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Monday, May 20, 2024

Judicial Section Details

Yadira Pedraza

  • Division: Circuit Family Magistrates
  • Section: 02
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5686
  • Room: CHC 1645
  • Judicial Assistant: Alvarez, Vanessa

 

Courthouses are now open for in-person hearings and trials, based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. 

TO 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 11thfcgm02@jud11.flcourts.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. 

CONTINUANCES

Motions 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.  All requests for copies of audio recordings of judicial proceedings by attorneys of record, parties to a case, and self-represented litigants shall be submitted electronically by following the instructions online under Court Reporting Services of the 11th Judicial Circuit website (jud11.flcourts.org).  Upon full review of the request and in accordance with Rule 2.420, a final invoice shall be sent to the requester, which must be paid prior to release of the audio recording. 

 

INTERPRETERS

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.

EXHIBITS

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. 

EMAIL ADDRESS

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. 

RESOLVED MATTER

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 Magistrate. 

No hearing will be canceled without Magistrate approval. Your filing of a Notice of Cancellation is insufficient.

 
OTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 11thfcgm02@jud11.flcourts.org.

Thank you for your patience. Stay safe. 

 

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