, attach the motion and any responses with an e-file stamp.

On COURTMAP also include as supporting documents a Notice of Hearing.The notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk at least 7 business days prior to the hearing, not including the day of the hearing.  
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL NOTICES NOT FILED IN A TIMELY MANNER WILL BE REJECTED.


The Judge will rule on 5-minute motions without the need for a hearing when possible.  Unless you receive an order ruling on the motion, you must be available on the selected date and time for one hour as the Judge will be calling motions one at a time.

This Section is now using courtMAP and document submissions are no longer available via eCourtesy.

courtMAP is a new online Management and Access Platform built upon technology infrastructure from Broward’s Court Management System.

courtMAP combines eCourtesy with online scheduling, online notification/confirmation, and allows judges to create and e-File orders. courtMAP also allows parties to self-schedule their case events - motion calendar, special sets, and trials - and attach the documentation previously submitted via eCourtesy.

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