NOTE: MASKS MUST BE WORN
AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE COURT FACILITIES INCLUDING THE COURTROOM.
General Magistrate Karen
Kallman hears cases involving the following matters: Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights
(except those hearings excluded by statute or rule); Marchman Act (Juveniles);
Special Immigrant Juvenile Matters; and Children in Need of Services/Families
in Need of Services (CINS/FINS) cases.
All hearings before General
Magistrate Karen Kallman in the Unified Children’s Court (Juvenile Division) are
non-jury hearing.Hearings scheduled
before General Magistrate Karen Kallman will be conducted by Zoom. In-person
hearings may be permitted on a case by case basis, upon request and with the
approval of the General Magistrate. Please check for any updated Administrative Orders regarding changes in
the Unified Children’s Court procedures for in-person or Zoom hearings.
ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:
ID: 995 4604 2444
DEPENDENCY REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATIONS / ORDERS
All Report and
Recommendations and Orders for signature to the General Magistrate must first
be circulated among the parties.
A signature line including “DONE and RECOMMENDED” and the date
should be included for the General Magistrate.
Following review of all
parties, Report and Recommendations and Orders for signature should be
submitted via email to the assistant to the General Magistrate. Once signed by
the General Magistrate, the Report and Recommendations and Orders will be
submitted to the division Judge for signature. The signed order may then be e-filed by the Judicial Assistant to the
Judge or the Assistant to the General Magistrate.
The transcript of the
proceedings or electronic recording of the proceedings may be requested from Absolute
Audio (305) 379-4741.
Should the parties
require the services of a Spanish or Haitian-Creole interpreter, a request must
be submitted NO LATER THAN 2 BUSINESS DAYS by email to the assistant of the
General Magistrate. Requests for interpreters for languages other than Spanish
or Haitian-Creole must be requested no later than 7 BUSINESS DAYS.
Juvenile Marchman cases
are set on Mondays. For assistance please contact Judicial Services Coordinator
/ Juvenile and Adult Marchman Act Case Manager Christine Charles at
305-349-7361 or email email@example.com
GENERAL MAGISTRATE CONTACT
Email Address of
Assistant to General Magistrate: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-Service Address: email@example.com
Miami-Dade County Children’s Courthouse
155 NW 3rd Street, Suite 14-334
Miami, Florida 33128
Please be aware that certain items are prohibited on courthouse premises. If any listed prohibited item is detected to be in your possession when entering a court facility, you will be asked to exit the facility to secure the item elsewhere or dispose of it, before being allowed entry into the facility.