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Most hearings before a General Magistrate in the Unified
Family Division are non-jury trials or evidentiary hearings. In accordance with the most recent
Administrative Order and Unified Children’s Court Operation Procedures, hearings
scheduled before General Magistrate STEVEN LIEBERMAN will be conducted by
the preferable method of the parties, in-person or remote (Zoom). The Miami-Dade
Children’s Courthouse has the capability to conduct hearings in a hybrid
format, In-Person and Zoom. The format in which hearings will be conducted MUST
be agreed upon by the parties.
Assistant to General Magistrate Email Address:
E-Service Address: 11thFCGM14@jud11.flcourts.org
Courtroom # 11-2
TO SCHEDULE A HEARING
Please utilize CourtMAP to see dates and times for
scheduling a hearing. General Magistrate Lieberman’s section is UFGM14. If
both parties are represented by attorneys, you must agree to the date and time of
hearing prior to scheduling.
Hearings shall be set within thirty (30) days from the
date of the order of referral, otherwise the hearing will be set by the General
Magistrate’s office at the earliest available date.
If the General Magistrate has instructed you to
prepare the proposed Reports and Recommendations of General Magistrate, or
Recommended Order of Hearing Officer, on their ruling, the proposed report must
be submitted to the General Magistrate’s office via courtMAP no later than
fourteen (14) days after the date of the hearing.
Prior to submitting your proposed report, please
contact the other attorney/party to agree to the form and content of the
report. If there is a disagreement
regarding the proposed form, please contact the General Magistrate’s office to
submit your proposed report within the fourteen (14) day period.
Any request for a continuance of a hearing before a
General Magistrate must be heard by the General Magistrate. A notice of cancelation of hearing is
insufficient and will not cancel a hearing. If a case or referral is settled or withdrawn, please contact the
General Magistrate’s office.
REQUEST FOR TRANSCRIPTS
All hearings before a General Magistrate are recorded
electronically. The recordings are
stored by a court reporter vendor, Absolute Digital Inc. Please contact Absolute Digital (305-379-4741
to arrange obtaining a transcript. The
cost of the transcript will be your responsibility.
Interpreters are not provided by the court for
hearings. If you need an interpreter or
your witness requires the use of an interpreter, you must arrange to have a certified interpreter present to the hearing.
If you are going to be presenting exhibits at the zoom
or telephonic hearing, you must contact the opposing attorney or party and
agree to the exhibits that will be admitted. The exhibits should be marked 1,
2, 3 etc. for those associated to the petitioner and A, B, C etc. for those
associated to the respondent.
An exhibit list must be prepared and submitted in
advance (7 working days) of the hearing date. In addition, you must provide a
copy of the exhibit list to the opposing party or their attorney (if they are
represented by counsel). If you fail to provide a copy of the exhibit list and
/or to file a copy of the exhibit list seven (7) days prior to the hearing, you
may not be able to get the exhibits admitted on the day of the hearing. If there is a dispute as to the admissibility
of the proposed exhibits, contact General Magistrate Lieberman office at 305-679-1774 to arrange a Zoom or telephonic hearing prior to the scheduled hearing to
resolve the exhibit dispute.
Please make sure that you register your email address and
mailing address with the Clerk of the Court to receive notices of hearing and
orders. You may obtain a copy of the
Clerk’s form at: Notice
of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address.
Children may not be brought to the courthouse or to
the hearing without first obtaining a court order.