Courthouses are now open for in-person hearings and trials,
based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme
SCHEDULE A HEARING
This Division uses courtMAP. Hearings must be
scheduled through courtMAP. The date and time of the hearing must be agreed
upon by the parties prior to scheduling the hearing. https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/courtmap
Any non-evidentiary special set which can be resolved in 30
minutes or less (such as a CMC, Status Conference, Motion for Continuance)
can be held on Zoom.
Any hearing already scheduled and noticed as a Zoom hearing
remains a Zoom hearing and will be conducted on Zoom.
If a hearing has been scheduled for in-person but all parties
agree to convert it to Zoom, an email must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All parties are to presume the hearing is still an in-person hearing until you
hear otherwise directly from the office of the Magistrate.
If you do
not schedule your hearing within 15 days of the entry of the Order of Referral,
the hearing will be scheduled unilaterally, without coordination with you, by
the division, for the earliest available date.
PROPOSED RECOMMENDED ORDERS
If you have been instructed to prepare and submit the proposed
Recommended Order, the proposed Recommended Order must be submitted via
courtMAP, no later than ten (15) days after the date of the hearing. All
proposed Recommended Orders should be agreed to by both parties. If the parties
simply cannot agree on the proposed Recommended Order, then each party may
submit their own Recommended Order.
for Continuance of a hearing scheduled before the Magistrate must be heard by
the Magistrate. All MOTIONS FOR CONTINUANCE must be filed with the Court
and emailed to 11THFCGM02@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG.
No hearing will be continued or re-set without the appropriate Motion for
Continuance filed first. If one side objects to the continuance, a hearing will
be held on the Motion for Continuance. No hearing will be canceled without
Magistrate approval. Your filing of a Notice of Cancellation is insufficient.
REQUEST FOR TRANSCRIPTS
All hearings before a General Magistrate are recorded
electronically. The request for transcript of a hearing should be directed to
Raul Mestril at 305-679-1689. The cost of the transcript is your
It is your responsibility to bring an interpreter to the hearing
if you or your witness need one. One will not be provided for you. Your
interpreter must be a professional interpreter, not a friend or relative.
Prior to the hearing, you must provide a copy of each of your
proposed exhibits to the opposing party. You must also contact your opposing
party and attempt to stipulate to exhibits. An exhibit list must be prepared
and filed in advance (48 hours) of the hearing date. Failure to do any of these
things may result in your exhibit getting excluded from evidence. If necessary,
a status conference may be held to determine the admissibility of your proposed
exhibits in advance. You must schedule this status conference via courtMAP.
You must register your email address and physical mailing
address with the Clerk of the Court in order to receive notices, recommended
orders, and orders.
If your matter gets resolved, settled or dismissed, please
notify the Magistrate immediately at 11THFCGM02@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG.
No matter that has been resolved will be taken off-calendar without a copy of
the appropriate ORDER OR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT being provided via e-mail to the
No hearing will be canceled without Magistrate
approval. Your filing of a Notice of Cancellation is insufficient.
Children may not be brought to the courthouse or to the hearing
without first obtaining a court order.
In order to file a pleading or a motion, all attorneys and
self-represented litigants must register at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com.
Self represented litigants can also find help at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Family-Court-Self-Help-Program.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Notice:
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court’s ADA Coordinator, Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 175 NW 1st Ave., Suite 2400, Miami, FL 33128, Telephone (305) 349-7175; TDD (305) 349-7174, Fax (305) 349-7355, Email: ADA@jud11.flcourts.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
You can contact the General Magistrate's office at email@example.com.
Thank you for your patience. Stay safe.
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.